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Dino Files Series

Stacy McAnulty and Mike Boldt
The Dino Files #3: It's Not a Dinosaur! by Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by Mike Boldt
The Dino Files #1: A Mysterious Egg by Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by Mike Boldt
The Dino Files #2: Too Big to Hide by Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by Mike Boldt

Dino Files Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
Follow nine-year old dinosaur expert, Frank, and his dad on a camping trip to find a Nothosaurus in this dino-mite story!

Frank and his cousin Sam believe anything is possible. They have a pet dinosaur, after all! So when Frank’s dad tells them he saw a Nothosaurus in the river, they can’t wait to look for it on their camping trip. The Notho is a prehistoric reptile, not a dinosaur . . . but is she dangerous? There’s only one way to know for sure: find that dinosaur—er, reptile!
 
The hilarious Dino Files chapter book series follows a nine-year-old dinosaur expert, his paleontologist grandparents, a cat named Saurus, and dinosaurs that aren’t so extinct
Book 2
Baby dinosaurs are fun pets. . . . BIG dinosaurs are a problem.
 
Hiding a baby dinosaur is hard work. And it’s about to get even harder! Frank and Sam’s grandma has found a new fossil, and it looks just like baby dinosaur Peanut’s horn . . . only a thousand times bigger! Will Peanut grow to be that huge, too? How do you hide a dinosaur when he is as big as a house? It won’t be easy. Especially when scientists come to the dig site to make a movie about the new fossil.
 
This fun chapter book series is perfect for kids who love to laugh out loud while learning about dinosaurs. Back matter includes a glossary of dino terms.
 
Reviews
“T. rex–sized fun! McAnulty combines a pitch-perfect voice, fascinating science, exciting adventure, and laugh-out-loud humor, creating a wildly entertaining page-turner.” —Middle Shelf
 
“A fresh take on a fossilized premise, this will appeal to dino fans and readers with their own nerd badge.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
 
“There will always be kids fascinated by dinosaurs, and this is just the series for them.” —Booklist
Book 1
What if you found a dinosaur in your own backyard? Get ready to raise a baby dinosaur in the Dino Files series!
 
When Frank’s grandma finds the fossil of a dinosaur egg, it’s an amazing discovery. Even more amazing? When that egg hatches! Now Frank and his cousin Samantha need to figure out how to take care of a baby dinosaur. They know what he eats. (Lettuce, NOT cookies.) They know he can’t be left alone. (He makes BIG messes.) But do they know how to keep him a secret?
 
This fun chapter book series is perfect for kids who love to laugh out loud while learning about dinosaurs. Back matter includes a glossary of dino terms.
 
Reviews:
“T. rex–sized fun! McAnulty combines a pitch-perfect voice, fascinating science, exciting adventure, and laugh-out-loud humor, creating a wildly entertaining page-turner.” —Middle Shelf
 
“A fresh take on a fossilized premise, this will appeal to dino fans and readers with their own nerd badge.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
 
“There will always be kids fascinated by dinosaurs, and this is just the series for them.” —Booklist
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