Exploring Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Why were hundreds of Coelophysis fossils found together at a site in New Mexico? Did Coelophysis live in a herd? Was there more than one kind of Coelophysis? And why did Coelophysis die out? Explore the many mysteries that still surround this early dinosaur, hundreds of millions of years after it disappeared.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Life Sciences
Copyright 2004
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Core Learning Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2004-01-01
BISACS JNF051170, JNF037050, JNF003050
Dewey 567.912
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 75853
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
Online Resources American Museum of Natural History
Museum of Natural History Dinsosaur Web Site
Museum of Natural History Geotime Web Site
  • Checking Things Out
  • What Is a Coelophysis?
  • Who Found the First Coelophysis?
  • What about the Coelophysis Bone Bed?
  • More Mysteries
  • Whatever Became of Coelophysis?
  • Glossary
  • Did You Know?
  • The Geologic Time Scale
  • How to Learn More
  • Index
Author: Susan H. Gray

Susan Heinrichs Gray holds BS and MS degrees in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She also attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she studied film production. Mrs. Gray has taught classes in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Film Animation, and Graphics for Scientists. She also has worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her 25 years as a writer, Mrs. Gray has covered a wide range of topics. She has written science books for children, newsletters for business owners, health education materials for patients, and drug reports for pharmaceutical companies. However, she especially enjoys writing nonfiction books for children. This gives her an opportunity to research current events and make them interesting to young readers. Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, and playing the piano. She and her husband, Michael, live in Cabot, Arkansas, with their dog and four cats.

Illustrator: Todd Marshall


A noteworthy review of Exploring Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures from Booklist on May 1, 2004

These titles in the Exploring Dinosaurs series begin with action-packed scenes that imagine the creatures roaming their ancient forests. Later chapters present facts and speculations about the dinosaurs’ physical characteristics, habits, and finally, their extinction. Vocabulary… View →