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Best Dinosaurs Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Dinosaurs courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World (2019)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should Enjoy“THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY,” hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. “A masterpiece of science writing.” —Washington PostA New York Times Bestseller • Goodreads Choice Awards Winner • A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Smithsonian, Science Friday, The Times (London), Popular Mechanics, Science News”This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral, striding with the beasts through their Triassic dawn, Jurassic dominance, and abrupt…
Author(s): Steve Brusatte

2. Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (2018)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyPart of the series of award-winning, best-selling DK encyclopedias for children, this title has been completely revised to provide a comprehensive visual exploration of the entire range of prehistoric animal life.Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia is not simply a catalog of facts and photos – it is a visual celebration of the history of all life on Earth, with a special focus on dinosaurs. More than 100 dinosaur species are featured, many illustrated with brand new artworks, exclusive to DK. The new images vividly reflect the very latest research into what these prehistoric creatures looked like, including thrilling new discoveries about…
Author(s): DK

3. National Geographic Kids Dinos Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books) (2014)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyAn exciting interactive title chock-full of the fiercest, most powerful, and most fun dinosaurs brings National Geographic Kids signature content to a sticker and activity book format. From T. rex to Stegasaurus, Diplodocus to Triceratops, this super engaging activity book is packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, and more. Dino-crazy kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun, learning as the go! #3,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #173 in Children’s Activity Books (Books) #20 in Children’s Puzzle Books (Books) #21 in Children’s Dinosaur Books (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): National Geographic Kids

4. Count the Dinosaurs!: A Fun Picture Puzzle Book for 2-5 Year Olds (2018)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyCan you count all of the dinosaurs with horns? Are there more red or green dinosaurs? You’ll soon discover in this fun game, There’s a whopping 17 picture packed puzzles in this book; some focus on counting a particular attribute (i.e. all the dinosaurs with spots), while a number of puzzles ask you to count two sets of different colored dinosaurs to work out which outnumbers the other. A perfect book for little learners. They’ll develop observational skills, apply numbers to objects and they’ll be having so much fun they won’t even know…
Author(s): For Little Ones, Books

5. Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History (2016)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyThe ideal textbook for non-science majors, this lively and engaging introduction encourages students to ask questions, assess data critically and think like a scientist. Building on the success of the previous editions, Dinosaurs has been reorganised and extensively rewritten in response to instructor and student feedback. It continues to make science accessible and relevant through its clear explanations and extensive illustrations. Updated to reflect recent fossil discoveries and to include new taxa, the text guides students through the dinosaur…
Author(s): David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, et al.

6. Meet the Dinosaurs (DK Readers Pre-Level 1) (2006)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyThe bestselling DK Readers series has a fresh new look featuring redesigned jackets and interiors, and up-to-date vocabulary throughout. In DK Readers, stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging age-appropriate stories, creating a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children’s interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. Written by leading children’s authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these captivating books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and…
Author(s): Dorling Kindersley

7. Dinosaurs―The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops (2016)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyWe live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all.   In Dinosaurs you’ll learn all the gory details—about geology, anatomy, evolution, astronomy, and even Native American and Chinese mythology….
Author(s): Keiron Pim, Jack Horner

8. Never Let A Dinosaur Scribble! (2019)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyThis story is about a little boy who keeps hearing, “Never let a dinosaur scribble!” But in his heart believes that people just don’t understand how beautiful scribbling can be. He wonders what would happen if he just gave him one crayon to scribble with, and realizes that the dinosaur had other ideas in mind! The dinosaur ends up creating too much, creating a whole new set of problems. But with a little imagination makes an amazing story! #6,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4 in Children’s Prehistoric Books (Books) #34 in Children’s Pet Books (Books) #17 in Children’s Art Fiction Would you like to…
Author(s): Diane Alber

9. Learn To Draw Dinosaurs! (Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide) (Young Artist Series) (2014)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyYoung artists learn to draw by tracing helpful outlines and basic shapes, then follow the step-by-step illustrations — the red lines in each step make completing each drawing a breeze. Kids can then use their new skills (and imagination) to draw in colorful background scenes throughout! #9,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #503 in Children’s Activity Books (Books) #63 in Children’s Dinosaur Books (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Peter Pauper Press

10. Dinosaur Paleobiology (2012)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyThe study of dinosaurs has been experiencing a remarkable renaissance over the past few decades. Scientific understanding of dinosaur anatomy, biology, and evolution has advanced to such a degree that paleontologists often know more about 100-million-year-old dinosaurs than many species of living organisms. This book provides a contemporary review of dinosaur science intended for students, researchers, and dinosaur enthusiasts. It reviews the latest knowledge on dinosaur anatomy and phylogeny, how dinosaurs functioned as living animals, and the grand narrative of dinosaur evolution across the Mesozoic. A particular focus is on the…
Author(s): Stephen L. Brusatte

11. Dinosaurs (2011)

 Best Dinosaurs Books You Should EnjoyThere’s nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! They’ll be wowed by new information and eye-popping illustrations from National Geographic, a trusted source of children’s nonfiction content.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information. #15,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #6 in Children’s Prehistoric Books…
Author(s): Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Best Dinosaurs Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some dinosaurs books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Psychedelic Apes: From parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs—the weirdest theories of science and history

Author(s): Alex Boese
ID: 2392672, Publisher: Macmillan, Year: 23 July 2019, Size: 764 Kb, Format: epub

The Ultimate Guide to Dinosaurs: 55 Dinosaurs that ruled the world

Author(s): Parikh, Apurva; Parikh, Tathya
ID: 2892469, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 17 Mb, Format: epub

My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

Author(s): DK
ID: 2901407, Publisher: DK Children, Year: 2021, Size: 35 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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