Dinosaurs have become a popular topic around our house lately (surprise, surprise), and when we go to the library, anything with a dinosaur on the cover gets placed in our bag.
Here are my current top three favorite ‘dinosaur’ books for preschool and elementary-aged children.
Dinosaurumpus – by Tony Mitton
“Shake, shake, shudder, through the sludgy old swamp… the dinosaurs are coming, get ready to romp!” Full of alliteration, onomatopoeia and rhyme, your child will love reading about the dancing dinosaurs. If you’re anything like me, you’ll end up acting it out and singing it throughout the day. If you need a light-hearted, short and fun read, this is it!
When Dinosaurs Came With Everything – by Elsie Broach
This is another favorite in our house. Your child will love to imagine a day when they too visit the dentist and in turn get a dinosaur to take home.
Bang, Boom, Roar: A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs – Nate Evans and Stephanie Gwyn Brown
This is a book that we just borrowed from the library today; however, it’s going to be one that I soon order so we can have a copy in our personal library. Why do I love this book? Let me count the ways:
- It is has a story line to keep your child’s attention
- It moves through the alphabet so you can easily teach letters
- Each page (which is based on a letter) focuses on the sound that letter makes (phonological awareness)
- It includes a bunch of details about construction
- It includes some sophisticated vocabulary
- It’s lyrical and full of rhyme.
- Basically, you can use it for theme based learning (construction/dinosaurs); to teach the alphabet; to teach the sounds letters make – the possibilities are endless!
Please leave other favorite dinosaur-themed books in the comments! We’re always looking for these when we go to the library!