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1. #742 – Dino-Boarding by Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott

Dino-Boarding Written by Lisa Wheeler Illustrated by Barry Gott Carolrhoda Books          9/01/2014 978-1-4677-0213-3 32 pages       Age 4—8 A Junior Library Guild Selection “Team Green Machine battles the Shredding Crew for dino-boarding domination! Allo and Diplo thrill the surfing crowd, while Compy comes up short on a short board. …

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2. Mental Floss Article on Paleoart

The news magazine Mental Floss just posted an article about bringing dinosaurs back to life, tracing the journey from fossils to oil paintings.
"How Paleoartists Recreate and Illustrate Dinosaurs" by Gabe Rivin
Order the 40-minute full-length tutorial video "Tyrannosaurs: Behind the Art" at Gumroad (credit cards) or Sellfy (Paypal).

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3. I’m a Dirty Dinosaur, by Janeen Brian | Book Review

This musical, rhythmic dinosaur book is a delight for small children getting ready for bath time.

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4. T-Veg: The Story of a Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur

tvegThis is the tale of Reg.

Reg, who loves to roar and gnash and stomp about.

He is, after all, a T-Rex.

Now ask any dino-mad four year old about a T-Rex’s favourite food and they’ll know: T-Rexes love their meat.

So what happens to poor Reg when it turns out he loves…. veg? Will his dino friends still accept him as one of their own? Will Reg be brave enough to be true to himself?

T-Veg: The Tale of a Carrot Crunching Dinosaur written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and illustrated by Katherina Manolessou is a vitality packed, vibrantly illustrated tale about breaking the mould and learning to embrace difference. From the zest and zing of Manolessou’s bold and almost day-glow dinosaurs, to the bounce and energy-packed rhymes of Prasadam-Halls, this is the picture book equivalent of a super healthy, organic, freshly-pressed and delicious smoothie. As if packed with key vitamins and minerals it will lift your mood and put a spring in your step!


The book’s recipe mixes:

  • 1 part Humour (kids – especially those whose veg is only ever smuggled surreptitiously into their diet – will delight in the crazy notion of a veg-loving T-rex)
  • 1 part Emotional Meat (exploring daring to be different and being a good enough friend to recognise when you are wrong)
  • 2 parts Visual Richness (intense patterns add depth to the eye-catching illustrations).
  • All are combined to serve up an extremely tasty treat whatever your preferred diet!



    Taking our lead from Manolessou’s exciting illustrations I prepared some dino stencils: You can print off and then cut out a Triceratops stencil, T-rex stencil, a corythosaurus stencil and one more dinosaur stencil if you want to try this at home.

    Using masking tape, a few sponges and some day-glow paint the girls stencilled a variety of dinos.


    Once the paint was dry, they printed dino skin patterns, using small blocks of wood covered in bubble wrap.

    Next up the girls painting a lush dino-landscape…


    …before finally inhabiting it with their cut-out dinos:


    Whilst printing and painting our dinos we listened to:

  • Brussels Sprout Shout by Duke Otherwise
  • Eat Every Bean & Pea On Your Plate by Daddy A Go-Go
  • Dinosaur Song by Johnny Cash. It’s been far too long since I linked to a Cash song. What is life without a little bit of Johnny Cash?
  • Other activities which might work well alongside reading this book include:

  • Printing with vegetables. I particularly like how Artsy Crafty Mom used okra.
  • Letting the kids invent a new vegetarian meal. This has become a favourite activity with M: I let her choose what vegetables she wants, she chops them up, adds the herbs and spices she likes, and roasts them all in the oven. We’ve had some delicious (and different!) meals as a result. M really likes to use The Flavour Thesaurus when she’s planning a new dish.
  • Trying the vegetable challenge. Visit the (super)market and see if you can identify every vegetable on sale. Be brave and choose one new vegetable to try!
  • If you liked this post you might like these other posts by me:

  • Investigating the dinos in your home and putting them in a time line. Like us you might find there is an unexpected bias towards dinos from the Cretacous, not the Jurassic as you might have thought.
  • Making snapping dinos out of clothes pegs.
  • Creating a dinosaur landscape complete with an erupting volcano!


