Picture Books ~ Dinosaurs
Rhyming picture book about the lives of the great dinosaurs. 2005.
Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch!
Ty tyrannosaurus stomps through the jungle proving that he is brave, terrifying, and hungry, while his loving baby sister, Teri, keeps embarrassing him, but when she is threatened, Ty comes to the rescue. 2010.
No T. Rex in the Library
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A rampaging tyrannosaurus rex demonstrates to an out-of-control little girl the results of "beastie" behavior in the library. 2010.
When his older brother talks about dinosaurs during a visit to the zoo, Patrick is afraid, until he discovers they all died millions of years ago. 1983.
What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs?
Fascinated with dinosaurs, Patrick invents an imaginary explanation of why they became extinct. 1986.
A tiny primordial tadpole grows into a frog, feeling just as strong and powerful as the huge tyrannosaurus rex that stomps through the mud. 2008.
Dinosaurs from one to ten use construction equipment to dig, shovel, roll, and scrape as they build a fun surprise. 2011.
When a crew of builder dinosaurs break down on a level crossing, they know the only thing they can do to save themselves is to call Dinosaur Rescue! In no time at all, help is on its way, but will the Dinosaur Rescue team get there in time to stop the train? 2013.
Relates the earth changing consequences of millions of nights of raucous snoring by sleeping dinosaurs. 2005.
A duckbilled dinosaur, accidentally raised by fierce tyrannosauruses who would eat duckbills if only they could reach them, tries to be like his "family" but finally gives up, runs away, and finds a real home with others of his kind. 2008.
Edwards, Pamela Duncan
Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale
In this story, loosely based on that of Cinderella but featuring dinosaurs, the Duke falls in love with Dinorella when she rescues him from the dreaded Deinonychus at the Dinosaur Dance. 1997.
Edwards, Pamela Duncan
Dinosaur Starts School
Dinosaur worries about the first day of school, but with the help of a reassuring classmate he finds that school can be fun. 2009.
The Extinct Files: My Science Project
For his science project, Wallace documents the behavior of dinosaurs in modern life, including how they like the night life, are active athletes, and are generally shy around humans. 2006.
Bang! Boom! Roar!: A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs
While designing and constructing a playground, a building crew of dinosaurs introduces the letters from A to Z. 2012.
Tyson the Terrible
Three young dinosaurs are afraid when they hear Tyson the Terrible approach, until they meet the young tyrannosaurus for themselves. 2006.
The Dinosaurs are Back: And It's All Your Fault, Edward!
Edward gets more and more nervous as his older brother tries to convince him that a dinosaur egg is about to hatch under his bed. 1997.
Hearn, Diane Dawson
Dad's Dinosaur Day
Dad's behavior changes when he becomes a dinosaur for a day. 1993.
Drumheller Dinosaur Dance
The slumbering Drumheller dinosaur skeletons feel the call of the rising moon and get ready to shake, rattle, and roll their bones! 2004.
Cordelia and her troup of dino-scouts enjoy a camping trip in the great outdoors. 2014.
Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo
While vacationing in Africa, the Lazardo family finds and brings back to America a friendly dinosaur that becomes the talk of the town. 1988.
Pinkerton's natural canine urge to chew on things while teething coincides with a chaotic visit to the museum's collection of dinosaur bones. 1987.
Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are buddies and fellow artists. When they enter a 'Draw a Dinosaur' contest, shenanigans ensue as their artistic creations come to life. 2013.
After spending time sailing, some seasick dinosaurs decide they have had enough of the high seas. 2008.
T is for Terrible
A tyrannosaurus rex explains that he cannot help it that he is enormous and hungry and is not a vegetarian. 2004.
Dinosaur Woods: Can Seven Clever Critters Save Their Forest Home?
To save their homes from being destroyed by developers, a fanciful group of endangered animals constructs a fearsome dinosaur. 2009.
A rhyming tale of Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and even Tyrannosaurus gathering at the swamp to dance. 2002.
Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe
The vegetarian dinosaurs are enjoying their plant meals at the Dinosaur Cafe until ravenous Tyrannosaurus stomps in looking for meaty dinosaur stew. 2006.
If the Dinosaurs Came Back
A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be. 1978.
A Trio of Triceratops
A trio of triceratops touch their toes, toot trumpets, and tell tales, among other activities similarly alliterative. 1998.
At the Dinosaur Card Trading Fair, brothers Mike and Andy learn how equivalent values can help them make the best trades. 2001.
Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe
Dinosaurs from a finicky stegosaurus and a knobby old ankylosaur to the frightening tyrannosaurus rex get washed and shined at the Dino Wash Deluxe. Includes section with facts about the dinosaurs mentioned in the story. 2013.
After reading about dinosaurs and then falling asleep, Wilbur sees a baby apatosaurus outside his bedroom and travels backwards through time to return it to its Jurassic time period. 1994.
Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates
Captain Raptor and the crew of the Megatooth are called back into action to save the planet Jurassica from rogue space pirates. 2007.
After he gets a postcard from a little girl, Santa Claus reminisces about all the trouble he had when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. 2013.
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book
Presents a dinosaur for each letter of the alphabet. 1991.
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A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it finds itself back in the time of living dinosaurs. 1994.
Tobias's father is different from other dads, not only because he is a tyrannosaurus but also because he is busy all of the time, but when disaster looms during Field Day at Tobias's school, his dad comes through. 2011.
Dinosaurs introduce opposites, including up and down, loud and quiet, and in and out. 2013.
Albert Goes Hollywood
Liz gets to keep her pet dinosaur Albert when she finds him a job in the movies. 1992.
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
As little Dinosaur takes on everything around him, from a pile of leaves to his evening bowl of spaghetti, he is sure to win the challenge, but when it comes to bedtime, little Dinosaur is no match. 2008.
Dinosaur vs. Santa
Little Dinosaur gets ready for Christmas. 2012.
Dinosaur vs. The Library
Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places, the library, and on the way he encounters a series of animals, including a cow, baby chicks, a turtle, and an owl, and shares his roars with each. 2011.
Shields, Carol Diggory
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
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When it's rock 'n' roll time during the prehistoric era, many different kinds of dinosaurs gather to twist, twirl, and tromp at a Saturday night party. 1997.
While taking a bath, a young boy is joined by all sorts of dinosaurs. 1994.
Stickland, Paul & Henrietta
Illustrations and rhyming text present all kinds of dinosaurs, including ones that are sweet, grumpy, spiky, or lumpy. 1994.
The Field Mouse and the Dinosaur Named Sue
A field mouse finds himself in the Field Museum when the roof of his former home is transported there with the rest of the bones of a dinosaur named Sue. 2000.
The meat-eating dinosaurs challenge the plant-eating dinosaurs to a hockey match. 2007.
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
Harry finds toy dinosaurs in the attic that come to life when he names each one. 2010.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not! 2012.
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
Describes how a dinosaur eats with no rude noises and while sitting very still. 2005.
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
Explains how young dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day. 2007.
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
Rhyming text and illustrations present some of the ways dinosaurs can play with their friends, from hogging the swings to sharing toys. 2006.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah. 2012.
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?
Illustrations and rhyming text explore some of the things that dinosaurs might do when they are angry--and how they should control their tempers. 2013.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate Christmas. 2012.
A Few Bites
When her brother Ferdie would rather play than eat, Viola spins a tale about how dinosaurs ate broccoli to escape predators and carrots provide alien super-vision, an effort repaid when Viola is tired and Ferdie presents a surprise. 2012.