Friday, March 21, 2014

Dino Treasures goes to press soon!

Today I got my first look at the completed pdf of Dino Treasures, the sequel to Dino Tracks. Both are by Rhonda Lucas Donald and I love collaborating on her books. We get to check it out one final time before it goes to press.

I've included a few of the spreads below, no copy, just the images, so it looks a little lonely on the left hand spread where the type falls, but hopefully you get the idea.

Colorful Critters
Head Butting Dinos
All of Arbordale Publishing's books include a "Creative Minds" educational section at the end that can be copied for classroom use as well as an online resource guide tying into every state's common core curriculum. The main goal is to make these fun stories that kids will want to pick up and read again and again.

Behind the scenes there's a lot of folks working hard to create these books and make sure they are successful. Here's a list of the vetters who checked and doubled checked it to make sure we've all done our jobs! Dino Treasures comes out this fall and we hope you enjoy it.

Thanks to the following scientists for verifying the information in this book:
• Dr. Phil Bell, Vertebrate Paleontologist, University of New England, Australia
• Dr. Karen Chin, Curator of Paleontology, Museum of Natural History and Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at University of Colorado
• Dr. Jacques Gauthier, Professor of Geology, Yale University and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Peabody Museum
• Dr. Tyler Lyson, Marmarth Research Foundation and Researcher for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
• Dr. Ryan McKellar, Invertebrate Paleontologist, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta
• Dr. Joseph Peterson, Vertebrate Paleontologist, Assistant Professor of Geology, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
• William F. Simpson, McCarter Collections Manager, Fossil Vertebrates, Field Museum of Natural History
• Dr. David Varricchio, Associate Professor of Paleontology Montana State University
• Dr. Thomas E. Williamson, Curator of Paleontology, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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