Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures to kids. The great part about them is you can incorporate them into your home or classroom and spark their interest in these children’s dinosaur books.
I am also a parent and a former ESL teacher, which means I spent (and currently spend) a lot of time with children and sparking their interest in reading.
When it comes to children’s books, dinosaurs are a great choice because they are large in size, peaceful and very interesting too. Dinosaur books can be so much fun for kids, especially for dinosaur fans. That is why I made a list of the best books about dinosaurs for kids (ages 5-7).
What Makes Us Such Good Dinosaur Lovers?
The Reason is that:
It helps to increase the ability to link information processing, attention, focus, and enhancing vocabulary and knowledge on a certain topic.
Children’s fascination in dinosaurs reveals information about the ways they approach themes of interest and those yet to be discovered. And this offers hints as to how they will deal with the difficulties that life throws on a daily basis.
Children that exhibit this interest do not stop at just the surface, and love to dig deeper and do more research on everything about dinosaurs. Plus, dinosaurs are fun animals for all ages, even for younger kids!
A Guide to Finding and Purchasing the Best Dinosaur Books for Your Child
Here are some children’s dinosaur books that young readers find exciting, instructive, or just plain fun:
|No.||Dinosaur books for Kids||Price|
|1||We Love Dinosaurs||$9.92|
|2||How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?||$14.99|
|3||The Girl and the Dinosaur||$13.59|
|4||How to Catch a Dinosaur||$9.89|
|5||Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug||$9.26|
|6||How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?||$4.98|
|7||The Enormous Egg||$7.99|
|9||Dinosaurs Love Underpants||$9.19|
|10||Can You Say It, Too? Stomp! Stomp!||$8.99|
|11||The Wondrous Dinosaurium||$12.80|
|12||Three Little Dinosaurs||$5.95|
1) We Love Dinosaurs
Author: LUCY VOLPIN
Price: $9.92 on Amazon
These jovial, roly-poly, vibrantly coloured dinosaurs of all different sorts will excite very young readers. The front and back pagers each have a labelled illustration of a different species, in total 15!
The narrative promotes vocabulary development and makes for entertaining reading. But children may need help understanding what the word “extinct” means.
2. How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?
Author: Jane Yolen
Price: $14.99 on Amazon
The writing in this incredibly little book (just 6 pages!) is similar to those of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s previous dinosaur book collaborations, like as HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOOD NIGHT? And HOW DO Dinosaurs Recover Quickly?
The book was written as a promotional piece to instil in children a love of reading and a respect for literature. The rhyming language effectively conveys the concept, and the visuals are vivid. Because of how brief it is, parents might enjoy reading this book repeatedly.
3. The Girl and the Dinosaur
Author: Hollie Hughes
Price: $13.59 on Amazon
Marianne is frequently spotted picking berries on the seashore in a little seaside village. She is searching for dinosaur bones alone rather than playing with kids her own age. She gives a whole skeleton the name Bony and promises to be his best buddy after discovering him.
She dreams of her dinosaur coming to life that night as she goes to sleep. . . and her wish comes true! The only limit to the adventures a girl and her dinosaur may have is their own creativity.
4. How to Catch a Dinosaur
Author: Adam Wallace
Price: $9.89 on Amazon
Do dinosaurs still roam the earth today? No one has ever seen a dinosaur, but if alligators, whales, and even birds are still alive, then dinosaurs must also be a part of nature.
Come along with the brave Catch Club Kids as they attempt to corral a dinosaur in time for the school science fair and demonstrate that they are still alive!
This dinosaur picture book for youngsters, which combines STEAM themes with humor and ingenious mayhem, is sure to make readers, dinosaur enthusiasts, and teachers alike howl with fun. Do YOU have what it takes to bring a dinosaur from the past?
5. Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
Author: Sue-Ellen Beauregard
Price: $9.26 on Amazon
Tiny would like to comfort his best friend, Pointy, a stegosaurus, who is sad. Tiny tries to get hugs from his family: but his father believes T.Rexes are thinkers and not huggers and he devises a formula for happiness.
