Top 10 Dinosaur Books for Kids 2016

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2016 Best Kids’ Books About Dinosaurs

 
Dino reading a bookDinosaurs have always been a fascinating subject for both kids and adults – but the little ones among us have a particular fancy for these historical creatures that helped to shape our world as it is today.

For all of the young “dino fans” in our midst, there are plenty of wonderful books to stir the imagination and learn about these seemingly magical creatures.

What’s here: On this page is a roundup of the ten best dinosaur books for kids of various ages during the spring and summer months of 2016. These are the books that both parents and kids are choosing over the rest, with the best ratings and reviews.

For shoppers: For each of the books listed on this page, merchants have been found and recommended to buy it online. Sales resources have been chosen based on their low pricing, product availability and trusted reputation for safe and easy shopping.

What’s Here:

1. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes
2. My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy
3. Have You Seen My Dinosaur? by Jon Surgal
4. National Geographic The Ultimate Dinopedia by Don Lessem
5. Dinosaur! by DK Publishing
6. Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? by Bonnie Worth
7. Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book by Parragon Books
8. The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig by Jan and Mike Berenstain
9. Dinosaur A-Z by Roger Priddy
10. I’m a T. Rex! (Little Golden Book) by Dennis Shealy

1. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes

Ages: 4 – 8

For 2016, the “best of the best” dinosaur books for kids is National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs.

Ginormous like a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Okay, so maybe not quite that big, but still, this book is pretty huge. After all, it takes LOTS of pages to cover facts on all the known dinosaurs in the world. Includes wow-worthy pictures!

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2. My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy

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Ages: 2 – 5

Next among this year’s top 10 kids’ dinosaur books is My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy.

I think this Big Dinosaur Book would be a go-to gift for anyone, young or old, who loved all-thing dinosaur. It is jam-packed with pictures of dinos, each with their own name. This book teaches the pronunciations of those names.

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My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy (2011, Board Book)

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My Big Reference: My Big Dinosaur World by Roger Priddy (2008, Hardcover)

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3. Have You Seen My Dinosaur? by Jon Surgal

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Ages: 2 – 5

Also making the list of top dinosaur books in 2016 is Have You Seen My Dinosaur? by Jon Surgal.

When a little tyke decides to play a game of Hide-and-Seek with his pet dinosaur, he learns that dinos are unexpectedly difficult to find. His dinosaur is green, ginormous, and has a distinct RAWR. Can your little reader find him?

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4. National Geographic The Ultimate Dinopedia by Don Lessem

Ages: 7 – 10

National Geographic The Ultimate Dinopedia by Don Lessem comes in 4th on the list.

For kiddos who want to know everything there is to know about dinosaurs, or the basics at least, this book features complete coverage of all-known prehistoric creatures. This is the most complete source for dino information, fun facts, and stats.

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National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most by Don Lessem (Hardcover)

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5. Dinosaur! by DK Publishing

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Ages: 8 – 12

Dinosaur! by DK Publishing hits 5th of the best dinosaur books for kids in 2016.

The Smithsonian never ceases to amaze me with their massive collection of knowledge about everything, dinos included.

Alongside facts about dinosaurs, this book covers Neanderthals, prehistoric insects, and sea creatures.

It is divided into sections, traveling through the various eras.

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6. Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? by Bonnie Worth

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Ages: 5 – 8

Next up on our list – Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? by Bonnie Worth.

Remember the last time the Cat in the Hat made a surprise appearance? Sally and Dick’s house was thrown into chaos! Welp, that Cat is back, and he is riding a brachiosaurus. His mission? Epic prehistoric learning through time travel.

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7. Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book by Parragon Books

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Ages: 2 – 5

Marking the 7th spot among 2016’s “best of” dinosaur books for children is Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book by Parragon Books.

I am lovin’ this sound book! The book, courtesy of Discovery Kids, includes fun facts and vivid, realistic pictures of dinosaurs, like pterodactyls, t-rex, and brontosaurus. There are 10 buttons, each RAWRS like what scientists believe specific dinosaurs would roar.

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8. The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig by Jan and Mike Berenstain

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Ages: 4 – 8

One of my favorite children’s book series – The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig by Jan and Mike Berenstain also makes the “dino books hot list” this year.

Gotta love the Berentstain Bears! The Bearsonian Museum is open for business, so Brother and Sister decide to take a tour. Lucky for them, a real dinosaur dig is in progress, making them wonder what those paleontologists will dig up.

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9. Dinosaur A-Z by Roger Priddy

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Ages: 3 – 6

And at #9 – Dinosaur A-Z by Roger Priddy.

Admittedly, I was a little creeped out by the dinosaur pictures. Haha! But I am a chicken when it comes to gigantic reptiles. Dinosaur-loving kids will go gaga for the 26 full-color, digital pictures and lots-a cool A-Z dinosaur facts.

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10. I’m a T. Rex! (Little Golden Book) by Dennis Shealy

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Ages: 2 – 5

The final pick for this year’s top ten dinosaur books for kids is I’m a T. Rex! by Dennis Shealy.

This is probably one of the coolest Little Golden Books ever. The T-Rex is quirky, silly, and dotted and bright green, with crooked teeth, a goofy expression, and funny feet. That illustration alone should tell you that this book is a must-read for dinosaur-loving kiddos with keen senses of humor.

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I'm a T. Rex! by Dennis Shealy (2010, Little Golden Book)

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 06/07/16.

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