Bring prehistoric creatures stomping, screeching and soaring back from extinction with these awesome dinosaur books! From exciting stories to non-fictions exploding with fascinating facts, these books are sure to be hair-raising reads!
Come and explore the wicked world of dinosaurs, but don’t be afraid now…
1. The Dinosaur Detectives Series – Stephanie Baudet
Be an adventurer with Matt Sharp and the Dinosaur Detectives as they explore wild worlds and hunt for dinosaur eggs. The team have already trekked through Antarctica and the Amazon Antarctica, and are ready for more adventures in The Dinosaur Detectives in the Jurassic Coast and The Dinosaur Detectives in Dracula, Dragons and Dinosaurs – out soon!
2. Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs – Ian Whybrow
While helping his nan tidy the attic, Harry discovers some toy dinosaurs. After they escape, he takes them everywhere with him in a big bucket. These classic stories, beautifully illustrated by Adrian Reynolds, are perfect for readers aged 2 to 5 years.
3. Dinosaurs Magic Painting Book – Lucy Bowman
Love drawing? If so, this book is perfect for you! With illustrations ranging from baby dinosaurs to a monstrous T-Rex, watch the prehistoric world come vibrantly to life as you brush water over the magic pages. This is a must-buy for all aspiring artists!
4. Fantastic dinosaur facts
Prepare for some mega fact bites with these fun non-fiction books! Introduce younger readers to dinosaurs with the First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life by Sam Taplin, while older children can immerse themselves in the wonders of the prehistoric world with Dinosaurs: A Children’s Encyclopaedia, published by Dorling Kindersley. For those who aren’t scared of guts and gore, there’s ‘The Horrible Science’ series’ Spotter’s Guide Dinosaurs by Nick Arnold – we hope you have a strong stomach!
5. Dinosaur Cove Series – Rex Stone
Join Jamie and Tom as they venture into savage dinosaur lands Danger is never far away as the boys flee from terrifying triceratops, escape a T-Rex and save a young dinosaur. What’s more, each book comes with special Cretaceous collector cards so you really can be part of the adventure!
What’s your favourite dino-tale? Do you prefer them super-scary or sweet and cuddly? Let us know your recommendations with the hashtag #sweetcherrydinostories