Dino Tracks

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Dino Tracks
Step back in time and follow dinosaur tracks around the world. Whether made by a few dinosaurs or large groups, these tracks provide clues to the movement and behavior of these lovable ancient creatures. What dinosaurs made the tracks and what do scientists think they were doing when they made them? The author tells the story in rhythmic rhyme that may be sung to the tune of Over the River and Through the Woods.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor and rhyming text includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 58-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Dino Tracks is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Rhonda Lucas Donald, Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
32 pg, 10 X 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3, Lexile: 700
Hardcover 9781607186199 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607186311 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553444 $11.95  
EBook 9781607186670 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628551648 Purchase Here
Keywords:   earth systems, human activity, fossils, tracks, dinosaurs, earth science, scientists, rhyme and rhythm, map, dinosaur scientists-jobs
Animals in the book:   dinosaur
Vetters:   Thanks to Jeffrey A. Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Associate Curator, Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan, for verifying the information in this book.


Helpful facts and explanations are buried within the text. The dinosaurs are colorful and even feathered, yet the text references fictional Jurassic Park? - School Library Journal

The combination of singable text, eye popping illustrations, and an intriguing topic makes this book an ideal text for young readers as well as an ideal read-out-loud book for pre-readers who will enjoy looking at the accompanying pictures and learning to sing the text. - Tundraco: A Resource Guide for Rockhounds

I love being dino detective after reading this book." Reviewed by Shriya, Age 5 - San Francisco Book Review

Author/Illustrator Info:

Rhonda Lucas Donald has written more than a dozen books for children and teachers. She has written If a Mummy Could Talk..., Deep in the Desert (Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Award), Dino Tracks, and Dino Treasures for Arbordale. In addition, she has won awards for articles and stories appearing in Ranger Rick and Big Backyard magazines. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, National Science Teachers Association, and the Cat Writers Association. Rhonda and her husband share their Virginia home with their dog, Dixie, and their cats, Huxley and Darcy. Visit her website at www.browntabby.com.

Cathy Morrison may have started her art career in animation, but she soon fell in love with illustrating children's books and has been doing so for 20 years. She's illustrated If a Mummy Could Talk..., Dino Tracks, Dino Treasures, Nature Recycles–How About You?, Daisylocks, This Land is Your Land, Tortoise and Hare's Amazing Race, Three Little Beavers, and Animalogy: Animal Analogies for Arbordale. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Cathy works from home in a studio loft overlooking a beautiful view of the Mummy Range, on the northern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out her blog at www.cathymorrison.blogspot.com.


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