National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever

National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever


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National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever by Don Lessem, Franco Tempesta

In the crowded field of dinosaur books, this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10—those at the height of their enthusiasm for the prehistoric giants—complete coverage of all the known dinosaurs.
Don Lessem, author of more than 60 books—most of them about dinosaurs—teams up with Franco Tempesta, a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style. The exciting result is an accessible, visually stunning book that’s packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and families.
The Ultimate Dinopedia is organized by the periods that are well known to young enthusiasts: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. It includes almost every dinosaur ever discovered, and highlights 125 species that scientists know sufficiently to describe in rich detail. Special features include How We Know What They Looked Like, Baby Dinosaurs, Great Dinosaur Goofs, and much more. Every featured dino gets a fact box that delivers important information at a glance—Scientific Name, Discoverer, Place and Date of Discovery, Length, Habitat, Diet, Fossils, Fun Facts, and Range Map. This book provides—in fabulously illustrated, kid-friendly form—all the information an 8-year-old fact hound needs to lord that knowledge over parents and teachers!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426301643
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 129,265
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Don Lessem has written more than 50 books on dinosaurs and other animals for children and adults. He led the construction of the largest dinosaur skeleton, Argentinosaurus, and the largest meat-eating dinosaur, Gigantosaurus. Lessem was an adviser on the movie Jurassic Park, has hosted and written television documentaries, creates museum exhibitions on dinosaurs, and founded the two largest charities for dinosaur research.

Franco Tempesta is an illustrator who specializes in the depiction of dinosaurs and other primitive mammals. A member of the Italian Illustrators Association, he has worked with National Geographic Children’s Books, Random House, and the Smithsonian Institution. His work can be seen in titles such as Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs. Tempesta lives in Verona, Italy. To learn more, visit

Rodolfo Coria is a paleontologist who works with the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina. He is renowned for studying and naming some of the largest known dinosaurs, including the Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus. A member of the Paleontological Society and the Explorers Club, he specializes in dinosaurs from Patagonia.

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National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3-year old and I have enjoyed reading this book together. It has many dinosaurs that we had never heard of before. The illustrations are great, and the text is brief but interesting (perfect for young readers with short attention spans). I would highly recommend this book for any kids with an interest in dinosaurs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kindergarten son is absolutely obsessed with dinosaurs. He picked this book out at the local library last summer and has repeatedly checked it out. He has learned a great deal from this book and it has also helped him ask many new questions. He often says, "Mom, did you know..." and most times I do not know the answer - but he already does and finds it in this book. I purchased it from Barnes & Noble for him for Christmas. Now he'll never have to return it to the library and he can always have an awesome dinosaur resource at hand.