Books by Don Lessem

THE ULTIMATE DINO-PEDIA by Don Lessem
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

"Still, the outstanding art and the unmatched breadth of content move this to the head of the Dino-app pack. (iPad reference app. 7-11)"
Though not quite the dino-pedia to rule them all, this multimedia version of the already-terrific print edition of the same title will certainly set young dinophiles roaring. Read full book review >
ORNITHOMIMIDS by Don Lessem
DINOSAURS
Released: Jan. 2, 1996

"Despite such lack of precision, children will be drawn to the vivid full-color photographs and appealing illustrations of familiar creatures. (glossary, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Special Dinosaurs series discusses a type of dinosaur thought to be the fastest. Read full book review >
JACK HORNER by Don Lessem
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"This book pulls it off splendidly. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The biggest thing this biography has going for it is the undeniable appeal of its subject: John R. Horner, chief curator of paleontology at the University of Montana and scientific adviser to the film Jurassic Park (now there's a handy hook for getting young readers' attention). Read full book review >
THE ICEMAN by Don Lessem
HISTORY
Released: May 2, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
From the co-author of Digging Up Tyrannosaurus Rex (1992), a scanty but fascinating report on a Copper-Age mummy discovered in 1991 on the mountainous border between Austria and Italy. Read full book review >
THE COMPLETE TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John R. Horner
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1993

"Aggravatingly juvenile at times, but stuffed with T. rex goodies and well-positioned to enjoy some of the run-off from Steven Spielberg's upcoming dino-megaepic, Jurassic Park. (Illustrations—eight pp. color & 72 pp. b&w—and line drawings— not seen)"
A lavish photo-and-text celebration of everyone's favorite dinosaur. Read full book review >
DIGGING UP TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John R. Horner
DINOSAURS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Resource Guide'' (lacks dates, but books are recent); rudimentary index. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The curator of paleontology at Montana's Museum of the Rockies describes the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil and its excavation, and explains its scientific importance. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 1, 1992

"Enjoyable if unfocused, offering ample evidence that paleontological research, which once seemed dry as dust and cold as clay, is now a red-hot bone of contention."
A Baedeker to the sprawling, brawling world of dinosaur research. Read full book review >