10 Impressive Dinosaur and Fossil Books for Budding Paleontologists
by Melissa Taylor
What are the best children’s book choices for dinosaur- and fossil-enthusiasts? Look no further: these incredible nonfiction books give kids the most up-to-date information about dinosaur and fossils, sparking curiosity, answering questions, and providing in-depth knowledge for growing minds. Before you know it, your kids will become dinosaur experts!
Dinosaur Ultimate Handbook
This encyclopedia of dinosaurs is perfect for kids ages 6-9 who are eager to learn about these prehistoric creatures. With essential facts and illustrations on over 200 different species, there's something for every budding paleontologist.
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!
Can you imagine what people first thought when finding gigantic dinosaur bones? This fascinating book shares the many misconceptions, including the existence of dragons and which bones belonged to what creature. Read how scientists throughout history continually used new discoveries to revise and improve their conclusions.
Simple text with clear information builds knowledge in newly independent readers about dinosaurs and highlights familiar species as well as lesser-known ones.
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs?
In the Mesozoic era 250 million years ago, the earth’s plants and animals looked very different. From the emergence of dinosaurs to their extinction as well as the bones left behind, this informative beginning chapter book gives readers a solid understanding of prehistoric times and how scientists use fossils to learn more.
The Big Book of Dinosaurs
Photographs and photorealistic illustrations accompany easy-to-read facts about fossils and dinosaurs, ranging from the biggest meat-eaters to the smallest babies. The eye-catching rectangular layout, labeled illustrations, and clear information make this a great pick for dinosaur enthusiasts.
DK Eyewitness Books: Fossil
Don’t miss DK’s updated reference guide on everything fossil-related. Kids love the annotated photography and visual appeal of this densely packed guidebook illuminating fossils, the history of paleontology, the animals most often fossilized, how to identify fossils, and more.
Timelines, diagrams, factual illustrations, and compelling writing transport readers back to prehistoric times when enormous dinosaurs and other creatures walked the earth. This jampacked tome contains an impressive amount of accessible information.
Sticker Encyclopedia Dinosaurs
Not only is this a fact-filled book about everything in the age of dinosaurs, but it’s interactive, too! While reading, kids use the hundreds of stickers to fill in missing illustrations and create their own prehistoric scenes.
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Dinosaurs
With this nonfiction, illustrated companion book to the Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, readers who finished the first Jack and Annie story will learn even more about the world of dinosaurs as well as fossils, extinction, and paleontologists.
Eyewitness Explorer: Rock and Fossil Hunter
Kids will discover how to spot fossils, make their own fossils, and more in this comprehensive rocks and fossils guidebook, which includes over thirty hands-on activities to help young readers apply what they’ve learned.