Our Featured Non-Fiction Book this Month

Extinct: Megalodon

Our Featured Non-Fiction Book this month is Megalodon from the brilliant Extinct series by Professor Ben Garrod, illustrated by Gabriel Ugueto.

Extinct: The Story of Life on Earth is a non-fiction series by TV scientist Ben Garrod that we, and our reviewers, absolutely love. A must-read for curious minds and science-lovers aged 9+ - Extinct introduces us to some of the weird and wonderful animals we have lost in mass extinctions, from the super-strange to the super-ferocious. The wonderful illustrations by palaeoartist Gabriel Ugueto bring the science to life in a spectacular way.

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2022-02-18
Our Featured Non-Fiction Book this Month
Sample Page from Megalodon

Megalodon is the story of the largest predatory shark of all time. At a staggering size of up to 20m long - three times the modern great white shark - Megalodon dominated the oceans for millions of years.

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Our Featured Non-Fiction Book this Month

The book is packed with expert research including Ask an Expert contributions from leading scientists and a glossary and pronunciation guide.

We love Ben Garrod's approachable explanations of the important scientific phenomenon that is extinction, combined with Gabriel Ugueto's fascinating and beautiful colour illustrations.

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Megalodon is out now and two new books Thylacine and Hainan Gibbon will follow later in March and May of this year.

Read a free extract of Megalodon here.


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Our Featured Non-Fiction Book this Month

Find out more about this series from our reviewers, who give the Extinct books 5 stars:

"We loved this book told from a worm’s eye, it was really informative and interesting! We learnt a lot of new facts and have begged our teachers to buy the next books in the Extinct series."
Hallucigenia 
Review by AllYear6, aged 10-11

"This book is so interesting (and has great pictures) you can almost imagine exactly what life was like all those millions of years ago. I now want to read the other books in this series."
Hallucigenia
Review by JH23, aged 13

"This book is amazing and the illustrations are spectacular!… If you are interested in science, you will love this book"
Dunkleosteus
Review by Bweemz, aged 11

"This book was one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. It is factual without being dull and contains pictures of trilobites and other species alive back then… All in all it is an excellent book and if you want to learn more about ancient animals then this is the book for you."
Trilobite
Review by Azathoth 789, aged 13

"This book is amazing, it tells you all about extinction and goes into details not covered in my school lessons so far. The illustrations are also detailed but also easy to understand. This was the perfect book for last weekend. I love it! Now I need to persuade my mum to buy me the rest of the series"
Trilobite
Review by Ad575, aged 11

"What a beautiful book. Didn’t really know what to expect when we received this book, however it has turned out to be a real gem. The explanations and glossary are so detailed as are the illustrations. They’re so good, I’m looking at buying the rest of the series for my school library. The children are fascinated by this."
Trilobite
Teacher Review

"This book was great! I loved how it is really up to date with its dinosaur facts and information. All the statistics and diagrams make this book something special."
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Review by mapples, aged 10


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Megalodon

TV scientist Ben Garrod presents the biggest extinction events ever, told from the point of view of evolution's superstars, the most incredible animals ever to swim, stalk, slither or walk our planet. Whether you're 9 or 90, his unique exploration of the most destructive, yet most creative, force in nature makes top level science fun.

 Here are the superstars of the story of life, from the super-weird to the super-ferocious. Usually a species has 10 million years or so of evolving, eating, chasing, playing, maybe doing homework, or even going to the moon before it goes extinct.

  Megalodon, the super-predator, had the most powerful bite force ever measured! Terrorizing the oceans, it hunted with stealth and skill, but even Megalodon died out, along with 50 percent of marine mammals, 2.5 million years ago.

 Collect all eight books about animals we have lost in mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega-volcanoes, clashing continents and climate change.

 Also includes:
 * Past brought to full-colour life by palaeoartist Gabriel Ugueto
 * Ask an Expert contributions from leading scientists
 * Glossary and pronunciation guide

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