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Dinosaurs: Part 1

Roar! Stomp! Chomp!

Check out these books for any dinosaur fan! T. Rex and triceratops will keep you reading. The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles for your fan of dinosaurs that roar, stomp, and chomp!


Amazon Says: Briefly introduces various types of dinosaurs, explaining how scientists find, preserve, and reassemble the giant dinosaur skeletons seen in museums. more...
Amazon Says: Briefly introduces various types of dinosaurs, explaining how scientists find, preserve, and reassemble the giant dinosaur skeletons seen in museums. less...
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Amazon Says: Once upon a time, seven tiny duck beaks pecked their way out of their eggs, but the eighth egg was a little bit different. What emerged wasn't a duck at all--he was a dinosaur more...
Amazon Says: Once upon a time, seven tiny duck beaks pecked their way out of their eggs, but the eighth egg was a little bit different. What emerged wasn't a duck at all--he was a dinosaur!  Everyone notices how different he is. He doesn't waddle! His teeth are too big! Feeling ugly and outcast, the dinosaur duckling leaves his family and ventures out on his own. Again and again he tries to make friends, but everyone runs away! Over time he grows bigger and bigger but still can't seem to find his rightful place. One day he unexpectedly comes across other dinosaurs that look just like him, and he discovers he's really a T. rex!  This humorous and charming take on The Ugly Duckling also includes an author's note about the dinosaurs depicted and the early ancestors of modern ducks who lived side by side, and features scientifically accurate illustrations of the creatures.  Praise for Ugly Duckling Dinosaur “Facial characterization excels. A sure winner for those dino-hungry readers.” –Kirkus Reviews  “The extensive appended notes, including details of recent fossil findings, and a bibliography will grab dinosaur buffs and widen this title’s potential for curricular sharing.” –Booklist less...
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Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
Amazon Says: A long time ago there were dinosaurs. Big dinosaurs and small dinosaurs. Dinosaurs with horns on their heads or spikes down their backs. Dinosaurs with long, long necks and lo more...
Amazon Says: A long time ago there were dinosaurs. Big dinosaurs and small dinosaurs. Dinosaurs with horns on their heads or spikes down their backs. Dinosaurs with long, long necks and long, long tails. Imaginatively and with a masterful use of color, shape and composition, Bryon Barton brings to life a unique and endearing vision of what the world may have looked like once upon a time. A long time ago there was dinosaurs. Big dinosaurs and small dinosaurs. Dinosaurs with horns on their heads or spikes down their backs. Dinosaurs with long, long necks and long, long tails.Imaginatively and with a masterful use of color, shape and composition, Byron Barton brings to life unique and endearing vision of what the world may have looked like once upona time. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1989 (NSTA/CBC)Science Books and Films -- Editor's ChoiceScience Books and Films -- Best Children's Science Book List less...
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Amazon Says: Get a WHAT!? Free WHAT!? DINOSAURS? Just when a little boy thinks he's going to die of boredom from running errands with his mom, the most remarkable, the most stup more...
Amazon Says: Get a WHAT!? Free WHAT!? DINOSAURS? Just when a little boy thinks he's going to die of boredom from running errands with his mom, the most remarkable, the most stupendous thing happens. He discovers that on this day, and this day only, stores everywhere are giving away a very special treat with any purchase. No, not the usual lollipop or sticker. Something bigger. Much, MUCH bigger. It's a dream come true, except...what exactly do you do with these Jurassic treats? And how do you convince Mom to let you keep them? less...
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Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
Amazon Says: Rex is a tiny tadpole who can't wait to grow up and be big like everybody else. Unfortunately for Rex, he lives in a prehistoric swamp . . . and everybody else is a gigantic more...
Amazon Says: Rex is a tiny tadpole who can't wait to grow up and be big like everybody else. Unfortunately for Rex, he lives in a prehistoric swamp . . . and everybody else is a gigantic dinosaur.           With a little time--and a lot of patience--Rex does grow, gaining arms and legs and, most importantly, a personality big enough to take on even the mightiest of his neighbors.            Includes a note from the author about metamorphosis, prehistoric frogs, and the environmental challenges frogs face today. less...
