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Children's Books on
Fossils and Geologic Time
By Doug and Claudia Mann
Illustrated by David Cobb

Our Children's Books on Fossils and Geologic Time will delight the child on your gift list. These unique educational sets provides endless hours of learning about the history of our planet in a fun and entertaining way.

They cover topics including: 

  • Fossils
  • Geologic Eras
  • Geologic Periods. 

    These sets will be a great help for anyone interested in the study of Deep Time or Big History. They also help develop an appreciation and respect for the earth and the processes that have shaped our planet and all of life. There are many children's books on Dinosaurs but other prehistoric plants and animals are rarely mentioned. Geologic Time likewise is not covered outside of colledge texts. We present these books to fill that void. 

The books were written by Doug and Claudia Mann, and illustrated by David Cobb. There are currently 3 sets of books, on fossils, geologic eras, and geologic periods. They have also been packaged with matching fossils sets in our Young Paleontologist Series. You can learn more about these children's book sets here

About the Authors: Doug and Claudia Mann are both Montessori teachers with over 60 years teaching experience between them. They currently live in California. Doug has retired from everyday classroom work. He is managing their website business and tending a small avocado orchard. Claudia no longer works in the classroom but is a teacher trainer, consultant, and nationally recognized speaker on education topics. You can learn more about her work here Claudia Mann.

The rest of this page is devoted to our illustrator David Cobb.

We were very fortunate to find David. His attention to detail and willingness to research the subject matter gives his drawings a realistic look. At the same time David’s drawings had the childlike quality we were looking for. Each creature from the distant past seems to have a personality of its own.

We have had comments from other teachers that children using our books have been inspired to draw their own extinct animals because of David’s drawings.

We are so happy with David’s work that we are in the process of compiling a children’s coloring book from his many drawings that fill the pages of our books. You can see his work throught this website. We have also published some examples of his other work for those who would like to see more. See samples of David's work

More of Davids art work: Click on an image to see a larger version.

Dragons Fish
Seahorse Swallows Nest
Morning Star Child Sleeping
About The Artist David W. Cobb was born in Blythe, California. He grew up in Bellflower, California and Pasco, Washington. He graduated from Pasco High School a Beaux Arts honor student. David was also president of the Art Club at Pasco during his junior and senior years.

David loves reading, theater, museums, and animals.

David has been collecting fossils since childhood. This interest in fossils coupled with his artistic talent made him ideally suited to illustrate the children’s book series on fossils and geologic time for See childrens books David has also illustrated a cook book, freelanced for “Memory Makers” a scrap booking magazine, and donated art work for charities such as “Angel Heart”.

David currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado

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interested in more? If so, you may want to check out our other sites: - Our online fossil and mineral rock shop. - An educational site about rocks, minerals, and geology.