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Do you have a dinosaur lover in your life?
… a total fanatic that eats, sleeps and breathes dinosaurs, me too!
Then I’ve got a book list for you! Here is our curated list of the best books for Dinosaur Lovers, hand selected by my dino-fanatic son and I and kid approved time and time again by my classes (Kindergarten to Grade 3)!
What are the best dinosaur books?
NOTE: Most Picture Books are appropriate for Kindergarten through second grade.
This book puts a fun spin on what bedtime routines could look like for dinosaurs.
Another great bedtime book by Yolen & Teague.
This book is best suited for kids 4 years to 8 years old. It is perfect for dinosaur lovers of all ages. The illustrations are beautiful!
This books is great for babies to 2 or 3 year olds. It has bold illustrations and simple text.
This simple rhyming board book of opposites is sure to be one of your toddlers new favorites!
Much Like the title suggests the little dino goes through the motions of learning to keep his hands to himself.
We Picked up this book when my son was potty training. It’s a very silly and funny book to help of course but it’s entertaining enough to re-read even though we are well past potty training.
This is a fantastic resource for any dinosaur fanatic! The text is best suited for 6 years and up (if your child is hard on books get the hard cover- this is SURE to be one of the most worn books)!
One of my best friends collects Robert Sabuda Books. These are the most amazing pop-up books you’ll ever read. I’d say these are intended for older audiences due to the text and delicate nature of the pop up books but if you REALLY want to engage a reader, go with Sabuda!
Who doesn’t love stickers?!? We use stickers in our journals, to make thank you or birthday cards and this sticker book can’t be beat for the price! 1,000 stickers for under $10.00.
Roger Priddy is one of my favorite authors! He is most famous for his touch-and-feel series for babies and toddlers. This book is best suited for kids 3 years and up.
This is a great series of books for babies, toddlers and is often favored by children who are not yet readers!
I am not a big fan of books that talk or make noise, however this one is very popular with the kids.
I love the Leveled Reader series of books (by National Geographic and Scholastic)for independent reading. The select excellent topics and often include wonderful photographs that even non-readers can engage in.
This graphic novel is perfect for more advanced readers (3rd grade and up).
The reading level is best suited for ages 7-9, however dinosaur fanatics of all ages are sure to love this reader as well!
This book is better suited for kids ages six and up but younger siblings can always join in and do their best!
A must have for your home library.
Wonderful story that inspires kids to think about what life would be like if the dinosaurs came back! Great for inspiring a writing (or drawing) prompt.
This is a perfect gift to go with a tea-party set, to introduce tea parties, manners and how to be a good host(ess) or if you just like dinosaurs, no tea required!
Based on a theory unexplored by scientists (that dinosaurs became extinct in an underpants war) this books discusses how dinosaurs fought to the death over underpants. I this book is best for older kids who enjoy mild potty humor.
The famed children’s music sensation has a picture book for her famous dinosaur song.
This is a SERIOUS reference book for any serious dinosaur lover written by one of the worlds most famous dinosaur experts, Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr..
Another childhood favorite by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. This beautifully illustrated book uses rhyme to help kids understand how to behave at a party.