cover image Dinosaurology: The Search for a Lost World

Dinosaurology: The Search for a Lost World

Raleigh Rimes. Candlewick, $19.99 (30p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6739-9

The biggest surprise in this addition to the popular, 10-year-old Ologies series is that it’s taken this long for a dinosaur-themed entry to arrive. Framed as a journal of a 1907 expedition to the “Lost Island of Yannapalu,” the book follows explorer Percy Fawcett and his assistant, Rimes, as they travel to South America to meet with the islanders, discover dinosaur fossils, and then the real thing: “The tales were true: here were living, breathing dinosaurs!” As in the rest of the Ologies books, booklets, flaps, and other interactive elements appear throughout (glitter is a stand-in for “finely ground dinosaur horn”), and the field journal motif provides an engrossing blend of fact and fiction. Ages 8–12. (Sept.)