There is an amazing author that I love, one that has written and illustrated books for kids for over 60 years, whose work subjects span from dinosaurs, how mummies are made, Shakespeare, how bread is baked and much more. This author goes by the simple pen name of Aliki, and she has contributed so much to the world of kid lit!
Her book, Digging For Dinosaurs, is perfect for budding paleontologists ages 5 and up. The story goes from a museum featuring dinosaur fossils and bones to out in the field where scientists work to find and dig up ancient remains.
What I love about Aliki's work is that she writes with a clarity that is easy to understand and engaging, and she understands how to explain her subjects in a way that makes the most sense for kids.
Story Time Conversation
- What is your favorite dinosaur?
- Of all of the people who work with fossils, which job would you most like? Paleontologist? Museum specialist? Geologist?
- Which dinosaurs are plant eaters? Which dinosaurs are meat eaters?