Explore the extraordinary world of fossils; find out how they're formed, where to find them and how to identify them in this information book. Written by palaeontology expert Dr Andrew Ross, in conjunction with the National Museum of Scotland, this book will help children discover all the fascinating details of different species for themselves.
* White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language.
* Text type: An information book.
* An illustrated archaeological dig of the fossils mentioned in the book on pages 30 and 31 helps children to recap what they've learnt and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.
* Curriculum links: Geography: Going to the seaside; History: What was it like to live here in the past?
Dr Andrew Ross is the Principal Curator of Palaeobiology of National Museums Scotland, based in Edinburgh. An avid collector of fossils from the age of five, Dr Ross has since become an expert on fossil insects. Prior to moving to Scotland he worked as a curator at the Natural History Museum in London for 15 years. He is the author of many scientific papers and the popular book Amber, the Natural Time Capsule.