Dinosaur Disaster: A Branches Book (Looniverse #3) : A Branches Book

Series: Looniverse

by David Lubar, Illustrated By Matt Loveridge


Scholastic Inc.
November 2013


Fiction
Ages 6 – 8 . Grades 1 – 3

Lexile measure: 500L

DRA: 38

Guided Reading: P


This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this third adventure, Ed and his friends visit a robotic, life-like exhibit called Dinosaur Discovery. He has fun on the trip, but then ends up with a real-life dinosaur following him home. . . . Ed's strange magical coin has done it again! Disaster follows, and Ed simply MUST find a way to put this dinosaur back where it belongs. There are fun black-and-white illustrations on every page!
Matt Loveridge

Matt Loveridge likes to draw subjects that expose the lighter side of life, so he loves illustrating children's books! Looniverse was the first children's book series he illustrated. Matt lives in Utah with his beautiful, supportive wife and their three rambunctious kids (who are a constant source of inspiration!).
David Lubar

David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, HIDDEN TALENTS, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is the author of over thirty-five books, for readers ranging from first grade through high school and beyond. These include PUNISHED! (A Junior Library Guild Selection), the Weenies short story collections, the popular middle-grade series Nathan Abercrombie: Accidental Zombie, and the Looniverse early chapter-book series. David lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and various felines.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for PUNISHED!
    "This lighthearted fantasy would be an excellent classroom read-aloud. The language concepts are deftly explained and the clever, wordplay-filled dialogue provides numerous examples. There is an emphasis on problem-solving and self-reliance as well... [Young readers] will howl at the atrocious puns and repeat them at the earliest opportunity. Be prepared for an epidemic of juvenile punsters." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

    "Wordplay is at the heart of this funny, surreal adventure in which even the title is a pun...An appealing mix of magic and silliness." -BOOKLIST

    Praise for the WEENIES collections
    "Lubar creates characters who will quickly engage readers." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

    "Suspenseful, surreal tales [that] will delight reluctant and ravenous readers alike." -BOOKLIST

TODO - RELATED RESOURCES

Paperback / softback
$4.99

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545496063

96pp. | 5-¼ x 7-⅝