Archaeologists Dig for Clues

by Kate Duke

On Sale: 01/01/1997

Archaeologists Dig for Clues

by Kate Duke

illustrated by Kate Duke

On Sale: 01/01/1997


About the Book

Read and find out about what archaeologists are looking for, how they find it, and what their finds reveal in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Archaeologists on a dig work very much like detectives at a crime scene. Every chipped rock, charred seed, or fossilized bone could be a clue to how people lived in the past.

In a starred review, School Library Journal called this a "delightful" book "that students will return to again and again." It's a fun introduction to the basics of archaeology and what you need to know to go on a dig.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
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  • Entertain and educate at the same time
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  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
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Critical Praise

"This book has the appealing layout and tone of the successful 'Magic School Bus' series whtle still being firmly grounded in reality. Three children, a dog, and a cat accom­pany their archaeologist friend Sophie on a dig. The woman explains the scientific process, exuding enthusiasm for her cho­sen career. Upbeat, conversa­tional text, fact-filled sidebars, speech bubbles, and instructive illustrations pro­vide a delightful cornucopia of informa­tion that students will return to again and again." — School Library Journal (starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064451758
  • ISBN 10: 0064451755
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/01/1997
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Prehistoric
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Fossils
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Archaeology

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