Dinosaurs: Fact and Fable (Paperback)
“If you love dinosaurs, you’ll love this book."— Steve Brusatte, paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh and New York Times bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he separates fact from fiction in a brilliant exploration of some of the most fascinating creatures to ever roam the planet: dinosaurs! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice for both shared and independent reading during homeschooling and classroom learning, in particular for children ages 6 to 8.
Scientists have dug up and uncovered many facts about dinosaurs—and in the process, they have come across many myths. This picture book digs deep into the Age of Dinosaurs, covering topics such as fossilization, plate tectonics, dinosaur diets, paleontology, extinction theories, dinosaur relatives, and more!
Get ready to learn what we know about dinosaurs and what we still don’t know, and about the amazing new discoveries being made every single day.
Perfect for young scholars’ school reports, Dinosaurs: Fact and Fable features clear text, vibrantly colored pages, engaging sidebars, and stunning full-color illustrations and photographs. This book includes an author's note, a glossary, a timeline, and an index and supports the Common Core State Standards.
Check out these other Seymour Simon books about animals:
- Big Cats
- Crocodiles & Alligators
- Sea Creatures
- Wild Babies
About the Author
Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!
[Simon] offers a solid foray into the ever-fascinating and ever-evolving prehistoric world. Even established dinosaur enthusiasts will find much to learn here.
[O]ffers an easily readable road map of the [dinosaur] field for younger dinophiles.
— Kirkus Reviews
Every page offers fascinating facts that will satisfy even the most die-hard dinosaur lover.
— School Library Journal