Armored Dinosaurs

From the Series Meet the Dinosaurs

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

“Dino” Don Lessem brings readers face-to-face with various dinosaur species, detailing their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct. An acclaimed dinosaur expert, Don Lessem has written more than 30 children’s books, writes a popular dinosaur column in Highlights magazine, and was an adviser for Jurassic Park. Take a trip through dinosaur time to meet these armored dinosaurs face-to-face: The thick body armor of Ankylosaurus was stronger than the teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex! Gastonia had eyelids covered with bone! Euoplocephalus could swing its tail club like a weapon! Plus, you’ll get to know Edmontonia, Huayangosaurus, Minmi, Pinacosaurus, and Stegosaurus!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Category Animals
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.9
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025150, JNF037050
Dewey 567.915
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 78793
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Author: Don Lessem

Illustrator: John Bindon

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Meet the Dinosaurs

“Dino” Don Lessem introduces readers to various species of dinosaurs, some that have never before been illustrated. He details their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct. These high interest books will capture kids’ attention with fun facts and colorful illustrations and… View available downloads →


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