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This title covers these subjects: Dinosaurs., Prehistoric animals., Stegosaurus.
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Smithsonian Little Explorer


Stegosaurus was tough—in more ways than one! With body plates and a spiked tail, this dinosaur was armored top to bottom. But this small-brained beast was plant-eater, and its armor had a surprising purpose. Discover the mysteries of Stegosaurus and its Jurassic journey millions of years ago.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades K-3
Lexile LevelNC800L
ATOS Level4.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #167419
Early Intervention Level23
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandSmithsonian Little Explorer
Page Dimensions7 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price

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School Library Connection - Cristina Elopre Vera, Library Science Graduate Student, Old Dominion University,

"STARRED REVIEW! Future paleontologists and dinosaur lovers will enjoy learning about dinosaurs with this captivating and informative series." - School Library Connection

November 1, 2015

School Library Journal - Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville Public Library, OR

"These dinosaur profiles cover key information at a good level for middle elementary readers. Text flows nicely, with simple vocabulary and age-appropriate analogies. . . .The dinosaurs featured here are covered in most series, but these are solid additions in an always popular subject area." - School Library Journal

September 1, 2014

NSTA Recommends - Sally Bell, Education Consultant

"The author weaves science and history together to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core. Besides the Dino Fact sheet, this book gives readers meaty information. . . .The book is divided into chapters as well as having glossary and an index thus making it a useful tool for early research skills as well as enjoyment." - NSTA Recommends

December 1, 2014

A. L. Wegwerth

A. L. Wegwerth

A.L. Wegwerth (also known as Amber Ross) has an uncanny ability to recall songs and rhymes from childhood with little-to-no prodding. As one might imagine, this remarkable skill comes in handy on a daily basis—or at least for the time it took to create this book. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and kids.

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