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    Disclosure: I was sent a free review copy of this book by the publisher.

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    5. Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous, by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul | Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a copy of Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous (Quatro Kids Books, 2015), written by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul. Giveaway begins August 31, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 30, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    6. New Book Brings People Closer to the Intriguing Life of Dinosaurs

    What is it about dinosaurs that intrigue us so much? There are lots of extinct animals, some are even stranger than the dinosaurs. Yet when it comes to capturing our imagination, dinosaurs rule.

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    7. DINOBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli, art by Peskimo, 96 pp, RL: ALL AGES

    If you had the good fortune to read Alphablock and Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli and the husband and wife design team Peskimo, then you don't need to keep reading this review of their newest book, Dinoblock, because you know you need to buy this book now. If you haven't seen these brilliant, beautiful, completely engaging books, get your hands on them! Get two, actually,

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    8. Finally some dinosaurs

    Dinos are truly fascinating. Their fossils spark the imaginations of kids and kids-at-heart. It's no surprise that Jurassic Park 4 (Jurassic World) is on the way. Then when you combine the talents of three people that also happen to like dinosaurs a lot, you get something like this:

    Volume Two of the Ask DG young reader series is available now in paperback and Kindle!

    Written by Mark Miller from questions asked to Dinosaur George Blasing by real kids, this book is perfect for young paleo-enthusiasts. Kindergarten through Second Grade can easily read this on their own and gain new facts with a touch of humor.

    The real gems in this book, however, are the illustrations. Artist Victor Donahue makes his debut publication with impressive, detailed and entertaining images. Dino-fans will love Victor's incredible full-color drawings!

    Order today to receive your book in time for Christmas! 

    Paperbacks are available from MillerWords.com (autographed by author and illustrator) or DinosaurGeorge.com (autographed by Dinosaur George). Or get the Kindle version HERE.

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    9. Caveman, ABC Story, by Janee Trasler

    A funny, one-word-at-a-time story, about cavemen, dinosaurs, and the alphabet.

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    10. Dinotopia: World Beneath, Episode 11

    It's Tuesday, time for Episode 11 of the serialized audio dramatization of Dinotopia: The World Beneath. You can listen to the track by clicking on the play button below, or by following the direct link to SoundCloud.

    The dino-strutters emerge in the Rainy Basin, which is inhabited by tyrannosaurs.

    ZBS producer Tom Lopez extends the story of the illustrated book into the audio dimension, adding layers of mood and emotion, greatly enhanced by the composer Tim Clark.

    The Christian Science Monitor called this production "A dazzling soundscape that does full justice to Gurney’s wondrous lost world… perfect family listening.”

    Episode 12 arrives in a week. Each short episode will only be live online for one week, and then it will disappear.

    If you'd like to purchase the full two-hour World Beneath podcast right now and hear all fifteen episodes back to back in a feature-length production, check out The World Beneath at ZBS Foundation website for the MP3 download. It's also available as a CD.

    The Book
    You can also order the original printed book from my web store and I'll sign it for you. (It ships via Media Mail within 24 hours of your order. US orders only for the book, please). The book is also available from Amazon in a 20th Anniversary Edition with lots of extras.

    The Museum Exhibition
    Many of these paintings are now on view at the Dinotopia exhibition at the Stamford Art Museum and Nature Center through May 25.

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    11. Tyrannosaurs: Behind the Art

    (Link to video) For the last couple of months I've been working hard on a secret project that I can now tell you about.

    Yesterday Scientific American Magazine announced its May feature called "Rise of the Tyrannosaurs." The article was written by Stephen Brusatte, one of the paleontologists who discovered the long-snouted Qianzhousaurus, nicknamed "Pinocchio Rex," which I painted for the cover.

    The article isn't about T. rex, but about its bizarre lesser-known cousins. Over 20 new kinds of tyrannosaurs have been discovered in the last 15 years. In some cases there were large and small tyrannosaur predators sharing the same environment. 

