Dinosaur Book List for All Ages

Is your child keenly aware that a new Jurassic Park movie is hitting the big screen this week? As if kids needed more motivation to be interested in dinosaurs!

Not to fear, we’ve got you covered: a dinosaur book list! Check out some of these fun books for a dinosaur-themed reading experience this summer, no matter what age kids you’ve got at home. You might even enjoy some of these yourself!

Dinosaur Booklist for All Ages

Tea Rex by Molly Idle. What happens when you invite a dinosaur over for tea? Ages 0-8

Danny and the Dinosaur by S. D. Hoff. An easy reader classic and one that shouldn’t be missed! Ages 4-10

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Brian Selznik. A true story about the man who dazzled the Victorian world with replicas of dinosaurs. Ages 4-10.

Edge of Extinction Series by Laura Martin. An intro to dystopian fiction… with dinosaurs! Ages 8-12.

Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel. Graphic novel with emotional heft, perfect for a fun middle grades read this summer. Ages 10-14

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The literary classic that clearly leads up to Jurassic Park; not without cautions–review coming! Ages 10-up.

Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time by James Gurney. Part coffee table book, part mystical and fantastical story, this is perfect for those who love fantasy stories AND dinosaurs. Ages 10 and up.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Gritty for sure: read review and proceed with caution. Ages 15 and up.

What is YOUR favorite dinosaur book?

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Betsy is the Managing Editor at Redeemed Reader. When she reads ahead for you, she uses sticky notes instead of book darts and willfully dog ears pages even in library books. Betsy is a fan of George MacDonald, robust book discussions, and the Oxford comma. She lives with her husband and their three children in the beautiful Northwest.

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