Synopses & Reviews
Stegosaurus had spikes along its back. Triceratops had long, sharp horns. Tyrannosaurus rex was enormous. Millions and millions of years before the first people lived, these fascinating creatures ruled the Earth. To find out where they came from, you have to look way back in time . . . 3.5 billion years ago! Come explore the biggest mystery of all: Where did dinosaurs come from? Read and find out!
Praise for Dinosaur Tracks:“A great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles.”-School Library JournalZoehfeld builds on childrens fascination with dinosaurs by providing…details about fossil tracks. The clear text is illustrated with informal, colorful spreads.” ALA Booklist
Praise for Dinosaurs Big and Small:“Brightly colored, informative, and on a cherished topic, the book is certain to gather no shelf-sitter dust.” School Library Journal
Praise for Dinosaurs Big and Small: “Well focused and very appealing.” ALA Booklist
Praise for Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?: “This is a solid read for primary grade readers who are ready to move from simply exposition to a more subtle, problem-solving approach.” Association of Children's Literature
Praise for Dinosaurs Big and Small: “This book, geared toward teaching preschoolers and kindergartners simple science concepts, shows size difference in a way that children can understand.” Association of Children's Literature
Praise for Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?: “Pastel illustrations in pale tones provide vivid visualizations of long-ago landscapes. Libraries that serve dinosaur fanatics will find this a welcome addition.” School Library Journal
Praise for Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?: “An interesting addition to an excellent series.” ALA Booklist
Praise for Dinosaur Babies:“This easy-to-read series entry will be welcomed with deserved delight by young dinophiles.” School Library Journal
Praise for Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?: “Young dinosaur enthusiasts will love this fascinating information.” Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including Dinosaur Tracks
, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal
); Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?
, a Children's Book of the Month Club selection described as "fascinating" by Kirkus Reviews
; and Dinosaurs Big and Small
, a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award winner. When she's not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathleen loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing fossils in the laboratory for her local natural history museums. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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.