    And they were all feathered. For the opening spread, I painted a scene of a large type of tyrannosaur, the Yutyrannus, threatening to steal a kill from a group of Dilong.  

    While I developed the artwork, I thoroughly documented every stage of the process. I edited the 5.5 minute YouTube version for Scientific American to put on their website. 

    The short version also doubles as a promotional trailer for the long version. The 40-minute video is now available as a download. More information at Gumroad (credit cards) or Sellfy (Paypal). 

    This video has a different emphasis compared to "How I Paint Dinosaurs." I wanted to go more into the materials and methods of oil painting, and the use of plein-air studies for reference.

    Tomorrow I'll share the preliminary sketches and studies.

    Order the 40-minute full-length version today from Gumroad (credit cards) or Sellfy (Paypal).
    Check out the May issue of Scientific American, "Rise of the Tyrannosaurs"
    See an hour-long lecture about tyrannosaurs on YouTube by Stephen Brusatte.

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    12. Preliminary Sketches for TYRANNOSAURS

    First off: WOW! Thanks so much for your generous response to my new video "TYRANNOSAURS: Behind the Art," which documents the illustrations I just did for the May 2015 article in Scientific American Magazine.  Here's the trailer on YouTube if you missed it.

    In this post, I would like to cover your desktop with preliminary sketches.

    The article by scientist Stephen Brusatte mentions a number of early tyrannosaur relatives: Kileskus, Guanlong (both with impressive head ornaments); Yutyrannus and Dilong; and the dwarf arctic Nanugsaurus. Any of these are candidates for the title spread.

    I use gouache, a good medium for rapid visualizing in color. I indicate headline and text blocks with a pen to try to imagine the final effect of the page. Everyone likes the idea of the multiple-predator interaction, shown in the sketch at the lower right. 

    Freelance Art Director Juan Velasco and SciAm's Design Director Michael Mrak suggest expanding the art to fill the entire spread, with allowance for the headline to reverse out of the art. I do these black watercolor pencil sketches to explore various points of view, almost as if I was a movie director planning a shot. 

    I paint this small comprehensive sketch (5 x 7.5 in) in casein to give the art director something more complete that he can use for the layout. We decide to stage the scene inside a forest rather than in the open plains. The art director wants to make sure the little Dilongs don't get too close to that gutter, and also that the back of Yutyrannus isn't tangent to the top of the frame.

    Mindful of the risk of getting carried away with too much detail and middle tones, I remind myself to keep it simple. These black and white thumbnail sketches, sketched with a pigmented brush marker, force me to interpret the image to its tonal essentials.

    Meanwhile, for the cover, we want to feature Qianzhousaurus, aka "Pinocchio Rex," a strange long-snouted tyrannosaur that happens to be one of the author's most celebrated finds. As fun as any of these would be to paint, none of them are really striking or simple enough in their design.

    Design director Michael Mrak proposes that I show the face up close with a simple background, maybe coming into frame from above. I paint these two sketches in casein. The one on the left gets the magazine's approval, with the suggestion of flopping it left to right. 

    Dr. Brusatte sends me more photos and drawings of the skull and asks me to reduce the convexity of the ventral end of the maxilla and to reduce the proportional depth of the skull. 

    I do the pencil drawing directly on the heavyweight illustration board, using a fairly soft pencil. Note the light indication of the "S" of "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" to be sure I've got room for the graphics. The rest of the pencil work is darker than I might usually use, because I want it to show through the thin passages of paint. I seal the drawing with workable fixatif and acrylic matte medium before heading into the final paint. 

    And here are the finished illustrations in context. You can watch all the steps up close and in action in the 40-minute full-length video workshop available now from Gumroad (credit cards) or Sellfy (Paypal).
    Yesterday's post with stills from "Tyrannosaurs: Behind the Art"
    Be sure to pick up a copy of the May issue of Scientific American"Rise of the Tyrannosaurs"

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    13. Bat-Winged Dinosaur Discovered

    A bizarre new species of bat-winged dinosaur from China was announced yesterday in Nature magazine

    The name Yi qi, (pronounced "ee chee") means "strange wing." The fossil, presented by by Xu Xing, et al., shows evidence of elongated rod-like bones extending from the wrist which would have supported membranous wings.

