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Dinosaurs And Other Beastly Beasts

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Here’s a book that transports you back to a time and place filled with incredible winged creatures, enormous sea monsters, ground-shaking carnivores, and more prehistoric beasts! The incredible creatures in this book have been compiled and categorized into four chapters, each focusing on amazing creatures from these different time periods:

  • Devonian, Carboniferous & Permian: 419.2 million years ago–358.9 million years ago–298.9 million years ago–252.2 million years ago: from the Giantoscorpio (a crab-like creature that was as big as a house cat) to the Diplocaulus (a lizard-like creature with a boomerang-shaped head)
  • Triassic & Jurassic: 252.2 million years ago–201.3 million years ago 145 million years ago: from the massive Liopleurodon (one of the largest animals to ever inhabit the Earth) to the Geosaurus (a member of the crocodile family)
  • Cretaceous: 145–66 million years ago: from the Spinosaurus (the largest land animal ever found) to Tyrannosaurus (the most famous dinosaur of all time)
  • Tertiary & Quaternary: 66 million years ago–2.6 million years ago – present day: from the Megalodon (with jaws so big that a fully grown human could stand inside of them) to the Gigantopithecus (the largest primate to ever walk the land), and much more.

Color in each striking illustration, and then turn to the back of the page to discover intriguing information about the ferocious and fascinating creatures that once roamed the prehistoric wilderness. (Ages 8 and up)

In Emilee’s opinion:

Dinosaurs and other Beastly Beasts is a detailed book compiled into four chapters including Devonian, Carboniferous & Permian, Triassic & Jurassic, Cretaceous and Tertiary & Quaternary. Each page had detailed illustrations to color as well as facts for each dinosaur. I recommend using colored pencils. I loved that the book included facts and information about dinosaurs and the different periods. One could definitely get lost in its pages. Also, the pages can easily tear so your kids can display their artwork on the fridge. This book definitely had me transport back to the prehistoric wilderness and I learned quite a lot about the creatures that once roamed the earth.

Space Number Crunch

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This book about space gives kids all the facts, figures, and amazing information they want to know. It’s bursting with colorful infographics, high-impact artwork, and includes:

  • Space Record Breakers: random record setters such as the Sputnik orbit, Halley’s Comet, and space tourist Dennis Tito
  • Astronauts: first spaceman and woman, most time spent in space, the first moon landing, astronaut records in space, and more
  • Galaxies: information that ranges from the oldest galaxies (13 billion years old) to the sheer number of galaxies in the universe (at least 100 million)
  • Telescopes: the first, the biggest, the most expensive, and the most powerful
  • Space Technology: robots, rovers, satellites, probes, and special space tech
  • Sun: fascinating facts about its size, temperature, and power
  • Number Crunch quiz, and so much more

Each piece of data is based around a number, creating an entire book of easy-to-understand information that will delight even the most reluctant readers. The comprehensive coverage includes key space facts, from the International Space Station to the planets, animals in space, the weird and wonderful, and beyond. (Ages 8–11)

In Emilee’s opinion:

Space Number Crunch was filled with facts about our spectacular solar system. I loved learning about each planet of our solar system and was most interested in learning about Jupiter. Did you know that “One day on Jupiter is 10 hours long, which is the shortest in the solar system. But its years are very long-1 year on Jupiter is equal to nearly 12 years on Earth.” There were so many fun and interesting facts and stats in this book, I tuned out my kids screaming which is normally very hard to do. Some other fun facts included pizzas, Christmas trees, Nerf toys and the quietest astronauts ever. For example: “In 2001, Pizza Hut paid 1 Million US dollars to send a salami pizza to the ISS. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov enjoyed the tasty treat! The snack was sent aboard a rocket that had other supplies for the station.” Overall, I was impressed with the amount of information included in Space Number Crunch. It was very educational and I loved answering the quick quiz at the end of the book. I definitely recommend this book.

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