Below is a sampling of titles that are all about dinosaurs!!! Books labeled JE can be found in the Picture Book section, arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Alphabet and Counting books are found in the Picture Book area, under the board book bins. Titles listed as JF can be found in the Fiction section, arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. PB means that the book is available in paperback format and can be found in the Paperback section. Books labeled Jxxx are part of our Beginning Reader’s collection and can be found following the fiction section. Titles listed under JNF can be found in the Nonfiction section of the library, arranged in numerical order based on their Dewey classification. An S indicates the book is part of a series.
Many of the authors listed below have written numerous amazing titles, so make sure to check out more titles by author’s you enjoy! If you would like help finding a title, or would like further suggestions, please don’t hesitate to ask! We’re here to help!
JE – Picture Books
Andreae, Giles – Dinosaurs Galore! – A dozen different dinosaurs introduce themselves in funny, rhyming verses.
Barton, Bryon – Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones – A cast of characters looks for, finds, and assembles some dinosaur bones.
Beaumont, Karen – Dini Dinosaur – After a day of playing, a young dinosaur needs help from Mama at bathtime before being tucked into bed.
Blumenthal, Nancy – Count-a-saurus – This book shows groups of prehistoric creatures, from one Stegosaurus in the sun to ten Hadrosaurids with hats. (Counting)
Dale, Jenny – Dinosaur Dig – Dinosaurs from one to ten use construction equipment to dig, shovel, roll, and scrape as they build a fun surprise.
DiPucchio, Kelly – Dinosnores – Relates the earth changing consequences of millions of nights of raucous snoring by sleeping dinosaurs.
Durant, Alan – A Dinosaur Called Tiny – Tiny the dinosaur is too small to join the other dinosaurs but when one of the dinosaurs is in trouble, Tiny goes to the rescue.
JNF – Juvenile Nonfiction
***More dinosaur non-fiction titles can be found in J 567-568!!!***
J 398.2 HAR – Three Little Dinosaurs (Jim Harris) – Three young dinosaurs set out on their own, only to be hassled by a Tyrannosaurus Rex who gets a big surprise in the end.
J 567.9 HOR – Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza? Mysteries Science Hasn’t Solved (Lenny Hort) – Presents some of the mysteries surrounding dinosaurs, including such questions as what sounds they made, how they laid their eggs, how they cared for their young, and why they died out.
J 567.9 RAY – Dinosaur Mountain: Digging Into the Jurassic Age (Deborah Ray) – This is the story of Earl Douglass and his discovery of the first almost complete skeleton of an Apatosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam Earth.
J 567.98 BAR – Let’s Look at Dinosaurs (Frances Barry) – This lift-the-flap book provides basic information on a variety of dinosaurs.
J 743.6 BER – Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures (Mark Bergin) – Presents step-by-step instructions for how to draw dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
J 745.5 ROS – Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild About Dinosaurs (Kathy Ross) – This book provides instructions for twenty projects, including a triceratops ring-toss game, diplodocus body puppet, and more.
J 808.882 STE – Tyrannosaurus Wrecks: a Book of Dinosaur Riddles (Noelle Sterne) – This book is a collection of riddles about dinosaurs including “How does a dinosaur send a letter? Fierce class” and many more.
J 811 MOS – Bone Poems (Jeffrey Moss) – This offering is a collection of poems about dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, prehistoric people, and other ancient creatures.
J 818 HAL – Dino Riddles (Katy Hall) – This collection of riddles relates to dinosaurs, such as “What do you get if you cross a dinosaur with a rabbit? Tricerahops!”
J 818.54 TAL – Your Pet Dinosaur (Hudson Talbott) – This book offers humorous advice on the care and feeding of different kinds of dinosaurs as pets.
JF – Juvenile Fiction
Adler, David – Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery – Young Detective Jeffrey Bones investigates the disappearance of the plastic dinosaur his grandfather just bought for him in a museum gift shop.
