Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? (Let’s Read and Find Out Science)

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by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld and illustrated by Lucia Washburn

Synopsis: Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?

Birds have feathers, but did you know some dinosaurs did too? New fossils have shown that as long as 145 million years ago, some dinosaurs had feathers, just as birds do. The birds you see outside your window are relatives of these ancient creatures.

Published: December 2003 | ISBN: 9780064452182 | Ages: 5-9 years

Mini-bio: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including Dinosaur Tracks, “a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles” (School Library Journal); Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?, a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection described as “fascinating” by Kirkus Reviews; and Dinosaurs Big and Small, a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award winner. When she’s not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathleen loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing fossils in the laboratory for her local natural history museums. – Scholastic
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/kwzoehfeld

Mini-bio: Lucia Washburn has illustrated more than a dozen books for children. Her Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science books include Dinosaur TracksDinosaurs Big and Small, and Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?, which has illustrations that “provide vivid visualizations of long-ago landscapes” (School Library Journal). Her other books include Look to the North by Jean Craighead George, a 1997 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner praised as “a fine addition to science collections” (ALA Booklist). When she travels, she and her family enjoy visiting the local museums to see their dinosaur collections. Being the mother of two children, she has a special fondness for Maiasaura. – HarperCollins

Kirkus Reviews Book Review

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