July 09, 2007


dinosaursDinosaurs rule at the Takoma Park Md. Library! We’ve got 70 books in the main Dewey Decimal number for dinosaurs 567.9. Some of these books are in the adult section, some in the reference room, but many are on the shelves in the Children’s Room. Among these books are Dinosaur Discoveries by Gail Gibbons (J 567.9 GIBBONS), The Dinosaur Atlas by Don Lessem (J 567.9 LESSEM) and The Ultimate Dinosaur Book by David Lambert (J 567.9 LAMBERT).

In addition to these books full of dinosaur facts, we’ve got lots of other types of dinosaur books, from poetry featuring dinosaurs to dinosaurs who star in some beginning readers. Here are some other titles to look for:

  1. Can You See What I See-Dinosaurs by Walter Wick. This board book for the littlest readers can be found in the board book tower in the Children’s Room.
  2. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff (J r HOFF) a book for beginning readers. Look for it in our beginning reader bookshelf.
  3. Detective Dinosaur by James Skofield (J r SKOFIELD), another early reader
  4. Dinosaur!, a picture book by Peter Sis (J PIC SIS)
  5. Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures With the Family Lazarus, a wild and wacky picture book by William Joyce (J PIC JOYCE)
  6. The Enormous Egg, a classic novel by Oliver Butterworth. Much of the novel (J FIC BUTTERW) takes place at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.
  7. Author Jane Yolen and illustrator Mark Teague have teamed up on a trio of hilarious picture books featuring dinosaurs as temperamental toddlers: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? And How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
  8. The Lost World (FIC DOYLE), an adult novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is best known for his Sherlock Holmes stories
  9. Xenozoic Tale (J741.5973 SCHULTZ), a graphic novel by Mark Schultz that involves reborn dinosaurs
  10. Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews (J B ANREWS) by Ann Bausum.
  11. The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins (J B HAWKINS), a biography of a Victorian artist who built life-size models of dinosaurs in hopes of educating people about them. The book is written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Brian O. Selznick, who won a Caldecott Honor for the illustrations.
  12. Bone Poems (J 811.54 MOSS), a book of dinosaur poems by Jeffrey Moss
  13. Your Pet Dinosaur (J 818 TALBOTT), a tongue-in-cheek guide to owning a dinosaur, written and illustrated by Hudson Talbott
  14. Tyranosaurus Wrecks: A Book of Dinosaur Riddles (J 793.7 STERNE) by Noelle Sterne
  15. Raptor Red (SF Bakker) by paleontologist Robert Bakker, who was one of the first to postulate warm-blooded dinosaurs as the ancestors of birds. Raptor Red tells the story of the lifecycle of one particular Utah raptor, it reads like a well-filmed nature documentary, with thrilling hunt sequences etc.
  16. The Dinosaur Heresies (576.91 BAKKER) was a groundbreaking text that changed the science of paleontology. It's illustrated throughout by Bakker's sketches and lays the case for Dinos as endothermic (self-heated, warm-blooded) fast hunters.
  17. Also of course: Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crichton (FIC CRICHTO).
Interested in local dinosaurs, ones found around here, in DC or Maryland? We have two books by Peter Kranz: Dinosaurs in Maryland and Dinosaurs of the District of Columbia Look carefully at the Dinofund site. You can even go on a dino dig with them in the Washington Metro area !

Posted by library at July 9, 2007 12:30 PM
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