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Fossils Tell of Long Ago (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Paperback – February 2, 2016
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Read and find out about fossils in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
What is a fossil? Sometimes it's the imprint of an ancient leaf in a rock. Or it could be the skeleton of a dinosaur that has turned to stone. With clear prose and beautifully detailed illustrations, award-winning author and illustrator Aliki describes the different ways fossils are formed and what they tell us about life on Earth long ago.
This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It includes a find out more section with a glossary and activity guide so kids can create their own fossils for someone to find a million years from now.
Author/illustrator Aliki has penned four books listed as "exemplary" titles in the Common Core Standards and is a widely recognized name in nonfiction for children. Both text and artwork of this updated edition were reviewed for accuracy by paleontologist Dr. Kathryn Hoppe and by Dr. William F. Simpson of the Field Museum.
This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:
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From the Back Cover
What is a fossil?
Sometimes it's the imprint of an ancient leaf in a rock. Sometimes it's a woolly mammoth, frozen for thousands of years in the icy ground. Sometimes it's the skeleton of a stegosaurus that has turned to stone.
A fossil is anything that has been preserved, one way or another, that tells about life on Earth. But you can make a fossil, too—something to be discovered a million years from now—and this book will tell you how.
About the Author
With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.
Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Revised edition (February 2, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062382071
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062382078
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : 540L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 10 x 0.12 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #102,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I found it to be age appropriate for my daughters and nephews ranging in age from 3-7.