Books by Phil Wilson

Baby Santa and the Gift of Giving by M. Maitland DeLand
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A reminder that the best part of the holiday season isn't getting, but giving."
A philanthropic family visits New York City and helps many local residents in DeLand's (Baby Santa and the Missing Reindeer, 2013, etc.) latest children's-book installment. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2007

"Closing with a simple explanation of fossilization, this 'Level 2' addition to the dinosaur shelves should soar off with the ease of a leather-winged Pteranodon. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Giving younger dinophiles a chance to wrap their tongues around monikers like Deinosuchus, Pterodaustro and Archaeopteryx, this gallery of monsters that aren't classified as dinosaurs but lived during the same time period presents 11 toothy creatures—generally seen, in the melodramatic illustrations, lunging at prey or gliding sinuously through air or water. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"In a series aimed at offering high-interest stories, this more than fills the bill, and is a welcome accompaniment to The Day the Dinosaurs Died (May 2006) by the same team. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
From the woolly mammoth to the Indricotherium, the largest land mammal ever, paleontologist Brown describes ten extraordinary, but now extinct, mammals, plus the surviving Homo sapien [sic]. Read full book review >
THE DAY THE DINOSAURS DIED by Charlotte Lewis Brown
Released: June 1, 2006

"Sure to find its audience. (author's note, pronunciation guide) (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Paleontologist Brown presents developing readers with a vividly imagined recreation of an asteroid impact and its immediate and subsequent effects on the dinosaurs. Read full book review >
PTERANODON by Ruth Ashby
Released: June 1, 2005

"Concludes with a map of the Late Cretaceous, glossary, bibliography and notes. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Imagine a furry, flying dinosaur with a 28-foot wing span, soaring on leathery wings, catching a fishy supper and avoiding fatal battles with T. rex, Elasmosaurus, Tylosaurus and an unnamed raptor. Read full book review >