preschool books on dinosaurs

Preschool Books on Dinosaurs

7 fun facts about dinosaurs

There have been dinosaurs on Earth for approximately 245 million years.

The term Dinosauria was coined by the English naturalist Sir Richard Owen in 1842. It comes from deinos, which means “fearfully great,” and sauros, which means “lizard.”

There are dinosaur fossils on all seven continents.

About 66 million years ago, all dinosaurs except for birds went extinct.

The number of extinct dinosaur species is roughly 700.

Due to the fact that modern birds share an ancestor with non-avian dinosaurs, they qualify as dinosaurs.

There were many physical characteristics that dinosaurs evolved into, including modern birds.


Author: Chris Gall


Prehistoric animals such as garbageadon, dozeratops, and craneosaurus roamed the planet millions of years ago before rusting out and becoming extinct.Dinotrux, a kind of part-truck, part-dino creature, ruled the world long ago. The book makes a great gift for vehicle or dinosaur fans, but even better if both are in your little one.


Imaginary creatures — Fiction.

Trucks — Fiction.

Edition:1st ed.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. :  Little, Brown,  c2009.

Format: Books

Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) :col. ill. ;31 cm.

ISBN: 9780316027779

Lulu and the brontosaurus

Author: Judith Viorst; Michele O Medlin; Lane Smith


In an attempt to get a brontosaurus for her birthday, Lulu’s parents refuse to give in, so she sets out on a quest to find her own. However, the brontosaurus she finds does not want to be Lulu’s pet.. Lulu takes matters into her own hands when she doesn’t get the dinosaur she wants for her birthday and finds the perfect brontosaurus pet. Lulu’s only problem is that Brontosaurus thinks she’s his pet!


Birthdays — Juvenile fiction.

Apatosaurus — Juvenile fiction.

Pets — Juvenile fiction.

Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2012], 2010.

Format:       Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 

Tea Rex

Author: Molly Idle


There are strict rules for the behavior of tea party guests. Is it possible for a dinosaur to behave? This book is notable primarily for its illustrations rather than for its premise.


Publisher:: New York : Viking, 2013.

Language: English : 

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime

Author:  Bob Shea


This young dinosaur faces numerous challenges, including brushing his teeth, taking a bath, and eating spaghetti. Despite all the challenges he faces, the dinosaur triumphs over them all by roaring until he comes to his final challenge, bedtime wins and the dinosaur goes to sleep. The story uses the dinosaur to show the stubbornness of a child who refuses to go to sleep. It was illustrated by Shea, who used crayons, paint, and photographs to depict Dinosaur vs. Bedtime.

Time Flies

Author: Eric Rohmann


Wordless tale about a bird that encounters an unsettling experience while flying around a dinosaur exhibit in a museum.

How to be a T. Rex

Author: Ryan North, illustrated by Mike Lowery


She wants to be a T. rex when she grows up because, well, they’re cool! Children who love stomping around and roaring with their inner dinosaur will enjoy this book.

Danny and the Dinosaur

Author: Syd Hoff


Danny wonders what it would be like to play with a dinosaur at the museum. Happily, he has the chance to do so.

The Enormous Egg

Author: Oliver Butterworth, illustrated by Louis Darling


The enormous egg that hatches into a dinosaur from a farm hen surprises and delights Nate. The dinosaur grows up, and it becomes apparent that a small farm is no place for a large dinosaur.

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Author: Mo Willems; Balzer + Bray,; HarperCollins (Firm)


It’s a fun story about three dinosaurs, including a visitor from Norway, who refuse to clean up their caves and prepare tasty pudding, so they can catch a tasty little girl.

Publisher:[Vienna, Virginia] : [Library Ideas, LLC], [2016]


Dinosaurs — Juvenile fiction.

Picture books for children.

Three bears (Tale) — Adaptation — Juvenile fiction.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Author: Catherine D. Hughes, illustrated by Franco Tempesta

National Geographic’s third title in its Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is meant for children 4 to 8 years old who love dinosaurs. Franco Tempesta, the illustrator of National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia, brings the prehistoric world to life with stunning illustrations of dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic.

Publisher: National Geographic Society, 2015.

Subjects Juvenile Nonfiction.


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