Fun Dinosaur Books for Kids

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure policy here.

18 Shares

Are dinosaurs a big hit with your children or students? This year I notice even more than usual, that during free play the dinosaur toys are chosen and well-loved! If kids develop a strong interest in something, I love taking it even further with great picture books and read alouds! These dinosaur books for kids are great for young researchers looking for dino facts, as well as children just interested in dinosaurs in general!

These dinosaur books for kids are must-haves for any young dinosaur fan! From factual to silly, there is a book for everyone!

Fun Dinosaur Books for Kids

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes

Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs is great for capturing the interest of the youngest dinosaur lovers!

This book is great for capturing the interest of the youngest dinosaur lovers! They have it broken down by types of dinos too – small, big, giant, and gigantic. Each page has bright illustrations and fun facts. I think my favorite part is that they tell you the pronunciation of the names. Kids LOVE when they can pronounce scientific dinosaur names. It also asks fun, engaging questions to promote thinking and get the conversation going!

National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia by Don Lessem

The Ultimate Dinopedia is for the die-hard dinosaur fans and is geared toward a bit older kids.

This book is for the die-hard dinosaur fans, and is geared toward slightly older kids (7-10) but could be enjoyed with parents or teachers to help navigate. This book is packed with info and facts about TONS of dinos! It is pretty text-heavy for young learners but has great illustrations and info on nearly every dinosaur ever discovered. It would make a perfect gift for a kid who loves dinosaurs!

My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy

My Big Dinosaur Book is simple and engaging, with great images as well as vocabulary.

Now that we looked at a book for older kids – here is one that is great for younger ones! This board book is simple and engaging, with great images as well as vocabulary. Perfect for preschoolers! Plus, even older kids would still want to see if they can say those challenging dinosaur names!

Dinosaur A-Z by Roger Priddy

Dinosaurs A-Z gives you information on 26 dinos from (you guessed it) A-Z!

I am pretty obsessed with alphabet books. Put “A-Z” on something and I immediately take a second glance – call it a Kindergarten teacher’s curse, but I can’t help it! I love this book for Kindergarten. It gives you information on 26 dinos from (you guessed it) A-Z!

Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Dinosaurs Love Underpants is hilarious and my kids are always rolling with laughter when I read it.

Now we have left the factual for some good old silly fun! This book is hilarious and my kids are always rolling with laughter when I read it. Probably by just the word “underpants” alone. This book is a silly take on the reason behind the dino extinction. Was it, perhaps, an underpants war?

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs tells the story of a boy that finds dinosaurs at his grandma's house.

Harry finds some old dinosaurs at his grandma’s house. He names them all (with their true names) and takes them everywhere with him. But what happens when Harry leaves those dinos on a train?

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by Jane Yolen

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends teaches a lesson on being a good friend, while using the fun, familiar dinosaur characters from the series.

The How Do Dinosaurs series has some great lessons for little ones! I love this book that teaches a lesson on being a good friend while using the fun, familiar dinosaur characters from the series. What does “play nicely” really mean? This book shares lots of examples that kids can relate to in a fun and meaningful way.

Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones by Judy Schachner

In this tale, when Skippyjon disappears into his closet, he thinks he is on a mission to hunt the rarest dinosaur there is!

We absolutely love Skippyjon Jones books in my classroom – he is a hoot! In this tale, when Skippyjon disappears into his closet, he thinks he is on a mission to hunt the rarest dinosaur there is! Of course, the regular sidekicks are in the story too, which makes this dino adventure even more fun!

Want unlimited access to even MORE of our activities and resources? Join us in the Print and Play Club!

Your planning will be so much easier with instant access to:

  • hundreds of printables
  • every TKC resource
  • video lessons
  • a digital games vault
  • Pre-K and TK Scope & Sequence
  • a PLAYlist of fun songs AND activities
  • professional development
  • additional teacher resources…
Want unlimited access to tons of activities and resources for Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten? Join us in the Print and Play Club!

Be sure to request an invitation so that you don’t miss your chance to be part of the best early childhood club around!

Alex
Latest posts by Alex (see all)
18 Shares

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *