“Dinosaur Roar!” Books for your dinosaur-loving child


Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Stickland is one of my favorite dino books for toddlers and preschoolers.  This author, illustrator and pop up artist presents us with colorful and entertaining dinosaurs that introduce concepts like above/below, weak/strong, fast/slow, fierce/meek (etc.) in a rhyming text. It’s also full of fun vocabulary and an entertaining book to read aloud to young dinosaur enthusiasts.

And if your little one can’t get enough, there are dinosaur books (and even a song by local musician Lori Henriques) for every child:

For the child who loves dinosaurs and construction equipment: Dinosaur Dig! by Penny Dale

For the child who wants it all- construction, humor, ABC’s, hidden letters, and rhyming text: Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs by Nate Evans

For the child who is potty training: Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

For the child who wants just the facts: Dinosaurs! by Gail Gibbons

For the child who wants pictures and names: My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy

For the child who likes silly, musical dinos: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields

For the child who wants a bedtime story with dinosaurs: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen (also a series)