About this project
Dinosaurs come alive for kids in the new Dinosaurs book & app series from Zoobooks. Each edition in the Dinosaur series follows the award-winning Zoobooks approach: combining spectacular scientifically-correct illustrations with engaging text, tailored for early learning. Read more below.
NEW STRETCH GOAL $18,000 - Adds dinosaur activity book (20 page min.; more $ more pages) with puzzles, mazes, games, recipes, jokes and more to the premiere edition.
NEW BONUS 8 ZOOBOOKS NOW SET - see "rewards" below.
NEW BONUS T-REX TEE-SHIRT - see "rewards" below.
NEW VIDEO: Renee Burch, Editor of Zoobooks, explains how the new Dinosaurs book & app series will be developed.
Zoobooks has been inspiring kids for over 35 years. In that time it’s won about every award given to periodicals for children. The same award-winning creative work will go into each title of the new Dinosaur Series for kids.
In 2004 we launched Zootles for kids 3-6 and then in 2007 Zoobies for kids 0-3 years old. All our titles are about animals, animals and animals - the rock stars of childhood.
Just as each Zoobooks, Zootles and Zoobies focuses on a different animal or group of animals, each edition of the new Dinosaurs Series will feature a different dinosaur or group of dinosaurs.
The new Dinosaurs Series adopts the Zoobooks and Zootles size (8.5"x11") and length (24 pages with pullout fun pages). Skilled editors design it for kids 3 years old and up. Kids fall in love with dinosaurs at an early age. Encouraging their passion for dinosaurs can lead to a lifelong love of nature, science and learning.
Anatomy, social behavior, survival skills, communication, ecological roles are covered in each edition of the new Dinosaur Series. Young paleontologists will find hours and hours of wild learning fun and the series goes on their bookshelf and computer as an educational resource for years to come.
Kids learn scientific passion can become a career in the new Dinosaurs Series. As in current Zoobooks, Zootles and Zoobies, it's never too early to inspire a young scientist!
We’ve got an all-star cast of editors, illustrators, designers, researchers and paleontologists ready to build this new series. But we can’t turn them loose till we reach our funding goal. So please, pledge and spread the word, so this talented team can get to work for kids around the world.
As they work, they will be sharing progress with our backers and asking you about the direction for the series. For example, we’ve identified possible dinosaurs for our first titles, but we want you to weigh in on which one should become the premiere edition. Setting the bar high with the premiere dinosaur title, assures all the editions to come will have big footprints to fill.
We need your help to kickstart this project for several reasons:
- Banks and traditional investors aren’t interested in this kind of kids project because the monetary return isn’t great enough. (Yet the value for kids will be T-Rex sized!)
- We want feedback and support from future readers and fans right from the start.
- The Kickstarter focus on creative publishing projects promises our kind of community.
Stretch Goal 1: Every additional $12,000 raised will fund another book & app in the series.
Stretch Goal 2: $75,000 funds the creation of a full year of a new Dinosaur Learning Club about dinosaurs, dinosaurs and more dinosaurs.
NEW 8 ZOOBOOKS NOW + ZOOKEEPER (holds 35 ZOOBOOKS) for all pledges $100+ (past & future) ships in March '16:
NEW BONUS T-Rex Tee Shirt for all pledges $50+ (past & future) Delivered in March '16 Adult & Kid sizes:
Full-year Subscription to Zoobooks, Zootles or Zoobies
Zoobooks Dino Prehistoric Pack
Ultimate Zoobooks Sea Creatures Set
Risks and challenges
We've been making award-winning books, apps and magazines for kids for years. The main risks relate to multiple contributors meeting deadlines. We've managed many complicated projects like this in the past and are confident we can overcome obstacles that might arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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