Do you have a reading rhythm at home? Whether you read a nightly bedtime book, a daily dinner book, or squeeze in whenever-you-can books, reading is one of the best things for little (and big) brains! If you haven’t already, sign up for a library card at your local library; your child can even get their own! Incorporate a weekly or bi-weekly library trip into your schedule; it will likely become something your kids look forward to. And one of the best parts is that it is a free activity—as long as you remember to return your books on time. 

For some little ones, trips to the library can be overwhelming. There are so many books to choose from, which can make it hard to know where to start. One way to mitigate this overwhelm is to choose a specific theme or topic when you go to the library. This will give your child a way to narrow down the books they can choose from, if having too many options is overwhelming. 

So here is a topic for your next library trip: dinosaurs! Here are some dinosaur kids books that you can look for, but don’t forget to ask a librarian for any other dino books that your library might have!

Kids Books about Dinosaurs

The Colorful World of Dinosaurs, by Matt Sewell

Tiny T Rex and the Impossible Hug, by Jonathan Stutzman

Oh no! My Dinosaur Thinks He’s a Ninja! by J. E. Comet

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur, by Linda Bailey

Some Dinosaurs Eat Pizza, by That One Guy

The Dinosaur Who Discovered Hamburgers, by Adison Books

The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard, by B. G. Hennessy 

Dinosaur Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Tea Rex, by Molly Idle

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? by Jane Yolen

Tyrannosaurus Drip, by Julia Donaldson

If your little one is fascinated with dinosaurs, going through a dinosaur phase (or maybe it’s not a phase…future paleontologist?), or just loves reading, we hope you’ll enjoy these dinosaur books together. Be sure to let us know which ones are your favorite!

Be sure to check out some of our other children’s books recommendations: