This list of favorite dinosaur books for preschool is sure to thrill any little dino-lover! If you’re looking for other rawr-some books for preschoolers, check out our ultimate list of preschool books.
Although dinosaurs roamed the earth long ago, there is something so magical about their stature, big teeth, and little arms, that make them so appealing and exciting to young kids. Everything from their super hard to pronounce names to the sheer number of species (over 700) will leave your preschooler shocked and amazed.
Perfect for read-alouds or circle time, these dinosaur books range from silly tales of dinos with underpants (ha!) to serious carnivore fact books. But don’t be surprised if you find your little ones grabbing them off the shelf to reread on their own. Whether a fun fictional tale or stuffed full of facts, these books are dino-mite!
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Dinosaur Books for Preschool
Non-Fiction Dinosaur Books for Kids
Dinosaurs A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs! by Roger Priddy
Learning about 26 different kinds of dinosaurs has never been so fun! This clever dinosaur book for kids has bold illustrations. It also helps young children learn about dinosaur habitats, food preferences — and don’t forget the alphabet!
Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes
With two full pages per dinosaur, this dinosaur book for children is absolutely stunning! The illustrations make this book a kid favorite, plus they will learn a lot about dinosaurs in this gigantic 128 page book. Learn about small, big, or giant dinosaurs in this impressive read.
My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy
This BIG dinosaur book for preschool is perfect for budding paleontologists. With simple text and bright, vibrant pictures, this giant dino book is the perfect introduction to dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.
Touch and Feel Dinosaur by DK
Bumpy scales and smooth tongues, this touch and feel dinosaur book for toddlers and preschoolers is an exciting way to introduce new dinosaurs. Little ones will love that they can interact with the pages…and be brave as they stick their finger inside the mouth of a T. Rex! The perfect book for a young dino enthusiast!
Fiction Dinosaur Books for Children
How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace
This catchy adventure book will have you on the edge of your seat! Follow the boy on a journey to catch a dinosaur for his science project. He can’t be fooled, he knows the dinos are still out there. With clever rhymes and a fun storyline, it’s easy to see why this dinosaur book is a best seller!
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggery Shields
What do dinosaurs do when no one is around? Why, they dance of course! This lively dinosaur book for kids will have your preschoolers giggling and toe-stepping along with the rockin’ dinos!
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? by Jane Yolen
Little ones love birthdays that’s for sure. This adorable dinosaur book will highlight all the things you shouldn’t do, like hogging all the cake and licking off all the frosting! After learning all the don’ts of birthdays, these dinosaurs show off their manners by sharing large pieces of cake and greeting every guest. This book is an adorable addition to the series!
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen
Another classic silly dinosaur story perfect for encouraging little ones to take a rest. This story reminds preschoolers to enjoy the nighttime process while chuckling along with the naughty dinosaurs who scream and pout and demand just one book more.
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
This zany story is going to garner lots of giggles with your little ones. With fun rhyming text, we learn the real reason dinosaurs went extinct long ago… and it’s not what you’re expecting! This book is an absolute kid favorite due to the bright illustrations and comical storyline. An absolute must-read for a dinosaur storytime!
Dinosaur Dance by Sandra Boynton
A lively tale of energetic dinosaurs just looking for a roaring good time. With great examples of onomatopoeia, this simply adorable book is a pure delight.
The Berenstains Bears’ Dinosaur Dig by Jan Berenstain
Take an adventure with the Berenstain Bears as they go on a real dinosaur dig! Help the bears dig up real dinosaurs bones at the museum and learn about dinosaur bones. A fun and easy read, perfect for dinosaur loving littles!
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner
Laurie Berkner’s infamous song about dinosaurs is now a beautifully illustrated children’s book! The simple lyrics about stomping dinosaurs takes you back in time to when cute colorful dinosaurs roamed the earth…and not those frightening dinosaurs we all read about!
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins
Poor Penelope Rex is worried about making friends…mainly because eating children is frowned upon. This is the perfect story for teaching children a range of social skills including treating others they way you would want to be treated and learning how to be a friend. It’s a true classic and a must for every young child’s bookshelf!
Tiny T.Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
You can never have too many books on kindness and friendship. The lessons in this heartfelt book stretch beyond the pages and will find a home in your little dino lovers heart. Tiny T. Rex and his desire to cheer up a friend shows the lengths a true friend will go to be there.
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin
From the author of Pete the Cat, comes this very groovy book about dogs, dinosaurs and yummy doggy ice cream! This dinosaur book for preschool highlights the concept of sharing in the most adorable way. These dinosaurs may look intimidating but they are here to share! If your preschoolers love the Pete the Cat books, this book is a must-have!
We sure hope you found some new dino books that your preschoolers will adore! Check out our other book lists below for even more great book ideas or check out our entire list of best preschool books!
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