Get Ready to Roar! There’s a New Book to Win!

Kids love dinosaurs. So get ready to roar about this week’s giveaway! Dinosaur Number Crunch (Barron’s) is packed with stats, pictures, and graphics to make you an instant paleontology pro.

Submit a comment to this blog to let us know what your favorite dino is. The classic brontosaurus? The terrifying T-rex? That crazy-looking stegosaurus? Or maybe an outlier like the ankylosaurus or the iguanodon? One lucky teacher will be randomly selected to win our prize. Get those comments in by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 3, for your chance to win.


We’ve unearthed some epic freebies and offers for you this week, take a look:




Newbery Honor book Savvy is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The special edition has a never-before-published story, plus you can get a free teacher’s guide. Check it out here.







Have you seen the new Elementary Playbook available from Special Olympics? It’s for schools interested in the Unified Champion Schools program and includes activities, tips, planning sheets, and much more. The program’s goal is to build lasting friendships between students with and without intellectual disabilities and create a truly inclusive environment. Learn more at


Early childhood teachers, Sesame Street in Communities is offering free professional development courses on important topics such as reading, math, and resilience. Each online course includes a video and webinar; you’ll get a certificate when you complete the materials. See what’s coming up here.


I think my favorite category of dinos might be the sauropods. Scientists recently discovered sauropod tracks on the coast of Scotland. The tracks were so big they could be mistaken for tidal pools. Now that’s cool!


PS: International Fairy Day is coming up on June 24. What could be more fun than heading outdoors to play Musical Toadstools or Fairy Freeze Tag? Find out how here.

48 thoughts on “Get Ready to Roar! There’s a New Book to Win!

  1. Ever since the movie Jurassic Park, I have a new found sense of respect for the Velociraptors. I also find the Ostriches and Emus are very similar. Hmmmm…..

  2. I have to say my is a dinosaur named Sue . Sue is the nickname given to the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen ever found. It was discovered in August 1990, by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. It is now a permanent feature at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. I was born in Illinois and lived there until 9/9/2009 when I moved to KY. I remember the all the News Presses at that time and was excited to have a dinosaur with one of my nicknames. I visited her many times at the museum and was amazed at how huge she is.

  3. Totally love the stegosaurus ever since I discovered a great pattern of one to make a game board using dice and clothes pins on the many spikes.

  4. My favorite is the Mamenchisaurus with a neck up to 46 ft. in length! He really knew how to stick his neck out for his friends!

  5. I love all dinosaurs, but my favorite is the tyrannosaurus rex. Those are my favorite, because they are so cute. They run around with their arms out like they want to give someone a hug, a really big hug. Or they want to get a hug. They look tough and possibly even mean, because they have huge, sharp teeth. But, you shouldn’t judge someone based on their physical appearance. And, their large mouths appears to be smiling from some angles.

  6. My son and I both love T-Rex because of his large, dominating size, yet teeny tiny arms:D I relate as I apparently have short arms, so it’s often the joke that I have T-Rex arms???? ???? They are perfect for reading books because the book is never far away!

  7. Without a doubt, the T-Rex is by far the most recognized of all the dinosaurs. As most teachers know, it was the star in the first dinosaur action movie….JURRASIC PARK! It was that particular star quality that began a journey for many a student into the world of paleontology. Those young minds who were enticed by that famous T-Rex in JP are now parents of a second generation of dino learners. Thanks to my son, now an adult, I still recognize the various species of dinosaur and have that knowledge to share with our grandchild.

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