Dinosaur Stories

Books for young fans of dinosaurs, including picture books, drawing and other activity books. To find informational books about dinosuars, look on the nonfiction shelves at call number 567.9.


Compiled by:
Children's Services Staff

Fiction

Brontorina

James Howe
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej How)

Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.


Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery

Kevin O'Malley
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Om)

When something lands on one of the moons of the planet Jurassica, Captain Raptor and his spaceship crew go to investigate. Look for more Captain Raptor titles.


Catch Me If You Can!

Bernard Most
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mo)

When a little dinosaur plays a game with the biggest dinosaur of them all, she is not scared because he is her grandpa.


Danny and the Dinosaur

Syd Hoff
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Ho)

When he visits the museum, Danny thinks it would be nice to play with a dinosaur and the dinosaur is just as eager to play with him. With Danny on the dinosaur's back, the two of them spend the day parading through the town, seeing the sights, offering their assistance to people, playing with the children, and upstaging animals at the zoo. Look for more Danny and the Dinosaur titles.


Detective Dinosaur

James Skofield
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Sk)

Detective Dinosaur and Officer Pterodactyl are challenged to solve three cases when a hat is missing, a shoe squeaks, and a loud clanging comes from a dark alley at night. Look for more Detective Dinosaur titles.


Dino-dancing

Lisa Wheeler
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Whe

"Dinosaurs compete in genres of dance from hip-hop to ballet to swing dancing and more at the Dino-Dancing Finale"—Provided by publisher.


Dinos on the Go!

Karma Wilson
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Wi)

Dinosaurs ride everything from bicycles to airplanes as they travel around the world. Look for Dinos in the Snow.


Dinosaur Bob and his Adventures with the Family Lazardo

William Joyce
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Joy)

While vacationing in Africa, the Lazardo family finds and brings back to America a friendly dinosaur that becomes the talk of the town.


Dinosaur Dinosaur

Kevin Lewis
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Le)

A rhyming story about a busy day in the life of a young dinosaur.


Dinosaur Rescue!

Penny Dale
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Dal

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?


Dinosaur vs. the Library

Bob Shea
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej She

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. Look for more Dinosaur vs... titles.


Dinosaurs Dance

Larry Dane Brimner
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Br)

Though other animals may twirl and prance, there is nothing like a dinosaur dance.


Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Claire Freedman
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Fre)

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the Mighty Underpants War as the true reason dinosaurs are extinct.


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Mo Willems
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Wil

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!


How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Jane Yolen
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Yol)

Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss. Look for more How Do Dinosaurs... titles.


Hunting The Daddyosaurus

Teresa Bateman
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ba)

Two young dinosaurs track their father around the house and finally tackle him in his easy chair.


If the Dinosaurs Came Back

Bernard Most
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mo)

A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be.


Little Grunt and the Big Egg : A Prehistoric Fairytale

Tomie De Paola
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej De)

When a dinosaur hatches from the egg that Little Grunt brought home for dinner, Mama and Papa Grunt let him keep it as a pet until it grows too big for their cave.


The Littlest Dinosaur

Michael Foreman
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej For)

The littlest dinosaur thinks he is too small to do much of anything, until his family and neighbors are in trouble and need his help.


Never Follow a Dinosaur

Alex Latimer
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Lat

"Sally and Joe are convinced that the mysterious footprints they have discovered must belong to a dinosaur"—Provided by publisher.


Patrick's Dinosaurs

Carol Carrick
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ca)

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.


Rex
Rex

Simon James
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Jam

A terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex spends his days raging through the jungle and scaring all the other dinosaurs until one night a tiny dinosaur hatches from an abandoned egg and decides that the big dinosaur is his father.


Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

Carol Diggory Shields
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Shi)

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.


Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur

Judy Sierra
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Sie

Illustrates basic polite behavior that one might need to use while grocery shopping at the same time as a dinosaur.


T is for Terrible

Peter McCarty
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mcc)

A Tyrannosaurus rex explains that he cannot help it that he is enormous and hungry and is not a vegetarian.


T.Veg : the story of a carrot-crunching dinosaur

Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Pra

Scolded by his parents and teased by classmates, Reginald, a tyrannosaurus rex who does not likes meat, leaves home in hopes of finding acceptance among theherbivores.


Tadpole Rex

Kurt Cyrus
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Cyr

A tiny primordial tadpole grows into a frog, feeling just as strong and powerful as the huge tyrannosaurus rex that stomps through the mud.


Time Flies

Eric Rohmann
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Roh)

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.


Too Many Dinosaurs

Mercer Mayer
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej May)

A little boy really wants a dog, but instead he gets dinosaurs!


Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna, the Very First Chicken

Douglas Rees
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ree

"A humorous picture book in which Edna the very first chicken faces off against a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex"— Provided by publisher.


Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bar

"All the dinosaurs play nicely, except Tyrannosaurus Wrecks"—Provided by publisher.


When Dinosaurs Came With Everything

Elise Broach
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bro

Although his mother is a little worried, a young boy is delighted to discover that every shop in town is giving away real dinosaurs to their customers.


You Look Yummy

Tatsuya Miyanishi
Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Miy

A baby ankylosaurus and a big tyrannosaurus become a family.


Nonfiction

DinoMania: Things to do with Dinosaurs

Mick Manning
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 745.5 Ma)

Includes a number of projects for those interested in learning about dinosaurs through crafts -- including dioramas, mobiles, costumes, and much more.



Robin West
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 745.54 We)

Instructions for drawing, cutting, and gluing paper shapes together to form three-dimensional dinosaurs.


Dinosaurs Galore!

Giles Andreae
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 821.914 An)

Descriptive rhymes and bright pictures are used to introduce children to the different dinosaurs.



Michael Emberley
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 743.6 Em)

Presents instructions for drawing a variety of dinosaurs.


Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 811 Diz)

Collects humorous poems about dinosaurs, both real and fictional, including the muddy Triceratops, the pilot Pterodactyl, and the dancing Sauropods.


Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

Lee J. Ames
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 743.6 Am)

Step-by-step instructions for drawing fifty different dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.


First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Catherine Hughes
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 567.9 Hug

This book provides pictures and brief facts about a variety of different kinds of dinosaurs.


How Big Were Dinosaurs?

Lita Judge
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 567.9 Jud

"Dinosaurs and modern life collide in a very young picture book that clearly illustrates how big dinosaurs really were"—Provided by publisher.