Byars, Betsy – Boo’s Dinosaur – When young Boo is followed home by a dinosaur that only she can see, it causes a bit of trouble for her brother.
Butterworth, Oliver – The Enormous Egg – When Nate hatches the biggest hen’s egg he has ever seen, no one is prepared for what comes out! (PB)
Cole, Steve – Riddle of the Raptors – Teggs, an astronaut dinosaur, must rescue two dinosaurs that have been captured by carnivorous dinosaurs. (PB) (S)
Griffith, Helen – Dinosaur Habitat – After finding a dinosaur fossil, two brothers are suddenly transported into a misty world where toy dinosaurs are alive.
Gurney, James – Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time – Shipwrecked, a professor and his son find themselves washed up on an island where people and dinosaurs live.
Hoban, Russell – Trouble on Thunder Mountain – When their mountain is flattened to put up a theme park, the O’Saurus’ use faith and Monsta-Gloo to put things right.
O’Malley, Kevin – Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery – When something lands on one of the moons of the planet Jurassica, Captain Raptor and his spaceship crew goes to investigate.
Osborne, Mary Pope – Dinosaurs Before Dark – Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic tree house, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs. (S)
Stamper, Judith – Dinosaur Detectives – The Magic School Bus takes Ms. Frizzle and her class on a trip to the Museum of Natural History where they experience a firsthand Jurassic adventure! (S)
Viorst, Judith – Lulu and the Brontosaurus – Lulu’s parents refuse to give in when she demands a brontosaurus for her birthday so she sets out to find her own, but while the brontosaurus she finally meets approves of pets, he does not intend to be Lulu’s.
Edwards, Pamela – Dinorella: a Prehistoric Fairy Tale – This Cinderella tale features dinosaurs, as the Duke falls in love with Dinorella at the Dinosaur Dance.
Fleishman, Paul – Time Train – A class takes a field trip back through time to observe living dinosaurs in their natural habitat.
Fuge, Charles – Three Little Dinosaurs – Scratch, Lofty, and Sniff are three dinosaurs determined to fly.
Howe, James – Brontorina – Despite her size and not having proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.
Joyce, William – Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo – While vacationing in Africa, the Lazardo family finds and brings back to America a friendly dinosaur that becomes the talk of the town.
Lewis, Kevin – Dinosaur Dinosaur – A rhyming story about a busy day in the life of a young dinosaur.
McClatchy, Lisa – Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex – Enamored with dinosaurs, Erin writes a letter inviting a real one to her sixth birthday party.
McMullan, Kate – I’m Bad – A hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex searches for food in the prehistoric forest but is thwarted in its attempts to find something to eat. (S)
Mitton, Tony – Dinosaurumpus! – A rhyming tale of Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and even Tyrannosaurus gathering at the swamp to dance.
Most, Bernard – ABC T-Rex – A young T-Rex loves his ABCs so much that he eats them up, experiencing on each letter a word that begins with that letter. (Alphabet)
Plourde, Lynn – Dino Pets Go to School – A boy brings various dinosaurs to school, but discovers that neither the loudest, nor the tallest, nor the smartest is suited to the classroom.
Shea, Bob – Dinosaur VS. Bedtime – A young dinosaur takes on many challenges and wins every time. Then Dinosaur faces his toughest challenge of all: bedtime. (S)
Shields, Carol Diggory – Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp – When it’s rock ‘n’ roll time in the prehistoric era, many kinds of dinosaurs gather to twist and tromp.
Sis, Peter – Dinosaur! – While in the bath, a boy is joined by all sorts of dinosaurs.
Stickland, Paul – Dinosaur Roar! – Illustrations and rhyming text present all kinds of dinosaurs, including ones that are sweet, grumpy, spiky, or lumpy.
Steinberg, Laya – Thesaurus Rex – Thesaurus Rex is a playful young dinosaur with a way with words. He especially likes trying out synonyms as he plays all day.
