by: Jack Horner
illustrations by: Robert Rath and Phil Wilson
More than just a book about dinosaurs, Digging Up Dinosaurs teaches kids ages 8 to 12 about paleontology through the remarkable story of the recent discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex bone with flexible blood vessels, found in Montana.
Horner takes kids along on the dig, explaining step by step how fossils are formed, the best places to find them, what it takes to get them out of the ground, and what the fossils tell us about the dinosaurs that ruled Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
AWARDS: Finalist, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Nonfiction, 2007. Finalist, Ben Franklin Book Awards, Science and Environment category, 2008.