    (Link to video) Although the pigeon-sized animal also had a feathery body coating, they functioned more to regulate body heat, like the fur of a flying squirrel or bat. Whether this Jurassic maniraptoran theropod used its wings to flap or just to glide is still unclear. 

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    14. Greendale Author Releases Heartwarming New Children’s Book | Press Release

    Author Antoinette Ticali aims to entertain young readers with the nationwide release of her new book, “The Invisible Dinosaur.”

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    15. DINO-MITE! Dinosaur picture books with bite

    If dinosaurs had any inkling as to how popular they’d end up, I’m sure they would have stuck around longer to enjoy their fame and fortune. Here are a few more new titles to add to your prehistoric, dino-inspired picture book collection, some serious, some silly. All fun.  Dino-Daddy by Mark Sperring and Sam Lloyd […]

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    16. #702 – Busy Little Dinosaurs (A Back-and-Forth Book) by Beth Schwartz and Lynn Seresin & Luciana Navarro Powell

    Busy Little Dinosaurs: A Back-and-Forth Alphabet Book

    Series: Back-and-Forth Books
    Written by Beth Schwartz & Lynn Seresin
    Illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell
    Capstone Young Readers        8/01/2015
    22 pages        9″x8″       Age 1—4

    “Busy little dinosaurs, as a rule, agree it’s fun to go to school! Follow dinosaurs through an alphabet of activities from A all the way to Zzzzzz. But wait—you’re not done! Go back to A and name the things that start with the letters along the way.” [back cover]

    Busy Little Dinosaurs will teach young children their ABCs in an unconventional manner. Each spread contains a four-line verse of rhyme and somewhere in that rhyme is a word with the letter or letters for that spread, going from A to Z. For example, the second spread is for the letters “Gg,” “Hh,” and “Ii.”

    Dinos gather together,
    hang a flag from a tree,
    and imagine they’re pirates,
    that sail the high seas.”

    At the top left of each spread, in various colors, are the next letters in the alphabet. It would be easy enough to learn the alphabet by learning the letters while ignoring each verse and illustration, but that would not be much fun. The dinosaurs are doing all sorts of imaginative activities, many of which young children could also enjoy. In the above verse, the orange dinosaur looks at a map while wearing a pirate’s hat. The green dinosaur wears glasses and is looks over a different type of map, while the third dinosaur peers through a telescope—“Land Ho!”

    Young children will have loads of laughs learning the alphabet with Busy Little Dinosaurs. The colorful, sturdy pages are glossy and wipe off kid-gunk with ease. The “A” dinosaurs enter school with their backpacks and big smiles. Throughout the day, the dinosaurs have a tremendous amount of fun as they enjoy many activities: play instruments, exercise in gym class, play soccer, paint, eat lunch, read books, and take a nap. All make for a rather decent kindergarten day.

    Once those dinosaurs awake, they can flip back through the pages and, well, this part is actually a little tricky.

    “Now go back to the cutouts
    for surprises and fun.
    Guess the letter things start with
    and then you are done!”

    The first spread is now letter “Z,” and in the cutout is a picture of a zebra fish—the object begins with the letter Z. On spread “Y,” the cutout is over the orange body of the yawning dinosaur. This could be the word “yawning” beginning with the letter Y, though not an object. “Ww and Xx” opens to a bookworm or a worm reading—begins with the letter W. But then “Tt, Uu, Vv” opens on the color purple on the dinosaur’s nose. I cannot think of anything beginning with the letter t, u, or v for this “object.” The spreads repeat this pattern of object then body color until the child is back to the front off the book. I love the idea, but do not understand what object each color represents, especially if the letter of the object is one of the letters of the spread, though that was not specified. I can only imagine how difficult it would have been to get an object in one cutout for two spreads. This does give a child the chance to use his or her imagination when deciding what object the colors might represent to them. Unfortunately, as a back-and-forth book, Busy Little Dinosaurs works well going forward and half the time in reverse.

