Brough's Books - 50s and 60s

Dinosaur Books
Antique Aminals - for Children and Not-Quite-Grown-Ups

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Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) (Book and CD)
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) (Book & CD)
by Mary Pope Osborne
Paperback from Random House Books for Young Readers
Media Published: 2008-05-27
ISBN: 0375844058

THE BOOK THAT started it all is now in a new package with a CD of the author reading the story. Whether kids are fans or new to the bestselling Magic Tree House series, this package makes for a magical read-and-listen
experience.
When Jack and Annie find a tree house in the middle of the woods, it whisks them back into the prehistoric past. Can they get home before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?
 
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? - Audio
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? - Audio
by Jane Yolen
Audio CD from Scholastic Audio Books
ISBN: 0545093198
In a few simple lines of verse on each spread, fathers and mothers are ready to put their youngsters to bed. But in this book, the youngsters are a wide variety of dinosaurs. And how do dinosaurs say good night?

Filled with wonderful detail and humor, children and their parents will love the expressions and antics of the eleven different dinosaur children depicted here, and each species is spelled out somewhere in the young dinosaur's bedroom. In the end, young dinosaurs behave a lot like people do: They give a big kiss, turn out the light, tuck in their tails, and whisper "good night."

NARRATED by Jane Yolen"How does a dinosaur say good night when Papa comes in to turn off the light? Does a dinosaur slam his tail and pout? Does he throw his teddy bear all about? Does a dinosaur stomp his feet on the floor and shout: 'I want to hear one book more!'? DOES A DINOSAUR ROAR?" Most certainly not. Dinosaurs give their mommies and daddies big hugs and kisses, tuck their tales in, and whisper "Good night!"

Every sleepy little dinosaur will recognize the tricks of the trade in these bedtime shenanigans. The chuckle factor is sky-high here, with giant, full-page pictures of cleverly identified Tyrannosaurus rexes, triceratopses, and Pteranodons. A variety of human mothers and fathers trying to put their dinosaur children to bed will bring the point home that the story may have something to do with human kid behavior as well. This good-natured nighttime book is sure to be a winner (even though it might inspire a few noisy dinosaur antics), especially as it's written by Jane Yolen, prolific Caldecott Medalist author of Owl Moon. Yolen and Mark Teague have teamed up to create a fun, silly, playful read-aloud. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

 
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
by Jane Yolen
Board book from The Blue Sky Press
ISBN: 043985654X
What if a dinosaur's friends come to play?

Does he mope, does he pout if he can't get his way?
Does he hide all his dump trucks, refusing to share?
Does he throw his friends' coloring books up in the air?

Time and time again, children are told to "play nice." This brilliantly illustrated board book is packed with rhymes that will teach children how. Mark Teague's laugh-aloud illustrations, along with Jane Yolen's playful text, will show children that "playing nice" can be easy and fun. Perfect for parents to read aloud with their children, this book is as humorous as it is instructive.

 
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28
by Mary Pope Osborne
Paperback from Random House Books for Young Readers
Media Published: 2008-09-23
ISBN: 0375849912

"I WISH WE COULD GO THERE!"
When they are in the tree house, Jack and Annie only have to say those simple words and the tree house starts to spin, faster and faster. . . . And then, poof!--the kids find themselves flying on the backs of dinosaurs, exploring the surface of the moon, and slipping down the deck of the Titanic.
Jack and Annie's first 28 adventures are now together in a collectible box that looks like the magic tree house itself!
 
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?
by Jane Yolen
Hardcover from The Blue Sky Press
ISBN: 0439020816
Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own!
As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children's rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.
 
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever
by Don Lessem
Hardcover from National Geographic Children's Books
Media Published: 2010-10-12
ISBN: 1426301642

In the crowded field of dinosaur books, this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10--those at the height of their enthusiasm for the prehistoric giants--complete coverage of all the known dinosaurs.
Don Lessem, author of more than 60 books--most of them about dinosaurs--teams up with Franco Tempesta, a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style. The exciting result is an accessible, visually stunning book that's packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and families.
The Ultimate Dinopedia is organized by the periods that are well known to young enthusiasts: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. It includes almost every dinosaur ever discovered, and highlights 125 species that scientists know sufficiently to describe in rich detail. Special features include How We Know What They Looked Like, Baby Dinosaurs, Great Dinosaur Goofs, and much more. Every featured dino gets a fact box that delivers important information at a glance--Scientific Name, Discoverer, Place and Date of Discovery, Length, Habitat, Diet, Fossils, Fun Facts, and Range Map. This book provides--in fabulously illustrated, kid-friendly form--all the information an 8-year-old fact hound needs to lord that knowledge over parents and teachers!
 
Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
by Judy Schachner
Hardcover from Dutton Juvenile
Holy guacamole! Skippyjon Jones is crazy-loco for dinosaurs! The kitty boy enters (via his closet) the land of dinosaurs in search of the fabled Skipposaurus. Instead he runs into his old amigos, the Chimichango gang. When a T-Mex threatens the pack, it's El Skippito, the great sword fighter, to the rescue. With yips and yowls, he drives the big baddie away, so all the dino-dudes can rattle their bones another day. This fourth entry in a series that Kirkus Reviews called "ay caramba, mucho fun," will win even more fans for the Siamese cat with oversize ears and an imagination to match. 
 
