Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nonfiction Monday: Dinosaur Mountain: Digging Into the Jurassic Age

Dinosaur Mountain: Digging Into The Jurassic Age
By Deborah Kogan Ray
Frances Foster Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

Summary:  Dinosaur lovers are sure to enjoy this informational/biography book.  This book tells the story of the Bone Wars, the life and studies of Earl Douglass, and what it is like to be a paleontologist.  The artwork is a combination of illustrations and drawings from Douglass's field journal.  We learn facts about specific dinosaurs, tools used in fossil excavation, and about the Dinosaur National Monument.

Tips for use:  This book could be used as part of a dinosaur program for school aged students.  Some of the following activities and materials could be used:
San Diego Natural History Museum

Everything Fossils

National Fossil Day


To read the rest of this week's post check out this week's host: Tales from the Rushmore Kid

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