NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS DINOSAUR ATLAS, by National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Sept. 20, 2022, Hardcover, $24.99 (ages 7-10)
Discover when and where dinosaurs roamed in with the newly released National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas.
More than 250 million years ago, our planet looked and felt a lot different from how it does now. The seven separate continents we have today hadn’t yet taken shape. Instead, there was only one “supercontinent” called Pangaea. This was the beginning of the time of the dinosaurs.
Journey from the Triassic to the Jurassic to the Cretaceous to find out how Earth slowly shifted over time, and how the variety of dinosaurs ruling the planet changed too. Discover how some of these creatures took to the land and others to water or air, and what their habitats were like. Explore how these prehistoric lands correspond to current locations, and hear from paleontologists about the groundbreaking discoveries they are making in these fossil-rich places today. —Synopsis provided by National Geographic Kids
My 8-year-old is a big fan of National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia (2017). So much so that we’ve had to tape it back together in some places. So, you can imagine her excitement over Dinosaur Atlas.
At 11 by 14 inches, this Atlas is bigger than your standard book. This oversized hardcover atlas features gorgeous two-page spreads with meticulous illustrations and accessible text. Each spread — ranging from cretaceous habitats to spotlights on different areas throughout the world — can be read separately or in order.
The atlas features profiles of more than 75 prehistoric creatures, kid-friendly maps, vibrant illustrations, and sections introducing the dinosaur family tree, a timeline, prehistoric geography, and a dinosaur dictionary.
Though the publisher’s suggested age range for National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas is 7 to 10, I think kids as young as 6 would enjoy it.
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