Dinopedia is unleashed!

I’d ask if your students are obsessed with dinosaurs, but what student isn’t?  Nothing captures the imagination like studying the prehistoric beasts that once dominated our planet.  This is why I’m so excited about the release of Discovery’s newest book, Dinopedia!  It’s the latest in the Opedia series that includes Snakeopedia, Sharkopedia and Bugopedia (coming in 2015), and looks absolutely incredible.  It’s chock full of interesting facts and obscure details about everyone’s favorite dinosaurs, as well as more than a few you may have never heard of.

DINOPEDIA-book coverGet ready to become a dinosaur expert! Dinopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Dinosaur is the ultimate visual guide to the incredible Age of Dinosaurs, a period of time millions of years ago when these amazing creatures lived on Earth. Packed with over 400 photographs and fascinating facts, Dinopedia features more than 750 known types of dinosaurs—from fierce meat eaters such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor to the gentle plant-eating giants including Supersaurus and Brachiosaurus. Learn everything there is to know about dinosaur habitats, why they became extinct, recent fossil discoveries and more from Discovery™, the leading brand in nature programming.

Let your school librarian know that the book is released today and available on Amazon right now!  But if you don’t want to wait, I’ve got a copy right here at my desk already that I’ll send to one lucky DEN member!

Ask your class what their favorite dinosaur is and why, and then share it as a comment on this post.  At the end of the week, I’ll draw one random winner and send them a free copy of Dinopedia.  And keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter, as we’ll be giving away more copies there!



  1. Natalie Scott said:

    A plesiosaur, because if there really is a Nessie, Champ or Mokele-Membe, it’s probably some sort of descendant of the plesiosaur.

  2. Nancy Porter said:

    The favorite was the Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying reptile with a wing span of 36 feet, a large brain and huge eyes. Even though some scientists argue it is not an official dinosaur (because it has to have an upright stance), others include it because it was semi-upright. It lived in the Cretaceous period and would have had an excellent view!

  3. Terra-Lee Gratton said:

    We love the Albertosaurus because we live in the Province of Alberta, Canada and many fossils of this kind are still being found by Paleontologists. We are also home to the world renowned museum “Royal Tyrrell Museum” which is located in Drumhellar, Alberta.

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