The Dino Files #3 (Hardcover)

It's Not a Dinosaur! (Stepping Stone Books)

By Stacy McAnulty, Mike Boldt (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780553521979, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2016



Follow nine-year old dinosaur expert, Frank, and his dad on a camping trip to find a Nothosaurus in this dino-mite story

Frank and his cousin Sam believe anything is possible. They have a pet dinosaur, after all So when Frank's dad tells them he saw a Nothosaurus in the river, they can't wait to look for it on their camping trip. The Notho is a prehistoric reptile, not a dinosaur . . . but is she dangerous? There's only one way to know for sure: find that dinosaur--er, reptile

The hilarious Dino Files chapter book series follows a nine-year-old dinosaur expert, his paleontologist grandparents, a cat named Saurus, and dinosaurs that aren't so extinct.

About the Author

Stacy McAnulty does not have a dinosaur. She does have three kids, two dogs, and one husband. She has been on a dinosaur dig in Wyoming, where she found a small fossil. It wasn't an egg. Stacy grew up in upstate New York but now calls North Carolina home. (She still really wants a dinosaur--maybe an Iguanodon.) Visit her online at and follow her on Twitter at @stacymcanulty.