Growing up many children
have a large interest in learning about dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are very
mysterious and this may be why students find them very interesting.
People are very unsure of their extinction, and also there have never been
a human who has actually seen a dinosaur. With the growth of dinosaur
findings, dinosaurs have become a popular unit in schools. There has been many books published
to enhance children's knowledge and imagination of dinosaurs. Below
is a list of a variety of different books teachers can use in their classroom
for students to learn about dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs: Meat Eaters
Benton, Michael. Awesome Dinosaurs:
Meat Eaters. Copper Beech Books.
This is an informational book about
the characteristics of meat eater dinosaurs. It discusses everything
from their type of jaws, to their different sizes to the meaning of their
name. In the book it gives a time line of when certain types
of meat eater dinosaurs existed. The book answers many types of questions
people may have about meat eater dinosaurs.
How Do We Know Dinosaurs Existed?
Benton, Michael. How Do We Know Dinosaurs
Existed? Raintree Steck-Vaughn
Publishers. Texas: 1995.
This informational book discusses
many different facts about dinosaurs and how we know these facts are true.
It consists of a variety of topics that teaches children about the different
types of dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs After Dark
Emmett, Jonathan & Curtis Jobling. Dinosaurs After Dark. Golden
Books Publishing Company, Inc. New York: 2001.
trying to fall asleep but he cannot sleep. He starts to hear strange
sounds outside his bedroom window. Using his curiosity, Bobby follows
the sounds to the city. In the city Bobby finds dinosaurs and he starts
to play with them. They continue playing into he falls asleep.
Then the dinosaurs take Bobby back to his home and he falls soundly asleep
in his bed.
Mitchell, Adrian & Priscilla Lamont.
Our Mammoth. Harcourt
Brace Jovanovich, Publishers. San Diego: 1987.
One day the Gumble twins were at the beach
and all of sudden the discovered a mammal come out of an iceberg. Being
startled, they take the mammoth home to their Mother. With kindness,
their mother lets them keep the mammoth as a pet.
A Dinosaur Named After Me
Most, Bernard. A Dinosaur Named After
Me. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publishers. San Diego: 1991.
This picture book draws parallels between the physical characteristics
and capabilities of certain dinosaurs and specific children names.
It incorporates the name of each child into the dinosaur's name. With
each dinosaur name it gives a brief description of certain characteristics
of the dinosaur.
Most, Bernard. ABC T-Rex.
Harcourt, Inc. San Diego: 2000.
There once was a T-Rex that loved his ABC's very much that he ate them.
With each letter in the alphabet he experienced a word that describes food
or eating food.
If The Dinosaurs Came Back
Most, Bernard. If The Dinosaur s
Came Back. Harcourt, Inc.
1978: San Diego.
A young boy wishes for the return of the dinosaurs. He imagines different
ways how dinosaurs would be useful for the world. He imagines dinosaurs
helping people do their daily chores, and fun activities people can do with
Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs?
Most, Bernard. Whatever Happened
to the Dinosaurs?
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers. San Diego: 1984.
A group of children are reading books about dinosaurs in their public library.
They start to wonder what really has happened to the dinosaurs and how they
disappeared. The children come up with imaginative ways how dinosaurs
Dinoverse: Dinosaurs Ate My Homework
Dinosaurs Ate My Homework. Random House. New York: 2000.
Like most students in junior
high the students at Wetherford Junior High have a difficult time surviving
their teen years. When the students have to put on a science fair they
never would have expected Bertram's science project to yank them back into
the time of dinosaurs.
The Lost World
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Lost World. Puffin Publisher.
New York: 2002.
This is one of the many chapter books based on the dinosaur movie The Lost
World. This chapter book is appropriate for students 9-12 years old.
The Hand of Dinotopia
Foster, Alan Dean. The Hand of Dinotopia.
Harper Collins Publisher. New York: 1999.
Dinotopia is a land where humans
and dinosaurs coexist in harmony. This land is protected so that no
one can come to it. But in this novel two pilots, Sylvia and Will, uncover
an ancient legend that tells how to get to this land.
Strickland, Brad. Dinotopia: Survive!
Random House. New York: 2001.
On the island of Dinotopia Kurt an
earthquake send him tumbling down a cliff. Without any injuries, Kurt
wakes up but cannot remember anything. Not knowing where
he is Kurt wonders into the rain forest, while his family and dinosaur friends
are in search of him.
The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's Dinosaur
The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's Dinosaur
Discovery. The Millbrook Press. Connecticut: 1999.
This is a biography of twelve
year old Mary Anning. Mary Anning discovered the Ichthyosaur skeleton
while living in Britain. This story tells about how and where she found the
Rare Treasure: Mary Anning's
and her Remarkable Discoveries
Brown, Don. Rare Treasure: Mary Anning's and her
Remarkable Discoveries. Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston:
While on the rocky beach at
Lyme Regis, Mary Anning's discovered a dinosaur skeleton in 1810. This
is a biography of the life of Mary Anning. It tells about her life growing
up, and her life after finding a dinosaur skeleton.
Candlewick Press. New York: 1999.
This books discusses different
myths related to dinosaurs and monsters. In this traditional literature
students can compare the different myths and create their own too.
This website is recommended for children to
learn about dinosaurs and do many different activities related to dinosaurs.
There are many different resources where children can learn about the times
of the dinosaurs.
This website is a great source for finding
different types of dinosaur books for all age levels. You can order
books about dinosaurs through this website.