Top 15 Dinosaur Books for Children: Dinosaur Picture Books, Non-fiction Dinosaur Books

Even tough dinosaurs have been extinct a long time now, their craze in children (and even grown-ups) does not seem to be extinct any time soon. When your little one can’t get over with dinosaurs and want to know about them, it’s time to read them or gift them some of the beast books about dinosaur. To make the task of finding good dinosaur books a bit easier for the parents, this article presents a list of Top 15 Dinosaur Books for Children that are fun, entertaining as well as enlightening.

List of best Dinosaur books for kids 2023

A list of some of the best Dinosaur stories to read the children before their bed time is given below. These Dinosaur picture and non-fiction books are sure to entertain your kid who is crazy about dinosaurs.

  1. Say Hello to the Dinosaurs

Author: Ian Whybrow                       Age group: 2 – 4 years

Say Hello to the Dinosaurs

Description-Say Hello to the Dinosaurs takes the children on a journey where they will meet new dinosaurs. The book tells the story of a baby tyrannosaurus rex and other dinosaurs that he meets- the hungry diplodocus, the powerful triceratops and many others.Amazing illustrations drawn using vibrant colors and attractive designs is sure to bind your little dinosaur fans.Ian Whybrow has done an amazing work with this dinosaur book of his and it is certainly one of the best books about dinosaur for kids.

  1. Dinosaur Dance!

Author:Sandra Boynton        Age group: 2 – 5 years

Dinosaur Dance!

Description- In her book Dinosaur Dance!Sandra Boynton introduces the children to dinosaurs who can shake and shimmer and dance. This book is sure to make your kid giggle and laugh and dance with the dinosaurs. A perfect book for the toddlers who love to talk about dinosaurs, you can read it to them every night before their bed time. The book is best suited for children as little as two years old.

  1. Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

Author: Jonathan Stutzman                       Age group: 3 – 5 years

Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

Description-Do dinosaurs hug? Well of course they do. Tiny T. Rex’s friend Pointy is feeling low and needs a hug right away. But this is not as easy as it seems. With short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, a hug seems almost impossible for Tiny.If your kid falls in love with Tiny, other books you can read to himTiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark& Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine.

  1. Dinosaurs Don’t Draw

Author: Elli Woollard                       Age group: 3 – 5years

Dinosaurs Don't Draw

Description- Dinosaurs do not just roar and chomp and stomp. There are many other things they can do as well including drawing. The story talks about how doing something out-of-the-box is fine and how it’s okay to be different from others. This brilliant dinosaur loves art and has the power of transforming things and situations through his art. Children will find the book not just entertaining but can learn valuable lessons from this as well.

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  1. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?

Author:Jane Yolen                       Age group: 3 – 5years

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday

Description- Another fun book about dinosaurs is brought up by Jane Yolen in her book How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?Not just humans, but the dinosaurs love to celebrate and have birthday party as well. Presents, cakes and friends- these make the best of birthdays along with a little silliness and sharing. This book is one of the best-selling dinosaur books that is sure to be loved by children from three to five years of age.

  1. The Complete Book of Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Reference to 355 Dinosaurs

Author:Dixon Dougal                     Age group: 8 – 12 years

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs

Description- If your child can’t stop talking about dinosaurs, The Complete Book of Dinosaurs is the best gift for his/ her birthday. In this book, details about structure, habitat, identifying features and a lot more about different type of dinosaurs have been provided. Information about a number of dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods counting up to 355 has been provided. This book, in addition to be entertaining, is informative as well, making it one of the top books about dinosaur.

  1. Dinosaur Sleepover

Author:Pamela Duncan Edwards                       Age group: 1 – 5 years

Dinosaur Sleepover

Description- Sleepovers are fun. But don’t know why this little dinosaur is nervous about it and invents many ways to avoid having sleepover with his friend. However, his little boy helps him overcome his fears and together they discover just how much fun a sleepover can be. Little kids will find this dinosaur book really funny and entertaining and will always ask you to read more and more for sure.

  1. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

Author:James GurneyAge group: 11 – 13 years

Dinotopia A Land Apart from Time

Description-Author James Gurney presents this book, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, where a race of mystical humans co-exists in harmony with intelligent dinosaurs on an undiscovered, mysterious island.Best for children of slightly upper age group, you can gift this book to your children to love to read stories about dinosaurs. Whether it’s Christmas or your child’s birthday, this book will make a nice present for your little dinosaur fan.

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  1. Pop-Up Peekaboo Baby Dinosaur

Author:DK (Publisher)                       Age group: 1 – 3 years

Pop-Up Peekaboo Baby Dinosaur

Description- Every child loves to play Peekaboo and most of them likes dinosaurs as well. Well, the book Pop-Up Peekaboo Baby Dinosaur is a real treat for toddlers who love to do both. This is an interactive book where each dinosaur is hidden behind a flap. Baby T-Rex is looking for Mommy T-Rex under all these flaps.Help your kids raise these flaps and find Mommy T-Rex. Also, the book is filled with beautiful illustrations and entertaining rhymes.

  1. Mad About Dinosaurs

Author:Giles Andreae       Age group: 2 – 5 years

Mad About Dinosaurs

Description- If your child is also Mad About Dinosaurs, this book will make a great present for the next birthday. Fun facts, pictures, pronunciation guides and short rhyme about different types of dinosaurs are given in this book that makes it informative apart from being fun of course. The illustrations are amazing and the short little rhymes are sure to bind your children who just can’t have enough of the dinosaurs.

  1. Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Author:Claire Freedman                  Age group: 3 – 8 years

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Description- If your child is continuously asking you the reason why dinosaurs became extinct, gift him/ her this book by Claire Freedman. In this book, story about extinction of dinosaurs that how they were wiped in the Underpants War has been presented in a fun manner. Appealing illustrations with amazing story are going to bind your children from the beginning to the end. Read it to them before their bed time or you can gift it for self-reading as well.

  1. Danny and the Dinosaur

Author: Syd Hoff Age group: 4 – 8 years

Danny and the Dinosaur

Description- Adventures of a little boy Danny with this museum dinosaur that roams into the city at night has been presented in the book Danny and the Dinosaur. They have fun together, spending whole day, playing hide and seek and much more. Finally, at sunset they part their way only to meet again.This book has 13 more sequels so that the adventures and entertainment does not end with this book.

  1. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Author:Mo WillemsAge group: 4 – 8 years

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Description- Papa, Mama and Baby Dinosaurs spends their daycleaning their house, making beds and preparing pudding. They are visited by a guest, Goldilocks and then things take a humorous turn. The book is filled with fun, drama, moral and every other element that makes it one of the best dinosaur books for children. Apart from being super entertaining for the kids, this book is going to be fun for the parents as well.

  1. Tea Rex

Author:Molly Idle                       Age group: 4 – 8 years

Tea Rex

Description- Who does not love a tea party with good conversation, yummy food and comfortable chairs. This party gets even more fun with this new guest, a dinosaur. Molly Idle presents a really entertaining story in the form of her book, Tea Rex that is a perfect read for dinosaur fans. You can read this book to your kid and it’s pretty sure that they won’t let you put this book down till it is finished.

  1. The Enormous Egg

Author:Oliver Butterworth                     Age group: 9 – 12 years

The Enormous Egg

Description-The Enormous Egg tells the story about a boy named Nate who finds an enormous egg in his farm. When this egg hatches, a baby dinosaur is born who Nate must protect from the government, scientists and many other people interested in this dinosaur. This book is a classic and is loved by children who are dinosaur fan. This one is definitely one of the top dinosaur books for the children.

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