DKfindout! Dinosaurs (DK findout!)
Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for dinosaur lovers ages 6–9 is the ultimate guide to all sorts of long-lost creatures from across the globe, entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits on everything from Triceratops to Stegosaurus.
When did dinosaurs die out? What does a Pachycephalosaurus look like and how thick is its skull? How many pounds of meat could a Tyrannosaurus rex swallow at once? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! Dinosaurs, which features photographs of dinosaur fossils alongside computer-generated images of what each species might have looked like when it was alive. This book teaches young paleontologists about the entire reign of dinosaurs, from the Triassic to the Cretaceous, as well as the types of dinosaurs that lived during each specific time period. Along the way, readers will discover the diets and hunting habits of different dinosaurs, learn how their bones turned into fossils, and find out how birds and reptiles are distantly related to dinosaurs.
Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6–9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about—ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology—making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout! series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.
Praise For DKfindout! Dinosaurs (DK findout!)…
“Photographs dominate the image-centric layout, augmented by informational bursts and sidebars, quizzes, and interviews… [A]n engaging, accessible format” –Publishers Weekly
“Filled with the beautiful photographs that DK is known for, plus a multitude of facts, prepare to not see your child for a few hours as they pore over these gorgeous books.” –Brightly
DK Children, 9781465454294, 64pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
About the Author
Consultant Dr. Darren Naish is a vertebrate paleontologist, currently based at the University of Southampton. He likes dinosaurs very much, but they’re far from the only animals that he finds interesting. He’s also fascinated by all tetrapods and has some practical and research experience with Mesozoic marine reptiles, marine mammals, flightless birds, and pterosaurs. Dr. Naish spends as much time in the field as possible, looking at live tetrapods.
Trusted by parents, teachers, librarians, and kids across the world, DK is an award-winning publisher of visual reference books for children, including the DK Eyewitness Books, DK findout!, and Maker Lab series. DK books combine clear photography and illustration with expert text to show you what others only tell you.