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Miner Recs Episode 79: Read Roar Repeat! Summer Reading 2023

On this episode, Sarah, David, Maureen and Jessica talk about this year's summer reading programming at the Des Plaines Public Library, as well as the theme of the challenge: dinosaurs!

Listen to their conversation in the player below:

Place a hold today on some of the dino-books and dino-films mentioned in this episode:

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Tyrannosaurus Drip

A duckbilled dinosaur, accidentally raised by fierce tyrannosauruses who would eat duckbills if only they could reach them, tries to be like his "family" but finally gives up, runs away, and finds a real home with others of his kind. (Also available en español.)

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Jurassic Park

Scientists develop a means of bringing dinosaurs to life using DNA taken from dinosaur blood, which has been preserved inside insects encased in amber. (Also available on  Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD.)

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After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he's actually stranded on Earth... 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. (Also available on Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD.)

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The Land Before Time

Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie go on their first adventure together, an exciting quest to find the lush, legendary Great Valley. Along the way, the prehistoric pals overcome many challenges and learn the value of teamwork and friendship. (Also available on Blu-Ray.)

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The Good Dinosaur

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. (Also available on Blu-Ray.)

Ice Age DVD cover

Ice Age

Four animals trying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age become unlikely heroes. The four reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements.

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