Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist

Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist


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This is the story of a woman who dared to dig, explore, and discover. This is the story of Dinosaur Lady.

Mary Anning loved scouring the beach near her home in England for shells and fossils. She fearlessly climbed over crumbling cliffs and rocky peaks, searching for new specimens. One day, something caught Mary's eye.

Bones. Dinosaur Bones.

Mary's discoveries rocked the world of science and helped create a brand-new field of study: paleontology. But many people believed women couldn't be scientists, so Mary wasn't given the credit she deserved. Nevertheless, Mary kept looking and learning more, making discoveries that reshaped scientific beliefs about the natural world.

Dinosaur Lady is a beautiful and brilliant picture book that will enlighten children about the discovery of the dinosaurs and the importance of female scientists. It also includes a timeline of Mary Anning's life and lots of fantastic fossil facts!

Title:Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist
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    Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist Reviews

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    Read for my toddler’s bedtime. A fantastic biography of Mary Anning, a paleontologist who discovered dinosaur fossils at a time when women was not allowed to attend school let alone holding a profes...

  • Briar's Reviews

    Oh. My. Gosh. Educational!Dinosaur Lady is about Mary Anning, the first paleontologist and OMG this book just screams me! Sure, I'm an adult but I still love an educational children's books full of pr...

  • Alicia Bayer

    This is a really wonderful book that introduces children to Mary Anning, the young girl sometimes dubbed "the first paleontologist" for her remarkable discoveries of fossils that helped open up the wo...

  • Kirsti

    There's so much good nonfiction for young children nowadays. This is a brief introduction to the life and discoveries of Mary Anning, who made vital scientific discoveries despite having no education ...

  • Kathryn

    This was my five-year-old's favorite book for about a month. We read it A LOT. I'm happy that he's enjoying a book about dinosaurs that also features an awesome female paleontologist and didn't mind r...

  • Isabel Smith

    Wow! Gorgeously illustrated and simply written, Dinosaur Lady provides a quick, fascinating look at Mary Anning’s life and contributions to science and paleontology. Scouring the oceanside, making ...

  • Ula

    5 out of 5 🌟 Be so good, they can't ignore you'Dinosaur Lady' tells the history of Mary Anning, one of the most famous British scientists and the first Paleontologist. The narration is compelling, ...

  • Whitney

    THIS is why I love children's biographies! I'd never heard of Mary Anning before I grabbed this off the shelf at work, but it turns out she literally changed the world. Dinosaur Lady is a great little...

  • debbicat *made of stardust*

    I read Shark Lady (via NetGalley) and loved it. This one is so good too!5 stars! I am so sorry to say, I did not know about the lady that this is based on, Mary Anning. I have now found myself googlin...

  • Amanda

    The cover is what caught me first, that and I have loved everything that I have ever read about Mary Anning (not much out there but very interesting nonetheless). The art is wonderful all throughout t...