Imagine walking down the street and running into an Ankylosaurus. Its heavy, plated body and thick spines would surprise anybody! But despite its size and armor, this 'stiff lizard' could move pretty quickly when it needed to. Discover how Ankylosaurus continues to surprise scientists--and unsuspecting readers--to this day. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative sidebars, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, a Did-You-Know section, and an overview of the geologic time scale.
|Grade 1 - Grade 4
|The Child's World, Inc.
|Number of Pages
|Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs
|8 x 9.5
|Guided Reading Level
|ATOS Reading Level
|ATOS Interest Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
|Accelerated Reader® Points
|Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
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.
A noteworthy review of Exploring Dinosaurs from School Library Journal on November 1, 2015
Species facts and paleontology blend effectively in this dinosaur set. Each title starts with a story about a dinosaur in action; these are not especially gripping, but some link neatly to actual fossil discoveries that readers learn about later. A fairly thorough treatment of physical… View →