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Book recommendations pertaining to Prehistory (4,500,000,000-6000 BCE).

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Life StoryBurton, Virginia Lee1962LEPrehistory4,500,000,000 BCEEarthVariousEvolutionNFPB
Continental Drift: The Evolution of Our World from the Origins of Life to the Far FutureInce, Martin2018MG
UMG
Prehistory4,500,000,000 BCEEarthVariousEvolutionNFPB
Fossils From Lost WorldsLaverdunt, Damien2021MGPrehistory4,500,000,000 BCEEarthVariousEvolutionNFPB
Our Family Tree: An Evolution StoryWestberg Peters, Lisa2003LEPrehistory4,500,000,000 BCEEarthVariousEvolutionNFPB
Annabelle & Aiden: The Story of LifeBecker, J.R.2016LEPrehistory4,500,000,000 BCEEarthVariousEvolutionNFPB
When the Whales WalkedDixon, Dougal2019LE
MG
Prehistory400,000,000-50,0000 BCEWorldVariousEvolutionNFPB
Grandmother FishTwet, Jonathan2016LEPrehistory400,000,000-50,0000 BCEWorldVariousEvolutionNFPB
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost WorldBrusatte, Steve2018YA
A
Prehistory252,000,000-66,000,000 BCEWorldVariousDinosaursNFB
The Age of DinosaursBrusatte, Steve2021MG
UMG
Prehistory252,000,000-66,000,000 BCEWorldVariousDinosaursNFCB
Could You Survive the Jurassic Period?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureDoeden, Matt2020MGPrehistory201,000,000-145,000,000 BCEWorldVariousJurassic Period
Dinosaurs
NFCB
Could You Survive the Cretaceous Period?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureBraun, Eric Mark2020MGPrehistory145,000,000-65,000,000 BCEWorldVariousCretaceous Period
Dinosaurs
NFCB
Raptor RedBakker, Robert T.1996YA
A
Prehistory120,000,000 BCENorth AmericaUnited StatesUtahraptor
Cretaceous Period
Dinosaurs
FN
Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindHarari, Yuval Noah2015YA
A
Prehistory70,000,000 BCE-2000 CEWorldVariousEvolutionNF
S
N
The Story of SaltKurlansky, Mark2014MG
UMG
Prehistory70,000,000 BCE-2000 CEWorldVariousHuman History
History of Food
NF
S
PB
Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)Harari, Yuval Noah2020YA
A
Prehistory70,000,000 BCE-2000 CEWorldVariousEvolutionNF
S
GN
A History of the World in Six GlassesStandage, Tom2006YA
A
Prehistory70,000,000 BCE-2000 CEWorldVariousHuman History
History of Food
NF
S
B
Salt: A World HistoryKurlansky, Mark2003YA
A
Prehistory70,000,000 BCE-2000 CEWorldVariousHuman History
History of Food
NF
S
B
When We Became HumansBright, Michael2019LE
MG
Prehistory5,000,000-250,000 BCEAfricaVariousEarly Man
Evolution
NFPB
Could You Survive the Ice Age?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureHoena, Blake2020MGPrehistory2,600,000-9,500 BCEWorldVariousIce AgeNFCB
The KinDickinson, Peter1998MG
YA
Prehistory200,000 BCEAfricaVariousStone Age
Ancient Africa
FN
Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First PeopleYellowhorn, Eldon
Lowinger, Kathy
2017UMG
YA
Prehistory100,000 BCE-1491 CENorth AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous AmericansNF
OV
CB
Vincent's Starry Night and Other StoriesBird, Michael2016MGPrehistory40,000 BCE - 2014 CEVariousVariousArt HistoryNFCB
The First DrawingGerstein, Mordicai2013LEPrehistory30,000 BCEEuropeFranceStone Age
Cave Art
NFPB
Boy of the Painted CaveDenzel, Justin1988MGPrehistory20,000 BCEEuropeFranceStone AgeFCB
The Clan of the Cave BearAuel, Jean M.1980YA
A
Prehistory18,000 BCESouthern EuropeVariousIce AgeFN
Discovery in the CaveDubowski, Mark2010LEPrehistory17,000-15,000 BCEEuropeFranceStone AgeNFER
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Mammoth HunterAntram, David2004LE
MG
Prehistory13,000 BCEBeringiaVariousIce AgeNFPB
From Wolf to WoofTalbott, Hudson2016LEPrehistory12,000 BCEEuropeVariousIce Age
Dogs
FPB
The First DogBrett, Jan1988LEPrehistory12,000 BCEEuropeVariousIce Age
Dogs
FPB
Children of the DawnlandO'Neal Gear, Kathleen2009MGPrehistory11,000 BCENorth AmericaUnited States
Canada
Ice AgeFCB
Could You Survive the New Stone Age?: An Interactive Prehistoric AdventureTroupe, Thomas Kingsley2020MGPrehistory10,000-4,500 BCEWorldVariousStone AgeNFCB
ClanBrouwer, Sigmund2021MG
UMG
Prehistory8,000 BCEEuropenoneIce AgeFCB
Maroo of the Winter CavesTurnbull, Ann1984MGPrehistory8,000 BCEEuropeFranceIce AgeFCB
The Wolf's BoyBeckhorn, Susan Williams2017MG
UMG
Prehistory8,000 BCEEuropeFranceIce AgeFCB

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel