Some Things Dinosaur

Claire’s class sends home book biweekly. Students are to read it and make a project to show and tell to the class. This week was Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton. She wanted to make fossils, and so we dug up some toys, mixed salt dough, and made some. Dinosaurs are a beloved topic for Claire.

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The public image of dinosaurs is tainted by extinction. It’s hard to accept dinosaurs as a success when they are all dead. But the fact of ultimate extinction should not make us overlook the absolutely unsurpassed role dinosaurs played in the history of life.

-ROBERT T. BAKKER, The Dinosaur Heresies

If you ever find yourself in Houston, I enthusiastically recommend a visit to the Morian Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. And here’s a list of some dinosaur books that we read often.

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