    Despite this problem, Busy Little Dinosaurs is a fun, imaginative, interesting, and colorful learning experience for young kids. Learning the ABCs in this manner is more beneficial than simply reciting the alphabet repeatedly until learned. Rote learning is never as much fun as experiential learning. I would highly recommend Busy Little Dinosaurs for teaching young children their alphabet. I believe, learning in this manner—non-rote learning—helps kids learn faster and remember what they learned longer. Busy Little Dinosaurs will have young children excited to learn the alphabet—and that is the best way to learn.

    BUSY LITTLE DINOSAURS (A BACK-AND-FORTH BOOK). Text copyright © 2015 by Beth Schwartz & Lynn Seresin. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Luciana Navarro Powell. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Capstone, North Mankato, MN.

    Pre-order Busy Little Dinosaurs at AmazonBook Depository—Capstone.

    Learn more about Busy Little Dinosaurs HERE.
    Meet the author, Beth Schwartz, her website:
    Meet the author, Lynn Seresin, at her website: http://bit.ly/LynnSeresin
    Meet the illustrator, Luciana Navarro Powell, at his/her website: http://www.lucianaillustration.com/
    Find more picture books at the Capstone Young Readers website: http://www.capstonepub.com/

    Capstone Young Readers is an imprint of Capstone.

    Other Back-and-Forth Books
    Puppies, Puppies, Everywhere! (opposites)
    Ten Playful Tigers (counting)   (reviewed here)
    You’re it, Little Red Fish (colors)

    Plus – Hop, Hop Bunny (reviewed here)
    Copyright © 2015 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

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    17. Draw it Again....and Again!

    I just discovered a forgotten file folder with all these preliminary drawings for my painting of Giganotosaurus.

    These are all separate attempts to work out the pose and the lighting. I drew the same scene again and again until my head hurt. 

    In the lower right, I photocopied one of the drawings, glued the copy down on board with matte medium, and then painted a color sketch over it in oil.  Some of the drawings have notes on them because I intended them to help the art director to plan the exact layout. I sent others to paleontologists to solicit their expert input. 

    With scientific illustration, you can't just dive in and paint; it's necessary to get sign-offs at various stages. By the time I transferred the drawing to the board and started painting, I had solved all the basic problems, and I was ready to think about colors and textures. 

    The painting was commissioned by National Geographic magazine for a 1997 article on Argentinian dinosaurs, and it recently appeared on the cover of a Scientific American special issue on dinosaurs.
    For more on painting dinosaurs, check out my three dino DVDs, which you can get directly from the manufacturer Kunaki at this link:
    They're also available on Amazon:
    Tyrannosaurs: Behind the Art
    How I Paint Dinosaurs
    Australia's Age of Dinosaurs: The Art of the Postage Stamps
    or, if you prefer downloads, get the latest video, "Tyrannosaurs: Behind the Art" as an HD download.

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    18. The Jurassic world of … dinosaurs?

    The latest incarnation (I chose that word advisedly!) of the Jurassic Park franchise has been breaking box-office records and garnering mixed reviews from the critics. On the positive side the film is regarded as scary, entertaining, and a bit comedic at times (isn't that what most movies are supposed to be?). On the negative side the plot is described as rather 'thin', the human characters two-dimensional, and the scientific content (prehistoric animals) unreliable, inaccurate, or lacking entirely in credibility.

    The post The Jurassic world of … dinosaurs? appeared first on OUPblog.

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    19. Breakfast with a Dinosaur

    In this one-minute film, we find out what it's like to share a house with a dinosaur. Link to YouTube 

    P.S. I was traveling all day yesterday and didn't do my homework (I'm embarrassed). Thought I'd bang it out over breakfast, but now I see it's a 40 page chapter! So I'll do the Harold Speed book club post tomorrow.

