Most young children are fascinated by dinosaurs! Make any tot school or preschool at home unit study more fun with these dinosaur books for kids. This blog post has recommendations for dinosaur-themed board books, picture books, books for new readers, and even reference books for older kids! You can use this list for your next trip to the book store or library.

No matter how old your dinosaur-lover, these books are sure to please! (You might even learn a new fact or two.)

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17 Best Dinosaur Books for Kids

Dinosaur Board Books


Dinosaur Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Follow the Trail: Baby Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Opposites by Paul Henrietta Stickland

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? (series by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague)



Dinosaur Picture Books

Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki

Dinosaur Tracks by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner

My Visit to the Dinosaurs by Aliki


Dinosaur Books for New Readers

The BIG Dinosaur Dig by Esther Ripley

Dinosaur Detectives by Peter Chrisp

We Both Read About Dinosaurs by Sindy McKay

Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht Penner

Meet the Dinosaurs (DK Readers)


Dinosaur Reference Books


DK Eyewitness Books: Dinosaur

Magic Tree House Research Guide: Dinosaurs

DK First Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Dinosaur Discoveries by Gail Gibbons


A while back, I put together a learning plan for 5-year-old Landon, who LOVES dinosaurs and needs to practice his letter sounds! This mini-plan is full of fun learning activities and resources for everyone that can help preschoolers & primary grade students with letter recognition, letter sounds, and early literacy.

You can also see two of our dinosaur-themed activities here:



Did I list any of your favorite books for dinosaur lovers? Leave a comment below!


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17 Best Dinosaur Books for Kids