Top 10 Dinosaur Books
Discover the best dinosaur books for kids in our 'Book Lists to Read' series.
Dinosaurs make a fascinating study for any age, from the different species that roamed the earth in different periods to the myriad myths surrounding their extinction. Looking to spark your child’s interest in dinosaurs or feed an existing interest? Read on!
“Dinosaur Roar!” by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland“This classic ode to dinosaurs and their unique personalities needs almost no introduction. Dinosaurs of all sorts are introduced in bright images that can’t help but draw you in, and the rhymes will delight you for ages.” Storyberries
“What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night” by Refe Tuma and Susan Tuma“If you’ve been noticing strange things happening in your house – or, rather, evidence of strange things the next morning – the culprits are pretty hard to miss. From the creators of the web sensation “Dinovember” comes a chaotic and colorful tale of a group of dinosaurs determined to play havoc, and a family whose house gets turned topsy-turvy in the process.” Storyberries
“How Big Were the Dinosaurs?” by Lita Judge“It’s hard to imagine how dinosaurs would measure up in today’s world when in fact most of today’s world would have trouble measuring up to a single dinosaur! This book is sure to have your child imagining what sort of dinosaur would be best for riding to school, or having on their basketball team. A flight of fancy with a good deal of facts thrown in for good measure.” Storyberries
“Tea Rex” by Molly Idle“Tea parties have lots of rules. Add a giant dinosaur to the guest list and the rulebook triples in size too! You will adore this fun and friendly guide to handling teatime companions – of any species.” Storyberries
“Dad and the Dinosaur” by Gennifer Cholodenko and Dan Santat“When Nicholas gets a toy dinosaur, his many fears suddenly disappear. Then, when the dinosaur itself disappears, he isn’t so sure he can face all those scary things alone. Luckily, his dad is there to remind him that everyone gets scared sometimes. A heartwarming reminder that anyone can be brave.” Storyberries
“How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?” by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague“There’s no shortage of ways parents and children can express their love for one another–but it’s a little more complicated when you’re a dinosaur. Read along with these brightly hued, affectionate dinosaurs, and watch as they (and you) discover that perhaps our ways of saying “I love you” aren’t so different after all” Storyberries
“Dinosaur Kisses” by David Ezra Stein“One young dinosaur is eager to interact with the world around her. Perhaps she’s a little too eager given that she’s bigger than most of it. No wonder it’s so tough for dinosaurs to kiss. Follow this colourful, heartfelt adventure that’s sure to tickle everyone.” Storyberries
“T. Rex Time Machine” by Jared Chapman“Have you ever wondered what would happen if two dinosaurs with a time machine ended up in our day and age? Well, maybe you haven’t wondered about dinosaurs in quite that way…but this book takes a guess! A hilarious twist on kids’ classic what-if-dinosaurs-lived-today question.” Storyberries
“The Smithsonian Dinosaur Book” by John Woodward“This comprehensive encyclopedia will delight your young paleontologist or anyone who’s ever wanted to see dinosaurs as they actually were. It brings you up to date with recent archaeological discoveries, including the uncovering of a 110-million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur. Without question, a dinosaur handbook the whole family will learn from.” Storyberries
The Angry Little DinosaurFred feels very angry that he can’t find his shoes. He gets more and more frustrated until, in his anger, he hurts his toe. His mum helps him to relax, breathe calmly and be kind to his feelings, until he begins to see the world more positively again.
KaakaasaurusRaji is having her lunch when a crow swoops down and snatches her food away. Raji’s friend Salim comes past on his bicycle. He thinks the swooping bird must be a dinosaur. Follow Raji and Salim as they get to learn more about their very special crow-dinosaur!
The Time MachineA science fiction story written by one of our youngest authors. Harshil P. was 9 years old when he wrote The Time Machine – a story about a mundane day that turns into an amazing time-travelling adventure – with, you guessed it, a roaring T-Rex!