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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Apatosaurus
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Apatosaurus

9781681520537
Barbara Alpert

 

Describes how the Apatosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about dinosaur behavior.



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Pterodactyl
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Pterodactyl

9781681520544
Barbara Alpert

 

Describes how the Pterodactyl and other pterosaurs were discovered, how paleontologists study their bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about these ancient flying lizards.



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Stegosaurus
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Stegosaurus

9781681520551
Barbara Alpert

 

Describes how the Stegosaurus was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about this plant-eating dinosaur with plates.



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Triceratops
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Triceratops

9781681520568
Barbara Alpert

 

Describes how the Triceratops was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this three-horned plant-eating dinosaur.



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Tyrannosaurus Rex

9781681520575
Barbara Alpert

 

Describes how the Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of the largest meat-eating dinosaur.



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Velociraptor

9781681520582
Barbara Alpert

 

Describes how the Velociraptor was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this small, speedy meat-eating dinosaur.



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Apatosaurus
9781681520537
Pterodactyl
9781681520544
Stegosaurus
9781681520551
Triceratops
9781681520568
Tyrannosaurus Rex
9781681520575
Velociraptor
9781681520582

Digging for Dinos (paperbacks)

 

If dinosaurs lived millions of years before humans, how do we know so much about them? This series examines the discovery of each featured species and later fossil finds that added to our body of knowledge, explaining how scientists interpret fossils to explain dinosaur behavior.

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Complete Series of 6: your price $59.94

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Paperback

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

NSTA Recommends,
September 24, 2013

“Digging for Dinosaurs is a great read for both the intended audience and adults because of the facts and writing style. It is also a good size format and has large type. Designed with almost photo quality drawings and pictures of the dinosaur bones, questions and answers, glossary, and and index, all work to round out the content to make it a good selection for library, class, or home. ”—Dutchie Riggsby

School Library Journal - Series Made Simple,
November 2013

“Combining dinosaur facts with basic paleontology, each title opens with a brief look at the featured animal in its time and then moves on to the first discovery of its remains. With clear, fairly simple language, the author describes how scientists built upon and corrected prior theories, such as the multiple errant attempts to match Apatosaurus to its proper skull. However, Velociraptors misleads readers by stating that velociraptors may have ‘hunted and lived in packs.’ Each book brings these reptiles up to the present day, with discoveries as recent as 2012. A question-and-answer feature encourages speculation in a nod to Common Core requirements. The illustrations, photographs, and reproductions show a mixture of fossils, paleontologists in the field, and images of the featured dinosaurs. The paleontologist viewpoint, coupled with more standard facts about behavior and physical features, makes a fairly engaging angle into dinosaur study. ”

Library Media Connection,
August/September 2014

“This series of books presents easy-to-read yet informative texts. Each one begins with a short story about the named dinosaur, then offers information about how and where the dinosaur’s fossils were first discovered, more recent discoveries about the animal, and what research is being done today. There are photos of fossils, locations, and scientists and discoverers; paintings and computer graphic drawings of dinosaurs. Short, interesting ‘Question and Answer’ pairs on facing pages are sprinkled throughout. The series is plainly written and explains the most up-to-date information about dinosaurs. Recommended. ”—Jolene C. DeFranco, Librarian, Harmony School of Fine Arts and Technology, Houston, Texas