All kids love reading about dinosaur books whether fiction or non-fiction. There are so many different kinds of dinosaurs that kids can choose to read about. This list is comprised of some of the most wonderful fiction and non-fiction dinosaur books. These books will surely become fast favorites for kids of all ages.
Fiction Dinosaur Books
1. How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace
Join the kids of the Catch Club as they go on the hunt to find and catch a dinosaur to prove that they still exist.
2. How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Sometimes learning to read is an overwhelming task, but children will laugh as they read How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?. The irresistible humor that shines through the illustrations of oversized dinosaurs and the text with catchy rhymes will get kids excited about reading.
3. Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster by Matthew McElligott
When the first day of school comes and the kids learn that their teacher has a pet dinosaur for the class pet, they quickly realize things are going to be different.
4. The Dinosaur Expert (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series) by Margaret McNamara
When Kimmy and her class go on a field trip to the natural history museum, she is thrilled to share all she knows about dinosaurs until one of her classmate's questions whether a girl can be a paleontologist. It takes Kimmy's teacher to help her find her expert voice again.
5. We Love Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin
The rhyming text and bright illustrations bring We Love Dinosaurs to life. This is the perfect book for little ones to read about why dinosaurs are so lovable.
6. In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years by David Elliot
In The Past combines poetry with illuminating illustrations that will transport the reader to another time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
7. Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug is a wonderful tale that proves kindness and perseverance are sometimes all you need to make things happen. When Pointy needs a hug because he is feeling down, we learn the best hugs come from the biggest hearts.
8. Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
9. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen
This wonderful good-night read will have everyone laughing at the simple verse and hilarious illustrations of dinosaurs that take on common scenes presented as the dinosaurs act like humans.
10. The Dinosaurs Valentine's Day: Picture Book For Preschoolers & Toddlers by Jessica Brady
On the Dinosaurs' Valentine's Day, Logan is busy making cards that remind him of all the wonderful reasons why he loves his friends.
11. Dinosaur Dance! by Sandra Boynton
Dinosaur Dance will have all the young readers giggling along with all the dancing dinosaurs as they dance the Shimmy Shimmy Shake or the Quivery Quake.
12. Dino-Racing by Lisa Wheeler
In Dino-Racing, the meat-eaters compete against the plant-eaters in three different racing events. This book is told in rhyme and makes for a fun competition that ends in a celebration.
13. Dancing Dinos Go to School by Sally Lucas
Dancing Dinos Go to School is the perfect first reader for children who are eager to start reading. The rhyme and humor as the dancing dinos take over the classroom will make this book a fast favorite.
14. Little Dinosaur (Ten Minutes to Bed) by Rhiannon Fielding and Chris Chatterton
The ten-minute countdown to bed is on as Rumble begins with a crashing journey through the jungle and lots of adventure along the way. As we near the end of the book, the excitement turns to a gentle end, a perfect way to send little ones off to sleep.
15. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? is another wonderfully written story by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague that will have everyone laughing. This silly celebration will help everyone learn how to behave at a birthday party.
Non-Fiction Dinosaur Books
16. Dinosaurs by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
17. Dinosaur Days (Step into Reading) by Joyce Milton
Dinosaur Days is packed with gorgeous illustrations by Franco Tempesta that will give children a look at some well-known dinosaurs and lesser-known species of dinosaurs from prehistoric times.
18. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes
National Geographic's Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs will bring to life these ancient creatures. This book is bursting with fantastic illustrations that highlight a different dinosaur on each page, making this a fun enjoyable read for kids.
19. My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy
The perfect book for a budding paleontologist that will bring to life the images of dinosaurs that include facts that will help young readers learn about these amazing animals.
20. Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs! by Roger Priddy
These dramatic illustrations will take your child on a journey through the alphabet with fun facts about some of the largest creatures to have ever roamed Earth.
21. Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs by Bonnie Worth
The Cat in the Hat will capture the attention of dinosaur enthusiasts with this prehistoric adventure. Readers are introduced to how dinosaur bone fossils are formed and found as well as some of the coolest dinosaurs to have lived.
22. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda
This breathtaking dinosaur book will have the most diehard dinosaur devotee in awe as you turn each page the next is even more fascinating. As the T. Rex springs out from the first page, you will know that you have chosen the right book for any dinosaur enthusiast.
23. National Geographic Kids Dinos Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! by National Kids
This exciting interactive dinosaur sticker book will allow for the comparison of the differences between dinosaur types. This isn't just a dinosaur fact book, it is filled with lots of fun interactive activities.
24. The Dinosaur Museum: An Unforgettable, Interactive Virtual Tour Through Dinosaur History by National Geographic Society
Dinosaur Museum is the perfect gift for young budding paleontologists who can't get enough information about dinosaurs. This book goes beyond a typical book with surprises at every turn that will keep any dinosaur enthusiast interested for many hours.
25. Everything You Need to Know About Dinosaurs by DK
The perfect book for dinosaur lovers that dives into the wonderful prehistoric era from the earliest fossils to the death of the dinosaur and everything in between.
26. Weird But True! Dinosaurs: 300 Dino-Mite Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into by National Kids
Weird But True! Dinosaurs is filled with fascinating dinosaur info that is sure to please any lover of dinosaurs. This book is packed with information about all aspects of these fascinating creatures that roamed the Earth.
27. Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide (Dinosaur gift) by J.J. Johnson
Based on the Emmy nominated, Amazon Prime TV show Dino Dana, fans of the show and dinosaur enthusiasts alike will enjoy this guide on dinosaurs. This book is packed with colorful illustrations and tons of fascinating facts that will amaze any young reader.
28. The Big Book of Dinosaurs by DK
The Big Book of Dinosaurs is visual amazement in this collection of detailed artwork as well as photographs of lifelike models sure to catch the attention of any science enthusiast. This book gives readers a different perspective of these amazing animals along with some fun facts.
29. Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition by DK
This dinosaur encyclopedia is a visual celebration of these prehistoric creatures. This educational book dives into the lives of these wonderful creatures and provides stunning life-like images.
30. The Age of Dinosaurs: The Rise and Fall of the World’s Most Remarkable Animals by Steve Brusatte
One of the most perfect books for kids ages 7 to 12 includes a look into the world of these massive herbivores and fearsome predators to learn about some of the world's oldest begins to have existed. This book serves as a reminder that we are constantly learning new information about these incredible creatures that once roamed Earth.