Tiny tries to embrace a tree that is actually a flying creature as well as books, cactus, ice cream cones, and cacti.
6. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Author: Jane Yolen
Price: $4.98 on Amazon
This charming read-aloud book has lovely images and melodic rhymes. There are 11 distinct dinosaur children shown in this picture, and the names of all of them may be found somewhere in the dinosaur child’s bedroom.
When it comes down to it, young dinos act a lot like humans: they give a huge kisses, turn out the lights, tuck their tails in, and say “good night.”
7. The Enormous Egg
Author: Oliver Butterworth
Price: $7.99 on Amazon
When a hen on his family’s farm lays a huge egg, young Nate Twitchell is shocked. After a long wait, He is shocked to see a triceratops hatch, which he eventually calls Uncle Beazley. Nate, however, is unaware of the difficulties he would face when deciding to keep the dino and take care of it alone.
The real trouble starts when Nate and Uncle Beazley head to the National Museum in Washington, D.C., in search of the ideal home for a modern-day dinosaur because as Uncle Beazley grows, Nate and his family realise they are ill-equipped to care for a full-sized dinosaur…
8. Time Flies
Author: Eric Rohmann
Price: $7.99 on Amazon
This kids dinosaur book is both a wordless time-travel adventure and a reflection on the scientific idea that dinosaurs were the forefathers of birds.
The idea that birds are the extant descendants of dinosaurs inspired the wordless picture book Time Flies. In this fable, a bird becomes imprisoned in a dinosaur display at a natural history museum.
Readers can literally see the bird fly into a dinosaur’s throat and then escape unharmed!
9. Dinosaurs Love Underpants
Author: Claire Freedman
Price: $9.19 on Amazon
It has long been a mystery as to how or why dinosaurs went extinct, but this book provides an answer.
If you’ve ever wondered why dinosaurs became extinct, here’s your answer: A fierce pants war took them all out! In this humorous sequel to the award-winning Aliens Love Underpants, join T-Rex and the rest of the group as they compete to rule the land of dinosaur pants.
10. Can You Say It, Too? Stomp! Stomp!
Author: Sebastien Braun
Price: $8.99 on Amazon
This dinosaur book is a gorgeous selection of lift-the-flap board books for infants and toddlers.
Find some of the dinosaur’s hiding places, lift the flap, and then make a dinosaur noise! This book has strong, simple-to-grab board flaps, and a double, surprise flap on the last page!
These children’s dinosaur books will help improve your young readers confidence in reading with this truly interesting board book!
11. The Wondrous Dinosaurium
Author: John Condon
Price: $12.80 on Amazon
For young dinosaur enthusiasts who have always wished they could keep a pet dinosaur, this is the ultimate fun! The Dinosaurium and Mr. Ree, infuse the real world with a little bit of enchantment.
This book would be excellent for introducing adjectives with dinosaurs.
12. Three Little Dinosaurs
Author: Charles Fuge
Price: $5.95 on Amazon
This fantastic new picture book by Charles Fuge really soars to creative heights with its lovely pictures, endearing characters, and innovative premise. Friendly dinosaurs Scratch, Spike, and Lofty only ever dream of taking to the skies. They climb a volcano one day in the hopes that if they leap off the edge and flap, they could actually take flight.
But it soon becomes clear that flying is more difficult than it first appears, at least until a helpful pterodactyl teaches them the way and helps them transform their “let’s pretend” into reality.
Find the Right Children’s Dinosaur Books?
Did you enjoy reading these books? What was your favorite?
I love dinosaurs, and I’m always looking for new dinosaur books to read. These books are great because they feature real dinosaurs, and they teach children about them. They also include fun facts and trivia about each animal and everything to love about children’s dinosaur books.
If you enjoyed this list, be sure to check out our other books lists, like our kids sticker books!