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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Preschool: Dinosaur Fiction

Bang! Boom! Roar!
Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs By Evans, Nate Book - 2012 E EVANS Available in some locations

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

Brontorina By Howe, James, 1946- Book - 2010 E HOWE Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.

Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch!
Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch! By Bright, Paul Book - 2010 E BRIGHT All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Ty tyrannosaurus stomps through the jungle proving that he is brave, terrifying, and hungry, while his loving baby sister keeps embarrassing him.

Danny and the Dinosaur
Danny and the Dinosaur By Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004 Book - 1993 E HOFF Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 44 copies

Annotation:A little boy is surprised and pleased when one of the dinosaurs from the museum agrees to play with him; from the ballpark to the zoo, these two are having 100 million years of fun all in one day!

Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex
Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex By McClatchy, Lisa Book - 2010 E MCCLATCHY Available in some locations

Annotation:Enamored of dinosaurs, Erin writes a letter inviting a real one to her sixth birthday party.

Dini Dinosaur
Dini Dinosaur By Beaumont, Karen Book - 2012 E BEAUMONT Available in some locations

Annotation:A bubbly bath time and bedtime book for toddlers who love to get muddy and messy.

Dino Bites!
Dino Bites! By Hall, Algy Craig Book - 2013 E HALL Available in some locations

Annotation:A cumulative story finds a dinosaur munching and crunching and searching for lunch until his appetite leads him to a buzzing noise, a hop, and a wriggle before he encounters a big surprise!

Dino-football By Wheeler, Lisa, 1963- Book - 2012 E WHEELER Available in some locations

Annotation:Plant-eating Greenblades face the meat-eating Redscales in a football game at the Lava Dome on Mega Bowl Sunday.

Dinosaur Dig
Dinosaur Dig By Dale, Penny, 1954- Book - 2011 E DALE Available in some locations

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

Dinosaur Pet
Dinosaur Pet By Sedaka, Marc, 1967- Book - 2012 E SEDAKA Available in some locations

Annotation:New and reimagined lyrics to the tune (CD included) of Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girl, in which a dinosaur hatches in January and then grows bigger every month of the year.

Dinosaur Roar!
Dinosaur Roar! By Stickland, Paul Book - 1994 E STICKLAND Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 56 copies

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

Dinosaur Vs. School
Dinosaur Vs. School By Shea, Bob Book - 2014 E SHEA Available in some locations

Annotation:Dinosaur is starting preschool today. ROAR! There are new friends to meet, dress-up outfits to wear, glitter and googly eyes to paste, musical instruments to play, and snacks to eat. What's not to like? But then, oh, no! It's Dinosaur vs. Clean-up Time! Fortunately, when friends work together, EVERYONE WINS! Ages 3-6

Dizzy Dinosaurs
Dizzy Dinosaurs Silly Dino Poems Book - 2011 E811.008036 DIZ Available in some locations

Annotation:Humorous poems about dinosaurs including the muddy Triceratops, the pilot Pterodactyl, and the dancing Sauropods.

Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct By Willems, Mo Book - 2006 E WILLEMS Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 55 copies

Annotation:Everyone in town LOVES Edwina the dinosaur except one little boy who is determined to prove to everyone, including Edwina, that dinosaurs are extinct.

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs By Willems, Mo Book - 2012 E WILLEMS Available in some locations

Annotation:A wacky story of three dinosaurs, and a visitor from Norway, who insist that they have not tidied up their home and prepared yummy pudding to trap a tasty little girl.

Gorgonzola By Palatini, Margie Book - 2008 E PALATINI Available in some locations

Annotation:When Gorgonzola learns that everyone runs from him to avoid his smell, rather than out of fear, he is grateful to the little bird who shows him how to brush his teeth and wash.

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? By Yolen, Jane Book - 2009 E YOLEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways dinosaurs can express their love, from cleaning up after making a mess to smiling sweetly instead of roaring.

How to Raise A Dinosaur
How to Raise A Dinosaur By Wing, Natasha Book - 2010 E WING Available in some locations

Annotation:Young readers can lift-the-flaps and find out what it would be like to have a dinosaur as a pet.

I Am A Tyrannosaurus
I Am A Tyrannosaurus By Hines, Anna Grossnickle Book - 2011 E HINES Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy mimics the actions of several different dinosaurs as he imagines he's one of them.

I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur
I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur By Blackstone, Stella Book - 2005

Annotation:A child dreams of being one dinosaur among many; notes on dinosaur species mentioned in the rhyming text are included.

If the Dinosaurs Came Back
If the Dinosaurs Came Back By Most, Bernard Book - 1978 E MOST Available in some locations

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

If You Happen to Have A Dinosaur
If You Happen to Have A Dinosaur By Bailey, Linda, 1948- Book - 2014 E BAILEY Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 22 copies

Annotation:If you happen to have a dinosaur lying around your living room, and you don't know what to do with it ... why don't you use it as a can opener or a nutcracker? There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur -- from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite and a dandy pillow, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm. Ages 3-7

Little Rex, Big Brother
Little Rex, Big Brother By Symes, Ruth, 1962- Book - 2010 E SYMES Available in some locations

Annotation:Rex tries to be the biggest, scariest tyrannosaurus around until he learns that he is just the right size to be a big brother.

No T. Rex in the Library
No T. Rex in the Library By Buzzeo, Toni Book - 2010 E BUZZEO Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 10 copies

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

Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp!
Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! By Mayo, Margaret Book - 2010 E MAYO Available in some locations

Annotation:Illustrations and rhythmic text depict dinosaurs from ankylosaurus to plesiosaurus stomping, swooshing, plodding, and lunging through the landscape.

The Super Hungry Dinosaur
The Super Hungry Dinosaur By Waddell, Martin Book - 2009 E WADDELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Hal and his little dog Billy calmly deal with a dinosaur's monstrous temper tantrum.

T. Rex at Swan Lake
T. Rex at Swan Lake By Carrier, Lisa Book - 2004 E CARRIER Available in some locations

Annotation:After ninety-nine years on display at the Natural History Museum, a dinosaur skeleton decides to attend the ballet at the nearby Opera House.

T. Rex Trouble!
T. Rex Trouble! By Shealy, Dennis R. Book - 2011 E SHEALY Available in some locations

Annotation:Join Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and other Superheroes in a new adventure to save Metropolis from Lex Luthor's army of dinosaurs.

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs By Stickland, Paul Book - 2000 E STICKLAND Available in some locations

Annotation:Have a great time learning to count with the wildest bunch of stomping, romping dinosaurs ever!

Thesaurus Rex
Thesaurus Rex By Steinberg, Laya Book - 2003 E STEINBERG Available in some locations

Annotation:Thesaurus Rex, a young dinosaur with a way with words, plays all day and tries out synonyms.

The Tyrannosaurus Game
The Tyrannosaurus Game By Kroll, Steven Book - 2010 E KROLL Available in some locations

Annotation:One rainy day at school, a group of children works together to make up a story about their adventures with a tyrannosaurus.

The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur
The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur A Prehistoric Tale By Bardoe, Cheryl, 1971- Book - 2011 E BARDOE Available in some locations Holds: 15 on 41 copies

Annotation:In this take on "The Ugly Duckling" fairy tale, a tyrannosaurus rex is hatched in a nest of ducklings.


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