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From bones to giant teeth to enormous lumps of poop, dinosaurs left many fossils behind. How did the remains of dinosaurs become the rocky fossils we find today? Each title in this series digs deep into one fascinating area of The Dino-sphere. The expertly crafted text with strong visual cues to support new vocabulary will engage early readers as they build their reading confidence. This 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple, clear sentences. A fresh design and fantastic artwork closely align with the descriptive text that will captivate young readers.

Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF003050, JNF025150, JNF037050
Genre High-Interest
Copyright 2020
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series The Dino-sphere
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 8
ISBN 9781642808353
Title Format Paperback
Dewey 560
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Guided Reading Level L
Lexile Reading Level 700
AR Quiz Number 501395
Author Ruth Owen

Booklist Review of Fossils: What Dinosaurs Left Behind

Owen provides young, dinosaur-crazy children with a basic introduction to fossils and the work of paleontologists in this Dino-Sphere series (10 titles) entry. Incorporating a large font, short sentences, plentiful color photographs, and text boxes into two-page topical spreads makes the book approachable for beginning readers. Beginning with scientists finding fossilized T. rex bones, the text describes how and when the dinosaur might have died, how its flesh was eaten by other animals, and how its bones turned to rock, ultimately settling the dino beneath a mountain—only to be discovered several million years later. The wonderfully gross topic of coprolite—always a kid-pleaser—also gets a mention. The back matter includes an illustrated glossary, other books, and a link to websites. This will satisfy teachers and beginning researchers alike.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Online learning supplement
Sources for further research
Suggested websites
Table of contents
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs