Season 2 - Episodes 1 & 2 - A Dinosaur Adventure

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A Dinosaur Adventure

A Dinosaur Adventure is sponsored by Familius

Season 2 Premier! Join Lauren and the Reading Bug on an all-new adventure to a time when dinosaurs roared and pteranodons soared!  Will you see a triceratops, or parasaurolophus? Or maybe a mighty T-Rex (yikes!)?  Hop into the Reading Bug's magic book bag for an historic adventure!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything Cover Image
By Elise Broach, David Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689869228
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2007

Just when a little boy thinks he's going to die of boredom from running errands with his mom, the most remarkable, the most stupendous thing happens. He discovers that on this day, and this day only, stores everywhere are giving away a very special treat with any purchase. No, not the usual lollipop or sticker. Something bigger. Much, MUCH bigger. It's a dream come true, except...what exactly do you do with these Jurassic treats? And how do you convince Mom to let you keep them. Ages 4 to 8.


Rex Wrecks It! Cover Image
By Ben Clanton, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763665012
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Published: Candlewick - September 23rd, 2014

Full of playful language and with no shortage of alliteration, this is a rousing tale about cooperative play. ... The book design is particularly well done with a pleasing square shape and full-bleed illustrations. ... Clanton’s minimalistic cartoon art is a restrained cousin to Mo Willems’s “Elephant & Piggie” books. This book is a good addition for young readers, so better practice up pronouncing “awesomerific” for the numerous read-alouds to come!

—School Library Journal


How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (How Do Dinosaurs...?) Cover Image
By Mark Teague (Illustrator), Jane Yolen, Jane Yolen
$16.99
ISBN: 9780590316811
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Blue Sky Press - March 1st, 2000

Age 4-6. The text is sweet and simple-just right for the wonderful pictures that really make this picture book spe- cial. Teague's art takes dinosaurs out of their usual con- text and plops them into bed (a rather comical fit) for a sleepy-time tale with a difference. Endpapers introduce the critter cast in all their gorgeous glory: tyrannosaurus rex, dimetrodon, and more, in vivid, yet still earthbound colors. Prima donna dinos, they yawn and fuss and throw toys about, procrastinating Oust like real kids) any way they can as human Moms and Dads, ready to put "baby" to bed, look on in various stages of impatience, anger, and surprise.


Dactyl Hill Squad (Dactyl Hill Squad #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338268812
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 11th, 2018

“This book walks the awesome tightrope of acknowledging that fantasy could not possibly create villains more horrifying than the true figures of history, while allowing kids to engage with the fantastic that makes those realities bearable. This book lets kids who rarely see themselves as the heroes of historical fiction to see themselves there, and shows them pieces of history that may have been left out of their history lessons. At the same time, it’s a great adventure with a dynamic team at its core, who are a joy to meet and adventure with. And also? DINOSAURS!”

— Katherine Fergason, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA


The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Bruce Degen (Illustrator), Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780590446891
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 1st, 1995

Part of the bestselling Magic School Bus Series. The classroom is decorated as Dinosaur Land, but Ms. Frizzle-inspired by an archeological dig-craves a more authentic experience. The Magic School Bus turns into a time machine and transports the class back millions of years to an adventure where they learn about dinosaurs, their habitats and diets, and even a Maiasaura nesting ground. Ages 4 to 8.


Non-Fiction: 
Dinosaur Discoveries (New & Updated) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823440092
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Holiday House - June 12th, 2018

This book provides young paleontologists with the most recent theories about the history of dinosaurs, plus amazing facts about dinosaur discoveries. Gibbons discusses the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and many of the non-bird dinosaurs that lived during each of those times. Ages 5 to 8.


Dinosaurs! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823421978
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available at This Time
Published: Holiday House - March 5th, 2009

A giant meteor blasts an enormous crater into Earth's surface, causing the end of what scientists call the Age of Dinosaurs. Gail Gibbons presents the most recent and up-to-date theories about the history of dinosaurs and dinosaur discoveries. She discusses the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and the non-bird dinosaurs that lived during each time. Ages 4 to 8.


Dinosaurs: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375802966
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2000

This is an excellent nonfiction supplement to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations and fun facts, it’s the perfect way for dinosaur lovers to find out more about The Age of Dinosaurs. Ages 6 to 10.


The Magic School Bus Presents: Dinosaurs: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series Cover Image
By Tom Jackson, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545685832
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Published: Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction - December 30th, 2014

This book is a photographic nonfiction companion book to The Magic School Bus in the Time of Dinosaurs that expands upon the original title with updated content about all of the incredible extinct creatures from millions of years ago. Ages 6 to 9.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts! Cover Image
By Mike Lowery, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338359725
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Published: Orchard Books - October 15th, 2019

The Boys' Book of Survival meets Dav Pilkey with a prehistoric twist, in this definitive, go-to book about everything AWESOME you EVER wanted to know about dinosaurs. Discover a wealth of weird, wacky, and wild facts about dinosaurs, told in Mike Lowery's signature comic style with bright and energetic artwork, fresh framing devices, and hilarious jokes.


Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 1: The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur: USA (The Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781602860049
Availability: Backordered
Published: Running Press Kids - September 4th, 2007

This is book number 1 in a best-selling early reader series of chapter books. In The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur, Jack zooms to New York City to try to solve the mystery of the missing Allosaurus toe. Starting at the Natural History Museum, Jack's detection takes him to a competitive grade-schooler determined to win the science fair with his experiment crossing his own dog with the DNA from the bone of a dangerous, carnivorous dinosaur. Soon the gargantuan creature is terrorizing New Yorkers and Jack must stop him before he devours the animals in the Central Park zoo! Ages 6 to 9.


Dear Dinosaur: T. Rex on Tour: With Real Letters to Read! Cover Image
By Chae Strathie, Nicola O'Byrne (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781438050508
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: B.E.S. - August 1st, 2018

When Max drops by the local museum to visit his dinosaur friends, they're all gone! It seems that T. Rex, his dinosaur pals, and Dinosaur Dora have gone on tour to museums around the world. Max is disappointed that he missed them, but his mom says, "Why don't you write a note to T. Rex? I'm sure he'd love to know you were here." So begins the latest chapter of this pen pal relationship that spans the ages and includes the adventure of a lifetime. The dinosaurs travel to the jungle, through the desert, and across the frozen tundra, with stops on a sandy beach and in a city with buildings so tall that even T. Rex feels small. Like the best friends that they are, T. Rex and Max share thoughts, dreams, jokes, and dinosaur trivia in this heartwarming book that includes real cards and letters to open.


Dinosaurium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Lily Murray, Chris Wormell (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780763699000
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Big Picture Press - April 10th, 2018

With artwork from Chris Wormell, this stunningly curated guide to dinosaurs gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. Featuring a wonderful range of dinosaurs, from the much-loved triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex to lesser known species such as coelophysis and tsintaosaurus, Dinosaurium is a fascinating display of the impressive beasts that once ruled the world.


Crunch the Shy Dinosaur Cover Image
By Cirocco Dunlap, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399550560
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

From Cirocco Dunlap (This Book Will Not Be Fun) and Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) comes a charming, giggly read-aloud that illustrates the particular art of making a friend! Crunch is a lovely and quiet brontosaurus who has hidden himself in some shubbery and is rather shy. He would like to play, but it will require some gentle coaxing from you! If you are patient and encouraging, you will find yourself with a new friend! This picture book is a warm, funny example of how to engage with someone new, who is perhaps a bit different from you. Lessons in friend-making (such as minding personal space and demonstrating interest in another's hobbies) are delivered so subtly that children will absorb them unconsciously as they delight in Crunch's silly hat and dance moves!


Stegothesaurus Cover Image
By Bridget Heos, T. L. McBeth (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250134882
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 12th, 2018

A fun, playful, energetic story starring two stegosauruses and one stegothesaurus about family—and synonyms!—for the young word lover in your home, residence, or abode! Stegothesaurus’s love of language has always put him at odds with his stegosaurus brothers. So when he makes a friend—an allothesaurus­—who is just as verbose as he, he is happy, thrilled, and ecstatic! But Stegothesaurus soon learns that the allothesaurus has very different ideas about what constitutes a good meal, and he'll discover there’s one thing that he loves more than words: his family.


In the Dark: What's Buried in Your Backyard? Little Paleontologist - Archaeology for Kids Edition - Children's Archaeology Books Cover Image
$11.35
ISBN: 9781683775898
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Pfiffikus - May 25th, 2016

Imagine what wonderful things are buried in your backyard. With some digging, you might be as lucky as some of the people mentioned in this book. Ages 4 to 8.


Dinosaurs (Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides) Cover Image
By Ken Jennings, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481429559
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little Simon - February 2nd, 2016

Travel back in time to the dinosaur age with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy winner and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings. With this book, you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with some awesome facts: Did you know that dinosaurs skin was more like bump bird skin than modern snake or crocodile scales? Or that the Tyrannosaurus Rex might have croaked like a frog instead of roaring? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time. Ages 8 to 10.


Danny and the Dinosaur (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440028
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Published: HarperCollins - January 22nd, 2008

Danny loves dinosaurs! When he sees one at the museum and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Danny and the Dinosaur's wonderful adventures together. For Danny and his prehistoric playmate, even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek. Kids will delight in Syd Hoff's charming, comical illustrations as they read about how Danny teaches a very old dinosaur some new tricks. Originally published over 50 years ago, this beloved classic is a Level 1 I Can Read that is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.


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