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Best Dinosaur Books

Embark on a prehistoric adventure with the most acclaimed dinosaur books. These titles are the favorites among paleontology enthusiasts and were frequently featured across prominent reading lists.

Recommendations from 37 articles, Richard Branson, James Gunn, Susan J. Fowler and 5 others.
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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
Catherine D. Hughes - 2011-10-11
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Explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs! Featuring stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta, this book is perfect for children aged 4- to 8-years-old who love everything about these fascinating creatures. Bursting with fun facts and information, each spread highlights a different dinosaur with simple and engaging text. Young readers will love the interactive features in each chapter, while parents can use the tips included to enhance their child's learning experience.
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Dinosaur Dance!
Sandra Boynton - 2016-08-30
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Dinosaur Dance! is a fun and interactive board book that features dancing and partying prehistoric creatures. With lively text and illustrations, the book invites young readers to join the dinosaurs as they shake their tails and perform various dance moves, from the Shimmy Shimmy Shake to the Quivery Quake. Written by bestselling author Sandra Boynton, Dinosaur Dance! is sure to entertain and delight children with its silly antics and catchy rhymes.
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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
Jonathan Stutzman - 2019-01-01
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Join Tiny T. Rex on his first adventure in Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug! With short arms and a big heart, he faces the challenge of hugging his friend Pointy. This book teaches lessons in kindness, overcoming obstacles, and perseverance. A great read for families with kids aged 3-5, and perfect for preschool and kindergarten children. Discover the latest unforgettable character on the picture book scene in this warm and funny tale that proves the best hugs come from the biggest hearts.
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Dinosaur A to Z
For kids who really love dinosaurs!
Roger Priddy - 2004-03-01
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Discover 26 unique dinosaur models, from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus, with this captivating book. Ideal for children 3 years and up, each model is expertly created by specialists in the field. A to Z, this book is sure to excite young minds and foster a love for learning.
Oh say can you say di-no-saur? book cover
Oh say can you say di-no-saur?
All About Dinosaurs (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Bonnie Worth - 1999-04-06
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Go back in time with the Cat in the Hat and explore the world of dinosaurs! In this fun and educational book, young readers will learn how fossils are created and tour the Super Dino Museum, where correct pronunciation earns a peek at the real deal. Join Dick and Sally on this exciting adventure through prehistoric times!
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Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs
The Definitive Pop-Up
Robert Sabuda - 2005-07-12
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Explore the awe-inspiring world of dinosaurs with pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart in the fascinating ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS. Unleash a massive T. REX with jagged teeth or witness a ravishing raptor seemingly fly off the page. This breathtaking book offers fascinating facts and lighthearted humor on both popular and lesser-known dinosaurs, complemented by state-of-the-art pop-up paper engineering that includes booklets of smaller pop-ups and text. This creative masterpiece is a must-have for all dinosaur lovers.
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Dinosaurs Galore!
Giles Andreae - 2005-01-01 (first published in 2004)
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Take a trip back in time with this hilarious and informative picture book exploring the world of the great dinosaurs. Through clever rhymes and striking illustrations, Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz bring these prehistoric creatures to life from sunrise to sunset. Perfect for any budding paleontologist, this book is packed with fascinating facts and is sure to delight any child (or adult!) who loves dinosaurs.
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We Love Dinosaurs
Lucy Volpin - 2016-08-04
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"Get ready to fall in love with these colorful and friendly dinosaurs!" We Love Dinosaurs is a delightful book for young readers who can't get enough of these prehistoric creatures. The pages are filled with vibrant watercolor illustrations and playful rhymes, bringing these lovable dinosaurs to life. Whether they're big or small, fast or slow, readers will enjoy meeting all the different dinosaur characters. Get this fun and joyful read for your little ones who are fascinated with dinosaurs.
