Dinosaur Book Roundup

July 23, 2018

Get ready to take a journey back in time and experience life among the dinosaurs. Children of all ages can learn all about these magnificent prehistoric creatures in a variety of different formats. We’ve got board books, search-and-find books, educational fact books, and even kits to build your very own T. rex! Start exploring below…

Books for Ages 0-2

Pat-a-Cake: Dinosaurs

Get ready to make new dino friends in this fun touch and feel book! In Pat-a-Cake: Dinosaurs, young children will join Trixie the Triceratops, Suzy the Stegosaurus, and more while they explore the pages for tactile touch and feel elements. With simple text, a variety of textures, and colorful illustrations, youngsters will love this hands-on board book!

Books for Ages 3 and up

Noisy Tabs!: Dinosaurs

From a T.rex to a Diplodocus, these noisy creatures come alive in Noisy Tabs!: Dinosaurs. Each spread features dinosaur favorites, and children can hear their unique noises by pressing the corresponding tabs. At the end of the book, children can use their recognition skills to match the dinosaur with their noise.

Discovery: Rumble with the Dinosaurs

With 10 cool sound buttons, fun facts, full-color illustrations, and much more, this Discovery sound-and-reference book is a unique way for kids to learn about dinosaurs. Kids will love hearing the sounds of the various dinosaurs in this vibrant and interactive book.

Search and Find: Dinosaurs

In Search and Find: Dinosaurs, each busy foldout scene is filled with silly and unexpected things to find—along with your favorite dinosaurs! Each colorful spread includes a key with amusing items to find in each scene. Whether it’s in the sky, in a swamp, or near an erupting volcano, kids will be entertained looking for each item included on the key—along with all of the other characters and objects that fill the scenes!

Ten Tiny Dinosaurs

Can you hear that roaring and the stomp of little legs? Ten tiny, daring dinosaurs have just hatched from their eggs! Follow along with these adorable die-cut dinosaurs as they run and play in this interactive board book. With fun rhyming text and colorful illustrations, this book is perfect for little ones who love dinosaurs!

Smithsonian Reader Level 2: Dinosaur Discoveries

Smithsonian Reader Level 2: Dinosaur Discoveries provides accessible and engaging content designed to encourage further progress in children’s reading abilities. From the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex to the soaring Pterodactyl, children will learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures while building reading skills with the carefully designed leveling structure.

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Super Sticker Activity: Dinos

Triceratops, T.rex, Stegosaurus, and all the other impressive dinosaurs are ready for action in Super Sticker Activity: Dinos! Perfect for at home or on the go, this 32-page book contains fun and engaging activities featuring childrens’ favorite dinosaurs. 75+ super puffy stickers are included for additional hands-on amusement. Whether it’s doodling or a search and find, young dinosaur lovers are sure to find hours of sticker and activity fun!

Dinos on Deck!

Join your favorite dinosaur friends on an adventure in the seas! Hoist the sails, press the sound buttons, and laugh along as a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus, a T. rex and more search for treasure. With humorous art by Gareth Lucas and charming rhyming text, this sound book will be a perfect addition to story time. What will these dinosaur friends find when they open the treasure chest?

Books for Ages 5 and up

Animal Adventures: Dinosaurs

Animal Adventures: Dinosaurs will take you on a journey to explore the world of dinosaurs. Have fun while learning and see all of your favorites like you never have before, with colorful illustrations and fascinating facts, and then by building a diorama. Everything you need to delve into the world of dinos is right here.

Smithsonian Jigsaw Journeys: Dinosaurs & Other Prehistoric Animals

From the mighty T.rex to the plant-grazing Triceratops, Smithsonian Jigsaw Journeys: Dinosaurs & Other Prehistoric Animals includes fascinating information about the creatures that roamed the earth during the Mesozoic Era. After reading about the discovery of Sue the T.rex, why Ankylosaurus was covered in spiky plates, and what caused the extinction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, kids can complete the included puzzle to bring the dinosaurs to life.

The Smithsonian name and logo are registered trademarks of the Smithsonian Institution.

Discovery Plus: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

Aspiring archaeologists will love this trip back in time as they learn about the anatomy, instincts, and habitats of the massive reptiles that used to walk the Earth. Detailed illustrations and color photographs—combined with tabs, folds, acetates, and wheels—bring the dinosaurs to life as curious children learn from this interactive book.

Books for Ages 6 and Up

Build the T. Rex

Build the T. Rex will take you back into the Mesozoic era to discover the mysterious age of the dinosaurs. Have fun while learning, and see the T. rex like never before, with colorful illustrations, fascinating facts about dinosaurs, and by building your very own T. rex skeleton.

Trailblazers: Dinosaur Explorers

Unearth prehistoric wonders alongside famous paleontologists and archaeologists that paved the way for dinosaur discoveries in this 64-page adventure! After following dinosaurs throughout the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and learning about how they lived, readers can hunt for a hidden button in the book to open a secret drawer! What’s inside? That’s for the dinosaur explorer to find!

Dinosaur Construction Kit: T. Rex

This dynamite dinosaur construction kit is the perfect gift for young dinosaur enthusiasts. When the book is finished and dinosaur fans have become dinosaur experts, the fun continues and kids can build their own T. rex with the included easy-to-assemble 3-D model. It’s hours of reading, construction, and playtime fun—all in one deluxe package!

Books for Ages 8 and Up

Timeline Science: Dinosaurs

This kit profiles the ferocious dinosaurs that walked the earth during the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. The fun doesn’t stop there—modern dinosaur and fossil discoveries and today’s dinosaur relatives are also included. After reading about these prehistoric giants, kids can unfold the timeline poster, use the included stickers, and then build a T. rex skeleton!

Explore a T. Rex

In Explore a T. Rex, a fascinating three-dimensional presentation allows in-depth, hands-on exploration of the most fearsome dinosaur that ever prowled the earth. This unique “model” can be deconstructed and rebuilt layer by layer, system by system, just by turning the page, so the reader can see how each part of the T. rex’s body is connected to the others. By combining a 3-D model with informative text and pictures, Explore a T. Rex helps children understand how dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes ruled the prehistoric world for millions of years.

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