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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Science
Subcategories: Dinosaurs

 


2010 Award
Born to be Giants
(by Lita Judge, Roaring Brook Press $17.99 Score:)

Unlike so many dinosaur books that catalog the many kinds of dinosaurs, Lita Judge gives young readers a look at the many ways baby dinosaurs hatched and became the giants. Budding paleontologists and the just curious reader will be fascinated with the way Judge shows how scientists have used what they know about living creatures to understand how dinosaur babies made it from the nest to their prehistoric forests and swamps. Did you ever consider how dinosaurs warmed their nests without sitting on them? Can you imagine a T-Rex mama protecting her young? With a touch of good-natured humor, amazing research, and lively illustrations, Judge brings little known information to life in a fascinating book for 6-9’s.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Sounds of the Wild: Dinosaurs
(by Maurice Pledger/ paper engineering Keith Finch, Silver Dolphin Books $16.95 Score:)

Each of the dinosaur eras is represented with an amazing pop-up scene that features the dinosaurs of that time along with birds and other mammals all accompanied with sound effects that add to the excitement. The information in between the pop-ups is set in such small type that young readers will have a problem and older readers will need a magnifier. That said, this is still an amazingly handsome book. The text on the pop-up page is simple enough for young readers to comprehend and the details will interest the most devoted dinohaulics. 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2001 Award
Amazing Dinosaurs
(by Dougal Dixon, Boyds Mills $17.95 Score:) A clear, straightforward resource book chock full of details about the different types of meat-eaters, armored dinosaurs, and long-necked and two-footed plant-eaters. Not as artistic as Lambert's overview (see DK Guide to Dinosaurs), but provides more facts about each type of dinosaur. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
DK Guide to Dinosaurs
(by David Lambert, DK $19.95 Score:) Lambert’s striking illustrations are paired with just the right amount of factoids that will please, but not overwhelm, a young dinoholic. 7 and up. Be sure to look at 3D Dinosaurs (DK $9.95) that comes with 3-D glasses and dinos that look like they’re leaping off the pages. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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Awards
Great Dinosaur Atlas
(by William Lindsay/illus. by Giuliano Formari, Simon & Schuster $14.95 Score:) An oversized coffee-table kind of dream book for dinoholics. Solid information, stunning illustrations, and maps. This is more for browsing than reading from cover to cover. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2002 Award
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
(by Barbara Kerley/illus. by Brian Selznick, Atheneum $19.95 Score:) It may be hard to imagine a time when few people knew what dinosaurs looked like. Yet in Victorian times, only a handful of scientists knew anything about dinosaurs. This is the little-known story of Waterhouse Hawkins, who dedicated his life to building models and paintings that informed and excited the public in England and the United States.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
DK Guide to Dinosaurs
(by David Lambert, DK $19.95 Score:) Lambert's striking illustrations are paired with just the right amount of factoids that will please, but not overwhelm, a young dinoholic. 7 & up. For older readers, see the new-for- Dinosaur Encyclopedia ($29.99) with detailed information.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Beyond the Dinosaurs
(by Howard Zimmerman, Atheneum $18 Score:) An oversized book chock-full of amazing creatures that lived during and after the age of dinosaurs. With sky dragons, sea monsters and megamammals, this is a book for older readers. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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Award
Great Dinosaur Atlas
(by William Lindsay/illus. by Giuliano Formari, Simon & Schuster $19.95 Score:) An oversized dream book for dinoholics. Solid information, stunning illustrations, and maps.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: .

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2006 Award
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs
(by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, Candlewick $25 Score:) There are several pop-ups on almost every page of this amazing book. And on flaps and lift-up sections of the pages, there is more information than most pop-up novelty books usually provide. The paper engineering is highly detailed with smaller and more intricate pop-ups than the typical full-page ones for younger audiences. This is likely to become a collector’s item—for those who love dinosaurs or pop-ups, this is a must-have gift!

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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