Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon


Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon

Explorers are designed to stimulate readers in the early elementary grades (ages 7-10), who are beginning to exercise wider reading, research and cross-referencing skills. They can be read from page to page, or - as a fun extra element - the reader can follow special 'page links' to access information on related topics. Six fabulous artwork scenes are each followed up with photographic information spreads, which provide extra detail and background. In Dinosaurs, readers set out on a time-traveling adventure through six prehistoric narrative scenes that cover everything from the gentle giants to the bloodthirsty predators and along the way examine what dinosaurs looked like, where they lived, what they ate, and why they disappeared.


Newton's Book News[A]n informative book that's kid friendly with full-page art that's so lively children will not put this book down! NSTA Recommends[T]his is like an internet scavenger hunt in book form. Although students aren't using a mouse and clicking through web pages, it is interactive and may help reluctant, struggling readers become interested in reading science. Library Media ConnectionExplorers is a unique references series. Along with many facts, illustrations, and information-filled pages, the reader will find more information in the borders and sidebars. . . . students will want to read it over and over, especially your dinosaur lovers.

About the Author

Dougal Dixon has a Master of Science and has a special interest in fossils and evolution. He acted as a consultant and animator for a video programme about dinosaurs. Dougal was presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by The Educational Press Association of America, The Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and the Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award. In 1996 he was appointed as a trustee of the Dinosaur Society, UK.Peter Bull has worked as a freelance illustrator for more than twenty-five years. He creates both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in the United Kingdom

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Paperback / softback
32 pages


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Publication date

16th August 2012



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