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. There are recommendations for board books, picture books, books for new readers, and even reference books for older kids.

No matter how old your dinosaur-lover, these books are sure to please!

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17 Best Dinosaur Books for Kids

Dinosaur Board Books

Dinosaur Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Dinosaur Opposites by Paul Henrietta Stickland

Follow the Trail: Baby Dinosaurs

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


Dinosaur Picture Books

Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki

Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner

Dinosaur Tracks by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

My Visit to the Dinosaurs by Aliki


Have even more dinosaur fun with your preschooler! Check out our Dinosaur Family Activity Guide, now available in The Play School Club.

Here at Rolling Prairie Readers, we are passionate about helping young children learn through play! We know that Pinterest can be overwhelming for busy moms, which is why weโ€™ve created our themed digital Family Activity Guides for kids ages 2-6.

With just one click of the button, you can access our seasonal guides, each with 40 hands-on learning ideas, recommended books for your next library trip and a master list of materials (most items are already in your house!).


Dinosaur Books for New Readers

The BIG Dinosaur Dig by Esther Ripley

Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht Penner

Dinosaur Detectives by Peter Chrisp

Meet the Dinosaurs (DK Readers)

We Both Read About Dinosaurs by Sindy McKay


Dinosaur Reference Books

DK Eyewitness Books: Dinosaur

DK First Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Magic Tree House Research Guide: Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Discoveries by Gail Gibbons


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17 Best Dinosaur Books for Kids