Excavate! Dinosaurs is the ultimate gift for dinosaur-loving kids ages 7 and up! With fun text and colorful illustrations, paleontologist Jonathan Tennant explains the anatomy, habits, and diet of 12 dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic eras and then provides pop-out pieces of their skeletons for kids to assemble into stand-up paper models. Kids will love the challenge of sorting out which bones belong to which dinosaur, just like real paleontologists do!
Why we like it: Dig dinosaurs without leaving your house! This fun fact-filled book is written as a field guide. Dinosaur fans will adore this book. Each entry has a nice big illustration of a dinosaur with labels and notes. Jonathan Tennant also cleverly includes “dig sites,” which are pop-out dinosaur bones for readers to put together. He turns his readers into paleontologists. What a great way to keep little hands busy.