The awesomeness of dinosaur books for kids is no secret. Dinosaur stories capture kids’ attention and let their imaginations go wild. They are great for reading aloud when you have storytime, which can become of the most remembered times of your child’s life.
With this in mind, here are the best dinosaur books that’ll make memorable moments for your children:
15. Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster by Matthew McElligott (2-4)
Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster is about a teacher Dr. Cosmic has a unique way of teaching. Students must go through a real dinosaur exhibit to find the class pet, Oscar the dinosaur.
14. Dinosaur Boy by Cory Putman Oakes (3-6)
Dinosaur Boy is about Swayer Bronson a fifth grader who grew spikes and a tail over summer break. This novel has dinosaur facts and themes of identity, bullying, and integrity. It is a fast-paced novel with a twisted plot and is excellent for older kids in Elementary school to read.
13. Dinosaur Feather by Dennis Nolan (Pre-K-3)
Dinosaur Feather is about how dinosaurs and birds are related if you didn’t know, and this book shows you the similarities they have and what makes them related.
12. Dinosaur A to Z by Roger Priddy (Pre -K -1)
Dinosaur A to Z is an alphabet book that lists all the dinosaurs and exciting facts about each of them.
11. Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap (Pre-K-2)
Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur is about how Crunch wants a new friend but is shy, so he isn’t the easiest to get to know. This is a great way to start a discussion on making new friends.
10. Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko (Pre-K-3)
Dad and the Dinosaur is about Nicholas’s favorite toy, a dinosaur, which is more than a toy. It helps him be fearless and strong like he imagines the rea dinosaurs were. The dinosaur gets lost, and his dad knows what he needs to help him.
9. Dino Sports series by Lisa Wheeler (Pre-K-2)
Dino Sports is a series of books with types of dinosaurs competing in a wide variety of sports. Brush up on your dinosaur names and sports because you will be in for a wild ride for this story.
8. What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe and Susan Tuma (Pre-K – 2)
What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure has photos in the book that show the crazy things the dinosaurs did at home. The pictures are actual photos of the dinosaurs getting into trouble. They are highly recommended for kids.
7. There’s a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor by Wade Bradford (Pre- K -2)
There’s a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor is a hilarious tale that follows Mr. Snore on his floor-by-floor search for a quiet room at the Sharemore Hotel. Read aloud to the kids to find what bed Mr. Snore sleeps in.
6. Brontorina by James Howe (Pre-K – 2)
Brontorina Apatosaurus is eager to dance, but her size and others doubt her, which makes it seem impossible. That is until Perseverance and others’ kindness help her achieve her dream.
5. How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace (Pre-K-1)
How to Catch a Dinosaur is about a young boy who has a science fair coming up at his school, and he has his sights on winning. His plan is to catch a dinosaur for his science fair project. Read aloud and find out how he does it.
4. The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes (Pre- K- 1)
The Girl and the Dinosaur is a magical read your kids will enjoy the read-aloud for sure. Digging up a dinosaur skeleton is fantastic to imagine but having it come to life and become your pet dinosaur is the next level.
3. How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen
How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food is a story that teaches kids how to eat at the dinner table. Kids and dinosaurs have difficulty learning how to behave at the table with the help of Mom and Dad. These young dinosaurs learn how to eat with smiles and goodwill.
2. We Love Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin (Pre-K-1)
We Love Dinosaurs is a rhyming story that shows its love for dinosaurs of all shapes, sizes, and habits. We love the upbeat rhymes it has. It will have the kids rhyming along with the story.
1. Dinosaur on the Go series by Penny Dale (Pre-K-1)
Dinosaur on the Go is a series that merges dinosaurs into high-interest topics like farm vehicles, space exploration, construction, emergency rescue vehicles, pirate treasure, and more. The series is perfect for practicing naming certain objects by using pictures.