20+ Must-Read Books For Your Dinosaur-Obsessed Child
Dinosaurs may be extinct, but when it comes to the interests of little kids, these reptiles are very much alive. Whether your little one has been obsessed with dinosaurs since before they could talk or not, there are plenty of exciting stories about dinos that your child will want you to read over and over again before bedtime or even at the beach this Summer. From fun nonfiction fact books to silly fiction stories about dance-loving dinosaurs, there's something on this book list that every kid will love.
Ahead, our favorite dinosaur-related stories for little kids and big kids alike.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes ($15) teaches little ones fun facts and information about all different kinds of dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs Dance! by Sandra Boynton ($6) is the story of a group of dinosaurs who love every type of dance, from the cha-cha to tap.
Dancing Dinos Go to School
In Dancing Dinos Go to School by Sally Lucas ($14), dinosaurs leap out of a book and into a school, dancing their way through hallways and classrooms.
Dinotrux by Chris Gall ($7) tells the story of part-truck, part-dino creatures who once ruled the earth.
My Big Dinosaur Book
This board book, My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy ($9), teaches even the youngest of babies about all different types of dinos.
Oh Say Can You Say Dinosaur?
Oh Say Can You Say Dinosaur? by Bernie Worth ($10) features The Cat in the Hat as we know and love him, but this time he pulls up to Dick and Sally's house on a brachiosaurus!
Rumble With the Dinosaurs!
A reference book made for little ones, Rumble With the Dinosaurs! by Parragon Books ($13) also has 10 sound buttons that demonstrate what each dinosaur once sounded like.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? by Jane Yolen ($7) is a board book that teaches both about dinosaurs and the tradition of birthday parties.
The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark
A chapter book to read aloud or for older kids to read on their own, The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne ($6) is the first in a series of many books about Jack and Annie's magical tree house.
This adorable coloring book, Dinosaurs by Anna Pomaska ($4), has easy-to-read captions that teach kids about each dinosaur.
My T-Rex Has a Toothache
My T-Rex Has a Toothache by Elwyn Tate ($9) tells the story of what happens when a little boy's pet T. rex gets a sore tooth.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen ($17) is a fun book that depicts what silly dinosaurs do before bedtime.
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton ($7) is an easy-to-read rhyming story for young dino-lovers.
Are We There Yet?
In Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat ($18), time is going so slow on one family road trip that their car goes back into time altogether!
I'm a T. Rex!
This Little Golden Book, I'm a T. Rex! by Dennis Shealy ($5), features an adorable T. rex who teaches children about himself with a humorous tone.
Have You Seen My Dinosaur?
Have You Seen My Dinosaur? by Jon Surgal ($10) is about a hide-and-seek-loving dinosaur who can't be found.
Dinosaur Rocket! by Penny Dale ($16) is the perfect story for little dino-lovers who also can't get enough of rockets and space!
In Dinosaur Pet by Marc Sedaka ($18), a little boy and his pet dinosaur who starts out the size of a child but quickly grows bigger and bigger and bigger!
In this hilarious board book, Dinosaur Zoom! by Penny Dale ($7), dinosaurs zoom around in cars and trucks of all sizes.
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs?
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? by Jane Yolen ($7) tells a funny little secret: dogs are actually a dinosaur's best friend!
My T-Rex Gets a Bath
In this silly tale, My T-Rex Gets a Bath by Chloe Sanders ($14), Rex the dinosaur doesn't like taking baths or brushing his teeth, so he has to learn about why hygiene is so much fun.