Waddell, Martin – The Super Hungry Dinosaur – Hal, and his little dog Billy, calmly deal with a dinosaur’s monstrous temper tantrum.
Wahl, Jan – I Met a Dinosaur – After a visit to a museum of natural history, a young girl begins to see dinosaurs everywhere.
Wheeler, Lisa – Dino-Baseball – Meat-eating dinosaurs face plant-eating dinosaurs in a baseball game. (S)
Willems, Mo – Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct – Everyone in town loves Edwina the dinosaur except one little boy who is determined to prove to everyone, including Edwina, that dinosaurs are extinct.
Wilson, Karma – Dinos on the Go! – Dinosaurs ride everything from bicycles to airplanes as they travel around the world.
Wing, Natasha – How to Raise a Dinosaur – Young readers can lift-the-flaps and find out what it would be like to have a dinosaur as a pet.
Yolen, Jane – How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? – Describes what a young dinosaur should do in order to quickly get over being sick. (S)
Jxxx – Beginning Readers
Bergen, Lara – Dora and Diego Help the Dinosaur – Dora and Diego travel back to the dinosaur age where they help a lost dinosaur get back to her family. (S)
Bjorkman, Steve – Dinosaurs Don’t, Dinosaurs Do – Funny dinosaurs introduce young children to good manners, the benefits of being considerate to others, and the secret to making friends.
Dizzy Dino Poems: Silly Dino Poems (edited by Lee Bennett Hokins) – A collection of humorous poems about dinosaurs, both real and fictional, including the muddy Triceratops, the pilot Pterodactyl, and the dancing Sauropods.
Hoff, Syd – Danny and the Dinosaur – A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him. (S)
Most, Bernard – Catch Me If You Can – When a little dinosaur plays a game with the biggest dinosaur of them all, she is not scared because he is her grandpa.
Skofield, James – Detective Dinosaur Undercover – In three brief mysteries, Detective Dinosaur learns about doing undercover work, gets chased by strange blobs, and finds rain on a sunny day. (S)
Weston, Martha – The Dinosaurs Meet Dr. Clock – Dr. Clock invents a time machine, but his trip back to the era of the dinosaurs does not turn out as he had expected.
Audiovisual Materials: Cd’s and DVD’s
These items can be found in various locations. If you are uncertain of where to look, please ask! We’re here to help!
CD J E MAY – Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp (Margaret Mayo) – Illustrations and rhythmic text depict dinosaurs from ankylosaurus to plesiosaurus and tyrannosaurus stomping, swooshing, plodding, and lunging through the landscape. (Book with CD in red bag)
CD J E MCK – Bumposaurus (Penny McKinlay) – When a little brontosaurus keeps falling and bumping into things, his mother thinks he is the adventurous type, but his grandmother discovers the real reason. (Book with CD in red bag
CD J 782.42 BEA – Wee Sing Dinosaurs – This awesome collection contains songs about dinosaurs. Book contains lyrics so you can sing along! (Book with CD in blue bag)
CD J 782.42 T-REX – A T-Rex Named Sue – Uses narration and song to tell the story of Sue, the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found, which was discovered in South Dakota by paleontologist Sue Hendrickson. (Music CD)
DVD J 567.9 ALL – All about Dinosaurs – Discover where and when dinosaurs lived, what they ate, and which modern animals are related to them. Learn how dinosaur fossils were made, and explore a theory of how dinosaurs became extinct. (DVD)
DVD J 567.9 BIL – Bill Nye, the Science Guy: Dinosaurs – TV personalities Robin Leach and John Ratzenberger drop by to help Bill Nye take a closer look at dinosaurs and what has been discovered about the lifestyles of the big and extinct. (DVD)
DVD J 567.9 DIG – Digging for Dinosaurs – Eccentric Professor Fossilworth teaches what kinds of dinosaurs lived and what they looked like, what animals in our world today are direct descendants of the dinosaur, and how fossils give today’s paleontologists a look at the earth millions of years ago. (DVD)