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Children's Nonfiction Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

Canadian Dinosaurs

by (author) Elin Kelsey

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, General
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 6
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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Did you know that Canada is one of the best places in the world to study dinosaurs? Every year, a new species of dinosaur is found in Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park — and some scientists think that we’ve discovered a mere 1% of all dinosaurs. Each new discovery sparks a whole new range of questions to be investigated! From the Wow Canada! series comes Canadian Dinosaurs, the first significant book on Canadian dinosaurs for young readers. Author Elin Kelsey has traveled across the country, researching the latest findings of world-renowned dinosaur experts. Technology, such as the latest DNA findings, has helped scientists make new discoveries and rethink old ones; dinosaur research is full of changing ideas and heated debates. Readers will be enriched by the detailed and fascinating information, paired with extraordinary visuals, of over 70 Canadian dinosaurs. Amazing archival photographs and superbly detailed illustrations complement Kelsey's up-to-the-minute research.

About the author

ELIN KELSEY, PhD, is an award-winning author and a leading spokesperson for hope and the environment. In 2014, she co-created #OceanOptimism, a twitter campaign to crowd-source and share ocean conservation successes which has reached 90 million users to date. She frequently works on projects with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Stanford University and the University of Victoria and is passionate about engaging kids in hopeful, science-based, environmental solutions. See more at

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  • Commended, Science Books & Films, Junior High and YA Category, Best Books
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice Starred Selection
  • Short-listed, Alberta Children's Choice Awards, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Short-listed, Canadian Science Writers' Association, Science in Society Award

Editorial Reviews

A book for all dinosaur lovers — male or female — young or old — filled with fascinating information…

Quebec Home & School News

A treasure trove for middle-grade dinosaur fans on both sides of the border.


Taking a familiar topic to a new level, Canadian Dinosaurs packages the science, adventure, and excitement of paleontology in a new and interesting way. Enthusiasts will reach a little farther as they read. Teachers will find this a good source for new information and anecdotes to enrich their lessons on Earth history or classification.

National Science Teachers Association

...contains a wealth of data on a startling array of dinosaur topics. Accessible and informative, it will appeal both to kids new to the topic and those in need of an update.

Quill & Quire

Highly recommended.

CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

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