The Journal of Angela Ashby by Liana Gardner          
The Journal of Angela Ashby
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Liana Gardner
(Ages 9-12)

Stacy McAnulty

Dear Reader,

I want a dinosaur. Unfortunately, they disappeared sixty-five million years ago, and genetic engineering has not caught up to what we see in movies.

I've come up with two solutions to my lack-of-dinosaur problem. On Halloween, I dress up my dog as a t-rex. And I've written the chapter book series The Dino Files.

In IT'S NOT A DINOSAUR!, nine-year-old Frank Mudd is raising Peanut, a baby dino. But Peanut might not be the only prehistoric reptile in the neighborhood. Rumors of a Nothosaurus living in the river send Frank and his cousin searching. But is the Notho dangerous? There's only one way to know for sure: find that dinosaur!

Would you like a free dinosaur? Sorry, they're extinct. But I am giving away ten signed copies of The Dino Files: IT'S NOT A DINOSAUR!. Simply send an email to to enter.

Your pal,
It's Not a Dinosaur! / Stacy McAnulty / Random House Books for Young Readers

Price: $9.99 / ISBN: 0553521977 / Published: October, 2016

Ages 6-10 / Chapter Book