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The Dinosaur Expert (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series) (Hardcover)

The Dinosaur Expert (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series) By Margaret McNamara, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret McNamara, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
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Join Mr. Tiffin and his students on a trip to a natural history museum and learn all about dinosaurs and the scientists who discovered them!

Mr. Tiffin and his students are back in another picture book, and this time the focus is on dinosaur-loving Kimmy. During a field trip to the natural history museum, Kimmy is thrilled to share what she knows about the Stegosaurus and the Archaeopteryx and even the ginormous Titanosaurus. That changes when one of her classmates questions whether girls can be paleontologists. Kimmy starts to feel shy. What if they can't? What if no one wants to hear what she has to say? It will take some help from Mr. Tiffin--and from a famous scientist--for Kimmy to find her voice again.

Join Mr. Tiffin's class as they learn about dinosaurs big and small, feathered and scaly, winged and ocean-dwelling. And root for Kimmy, the dinosaur expert . . . who might just learn something about herself.

About the Author

Margaret McNamara is the author of three other titles about Mr. Tiffin's class: A Poem in Your Pocket, called "a nimble introduction to poetry" by the New York Times;The Apple Orchard Riddle, said to "spark fruitful curriculum discussion" by School Library Journal; and How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, called "illuminating" by Family Fun magazine. She is also the author of The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot and George Washington's Birthday. Ms. McNamara lives in New York City. Visit her on the Web at

G. Brian Karas is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including A Poem in Your Pocket, How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, and The Apple Orchard Riddle. He also illustrated A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards; Neville by Norton Juster; Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming, which received four starred reviews; Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and Home on the Bayou, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Visit him at

Praise For…

"A pivotal moment in a child's life, handled with grace and sensitivity rather than conflict or ineffective lecturing."—Kirkus, starred review

"A beautifully crafted picture book."—Booklist, starred review

"This story is illustrated with great care and attention to detail from page one, and the text and artwork work together in harmony to bring home powerful messages about gender equality, evolving to improve, and being careful with the feelings of others."—School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553511437
ISBN-10: 0553511432
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: July 17th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series