Dig the Search for Dinosaurs
Dig the Search for Dinosaurs

Readers are about to embark upon a series of adventures with a dinosaur digger—this book's author, Stuart Plotkin! Experience the highs and lows, the excitement and tedium, and the science and the fiction. Plus, watch Plotkin start from a nervous novice with little confidence and social grace, making mistakes and screwups. With the help and guidance of some great people, he learns that he can fall and stand up tall again, that he can talk to fellow paleontologists without feeling inferior.

The book includes many digging stories, a little science, some questions to get readers thinking, and at the very end, the answer to this burning question: What killed off the dinosaurs and ended their 160 million year reign as kings of the Earth?


Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Nonfiction
  • Science

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12

Dig: The Search for Dinosaurs is a fantastic book about author Stuart Plotkin's summer adventures during ten years of uncovering dinosaur bones with experienced paleontologists in Canada, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Interested in dinosaurs from the time he was a boy, he realized many books about dinosaurs are either simple picture books or overly complex textbooks that are hard to understand. As a result, his “just right” book is interesting, easy to read, and incredibly informative.

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