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    20. If You Happen To Have A Dinosaur, by Linda Bailey | Book Review

    This book offers an imaginative twist on children’s abiding love of dinosaurs.

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    21. #720-1 – My Barnyard! And My Dinosaurs! By Betty Schwartz & Lynn Seresin

    barnyard cover

    My Barnyard!: A Read and Play Book!
    Written by Betty Schwartz and Lynn Seresin
    Illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello
    Cartwheel Books       6/30/2015
    10 pages      Age 3—5
    dino cover

    My Dinosaurs!: A Read and Play Book
    Written by Betty Schwartz and Lynn Seresin
    Illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello
    Cartwheel Books       12/30/2014
    10 pages          Age 3—5

    “A new novelty book featuring six large puzzle pieces that won’t get lost. Learn all about barnyard animals (and dinosaurs), as you match each animal piece to its appropriate spread.” [authors]

    My Barnyard will be loved by young children who are interested in animals—and what child is not? The rhyming text tells the story of each animal’s day, starting with the chickens and the sheep.

    CHICKENS ‘cluck’ as they go,
    With their little chicks in tow.
    SHEEP are fluffy and eat grass.
    They say ‘baaaa!’ as their lambs pass.”


    The name of each barnyard animal is capitalized and color-coded to match its cut-out and attached ribbon. I love the color-coded ribbons. What a nice addition to My Barnyard and a thoughtful hint for young children as they match each animal into its corresponding space. At the end of the story, the six animals meet up in the final spread. Little fingers will appreciate the colorful cardboard cutouts and the size of the book, which are a perfect fit for little hands. My Barnyard has thick, glossy pages that will stand up to sticky fingers—cleaning off quickly—and rough handling, as young children learn to turn pages.


    Kids will squeal with delight at the sound of each animal’s call, be it the “baa” of the sheep or the “oink-oink” of the pig. The rhyming text is a joy to read and won’t get on a parent’s “last nerve” when read for the tenth time that morning. Having young children “speak” for the animals will increase the joy of this board book for the youngest of beginning readers. My Barnyard is a perfect complement to My Dinosaurs, the first in this board book in this series by the talented team of Betty Schwartz and Lynn Seresin.


    In My Dinosaurs, six different dinosaurs, again with color-coded names and matching ribbons, fit their corresponding cutout spaces nicely. Four of the dinosaurs make-up the cover, just as three of the barnyard animals help make that cover come alive. My Dinosaurs has all the benefits of My Barnyard, as I hope each new book in this series will have. Young boys will especially love My Dinosaurs, but don’t count out the girls. The dinosaurs are realistically brought to life by artist John Bendall-Brunello, who also illustrated My Barnyard.


    Young children and their parents will love this new Read and Play board book series from Cartwheel Books (an imprint of Scholastic). The books are realistically drawn and offer young children the opportunity to learn about animals as they listen to the stories and then place each animal in its correct environment. The rhyming text is expertly written in each book. Young children will want to go through these books on their own, “reading” the words—from memory or imagination—and having a blast with each turn of the page.

    MY BARNYARD! A READ AND PLAY BOOK! and MY DINOSAUR! A READ AND PLAY BOOK! Text copyright © 2015 by Betty Schwartz and Lynn Seresin. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by John Bendall-Brunello. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Cartwheel Books (a Scholastic, Inc. imprint), New York, NY.

    Purchase My Barnyard! at AmazonBook DepositoryIndieBound BooksCartwheel Books.
    Purchase My Dinosaurs! at AmazonBook DepositoryIndieBound BooksCartwheel Books.

    Learn more about My Barnyard! HERE.
    Learn more about My Dinosaurs! HERE.

    Meet the author, Betty Schwartz, at jacketflap:  http://www.jacketflap.com/betty-schwartz/16354
    Meet the author, Lynn Seresin, at her twitter page:  https://twitter.com/lynnsere
    Meet the illustrator, John Bendall-Brunello, at his website:  http://www.johnbendall-brunello.com/
    Find more board books at the Cartwheel Books website:  http://www.scholastic.com/

    Cartwheel Books is an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.

