Picture Books ~ Dinosaurs

Andreae, Giles
Dinosaurs Galore!
JUV 398.8.A5563d

Rhyming picture book about the lives of the great dinosaurs. 2005.

Bright, Paul
Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch!
JUV 398.8.B7679cm

Ty tyrannosaurus stomps through the jungle proving that he is brave, terrifying, and hungry, while his loving baby sister, Teri, keeps embarrassing him, but when she is threatened, Ty comes to the rescue. 2010.

Buzzeo, Toni
No T. Rex in the Library
JUV ME COLL 398.8.B9899n

A rampaging tyrannosaurus rex demonstrates to an out-of-control little girl the results of "beastie" behavior in the library. 2010.

Carrick, Carol
Patrick's Dinosaurs
JUV 398.8.C234pat

When his older brother talks about dinosaurs during a visit to the zoo, Patrick is afraid, until he discovers they all died millions of years ago. 1983.

Carrick, Carol
What Happened to Patrick's Dinosaurs? 
JUV 398.8.C234w

Fascinated with dinosaurs, Patrick invents an imaginary explanation of why they became extinct. 1986.

Cyrus, Kurt
Tadpole Rex
JUV 398.8.C993tr

A tiny primordial tadpole grows into a frog, feeling just as strong and powerful as the huge tyrannosaurus rex that stomps through the mud. 2008.

Dale, Penny
Dinosaur Dig
JUV 398.8.D155d

Dinosaurs from one to ten use construction equipment to dig, shovel, roll, and scrape as they build a fun surprise. 2011.

Dale, Penny
Dinosaur Rescue!
JUV 398.8.D155dr

When a crew of builder dinosaurs break down on a level crossing, they know the only thing they can do to save themselves is to call Dinosaur Rescue! In no time at all, help is on its way, but will the Dinosaur Rescue team get there in time to stop the train? 2013.

DiPucchio, Kelly
JUV 398.8.D6263d

Relates the earth changing consequences of millions of nights of raucous snoring by sleeping dinosaurs. 2005.

Donaldson, Julia
Tyrannosaurus Drip
JUV 398.8.D714t

A duckbilled dinosaur, accidentally raised by fierce tyrannosauruses who would eat duckbills if only they could reach them, tries to be like his "family" but finally gives up, runs away, and finds a real home with others of his kind. 2008.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan
Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale  
JUV 398.8.E2657d

In this story, loosely based on that of Cinderella but featuring dinosaurs, the Duke falls in love with Dinorella when she rescues him from the dreaded Deinonychus at the Dinosaur Dance. 1997.

Edwards, Pamela Duncan
Dinosaur Starts School
JUV 398.8.E2657ds

Dinosaur worries about the first day of school, but with the help of a reassuring classmate he finds that school can be fun. 2009.

Edwards, Wallace
The Extinct Files: My Science Project
JUV 398.8.E2683e

For his science project, Wallace documents the behavior of dinosaurs in modern life, including how they like the night life, are active athletes, and are generally shy around humans. 2006.

Evans, Nate
Bang! Boom! Roar!: A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs
JUV 398.8.E9223b

While designing and constructing a playground, a building crew of dinosaurs introduces the letters from A to Z. 2012.

Fox, Diane
Tyson the Terrible
JUV 398.8.F8303t

Three young dinosaurs are afraid when they hear Tyson the Terrible approach, until they meet the young tyrannosaurus for themselves. 2006.

Hartmann, Wendy
The Dinosaurs are Back: And It's All Your Fault, Edward! 
JUV 398.8.H256d

Edward gets more and more nervous as his older brother tries to convince him that a dinosaur egg is about to hatch under his bed. 1997.

Hearn, Diane Dawson
Dad's Dinosaur Day
JUV 398.8.H351d

Dad's behavior changes when he becomes a dinosaur for a day. 1993.

Heidbreder, Robert
Drumheller Dinosaur Dance
JUV 398.8.H3618d

The slumbering Drumheller dinosaur skeletons feel the call of the rising moon and get ready to shake, rattle, and roll their bones! 2004.

Idle, Molly
Camp Rex
JUV 398.8.I1953c

Cordelia and her troup of dino-scouts enjoy a camping trip in the great outdoors. 2014.

Joyce, William
Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo
JUV 398.8.J856d

While vacationing in Africa, the Lazardo family finds and brings back to America a friendly dinosaur that becomes the talk of the town. 1988.

Kellogg, Steven
Prehistoric Pinkerton
JUV 398.8.K294pr

Pinkerton's natural canine urge to chew on things while teething coincides with a chaotic visit to the museum's collection of dinosaur bones. 1987.

Long, Ethan
The Contest
JUV 398.8.L8508c

Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are buddies and fellow artists. When they enter a 'Draw a Dinosaur' contest, shenanigans ensue as their artistic creations come to life. 2013.

Lund, Deb
JUV 398.8.L9712d

After spending time sailing, some seasick dinosaurs decide they have had enough of the high seas. 2008.

McCarty, Peter
T is for Terrible
JUV 398.8.M1275t

A tyrannosaurus rex explains that he cannot help it that he is enormous and hungry and is not a vegetarian. 2004.

McClements, George
Dinosaur Woods: Can Seven Clever Critters Save Their Forest Home?
JUV 398.8.M1301d

To save their homes from being destroyed by developers, a fanciful group of endangered animals constructs a fearsome dinosaur. 2009.

Mitton, Tony
JUV 398.8.M6982d

A rhyming tale of Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and even Tyrannosaurus gathering at the swamp to dance. 2002.

