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Mister Bones

Mister Bones: Dinosaur Hunter  by Jane Kurtz. Illustrated by Mary Haverfield. (2004) Reading Level: Ages 6-8. 32 pages. Aladdin. ISBN: 0689859619.
Mister Bones: Dinosaur Hunter by Jane Kurtz
Illustrated by Mary Haverfield


Publisher's Description

Barnum Brown loves to dig in the dirt. He pokes and he sifts and he picks through the dirt. What is he looking for? Not gold, but something just as valuable: Bones! Dinosaur bones! And what he finds is an amazing thing.


Classroom Connections

Collaborative Books -- Reading About Dinosaur Hunting

  • Alphin, Elaine Marie.  Dinosaur Hunter.   HarperCollins, 2003 --  Dinosaur Bone Wars in Wyoming (I Can Read Book)
  • Brown, DonRare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her Remarkable Discoveries.  Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
  • Hartzog, Brooke.  The Dinosaur Bone Battle Between O.C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope.  PowerKids Press, 1999 --  (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)
  • Hartzog, Brooke.  Dinosaur Footprints and Roland T. Bird.  PowerKids Press, 1999 --  (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)
  • Hartzog, Brooke.  Ichthyosaurus and Little Mary Anning.  PowerKids Press, 1999 --  (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)
  • Hartzog, Brooke.  Iguanodon and Dr. Gideon Mantell.  PowerKids Press, 1999 --  (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)
  • Hartzog, Brooke.  Ichthyosaurus and Little Mary Anning.  PowerKids Press, 1999 --  (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)
  • Hartzog, Brooke.  Tyrannosaurus Rex & Barnum Brown.  PowerKids Press, 1999 --  (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)
  • Hartzog, Brooke.  The First Dinosaur Eggs and Roy Chapman Andrews.  PowerKids Press, 1999 --  (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)

Related Links to Information About Barnum Brown and Other Palentologists
Barnum Brown (1873-1963) was a great US dinosaur hunter and assistant curator of the American Museum of Natural History. Brown discovered many dinosaurs, including the first T. Rex specimens. He named: Anchiceratops (1914), Ankylosaurus (1908), Corythosaurus (1914), Hypacrosaurus (1913), Kritosaurus (1910), Leptoceratops (1914), Prosaurolophus (1916), Saurolophus (1912), and the family Ankylosauridae (1908). He co-named Pachycephalosaurus (1943) and Dromaeosaurus (with E. M. Schlaikjer, 1922).  (Links are to pages on the Enchanted Learning site.)
Famous paleontologists to investigate:
  • Mary Anning
  • William Buckland
  • Thomas H. Huxley
  • Roy C. Andrews
  • Richard Owen
What contribution to the study of dinosaurs did each of these people make?

Mister Bones: Dinosaur Hunter at SimonSaysKids, official publisher's site




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