by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

Part of a Series: Let’s Rock.

Clear descriptions of how various types of fossils are formed are only one of the positive aspects of this book; also of value is ancillary information on, for example, why most dead creatures do not fossilize and how scientists can determine how an animal moved from petrified footprints. The book even explains how the placement of fossils has helped paleontologists to figure out how dinosaurs behaved, and informed Jurassic Park. Dinosaur fans won’t be disappointed by the numerous color photos that include some of the creature’s eggs and of a coelacanth, which is considered a living fossil. Readers who are serious about the science of these rocks will appreciate the helpful diagrams and maps explaining geological process and a spread describing how to “Become a Fossil Hunter.” Best of all is the closing spread that instructs students how to make a trace fossil.
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ISBN: 9781432946821

JLG Release: August 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details







    Heinemann Raintree

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 5/8" x 9 5/8"


    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.7, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 8.2, Points: 4


    Level: 1030L

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