Dinosaur Babies (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

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Did dinosaur parents protect their young? Or were the babies left on their own in a world of giants?

In a fresh new look at an always-popular subject, Dinosaur Babies reveals the latest discoveries about the lives of the littlest dinosaurs. Learn how to make your own fossil on the "Find Out More" page!

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Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children.  She has written several books in the Let’s Read And Find Out Science series, including:  WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC “Outstanding Science Trade Book” and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Best Children’s Book” award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, a Children’s Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT’S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS “Best Children’s Book”;  HOW MOUNTAINS ARE MADE, an NSTA/CBC “Outstanding Science Trade Book,” DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio “Best Book Award”

Kathleen was a children’s book editor for over ten years before becoming a full-time writer.  When she is not reading, researching, writing, or editing she loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing and curating fossils for her local natural history museums.  She lives in Berkeley, CA.



Lucia Washburn has illustrated more than a dozen books for children. Her Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books include Dinosaur Tracks, Dinosaurs Big and Small, and Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?, which has illustrations that "provide vivid visualizations of long-ago landscapes" (School Library Journal). Her other books include Look to the North by Jean Craighead George, a 1997 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner praised as "a fine addition to science collections" (ALA Booklist). When she travels, she and her family enjoy visiting the local museums to see their dinosaur collections. Being the mother of two children, she has a special fondness for Maiasaura. She lives in California with her family.

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Grade 2-4-This easy-to-read series entry will be welcomed with deserved delight by young dinophiles. It is primarily a study of Maiasaura or "good mother lizards," whose parenting capabilities have been well documented by field discoveries and museum research under the auspices of Dr. John "Jack" Horner. Soft illustrations in tones of salmon, blues, and lavenders provide vivid visualizations of long-ago landscapes and keep pace with the text as it explains what scientists know about these creatures' nesting and parenting behaviors (with a side look at Oviraptor and a mention of Troodon). Both text and illustrations have been "vetted" by Dr. Horner for accuracy and adherence to his interpretations. The book concludes with instructions for creating a "fossil" egg or bone from eggshells and plaster of Paris. Unfortunately, proper disposal instructions are not provided for any unused portions of the mixture. This title is easier for the read-alone set than Dr. Horner's own Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up (Museum of the Rockies, 1998), far less demanding than Mark A. Norell and Lowell Dingus's A Nest of Dinosaurs: The Story of Oviraptor (Doubleday, 1999), and a most welcome addition to the ever-popular 567.9s.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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