When most people hear the word “paleontology,” they typically think of dinosaurs. But paleontology isn’t simply about dinosaurs, or even dinosaur bones. Paleontology is the study of fossilized bones and plants in order to understand the way the world used to be. It uses all kinds of science and technology to paint a picture of our planet’s past. It’s just the sort of thing that kids love as it incorporates some mystery, some investigation, lots of getting your hands dirty, and the possibility of cool discoveries.
If you have a kid who is interested in paleontology, or dinosaurs, or science, or where things come from, we’ve put together some great books to feed their curiosity. You won’t find any straight dinosaur titles here as we want kids to understand that paleontology is about so much more. The ages listed are the publisher’s recommended ages for you to use as a guide. [Read more…]