Just about every kid I've ever known has gone through a dinosaur phase. The mystique of prehistoric creatures is just one of those things that kids latch onto and want to know everything about. Luckily, there is a wide berth of information, and these
children's books about dinosaurs offer a variety of ways for your little one to get their fill of both fun facts and fantasy stories all about these magnificent beings.
There is almost nothing like watching your child flip through the pages of a book filled with something that they just can't get enough of. A good book can open up a world of possibilities for kids, so supplying them with a plethora of reads that offer both imaginative takes and historical data about dinosaurs can really help enrich their exploration of the subject.
Whether your kid is the type who will eat nothing but dino-shaped chicken nuggets and wear their two-sizes-too-small T-Rex tee, or they want to learn every single statistic about the Jurassic period, there's a book on this list that will help further fuel their love for dinosaurs. Whether or not they grow up to be a bonafide paleontologist or not may still be up for debate, but in the meantime, they can at least enjoy getting lost in these 20 books.
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A Lift-Flap Book Of Facts
This particular book actually sparked a love of dinos for my youngest son.
offers fun illustrations of different dinosaurs alongside flaps that kids can lift to learn more about each one. With easy-to-digest facts, this is the perfect starting point for young kids who want to learn more about dinosaurs. Peek Inside Dinosaurs
Dr. Seuss, The Paleontologist
An oldie, but a goodie,
is a Cat in the Hat Learning Library book that is great for introducing young readers to facts about their favorite Jurassic species. Beloved characters from Oh Say Can you Say Di-No-Saur? All About Dinosaurs The Cat in the Hat introduce concepts like how fossils are formed and why some dinos were able to fly.
The Dinosaur That Just Wants To Hug
How incredibly adorable is that little dino guy on the cover of
? Not only is he a ferociously cute character, but your kids will just adore the story of how he tries to cheer up his friend despite not having arms long enough to hug him. Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
My kids can't get enough of Mo Willems' genius storytelling and illustration style. His creativity is as evident as ever in
, a tale that offers a twist on the classic story of Goldilocks, but replaces the three bears in the original with a hilarious trio of dinosaurs. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
A Fun Story Meets Real Dino Facts
Hilarity ensues when a group of kids tries to catch a dinosaur for their science fair to prove that they still exist in
With a blend of both non-fiction facts and a fun cast of characters in a kid-friendly fiction story, this book is a great pick for little dino lovers. How to Catch a Dinosaur.
This Smithsonian book guides kids through an encyclopedia-style exploration of everything there is to know about dinosaurs. From where they lived and what they ate to what creatures preceded and how we learn about them today,
teaches kids all about their favorite subject through plenty of informative facts and gorgeous photographs. The Dinosaur Book
A Touch & Explore Dino Book
, little hands can feel what it might have been like to touch a dino's bumpy skin, their rough bones, and more. For the littlest dinosaur lovers, an introductory book with dino basics is a perfect way to help them learn more about their favorite creatures. Dinosaurs: Touch and Explore
This silly and sweet read is perfect for kids who love when dinosaurs take center stage in a story. In
, a group of kittens who like to climb on things decide to try to scale the dinosaurs who live on an island nearby and chaos most certainly ensues. Kitties on Dinosaurs
Not only can dinosaurs roar, but they can dance too! This board book features dancing dinosaurs doing all sorts of moves and making plenty of fun noises that are super fun to read aloud together as they do so. Perfect for the littlest fans,
is a fun way to get dino-loving kids dancing themselves as they read. Dinosaur Dance!
Ms. Frizzle Visits The Dinosaurs
Is there any topic that Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus crew can't tackle? In
, kids can learn all about dinosaurs as they travel back in time millions of years with Ms. Frizzle and her class of adventure-loving kiddos. The Magic School Bus: In The Time Of The Dinosaurs
A Sing-Along Dinosaur Book
If your kid is super into dinosaurs, it's likely that you've already heard the catchy tune by Laurie Berkner, the lyrics of which inspired her book
. Kids can sing along as they flip the pages of this beautifully illustrated and fun book all about dinosaurs marching around and doing what dinos do. We Are The Dinosaurs
Breaking Down Dinosaur Myths
Aimed at teaching kids in their middle elementary school years how to separate the myths about dinosaurs they may have heard from a young age from reality, scientific, and historical fact,
Dinosaurs: Fact And Fable is an informative picture book that explores the topic of paleontology from fossils to extinction and more.
Dinosaurs Showing Affection
This adorable story about all of the ways that dinosaurs can say "I love you" is a sweet way to talk with your kids about expressing emotions under the guise of their love for dinosaurs. Not only is
perfect for dino-loving kids, but every kid can relate to the different ways of showing affection. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You is a fiction picture book about a group of dinosaurs who let loose and has a giant prehistoric party. This story is a fun way for kids to celebrate a love of dinosaurs by reading about the characters having an absolute blast together dancing and singing. Saturday Night At The Dinosaur Stomp
When Dinosaurs Have To Go To Bed
Part of the Good Night Our World series,
is a gorgeously illustrated board book that brings the world of the dinosaurs to life. On each page, dino-loving children can say good night to a different type of dinosaur as they too begin to wind down for a night of restful sleep. Good Night Dinosaur
The Book Of Dinosaur Roars
When my kids were in their toddler and preschool years, they absolutely loved books that made noise, and the Noisy Books series were definitely a favorite in our house.
includes six sounds meant to mimic prehistoric dinos and give kids a feel for what it might have been like to hear real dinosaurs roar. Noisy Dinosaurs
A Big Book Of Dinosaur Facts
Filled to the brim with interesting and informative facts about dinosaurs,
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs is a wonderful first look inside the factual and scientific world of dinosaurs. Intended for kids from ages 4 to 8, these easily digestible facts are also fun to learn and read about.
Showing The Differences In Dinosaurs
Just like people, dinosaurs come in all kinds. From big dinosaurs to small ones, scared dinosaurs to fierce dinosaurs, meat-eaters, vegetarians, and more, dinosaurs are as diverse as we are, and
by Byron Barton showcases just how beautiful those differences are. Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
A Search & Find Dinosaur Book
Even if your kids love to read, sometimes a book that doesn't actually require processing actual words can be just as fun to explore when it features their favorite subject. This
search and find book features page after page filled with dinosaurs that your kids can look for and enjoy.
, when a young girl finds a dinosaur skeleton while looking for buried treasure on the beach, she makes a wish for that dinosaur to come to life. The book follows the pair as they embark on an adventure of a lifetime that will certainly spark your child's dinosaur-loving imagination. The Girl and the Dinosaur