Moses, Brian
Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe
JUV 398.8.M8523t

The vegetarian dinosaurs are enjoying their plant meals at the Dinosaur Cafe until ravenous Tyrannosaurus stomps in looking for meaty dinosaur stew. 2006.

Most, Bernard
If the Dinosaurs Came Back
JUV 398.8.M8559i

A young boy who wishes for the return of dinosaurs imagines how useful they would be. 1978.

Most, Bernard
A Trio of Triceratops
JUV 398.8.M8559tr

A trio of triceratops touch their toes, toot trumpets, and tell tales, among other activities similarly alliterative. 1998.

Murphy, Stuart
Dinosaur Deals  
JUV 398.8.M957d

At the Dinosaur Card Trading Fair, brothers Mike and Andy learn how equivalent values can help them make the best trades. 2001.

Myers, Tim
Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe
JUV 398.8.M9918d

Dinosaurs from a finicky stegosaurus and a knobby old ankylosaur to the frightening tyrannosaurus rex get washed and shined at the Dino Wash Deluxe. Includes section with facts about the dinosaurs mentioned in the story. 2013.

Nolan, Dennis
Dinosaur Dream
JUV 398.8.N7112d

After reading about dinosaurs and then falling asleep, Wilbur sees a baby apatosaurus outside his bedroom and travels backwards through time to return it to its Jurassic time period. 1994.

O'Malley, Kevin
Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates
JUV 398.8.O542cs

Captain Raptor and the crew of the Megatooth are called back into action to save the planet Jurassica from rogue space pirates. 2007.

Pallotta, Jerry
Dinosaur Christmas
JUV 398.8.P18dc

After he gets a postcard from a little girl, Santa Claus reminisces about all the trouble he had when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. 2013.

Pallotta, Jerry
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book
JUV 398.8.P18d

Presents a dinosaur for each letter of the alphabet. 1991.

Rohmann, Eric
Time Flies
JUV 398.8.R636t (Awards)

A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it finds itself back in the time of living dinosaurs. 1994.

Rosenberg, Liz
Tyrannosaurus Dad
JUV 398.8.R7233t

Tobias's father is different from other dads, not only because he is a tyrannosaurus but also because he is busy all of the time, but when disaster looms during Field Day at Tobias's school, his dad comes through. 2011.

Saviola, Ava
Dinosaur Opposites
JUV 398.8.S2667d

Dinosaurs introduce opposites, including up and down, loud and quiet, and in and out. 2013.

Schwartz, Henry
Albert Goes Hollywood
JUV 398.8.S3995a

Liz gets to keep her pet dinosaur Albert when she finds him a job in the movies. 1992.

Shea, Bob
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
JUV 398.8.S5377d

As little Dinosaur takes on everything around him, from a pile of leaves to his evening bowl of spaghetti, he is sure to win the challenge, but when it comes to bedtime, little Dinosaur is no match. 2008.

Shea, Bob
Dinosaur vs. Santa
JUV 398.8.S5377ds

Little Dinosaur gets ready for Christmas. 2012.

Shea, Bob
Dinosaur vs. The Library
JUV 398.8.S5377dl

Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places, the library, and on the way he encounters a series of animals, including a cow, baby chicks, a turtle, and an owl, and shares his roars with each. 2011.

Shields, Carol Diggory
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
JUV ME COLL 398.8.S5554s

When it's rock 'n' roll time during the prehistoric era, many different kinds of dinosaurs gather to twist, twirl, and tromp at a Saturday night party. 1997.

Sis, Peter
JUV 398.8.S622d

While taking a bath, a young boy is joined by all sorts of dinosaurs. 1994.

Stickland, Paul & Henrietta
Dinosaur Roar! 
JUV 398.8.S854d

Illustrations and rhyming text present all kinds of dinosaurs, including ones that are sweet, grumpy, spiky, or lumpy. 1994.

Wahl, Jan
The Field Mouse and the Dinosaur Named Sue
JUV 398.8.W125fm

A field mouse finds himself in the Field Museum when the roof of his former home is transported there with the rest of the bones of a dinosaur named Sue. 2000.

Wheeler, Lisa
JUV 398.8.W5652d

The meat-eating dinosaurs challenge the plant-eating dinosaurs to a hockey match. 2007.

Whybrow, Ian
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
JUV 398.8.W622h

Harry finds toy dinosaurs in the attic that come to life when he names each one. 2010.

Willems, Mo
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
JUV 398.8.W6673g

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not! 2012.

Yolen, Jane
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
JUV 398.8.Y78hf

Describes how a dinosaur eats with no rude noises and while sitting very still. 2005.

Yolen, Jane
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?

Explains how young dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day. 2007.

Yolen, Jane
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
JUV 398.8.Y78hp

Rhyming text and illustrations present some of the ways dinosaurs can play with their friends, from hogging the swings to sharing toys. 2006.

Yolen, Jane
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
JUV 398.8.Y78hc

Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah. 2012.

Yolen, Jane
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?
JUV 398.8.Y78hs

Illustrations and rhyming text explore some of the things that dinosaurs might do when they are angry--and how they should control their tempers. 2013.

Yolen, Jane
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
JUV 398.8.Y78hm

Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate Christmas. 2012.

Young, Cybèle
A Few Bites
JUV 398.8.Y8433f

When her brother Ferdie would rather play than eat, Viola spins a tale about how dinosaurs ate broccoli to escape predators and carrots provide alien super-vision, an effort repaid when Viola is tired and Ferdie presents a surprise. 2012.