Books for Teaching Dinosaurs
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
From Unit Plan: Clifford Learns About Dinosaurs and So Do We! The following books are available in the Teacher Store.
Dinosaurs by Gail Gibbons
I use this book as an informational reference for the children. They love the interesting dinosaur facts in this book.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen; Illustrated by Mark Teague
This is a funny read aloud!
Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Strickland
With this story, students can have fun pretending to be the dinosaurs.
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields; Illustrated by Scott Nash
Another enjoyable, imaginative story.
Did Dinosaurs Live in Your Backyard? by Gilda Berger and Melvin Berger; Illustrated by Alan Male
This story is good to jumpstart a discussion of how scientists learn about dinosaurs.
Look for these books in your school library.
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallota
Volcanoes by Seymour Simon
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
I'm Tyrannosaurus!!! A book of Dinosaur Rhymes by Jean Marzollo
This has cute rhymes that describe each dinosaur. Children could dress up and recite the poem.
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton
Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki Brandenberg