Dino-stories!

Picture books with dinosaur characters

Updated February 13, 2023
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How do dinosaurs learn to be kind?
Yolen, Jane
Laugh out loud as our bestselling dinosaurs learn to be kind despite their sometimes mischievous antics. How does a dinosaur learn to be kind? Does he roar about everything that is on his mind? Does he wake up at midnight and make lots of noise? Does he take his big sister...
IF DINOSAURS HAD HAIR
Marvin, Dan
This laugh-out-loud picture book by Dan Marvin, with tongue-in-cheek art by Lesley Vamos, is an irreverent exploration of what it might've looked like if dinosaurs had lusciously stylized 'dos. What if dinosaurs had . . . hair? Curled, crimped, feathered, and...
Dinos Driving
Leitch, Lynn
A witty and whimsical picture book for young fans of dinosaurs and vehicles alike.  What kind of car would a tiny Velociraptor drive? Perhaps a mini car? But what would suit a vegetarian Iguanodon or a pack of r owdy Triceratops? What would an ideal vehicle be for a T-rex? Whatever it...
A dinosaur's day: diplodocus
Fačy, Bernard
Embark on a prehistoric journey with this board book of fun stories and incredible facts about dinosaurs. Introducing A Dinosaur's Day- Diplodocus Finds Its Family - a story time adventure that teaches kids exciting facts about dinosaurs. Go on an adventure with a baby...
I'm hungry = ¡Tengo hambre!
Dominguez, Angela
A bilingual picture book that's sweet enough to eat about a chatty bluebird and an indecisive T. Rex who can't decide what his next meal should be, introducing readers to basic Spanish and English food vocabulary. When a bluebird comes upon a dinosaur who's down in the dumps,...
Iamasaurus
Ylvisaker, Anne
Award-winning author Anne Ylvisaker and illustrator Mark Hoffmann's picture book romp of a tale about the surprising similarities between dinosaurs and children. Iamasaurus. I am noodlevorous. One of the genus Ridiculorous. Mothers abhor us. Babies adore...
Tiny dino
Freedman, Deborah
Did you know dinosaurs still roam the earth? A small but mighty bird declares it is a dinosaur! But no one believes that dinosaurs still exist. How can it be a dinosaur when it is so little? Dinosaurs didn't have feathers . . . or did they? This tiny dino is here to explain to...
Dinosaur dance-off
Foss, Jorden
A dancing dinosaur discovers his family has some sweet moves Darwin the Dinosaur loves to dance, but he needs someone to join his troupe. When Mom and Dad offer to show him their moves, Darwin laughs. There's no way his prehistoric parents can groove like him, he thinks ... until they show...
Eggasaurus
Wagh, Jennifer
In this funny and winsome epistolary picture book, a young boy who orders a dinosaur egg ends up with more than he--or his dad--bargained for! All Maximus wants is a pet dinosaur--is that really too much to ask? But when his dad tells him he must send the egg back to where it...
The dinos on the bus
Millett, Peter
Roar, stomp, and clap along to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus" with a group of playful dinosaurs as they go on their first bus journey! Hop on the bus with a rowdy bunch of dinosaurs, as they travel up and down, round and round, all through the land. A delightful reinvention of...
Dinosaurs on Kitty Island
Slack, Michael H.
A playdate between intrepid kitties and cautious dinosaurs doesn't go quite as planned in this hilarious story of friendship and compromise! Life on Dinosaur Island is so boring. Who wants to watch stuff sink in tar pits all day? So the dinosaurs are escaping to Kitty...
One-osaurus, two-osaurus
Norman, Kim
Part counting game, part dinosaur celebration, this energetic romp is a numbers concept book for the ages. One-osaurus, two-osaurus, three-osaurus, four! Look there, in a child's bedroom, where some prehistoric pals are gathered in a counting game. Nine...
Tyrone O'Saurus dreams
Howe, James
In a follow-up to the beloved Brontorina, a young dinosaur finds unexpected support for his secret dream: to defy expectations and become a dancer. Tyrone has a dream. But it seems like everyone else has their own dream for Tyrone. Should he be a dentist? A lawyer? A...
When Im Big
Bailey, Ella
A cute, funny and engaging picture book about a little dinosaur finding its way in the world, while also subtly teaching readers about different types of dinosaurs. A very small dinosaur with very big dreams, follows in the footsteps of a much larger dinosaur. Along the way, she...
Dino pajama party : a bedtime book
Wallmark, Laurie
Join the dinos for a bash before bedtime! Much like us, dinosaurs love to have fun. Dinosaurs from all around gather together to play instruments, dance, and sing before bedtime. But soon the dinosaurs grow tired and need their rest. This is a book that's sure to...
Dino-Gro
Myers, Matthew
From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing...and growing...and growing.... Cole is very excited about his new Dino-Gro toy. He can't wait for it to reach its full size!...
Leilong the Library Bus
Liu, Julia
A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children. Leilong''s friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it''s difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to follow all the rules....
You Make My Heart Saur
Fischer, Maggie.
Say "I love you" with a roar in this cute board book that's perfect for dinosaur fans! My love for you is bigger than a T. rex can bite. You're really something special; I think you're dino-mite!   Read and roar along with the dinos in this...
Kitties on dinosaurs
Slack, Michael H.
A daring, dinosaur-climbing adventure leads to hilarious kitty hijinks in this adorable tale of perseverance They're adorable! They're daring! They're kitties who love to climb things! And they won't give up until they've achieved their ultimate climbing dream: scaling the...
Princesses versus dinosaurs
Bailey, Linda
Two popular storybook titans, princesses and dinosaurs, battle to determine who should star in this laugh-out-loud picture book for fans of Shark vs Train and The Book With No Pictures. This is a princess book! No, it's a dinosaur book! No,...
Dinosaurs in love
Rosenthal, Fenn
"A surprising hit. Honestly, we were not prepared to be devastated by this song." -- The Today Show   Three-year-old Fenn Rosenthal's viral song about love, longing, and loss has melted the hearts of tens of millions of people on Tiktok,...
Dinos don't do yoga
Bailey, Catherine (Children's story writer)
A fun-filled dinosaur story with timely themes about kindness, friendship, and being able to see past our differences. Meet Rex, the talon-tearing tough leader of a Cretaceous crew that loves to feed, feud, and fight! All is well in their rough-and-tumble world until...
Dinosong
McCanna, Tim
"A rousingly rumbly ramble." --Kirkus Reviews The Land Before Time meets Eric Carle in this delightful read-aloud featuring "melodious and spare" (USA TODAY) language by master storyteller Tim McCanna. Follow a triceratops, a sauropod, and...
Rumble, rumble, dinosaur
Charman, Katrina
Rumble, rumble, dinosaur! Wake up dinos, time to roar. Follow along with a whole host of different dinosaurs as they go through one exciting dino day! Join the friendly stegosaurus, the gigantic diplodocus, the fearsome T. Rex, and others as they roar their way from...

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