Tyrannosaurus Rex

Introducing Dinosaurs
  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Commonly called the T-Rex, this fearsome beast is one of the most famous dinosaurs. Learn the truth about this awesome creature.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Nonfiction
Category Life Sciences
Copyright 2010
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2009-08-01
BISACS JNF037050, JNF051170, JNF003050
Dewey 567.912
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 8
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 132406
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources Tyrannosaurus Rex: Facts, Image, Ecard - National Geographic Kids
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Enchanted Learning Software
Tyrannosaurus - Dinosaurs For Kids - KidsDinos.com
Sue at The Field Museum
Dinosaurs - Resources for Kids
Tyrannosaurus: T. rex: Meat-Eating Dinosaur: Discovery Channel
  • What was Tyrannosaurus rex?
  • What did T. rex look like?
  • Was T. rex a hunter?
  • What did T. rex do all day?
  • How do we know about T. rex?
  • Where have T. rex bones been found?
  • Who finds the bones?
  • Glossary
  • Books and Web Sites
  • About the Author and Illustrator
  • 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: Robert Squier

Robert Squier has illustrated dozens of books for children. He enjoys drawing almost anything, but he really loves drawing dinosaurs and mythological beasts. Robert Squier lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son, and a puggle named Q.


A noteworthy review of Introducing Dinosaurs from Booklist on October 1, 2009

This title in the Introducing Dinosaurs series offers younger readers a visually appealing, simple introduction to the fearsome ‘tyrant lizard king.’ The text is simple and straightforward. Gray uses everyday objects familiar to children to detail the physical characteristics View →