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Dinosaur Lady
The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist (Women in Science Biographies, Fossil Books for Kids, Feminist Picture Books, Dinosaur Gifts for Kids)
Linda Skeers - 2020-07-07
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Discover the story of a fearless woman who changed the world of science with Dinosaur Lady. Follow Mary Anning's journey as she explores the beach, climbs cliffs, and discovers dinosaur bones. Even though she faced discrimination as a female scientist, Mary's discoveries helped create the field of paleontology. This beautiful picture book enlightens children about the importance of female scientists and includes a timeline of Mary Anning's life and fascinating fossil facts.
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Dinosaur Roar!
Paul Stickland, Henrietta Stickland - 1997-06-01 (first published in 1994)
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Get ready for a roar-some adventure through the age of dinosaurs! This book features a variety of dino personalities in all shapes, sizes, and colors while teaching young readers about opposites. With lively rhymes and eye-catching illustrations, this prehistoric primer is sure to have kids roaring for more.
The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
Little Dinosaur by Rhiannon Fielding
The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig by Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow
Dinosaurs by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jr.
Brontorina by James Howe
The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamara
Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! by Margaret Mayo
Dinosaur by DK
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields
Noisy Dinosaurs (Noisy Touch-and-Feel Books) by Jonathan Litton
Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap
My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy
How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? by Jane Yolen
Discovery Rumble with the Dinosaurs! by Parragon Books
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs by DK
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton
Hello, World! Dinosaurs by Jill McDonald
Never Touch a Dinosaur! by Rosie Greening
Pop-up Dinosaurs (Pop-Up (Priddy Books)) by Roger Priddy
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe Tuma, Susan Tuma
My First Pop-Up Dinosaurs by Owen Davey
Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson
Locked in Time by Dean R. Lomax, Robert Nicholls
Dinosaurumpus! (StoryPlay Book) by Tony Mitton
Dinosaurs Without Bones by Anthony J. Martin
The Age of Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? by Jane Yolen
Tea Rex by Molly Idle
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner
Never Let A Dinosaur Scribble! by Diane Alber
If I Had a Dinosaur by Gabby Dawnay
In the Past by David Elliott
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner
Dinotopia by James Gurney
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Ten Little Dinosaurs Board Book by Mike Brownlow
Dinosnores by Sandra Boynton
Dinosaurs by DK
I'm a T. Rex! by Dennis R. Shealy
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Dinosaurs by Kathleen Zoehfeld
Thomas and the Dinosaur by Reverend W Awdry
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures by Dougal Dixon
The Complete Book of Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon
Dinosaur Empire! by Abby Howard
The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs by Gregory S. Paul
The Dinosaurs by Michael J. Benton
Colorful World of Dinosaurs (watercolor illutrations and fun facts about 46 dinosaurs) by Matt Sewell
The Complete Dinosaur (Life of the Past) by Thomas R. Holtz, James O. Farlow
Dinosaurs by David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel
Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
Dear Dinosaur by Chae Strathie
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Rex Appeal by Peter Larson, Kristin Donnan
If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein
Mad Scientist Academy by Matthew McElligott
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton
The Big Book of Dinosaurs by DK
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, Second Edition by Don Lessem
Time Flies by Eric Rohmann
Dinosaur Farm! by Penny Dale
Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Zachariah Ohora
Smithsonian by DK, John Woodward
I Love You More, Babysaur by Rose Rossner, Junissa Bianda
The Hugasaurus by Rachel Bright
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey
Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour by Keiron Pim
Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern, Boris Kulikov
DINOSAURS by Parragon Books
Peekaboo Rex! by Sandra Boynton
Dinosaur Art by Steve White
Dinosaur. Dinosaur, Say Good Night and Other Bedtime Rhymes by Tiger Tales, Sanja Rescek
The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright
Have You Seen My Dinosaur? by Jon Surgal
Weird Dinosaurs by John Pickrell
How to Grow a Dinosaur by Jill Esbaum
Unearthing the Dragon by Mark A. Norell, Mick Ellison
Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp
Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko
There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor by Wade Bradford
Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea
Dinosaurs Before Dark Graphic Novel by Jenny Laird