Here's another book for kids with a creative concept.
Raising Rufus by David Fulk is about a boy who finds a dinosaur egg that hatches. The boy, Martin, tries to keep the dinosaur as a pet.
The situation in which he finds the frozen egg is believable and readers will accept the possibility that it could thaw and hatch.
But feeding and hiding Rufus, a fast-growing tyrannosaurus rex, isn't easy. And the man setting up a carnival nearby makes the future of Rufus even more endangered.
Even with help from his friend, Audrey, can Martin save the gigantic creature he has come to love?
Middle grade readers will love this book.