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

In 1888, scientists searching for dinosaur bones found an enormous head like none they had ever seen before. They named it Triceratops, meaning 'three-horned face.' As they discovered more bones, they learned more and more about this 'new' dinosaur. With this book, you too can go back in time millions of years to explore the world of Triceratops.

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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 567.915
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 75859
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 Enchanted
Dino Russ's Lair
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Museum of Natural History Dinsosaur Web Site
Museum of Natural History Geotime Web Site
  • Catching a Nap
  • What Is a Triceratops?
  • Did Triceratops Act Like Its Relatives?
  • Who Discovered Triceratops?
  • Environment of the Triceratops
  • The Great Extinction
  • Glossary
  • 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 Library Media Connection on November 1, 2004

These compact volumes each cover an individual dinosaur. Information is presented in an easily read format, and is written as a student essay might be written. Each volume begins with a brief description of what that dinosaur’s life may have been like, including mealtime, then… View →