The Search for Antarctic Dinosaurs

From the Series On My Own Science

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

Rocks, ice, and snow. That is all Dr. William Hammer and his crew can see when they look at the land around them on Earth’s coldest continent. But on top of a mountain, the scientists discover a 190-million-year-old fossil. It is the remains of the first dinosaur found on mainland Antarctica. Learn more about the hunt for fossils in Antarctica and what life might have been like there millions of years ago.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-58013-687-7
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2007-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF003050
Dewey 567.909989
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 650
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 114607
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Maps, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, and Reviewed

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“engaging illustrations ably support the narrative. Details, including the expedition’s preparations for the extreme cold and how the fossils were removed from rock, will appeal to young science fans.” —The Horn Book Guide

Science Books & Films

“The text has a kind of excitement that is missing in most dinosaur books. . . Budding paleontologists will be intrigued by this book.” —Science Books & Films

Illustrator: John Bindon

Author: Sally M. Walker

Sally M. Walker has been a children's book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers' bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader's attention with a true story. She is also the author of 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut.