Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Author: Hugh Brewster & Alan Barnard
Street Date: April 1, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-6081
Did you know the first dinosaur fossil ever found in theUnited Stateswas discovered in Gloucester County, New Jersey? Or that the Great Plains used to be swarming with swimming sea monsters? Hadrosaurs trekked all the way from Alaska to Texas, and the western states were once the stomping ground for T. rex! Just imagine what was in your own backyard seventy million years ago! Unlike other dinosaur books, bestselling nonfiction author Hugh Brewster focuses only on species found on the continent of North America. Complete with a timeline, a glossary, and a list of recommended museums and national parks, Dinosaurs in Your Backyard encourages young readers to imagine what their surroundings were like millions of years ago, when America was inhabited by the coolest, scariest creatures of all time. The book includes a glossary, a pronunciation key, a list of U.S. museums and parks with dinosaur exhibits and fossils, suggestions for further reading, a bibliography, and an index.