A Review of "Exploring Dinosaurs" in School Library Connection
Dinosaurs are a source of fascination because scientists can only study their fossils to gather information, and they are still uncovering interesting facts. Author Susan Gray, a scientist with a special interest in zoology and paleontology, includes the latest information and answers to many common questions young readers might ask, as well as some questions they may not have considered. These topics form the basis for each of the chapters included in the titles. The chapters are brief, with short sentences and highlighted vocabulary words. Photographs from museums are interspersed throughout the pages and are explained more fully with captions. Helpful ‘Did You Know?’ sections are included at the end of each title. Middle grades readers will be drawn to the nice balance of facts and narrative, and librarians and teachers will appreciate the quality references, sturdy bindings, and heavyweight paper. Glossary. Index. References. Timeline.
—Peggy Milam Creighton