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Hiding Dinosaurs
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Dan Moynihan
Dan Moynihan, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823431960 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K

CCSS Codes:
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6
W.1.1-3, 5-8
RL.1.1-7, 9
L.1.1, 1d, 1e, 1j, 2, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5c
RF.1.1,1a, 2, 3, 3a, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c

About the Book

New readers will delight in this rib-tickling fantasy with its exuberant illustrations and hilarious twist.

What could be more fun than a houseful of prehistoric pals? When a boy discovers that dinosaurs are emerging from the eggs sitting on the kitchen counter, it's a dream come true. Unfortunately, the boy is not so sure Mom and Dad will feel the same way, so he decides to hide his new friends. That plan works for a while, but the dinosaurs keep growing, and growing, and growing! The boy is running out of hiding places. When the secret is out, how will Mom and Dad react?

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Identify the characters, setting and events in the story. RL.K-1.3

2. Who is telling the story? How do you know when the main character's mom is talking? RL.K-1.6

3. Is the book HIDING DINOSAURS real or make believe? Explain. How can you change the plot to make this story nonfiction? RL.K-1.5 / SL.K-1.1

4. Create a story map using words and pictures to retell HIDING DINOSAURS. Where would you hide a dinosaur?

5. Hiding-a-dinosaur activity: Have students bring in a shoe box and create a space where they would hide their dinosaur. Use simple materials from the classroom (paper, paint, glue, markers). Share with the class. RL.K-1.2 / SL.K-1.1, 5

Readers' Guide
HIDING DINOSAURS: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

Activity Sheets

HIDING DINOSAURS: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E Poster
HIDING DINOSAURS: An I Like to Read® Book Downloadable 8.5”x11” poster

HIDING DINOSAURS: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E Coloring Pages
Color the dinosaurs!

HIDING DINOSAURS: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E Bookmark
Mark your spot with this Dino-mite bookmark!

HIDING DINOSAURS: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E Mobile
Cut and build this prehistoric mobile.