Parents and teachers are always on the lookout for high interest books for their readers. Dinosaurs are a topic that never seems to grow old. Peter Larson’s book on becoming a paleontologist is sure to grab many readers grades 3 and up.
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Bones Rock!: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Paleontologist
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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By Peter Larson
Bones Rock!: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Paleontologist
Invisible Cities Press Llc, 2004
Pages: 160
Suggested Ages: 8 and Up
ISBN-13: 9781931229357


Peter Lawson, the paleontologist who found and dug up Sue, the biggest Tyrannosaurus rex ever, reveals his down-in-the-dirt trade secrets about finding, excavating, preparing, and studying dinosaur fossils. For dinomaniacs, this is a gorgeously laid out hands-on manual, packed with color photos of bones and kids working with them in the field, diagrams drawings, sidebars, and personal accounts from the author, who calls himself Paleo Pete. He analyzes fossil theories, solves mysteries, and includes scads of meaty insider tips. Kids who are serious about dinosaurs will revel in Lawson’s funny, folksy writing style that is dead serious in assuming readers crave real info.

Reviewed by JF.