Danny and the Dinosaur
Danny and the Dinosaur
by Syd Hoff
Paperback from HarperCollins
Media Published: 1992-09-25
ISBN: 0064440028

Danny loves dinosaurs. When he sees one at the museun and says, "It would be nice to play with a dinosaur," a voice answers, "And I think it would be nice to play with you." So begins Dannys and the dinosaur's wonderful adventure together!

But a dinosaur is no ordinary playmate. Even the most everyday activities become extraordinary, like finding a big-enough place to hide a dinosaur in a game of hide-and-seek, and keeping him from knocking over houses with his long tail. But Danny can teach a old dinosaur new tricks. It's the most fun this dinosaur has had in a hundred million years!

Originally published as An I Can Read Book over 40 years ago, this classic story is perfect for reading together.

Danny's out on the town with a real live dinosaur. And whether they're eating ice cream or playing hide-and-seek, these two are having one hundred million years of fun--all in one day.

Outstanding Children's Books of 1958 (NYT)

 
Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time
Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time
by James Gurney
Hardcover from HarperCollins
 
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
by James Gurney, Tom Lopez
Audio CD from ZBS Foundation
 
Hand of Dinotopia
Hand of Dinotopia
by Alan Dean Foster, James Gurney
Paperback from Avon
 
Dinotopia Lost
by Alan Dean Foster
Mass Market Paperback from Ace Books
 
The Maze (Dinotopia, Book 8)
by Inc. Second Age, Peter David
Paperback from Random House Books for Young Readers
 
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (Boynton on Board)
by Sandra Boynton
(Hardcover - December 1993)

Who Are You Calling a Woolly Mammoth? : Prehistoric America (America's Horrible Histories, 1)
by Elizabeth Levy, et al
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 128 pages
Scholastic Paperbacks; ISBN: 0590129384;

Dinosaurs (Magic Tree House Research Guide, paper)
by Mary Pope Osborne, et al
Listed under Magic Tree House Books

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer
by Barbara Kerley
For young readers.
"Can you fathom a time when almost no one in the world knew what a dinosaur looked like?" Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick can--and it was a time when people used words like "fathom" a lot, about 150 years ago. This author-illustrator team became experts on the subject, delving deeply into the life of Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins, the first person to ever summon up, sketch, mold, and fabricate these ancient giants into full-size models. 

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, presented in breathlessly earnest chapbook style ("A True Dinosaur Story in Three Ages"), follows the life of Hawkins from his early fossil studies to the first iguanodon that he extrapolates into existence for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The story then follows his subsequent victories and defeats at home and abroad: a triumphantly unorthodox New Year's Eve dinner party with the fathers of paleontology; the unveiling of Dinosaur Island; Boss Tweed's scuttling of a planned Paleozoic Museum in Central Park, and the destruction of years of Hawkins's work in the process. 

And the story is all true, although this veracity does make the pacing a bit clunky in spots. Then again, Kerley and Selznick have researched their hero with meticulous care (check out the copious endnotes), so perhaps only Hawkins himself can be blamed for leading a life that didn't always progress in perfect dramatic form. Overshadowing the narrative, though, are Selznick's stately, ghostly illustrations--of towering megalosaurs and Hawkins shuffling about with cane and top hat--which more than make up the difference. (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes - Amazon.com
School & Library Binding: 48 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 12.28 x 9.38
Publisher: Scholastic Trade;
ISBN: 0439114942

Dinosaurs2012Wall Calendar
by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of National History
Listed under History Calendars

National Geographic Dinosaurs
by Paul Barrett, et al
School & Library Binding - 192 pages
National Geographic Society; ISBN: 0792282248

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House 1, paper)
by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
(Paperback - July 1992)

Dinosaur's Binkit
by Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
(Hardcover)

Dinosaur Field Guide : Jurassic Park Institute
by Thomas R., Jr. Holtz, et al Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback - 160 pages (June 12, )
Random House (Merchandising); ISBN: 0375812938 )

Ultimate Sticker Book: Dinosaur
(Paperback - April 1993)

Snappy Little Dinosaurs : Pop-Up Fun (Snappy Pop-Ups)
by Dugald Steer, et al
(Hardcover)

The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek
by Evelyn Sibley Lampman, Hubert Buel (Illustrator)
(Hardcover)

Danny and the Dinosaur (An I Can Read Book)
by Syd Hoff, Sydney Hoff (Illustrator)
(Paperback - January 1993)

Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs
by Brian Cooley, Mary Ann Wilson
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback - 64 pages (October 7, )

Raptors, Fossils, Fins & Fangs : A Prehistoric Creature Feature
by Ray Troll (Illustrator), Brad Matsen
(Paperback)

Raptors! : The Nastiest Dinosaurs
by Don Lessem, David Peters (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback - 40 pages
 

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