Reviews & Features for JACK HORNER, DINOSAUR HUNTER!

Updated: Apr 13

NOTE: This post is edited to include the latest reviews/news.


CLICK HERE to view the official book trailer.

Awards & Nominations:

  • Kentucky Association of School Librarians KBA Award Nominee K-2, 2022-23. - CLICK HERE for more

  • Bookstagang Best of Nominee, 2021-22.



"An inspiring example of how disabilities don't have to close doors..."

School Library Journal | CLICK HERE for the full review

"This picture book biography of world-renowned paleontologist Jack Horner not only details Horner’s passion to discover and study dinosaurs, but also encourages children to persevere when they face challenges...this title will be grabbed off the shelf for recreational reading alone."

School Library Connection

"It's a really amazing story about a man who struggled in school...but didn't give up on his dream and found a way to make it happen..."

Colby Sharp | CLICK HERE for the full review

"...the perfect book for a reluctant reader."

Children's Book Watch | CLICK HERE for the full review

"Meet Jack Horner, a world-famous paleontologist and expert dinosaur hunter whose story is as interesting as it is inspiring…A fascinating true story of a boy that followed his dream, Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! may very well provide readers with the encouragement they need to pursue what they most desire."

Kendal Rautzhan, The Canton Repository News | CLICK HERE for the full review

"Sophia Gholz and illustrator Dave Shepherd have brought Jack’s story to life in a hybrid picture book-graphic story form. It reads like an adventure “comic book” story, with suspense and tension and even its own version of Pow! and Zow!—the story’s trademark Crunch! and Swoosh! Jack even discovers his own species. It’s just incredible! Any and all kids (and adults) who love dinosaurs will be inspired by Sophia’s telling of Jack’s story."

Sandra Nickel | CLICK HERE for the full review

"...this will not only appeal to young readers, but will be a great resource for older reluctant readers."

Carol Baldwin Blog | CLICK HERE for the full review

"Have you heard of Jack Horner? What if I told you that if you have seen Jurassic Park then you might be familiar with him without even knowing it? Picture book biography meets graphic novel in this dino-riffic adventure!...Gholz did an amazing job of bringing Jack's story to life and showing that hard work and dedication pay off in the end!"

Homeschool By The Beach | CLICK HERE for the full review

"...this book will be a huge hit in elementary schools, everywhere!"

Miller Memo Blog | CLICK HERE for the full review

"...this not only covers his biography and vivid world, but employs dyslexia-friendly fonts to appeal to those who may be reading-challenged."

Midwest Book Review | CLICK HERE for the full review

" inspiration to kids with dyslexia and those who love dinosaurs."

Sincerely Stacie Blog | CLICK HERE for the full review

"This book will give children with disabilities a chance to believe they can over come and be successful in life. Teachers will love providing this book. Kids and their parents will want to read about Jack."

Kathy Temean, Writing & Illustrating | CLICK HERE for more


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