The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

From the Series Prehistoric Field Guides

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Follow Ackerley the Acanthostega through the Cretaceous period, 145 to 66 million years ago, when the mightiest dinosaurs stalked the planet. Watch them seek prey, battle enemies, and finally face mass extinction.

Discover the facts, fossils, and fun science behind the fiercest carnivores of this time period. Learn about the rise of the raptors, the largest dinosaurs, and the great extinction. This third part of the exciting story of life on Earth unfolds through amazing lifelike illustrations and fascinating diagrams, all narrated by a friendly prehistoric guide.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003050, JNF051050, JNF037050
Dewey 567.9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1000
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177907
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Matthew Rake

Matthew Rake lives in London and has worked in publishing for more than twenty years. He has written on a wide variety of topics, including science, sports, and the arts.

Illustrator: Peter Minister

Peter Minister lives in the UK and works in CGI, which allows him to express himself with a big ball of digital clay in a more creative way than any “real” clay. His CGI dinosaurs and other animals have appeared in numerous books worldwide.


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“High-quality individual titles stand alone, and the whole set provides a strong introduction to prehistoric life.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple