My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life (My Book of)

by DK (Author)

My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life (My Book of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: My Book of

Take a journey back in time to discover the incredible plants and animals of prehistoric Earth. It's the ultimate first dinosaur book for young readers!

From the first living cells to fearsome dinosaurs and giant mammals, this children's book brings your budding paleontologist face-to-face with these awe-inspiring creatures!

Inside the pages of this dinosaur encyclopedia from DK Books, you'll discover: 

  • Large pictures and clear, jargon-free text
  • A handy, pronunciation guide for each animal or plant
  • Visual index arranged chronologically, so species can be found quickly
  • Detailed profiles of each featured species with key information and fun facts such as size, time period, and location

Little dinosaur lovers will be captivated by the amazing range of prehistoric beasts on display! Detailed artworks bring the past to life, painting a spectacular portrait of the supersized, the scary, and the downright bizarre animals and plants that inhabited Earth in ancient times.

Throughout the pages of this fascinating prehistoric book, you'll discover how the Earth has changed over time, why fossils formed, and the arrival of early humans. A pronunciation guide helps kids with tricky names and encourages early learning and language development. The helpful visual index provides a quick overview of every species in the book.

Learn more about prehistoric animals and plants through detailed profiles of 50 key species. Your little one will love reading about famous favorites such as the mighty Tyrannosaurus and the huge Woolly Mammoths! They will also get to know lesser-known dinosaurs, including sail-backed Dimetrodon and airplane-sized pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus. These profiles are jargon-free and based on the latest science.

The Prehistoric World Awaits! Packed with jaw-dropping images, fascinating facts, and straightforward explanations, it's the perfect gift for children aged 5 to 8 with a love of prehistoric beasts and dinosaurs.

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School Library Journal

Gr 2-6--Lomax, a paleontologist, provides children with a brightly colored guide to prehistoric animals and plants. Each page has between four and six blurbs and pictures. The pictures include sketches, photographs, and realistic illustrations. Prehistoric plant and animal species from around the world are represented. Many species have an entire page devoted to explanation for the reader, including a pronunciation guide, fact finder list, and other interesting information. The fact finder list includes species length or height, the period in which they lived, where they were located, and what they ate. There is an index and glossary in the back of the book. VERDICT Younger fans of dinosaurs will find a lot of information in this guide without being overwhelmed.--Helen Prince, Indian Land High School, Fort Mill, SC

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DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication date
January 20, 2021
My Book of
BISAC categories
JNF003050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JNF048040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Reference | Encyclopedias
Library of Congress categories
Animals, Fossil

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