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Monday, July 22, 2019

Dinosaurs by the Numbers

Dinosaurs by the Numbers    
by Steve Jenkins
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019
Grades 2-5

Dinosaurs books tend to fly off the shelves in elementary school and public libraries. Now there is a new nonfiction book that is sure to be a hit with dinosaur aficionados between the ages of 5-10. Dinosaurs by the Numbers contains interesting facts about the pre-historic creatures, and the information is presents visually in the form of illustrations, time lines, graphs, charts and maps. Readers will learn about the speed, size, and locations of dinosaurs as they pore over the infographics. Jenkins uses his signature, cut and torn paper collage to create the illustrations. The infographics are cut-paper silhouettes and digital art. The book's small trim is perfect for young children to hold and read on their own. It's sure to be book that readers return to again and again.

Earth by the Numbers by Steve Jenkins is also available this summer. The Solar System by the Numbers and Insects by the Numbers are coming soon!

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