Big, Bold, and Beautiful!

Those three words not only describe the dinosaurs but also this book dedicated to their existence on Earth.. The National Geographic KIDS title is Big (almost 11 x 14 inches). The Bold and Beautiful are all about the layout, a perfect bending of text and amazing in-your-face illustrations.

Vetted and curated by Dr. Steve Brusatte — a paleontologist on faculty at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburg, a PhD recipient from Columbia University, and the science consultant for the Jurassic World franchise — this atlas contains the most detailed and accurate information not only about dino “fan favorites” but also about the most recent dinosaur discoveries from less explored dig sites around the world. 

The atlas begins with a look at the world before and during the dinosaurs’ time. The Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Period are explored next, including the habitats, dinosaurs, and other life present in each of those time periods. Stunning visuals all around.

Fifty plus pages are devoted to finding fossils across the world. Starting with North America, the journey takes readers to South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Dino lovers will be hoping they are lucky enough to take a trip to these locales.

Wrapping up this memorable guide is a discussion concerning the theories as to what happened to the dinosaurs. A one of a kind Dino Dictionary is also included along with a glossary of important terms.

Dinosaur Atlas would make a great gift for the dinosaur enthusiast in your family. It’s geared specifically to the 7-10 year old.


Coming up next week is another edition of MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! It’s here I share highlights from other individuals blogging about middle grade books. Many will have reviews, interviews, and tips on writing. Take a look at PAST MMGM POSTS.

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About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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3 Responses to DINOSAUR ATLAS

  1. I think this will be a popular book! 🙂

  2. My grandson would love this edition as he’s been fascinated with dinosaurs since age 3. Now he’s eight, and could use something a little more sophisticated and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This will be a great gift for youngsters. I think I know just the person. Thanks for telling me about it.

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