In November, Disney is releasing ‘The Littlest Dinosaur”. For dinosaur fans of all ages, we have created a list of nonfiction books that are a perfect pairing with this new movie. Before and after watching the movie the books below can help your little dinosaur fan learn more about these amazing creatures. Watch for a second dinosaur list that will include fictional books about dinosaurs.
Nonfiction Dinosaur Books
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
FIND EVEN MORE DINOSAUR THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE LESSON PLANS
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Dinosaur Books for Kids of All Ages
My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy – My Big Dinosaur Book is the prefect book that can grow with your little one and/or be read to children of different ages. The board book is bright and colorful, includes photos of many different dinosaurs, their name and basic facts. Older children can learn the dinosaur names and what they would eat and younger ones can study the pictures and search the page to answer the simple questions asked by the author.
Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs! by Roger Priddy – Dinosaur A-Z includes 26 different dinosaurs, photos of a model dinosaur, and facts. The book is very colorful and the information would be easy for young ones to understand.
Books for Little Dinosaur Lovers
(Toddler to Preschool Age Children)
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes – This is a great book for little dinosaur lovers. The book includes facts about various types of dinosaurs and colorful illustrations of dinosaurs in their natural habitats. The book is broken into sections by dinosaur size: small, big, giant, and gigantic.
Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book by Parragon Books – The Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book is a fun book with facts, bright pictures and sounds that match. Young dinosaur fans will enjoy this book!
Touch and Feel: Dinosaur by DK Publishing – Touch and Feel: Dinosaur is a board book that little ones will love. They can feel the texture of different dinosaurs while learning basic facts about them. This is a great book to introduce your little one to the world of dinosaurs.
You May Just Be a Dinosaur by Heather Macht – You May Just Be a Dinosaur is a silly book that mixes dinosaur facts and rhyme. Young readers will enjoy the basic information and laugh as a dinosaur tries to ride a school bus.
Books for Big Dinosaur Lovers
(Elementary Age Children)
Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jr. and Dr. Michael Brett-Surman – Dinosaur Field Guide is a great book for older kids that love to learn about dinosaurs. The book was written by two well known paleontologists and includes lots of facts; from how they find bones, the time period dinosaurs were around, and information on many different types of dinosaurs. This is a wonderful resource for the classroom, library and to have in your home.
Dinosaur! by DK – Dinosaur was written with the help of the Smithsonian, and gives young dinosaur fans details and expert knowledge. Each dinosaur is covered on two pages and includes multiple illustrations of each. This book is a perfect book for kids that love dinosaurs and have a basic knowledge but would love to know more.
The Dinosaur Museum: An Unforgettable, Interactive Virtual Tour Through Dinosaur History by National Geographic Society – In The Dinosaur Museum readers experience a personal tour of the museum and a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes. Throughout the book there are interactive parts, pop-ups, and science labs which create a very interactive book for readers.
Encyclopedia Prehistoric Dinosaurs : The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda – The Encyclopedia Prehistoric Dinosaurs is a pop-up book like no other! The pop-ups on each page are life like and colorful. The book also includes side flaps that reveal facts or more pop-up dinosaurs. This is a great book for older dinosaur lovers.
Check back soon for our list of fiction books about dinosaurs.
More Dinosaur Fun
MORE DINOSAUR FUN WITH PRINTABLE DINOSAUR THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
The full Dinosaur Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
1) Dinosaur Cards for sorting by color, making patterns and more
2) Counting Dinosaur Eggs Activity (1-10) in color and B/W
3) Count the Dinosaurs Emergent Reade (3 variations)
4) Dinosaur Roll and Graph Game in color and B/W
5) Dinosaur Skeleton Activity Mats
6) Dinosaur Word Cards
7) Beginning Sound Dinosaur Sort (D, I, N, O)
8) Dinosaur Number Cards (0-35) in color and B/W
9) Alphabet Train Dinosaur Matching Upper and Lowercase Letters
10) Rhyming Dinosaur Eggs
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