Dinosaurs in the Learning Commons! Yikes!

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Summer is a great time of year to explore Dinosaurs with some of our great new Dinosaur resources! What kind of unit studies would you like to see us add to the Learning Commons? We would love to hear from you!

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To begin we are thrilled that Pebble Go has added a new module on Dinosaurs! It includes many different types of Dinosaurs. The Compare to Today feature is great for comparing animals of today to Dinosaurs of the past.

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There are activity pages, Range Maps and audio ability so that your student who isn’t fluent yet can still enjoy the content. Check out Pebble Go for your K-3 student.

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You may want to add in some Dinosaur unit studies resources for fun!

We have also added some awesome fiction and non-fiction titles to Overdrive:

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Dinosaurs Before Dark and Dinosaurs by Mary Pope Osborne

Join Jack and Annie as they travel to the time of dinosaurs in Magic Tree House® #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark. Then uncover the facts behind the fiction in Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker: Dinosaurs. It’s two favorite ebooks in one! Find out why Mary Pope Osborne’s #1 New York Times bestselling series is such a hit with kids, parents, and teachers around the world.

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Chronicles of Dinosauria by David Woetzel

Discover why the author calls into question what we’ve been taught to believe and understand about the history of dinosaurs and man.

Every legend is said to include some grain of truth, and for years co-author Dave Woetzel has sought to separate fact from fiction as he explores mysteries related to dinosaurs, mankind’s history, and the biblical time-line. Teaming with artist and designer Richard Dobbs, the two have created a visual archive of expeditions and intriguing clues to explore, all of which highlight the connection to the authority and reliability of Scripture.

Provocative artifacts from around the world are examined in an exquisite, full-color book that hints at man’s familiarity with living dinosaurs. Studies point to more than simple answers beneath the waves of Loch Ness, and other sites around the world, many investigated personally by the author. Here is the study of cryptozoology and the discoveries that seem to defy all evolutionary time-lines, vividly illustrated and filled with rare photos.

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Curious George Dinosaur Tracks by H. A. Rey

George is taking pictures of wild animals and their tracks for his photo collection. While looking for the fawn his friend Bill spotted, he finds an unusual set of tracks. George thinks he has discovered dinosaur footprints—which would make the perfect addition to his collection! In hopes of getting a photo, he attempts to lure the dinosaur with food, but quickly remembers that some dinosaurs are not friendly. Eventually George discovers the real culprit behind the tracks and it’s not what he expects!

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Danger Dinosaurs by Frieda Wishinsky

Since discovering the Canadian Flyer, a magical time-traveling sled, in Emily’s attic, Matt and Emily have met fearsome pirates in Frobisher Bay. In Danger, Dinosaurs!, Emily and Matt are off to the Cretaceous period in the Alberta Badlands to fulfill every child’s fantasy of getting up close with a dinosaur. Maiasaura, Lambeosaurus, and T-rex, oh my! In this, the second book in the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures series, author Frieda Wishinsky weaves well-researched and accurate historical facts into her compelling, kid-friendly storytelling, while Dean Griffith’s evocative illustrations situate readers perfectly in place and time. At the end of their adventure, Emily and Matt share additional facts about dinosaurs and dinosaur hunters, and Wishinsky gives additional facts here too, in an informative Q&A format.

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Dinosaurs for Kids by Ken Ham

Within these pages kids will uncover the facts about dinosaur history from the Creation to recent discoveries. Let Ken Ham take you on a journey through time to explore these awesome wonders of God’s design. From where dinosaurs lived to what scientists assume they know about these great creatures, dinosaurs have never been this exciting, revealing and simply amazing!

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Dinosaurs from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick

Dig into Dinosaurs from Head to Tail for colorful close-ups of weird and wondrous prehistoric parts. Take a guess which dino they belong to and then turn the page for fun facts about each creature. Which one had a crested head? Who sported claws as long as baseball bats? Stomping through the pages are familiar favorites like the Tyrannosaurus and lesser-known beasts like the Parasaurolophus. Dinosaur fans will be roaring for more!

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D is for Dinosaur by Ken and Mally Ham

D is for Dinosaur is a proven resource that makes learning the Bible fun. This revised classic from Ken and Mally Ham shares biblical insights of Noah’s Ark and the Genesis Flood to a new generation of families. Inside a parent or teacher finds all that’s needed to share the basic truths of the Gospel from A to Z, and to expand that teaching through detailed instructional tips and structured learning. The entertaining ABC rhymes and humorous illustrations will truly engage young children, while the text shares God’s Word in an “easy-to-learn” style.

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Tea Rex by Molly Idle

Some tea parties are for grown-ups.
Some are for girls.
But this tea party is for a very special guest.
And it is important to follow some rules . . .
like providing comfortable chairs,
and good conversation,
and yummy food.
But sometimes that is not enough for special guests,
especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious . . .

Introducing Tea Rex, a guest that just about any child would love to have to tea!

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  1. I am enjoying your updates.

    I have a question – the last book “tea Rex” looked like it is one that could be read aloud – ie computer reads aloud to the child – as a picture book. Is this right? Like tumble books for HCOS overdrive? If so, how could my daughter best access books like this? Thank you! Lori


    • Yes these are e books that can be read aloud to your student. Lori do you have your passwords? This will help you gain access to both L4U and Overdrive. Please contact Shandra Wiebe if not and she will supply. Then email me if you need help getting on to Overdrive.


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