    Hop, Hop Bunny  (A Follow-Along Book)    (reviewed HERE)
    Run, Run Piglet (A Follow-Along Book) 
    Ten Playful Tigers  (A Back-and-Forth Counting Book)  (reviewed HERE)
    Busy Little Dinosaurs  (A Back-and-Forth Alphabet Book)  (reviewed HERE)
    You’re it, Little Red Fish  (A Back-and-Forth Colors Book)

    Copyright © 2015 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

    Full Disclosure: My Barnyard! A Read and Play Book! And My Dinosaur! A Read and Play Book!, by Betty Schwartz and Lynn Seresin & John Bendall-Brunello, and received from Cartwheel Books, (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.), is in exchange NOT for a positive review, but for an HONEST review. The opinions expressed are my own and no one else’s. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    Filed under: 5stars, Board Books, Books for Boys, Children's Books, Library Donated Books, Series Tagged: barnyard animals, Betty Schwartz, Cartwheel Books, dinosaurs, John Bendall-Brunello, Lynn Seresin, matching board book, My Barnyard! A Read and Play Book!, My Dinosaur! A Read and Play Book!, Scholastic Inc.

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    22. Dinosaur Farm, by Frann Preston-Gannon | Book Giveaway

    Enter to win a copy of Dinosaur Farm, by Frann Preston-Gannon. Giveaway begins September 6, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 5, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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    23. Children's Picture Book Review: The Adventures of Wally and Warren Series: Dinosaur Hunt

    The Adventures of Wally and Warren Series: Dinosaur Hunt by Lise Chase

    Wally and Warren explore the world of dinosaurs through rhyme and imagination. Learn about each unique dinosaur and their eating habits and physical details. From the herbivore to the omnivorous to big and small your young muses will learn about the stegosaurus to the tyrannosaurus and everything in between.

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    Author and illustrator, Lise Chase combines her knack for rhyme storytelling and intriguing illustrations for a perfect blend of an adventure like no other.
    Visit author and illustrator, Lise Chase at https://www.facebook.com/lise.chase.9?fref=ts


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    Donna M. McDine
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    A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

    Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

    Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Story Monster Approved and Reader's Farvorite Five Star Review

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    ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist

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    24. Rex Wrecks It! by Ben Clanton

    I almost didn't review Rex Wrecks It! by Ben Clanton. I reviewed Tyrannosaurus Wrecks by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Zachary Ohara in April of this year and the world play of "wrecks" and "rex" feels a little done. But . . . well . . . Clanton draws a mean monster, an adorable uni-rabbit and an endearing little robot. And then there are the building blocks. Clanton does amazing

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    25. Dinovember

    Dinosaurs have invaded my library. We’ve turned this November into Dinovember. Dinovember is the month when the dinosaurs come out to play. It was started by two parents who decided to have some fun with their children’s dinosaur toys and a month of dinosaur antics was born. You can follow the dino adventures on the Dinovember Tumblr. The creators also recently released a book, What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night.

    Inspired by these silly dinosaurs, my staff and I decided to have some fun. We transformed one of our giant workroom windows in a calendar. Each day we post a new picture of what the dinosaurs have been up to at the library. The kids (and the parents) are having lots of fun checking out the photos and have even been looking around the department to see if they can catch the dinosaurs in action. All the staff have pulled together to make Dinovember happen with taking pictures, sharing dinosaur toys, helping us come up with ideas, and letting us invade their departments with dinosaurs. It’s a very simple thing to put together and the response has been great. I love inspiring imagination in the kids and they are getting a kick out of all the silly things the dinosaurs come up with to do each day.

    Here’s a peek of what our dinosaurs have been up to:

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    Photo Credit: Valerie Bogert

    We’ve been having so much fun, I think we should make Dinovember a yearly treat. And I hope other libraries join us in the fun!


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