Little ones love their dinosaurs. Turn your read alouds up a notch with these fun and information dinosaur books for toddlers.
Books About Dinosaurs for Toddlers
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Creature Features Dinosaurs illustrated by Natasha Durley looks at the different ways we can group dinosaurs from those with horns to those with noble necks. This big board book will delight toddlers who are fascinated by these creatures.
Lift the flaps and discover dinosaur facts in Dinosaurs Roar
Dinosaur Surprise by Agnese Baruzzi is an interactive book with fold-out pages. Each page looks like an animal such as a snake or butterfly. But, fold out the page and discover a dinosaur underneath.
Here We Go Digging For Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth invites you to sing along on the dinosaur hunt. The story is to the tune “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush.” Lots of scientific facts are sprinkled throughout too.
One-Osaurus, Two-Osaurus by Kim Norman is a fun one. You’ve got rhythm and rhyme. You’ve got counting forwards and backward, and there are dinosaurs. Yep, a triple hit. It’s a hit for a circle time read-aloud and has lots of extension opportunities. -number recognition -counting -students can join in on some of the phrases -playing hide and seek -rhyming -alliteration So many opportunities!
The books Mamasaurus and Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp will remind you a bit of the classic, Is Your Mama a Llama. Little dino is in search of a parent and asks many other dinos if they have seen its mama/papa. Children will learn lots of descriptive words to describe dinos such as spiky horns, long tails, etc. The vibrant illustrations really pop on the black background.
After music and dancing, it’s finally time for some dino sleep in the picture book Dino Pajama Party: A Bedtime Book by Laurie Wallmark.
The best touch and feel books come from the That’s Not My… series and that includes That’s Not My Dinosaur.
A wonderful first informational book about dinosaurs and those that work with their fossils is what you’ll find in the board book, Hello World! Dinosaurs by Jill McDonald.
Dino Block by Christopher Franceschelli is a hefty board book. This super thick book. Each page is cut in the shape of a dinosaur so little ones will love to turn the pages and learn along the way.
Roar! Roar! I’m a Dinosaur! by Jo Lodge is a fun interactive board book that will encourage children to participate in the story. Children get to pull tabs to make dinosaur tales swish and much more.
We Are the Dinosaurs is another rhythmic sing-along by the great children’s musician, Laurie Berkner. Children will definitely be up and marching for this one.
Keep singing with Twinkle, Twinkle, Dinosaur by Jeffrey Burton. Yes, the familiar tune takes us to the true stars- dinosaurs.
I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian is a fun read-aloud that is full of rhythm and plenty of dirt and mud. One must make a mud sensory bin after this one!
We Love the Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin is filled with watercolor images of dinosaurs and all the descriptors we use to describe them.
Toddlers will adore folding out the pages into a long train of dinos in Dino Parade! by Thom Wiley. And, they’ll be making their own lines of toy dinos to create their own parade.
So much to explore in Hello, Dinosaurs! by Sam Boughton. Lift the flaps in this board book to reveal lots of dinosaur information.
1,2,3 Do the Dinosaur by Michelle Robinson is a cute and playful story featuring our favorite animal. Little ones will love to act this story out.
You’ll want to sit by a mirror when you read this one because there are eye holes on each page for little ones to hold up to their own eyes and transform into different dinos while looking at themselves in the mirror. Bold bright pictures paired with rhymes and action will turn little ones into dino lovers. Check out Roar! I’m a Dinosaur by Merrill Rainey.
So many choices to take you through many read-aloud sessions.
And check out our Dinosaur Books for Preschoolers too.
Printable Dinosaur Book List
Grab a list of the books above to take to the library.
Enjoy reading dino books to your little ones.