Dino Records is coming in June!

I am so excited about this book. My co-author, the inimitable Jen Agresta, and I had so much fun digging on dinos and bringing them to life in this beautifully illustrated volume. Dino lovers of all ages will enjoy reading about the biggest, smallest, weirdest, deadliest, most notorious, and most mysterious of these awesome creatures. In addition to the records, you’ll read about feuding paleontologists, meet children who made great fossil discoveries, and learn the true story of the Velociraptors in the film Jurassic Park. You’ll learn why T. Rex had such tiny arms, why some dinosaurs got so enormous, how scientists decide what makes one animal “smarter” than another, and what some experts think the smartest dinosaurs would be like if they’d survived into our times—and plenty more.

Filled with great info, fast facts, puzzles, and dino jokes, Dino Records will become your go-to dinosaur reference! I hope you’ll have as much fun reading it as we had writing it.

Pre-order your copy from Amazon or directly from National Geographic Books, or look for it in bookstores June 2017.




Avery Elizabeth Hurt is the author of more than a dozen books for children and young adults. She loves spiders, raptors, and cats, and enjoys walking in the woods, riding her bike, and drinking lots and lots of Chinese tea.