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Dinosaurs are a fascinating subject for kids of all ages. From toddlers to adults this list of 17 Educational Books About Dinosaurs is sure to satisfy yours kids’ curiosity while answering all their questions about dinosaurs.
The list of books are perfect for read-alouds. For example some of the books are great for budding readers who are just beginning to practice reading on their own or with someone. While others are for more seasoned readers. The books range from being about the basic dinosaur information to more in-depth scientific dinosaur information.
17 Educational Books About Dinosaurs
The first four books focus on basic dinosaurs facts and are perfect for babies thru preschoolers. Similarly the next five dive a bit deeper into dinosaurs and are great for young elementary kids (preschool – 2nd grade). While the next five are for more seasoned readers late elementary to middle school. Finally the last three books are aimed at older kids and adults.
Hello, World! Dinosaurs by Jill McDonald – Teaches toddlers about some dinosaurs with super-simple facts. Baby – Toddler
Smithsonian Kids: Digging for Dinosaurs by Jaye Garnett – Learn fun facts about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, fossils, and sea reptiles. Baby – Kindergarten
Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs! by Roger Priddy – An alphabet of dinosaurs from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus. Also includes pronunciations and facts. Baby – 2nd grade
I Am A Dinosaur by Rebecca and James McDonald – Kids will learn current scientific thought about dinosaurs while also gaining a better understanding of how these prehistoric giants fit into Earth Science. Toddler – 1st grade
Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs by Bonnie Worth – Join Cat in the Hat and crew back millions of years in time to see how fossils were created. Then it’s on to a tour through the Cat’s own Super Dino Museum which includes correct pronunciations. Preschool – 3rd grade
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes – Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Further dino fans will love as the prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs of all sizes. Preschool – 3rd grade
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs by DK – This exciting dinosaur encyclopedia includes everything. Featuring an in-depth exploration of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods. Also detailed profiles of popular dinosaurs to more unfamiliar species. Preschool – 3rd grade
Dinosaur A to Z by Dustin Growick – A colorful parade of the most exciting creatures that have ever lived. While providing a line-up of the biggest, smallest, baddest, nicest, scaliest, and everything-in-between dinosaurs that have been discovered to date. As well as other prehistoric creatures of the air, land, and sea. Kindergarten – 2nd grade
The Big Book of Dinosaurs by DK – This book is packed with fun facts. Featuring simple but informative text, and interactive questions that encourage young children to make their own dinosaur discoveries. Kindergarten – 3rd grade
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia by Don Lessem – Includes all the latest dinosaur species and is full of facts. 2nd – 5th grade
DK Eyewitness Books: Dinosaur by David Lambert – From their evolution to their extinction, see what dinosaurs were like. Also find out how a fossil can show if a dinosaur was a carnivore or herbivore. While studying claws and tails and how they were used and more. 3rd – 7th grade
The Dinosaur Book by DK and Smithsonian – Everything you need to know about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammals in this essential prehistoric encyclopedia for kids. With more than 1,000 images and fascinating facts, spectacular fossilized bones and realistic digital reconstructions, all forms of prehistoric life are covered. 4th – 7th grade
Knowledge Encyclopedias Dinosaur! – Dig into this stunning children’s encyclopedia filled with fossils, dinosaurs, and prehistoric life. Reveals more than 60 prehistoric creatures, from the age of the dinosaurs to the most recent Ice Age. 4th – 7th grade
Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK – Not simply a catalog of facts and photos but a visual celebration of the history of all life on Earth, with a special focus on dinosaurs. More than 100 dinosaur species are featured. 4th – 7th grade
Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jr. – Using casual language aimed at young people and non-scientists, it’s a guide to all aspects of dinosaur science. For instance, how we figure out what dinosaurs looked like, how they lived, how they evolved, how they continue to live among us as birds, and much, much more. 6th grade – adult
Dinosaurs The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops by Keiron Pim – Details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all. Includes paleontologist field notes. 6th grade – adult
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte – Written by a paleontologist, this book takes you through the 200-million-year-long story of dinosaurs. Staring in the Triassic period to the Jurassic period and finally the Cretaceous period. 6th grade – adult
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