Discover Ancient Giants: Must-Read Dinosaur Books for Kids

Kiko Anderson
dinosaur books for kids

Are your kids fascinated by dinosaurs? Dinosaur books are some of the best tools we can use to teach our kids about these prehistoric giants. From early readers to chapter books, the options are endless! You’ll find both fiction and non-fiction options for your child to explore, and most feature amazing illustrations that are sure to capture their attention. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing a list of must-read dinosaur books for kids that anyone will love!  

1. Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton

 This is a great book for young children! The author introduces different types of dinosaurs in a way that’s easy to understand for preschoolers. The illustrations are bright and bold, drawing your child’s attention to the page.

2. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

 This is one of the best dinosaur books for kids! This is a fun and silly story about a little dinosaur who doesn’t want to go to bed. It’s a popular choice for bedtime reading, and the beautiful illustrations are sure to entertain your child.

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

 This book is chock full of interesting facts about dinosaurs. It features large photos and fun facts about each species, making it a great resource for your child to learn about these incredible creatures in an engaging way.

4. Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

 This chapter book follows siblings Jack and Annie as they travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Kids will enjoy this fast-paced adventure story while also learning about the different types of dinosaurs that existed.

5. The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley

 This beautifully illustrated book tells the true story of artist and naturalist Waterhouse Hawkins, who was commissioned to create life-sized statues of dinosaurs in the 19th century. The story is both fascinating and educational, giving your child insight into the world of paleontology and how the study of dinosaurs has evolved over time.


Dinosaur books are an incredible way to teach children about these ancient giants. With so many choices available, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. Hopefully, these must-read recommendations will get you started on the right path. And with the help of Troomi Wireless, a safe smartphone for kids that is parent-controlled, your children can have access to Troomi’s approved KidSmart® apps like Kindle and Libby. This allows kids to explore and enjoy dinosaur books safely anywhere they go. With Troomi Wireless, parents can have peace of mind knowing that their children are accessing educational content and expanding their knowledge in a secure and controlled manner. So let your kids embark on a prehistoric adventure with Troomi Wireless and dive into the captivating realm of dinosaurs through the power of literature!

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