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6 Non-Fiction Books for Dinosaur Obsessed Kids

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.

National Geographic Kids- You Can be a Paleontologist! Discovering Dinosaurs with Dr. ScottYou Can be a Paleontologist! Discovering Dinosaurs with Dr. Scott

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.

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Ages 4+ | Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books | April 4, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1426327285

Life on Earth- DinosaursLife on Earth: Dinosaurs

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.

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Ages 4-6 | Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, Quarto Inc. | August 3, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1847809049

When Sue Found Sue- Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. RexWhen Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex

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!

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Ages 6+ | Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers | May 14, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1419731631

Dinosaur AtlasDinosaur Atlas

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.

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Ages 6-8 | Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, Lonely Planet Global | August 3, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1786577191

Dinosaurs ExplorerWhat On Earth? Explorer Dinosaurs!

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.

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Ages 7-11 | Publisher: What on Earth Publishing Ltd. | April 16, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0995577053

The 50 State Fossils- A Guidebook for Aspiring PaleontologistsThe 50 State Fossils: A Guidebook for Aspiring Paleontologists

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?

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Ages 12+ | Publisher: Schiffer Publishing | September 28, 2018 | ISBN-13: 9780764355578

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