The Children’s Book Review | May 7, 2019
Dinosaur Book List! Non-Fiction Books
What to expect: From fossils, facts, and favorite foods, here are six non-fiction books that cover the world of dinosaurs.
Written by Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D.
This exciting guide to all things dinosaurs and fossils will entrance readers with big, bold colors, interesting facts, anda famous face – Dr. Scott from television’s DINOSAUR TRAIN. The end of the book has a, “How do I become a paleontologist?” section, as well as a helpful glossary.
Ages 4+ | Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books | April 4, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1426327285
Written by Heather Alexander
Illustrated by Andres Lozano
This detailed, colorful and hands-on book has tons of fun under dozens of flaps. Learnabout dinosaur habitats, what they ate, what their teeth looked like, and how big their brains were. Kids will love to guess the answers to questions on flaps, and then open it for answers. Not too graphic and perfect for the younger set who love to walk, talk, and growl like (non-threatening!) dinosaurs.
Ages 4-6 | Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, Quarto Inc. | August 3, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1847809049
Written by Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated by Diana Sudyka
Famous real-life explorer Sue Hendrickson follows her gut and finds the largest and most complete skeleton of a T. Rex ever recorded! A story about following your dreams, your heart, and doing what you love. Children will be amazed to read this narrative of Sue Hendrickson’s life, and the stunning water-color illustrations will bring her story close to home. The photograph of “Sue” the actual T. Rex at the end of the book is a special treat!
Ages 6+ | Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers | May 14, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1419731631
Written by Anne Rooney and James Gilleard
This beautifully designed book is a perfect birthday or holiday gift for the dinosaur enthusiast in your life. With thick fold-out pages, complex drawings mixed with actual pictures of fossils, and seemingly endless facts and timelines, this Atlas is sure to be treasured. Sections on types of dinosaurs (feathered or marine, anyone?) or geographic location, this incredibly detailed and intricate book goes the extra mile.
Ages 6-8 | Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, Lonely Planet Global | August 3, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1786577191
Written by Nick Forshaw and Andy Forshaw
Follow Agent Eagle on a mission to find out everything remotely interesting about dinosaurs. From the history of the discovery of dinosaurs, to some pretty gnarly cartoons of dinosaurs eating their favorite foods (with blood and bones!) this incredibly detailed book would be a cherished addition to a home library for a child in the throes of Dinosaur-itis. The six-foot foldout timeline is a special added bonus, perfect for proud display on a bedroom wall.
Ages 7-11 | Publisher: What on Earth Publishing Ltd. | April 16, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0995577053
Written by Yinan Wang
Illustrated by Jane Levy
This dense, state-by-state guidebook would make an excellent gift for a school-aged child consumed with a serious dinosaur obsession. Who wouldn’t want to know exactly what kind of infamous dinosaur or prehistoric animal lived in their own backyard?
Ages 12+ | Publisher: Schiffer Publishing | September 28, 2018 | ISBN-13: 9780764355578
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