How Does a Bone Become a Fossil?
by Melissa Stewart
How Does It Happen?
Heinemann-Raintree, 2009
for Grades 2-4
ISBN 978-1-41093-453-6
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A combination of clear, simple text; well-captioned photos; and dynamic design introduce young readers to the natural processes that gradually transform a bone into a fossil.
Honors and Awards
National Science Teachers Association Recommended Title
Research Notes
“I’ve written several books about dinosaurs and fossils. So when an editor asked me to take a close look the fossilization process, I was really excited. I learned all kinds of interesting things while researching the book. For instance, scientists have found everything for spiders and flower petals to bird feathers and gas bubbles made by termites encased in amber.”
“Information is clearly presented using a large font, diagrams, and photographs formatted to resemble Polaroid pictures. . . . This series does a first-rate job answering some important scientific questions.”
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