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Amazon Says: One Saturday morning, Mama Grunt sends Little Grunt out to find a dozen eggs. Little Grunt searches high and low, but all he can find is one HUGE egg. CLICK, CRACK, CLUNK, PLO more...
Amazon Says: One Saturday morning, Mama Grunt sends Little Grunt out to find a dozen eggs. Little Grunt searches high and low, but all he can find is one HUGE egg. CLICK, CRACK, CLUNK, PLOP, the egg hatches and out pops a baby dinosaur. Little Grunt names him George. Soon enough, George grows too big for the Grunt family cave, and poor Little Grunt has to send him away. But when the local volcano erupts, there’s only one dinosaur who can save the day! Full of fun caveman sounds for reading aloud, Little Grunt and the Big Egg is one of Tomie dePaola’s funniest picture books. Readers of all ages will be excited to see this prehistoric classic back in print. less...
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Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge
Amazon Says: With its sweet illustrations, appealing characters, and clever concept, Charles Fuge's wonderful new picture book really soars to imaginative heights. Scratch, Spike, and Lof more...
Amazon Says: With its sweet illustrations, appealing characters, and clever concept, Charles Fuge's wonderful new picture book really soars to imaginative heights. Scratch, Spike, and Lofty--a friendly trio of dinosaurs--dream only about flying. So one day they climb a volcano, hoping that if they jump off the edge and flap, they just might really take flight.  But it turns out that flying is harder than it seems--until a kind pterodactyl shows them the way, and helps them turn “let's pretend” into reality. less...
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Dinosaur Tamer by Carol Greathouse
Amazon Says: A modern tall tale that brings together dinosaurs and cowboys. Back when the old, old west was still as green as a bristlecone pine and cowboys were as common as warts on a St more...
Amazon Says: A modern tall tale that brings together dinosaurs and cowboys. Back when the old, old west was still as green as a bristlecone pine and cowboys were as common as warts on a Stegosaurus, one cowboy stood out among all cowboys. With the strength of an Iguanodon and the speed of a Utah Raptor, lasso-tossing, Pleiosaurus-riding Rocky is legendary. There isn?t a dinosaur in the land that would think of giving Rocky a lick of trouble. That is, until he meets T. Rex, the rip-roarin?est, snip-snortin?est, flame-breathin?est reptilian ever to stomp the earth. But Rocky is up to the challenge, and his efforts to tame T. Rex take the disagreeing duo on a Western adventure of epic proportion. less...
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Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney
Amazon Says: All Aboard!Have your tickets ready for the most exciting ride of your life on the Dinosaur Train! more...
Amazon Says: All Aboard!Have your tickets ready for the most exciting ride of your life on the Dinosaur Train! less...
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I Am a Tyrannosaurus by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Amazon Says: “I have a gigantic head with long pointy teeth, and a great loud roar.   I’m a huge ferocious hunter. I am . . .   a Tyrannosaurus.”   A little boy pretends to be dif more...
Amazon Says: “I have a gigantic head with long pointy teeth, and a great loud roar.   I’m a huge ferocious hunter. I am . . .   a Tyrannosaurus.”   A little boy pretends to be different dinosaurs–and even a baby dinosaur just hatching from his shell–until his mother joins him with a snack and plays the role of mother dinosaur. _________________________________ In spare words and vibrant illustrations, a young child mimics the actions of several different dinosaurs as he imagines he is one of them. After each spread showing the boy pretending, readers turn the page to find each dinosaur the boy imagines. Anna Grossnickle Hines's ability to showcase a child's perspective makes I Am a Tyrannosaurus perfect for toddlers who love dinosaurs. less...
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Brontorina by James Howe
Amazon Says: From the sure-footed duo of James Howe and Randy Cecil comes a hugely endearing new character — in a humorous, heart-warming tale about holding on to your dreams. B more...
Amazon Says: From the sure-footed duo of James Howe and Randy Cecil comes a hugely endearing new character — in a humorous, heart-warming tale about holding on to your dreams. Brontorina has a dream. She wants to dance. But Brontorina is rather large — too large to fit in Madame Lucille’s dance studio. Brontorina does not have the right shoes, and everyone knows you can’t dance without the proper footwear. Still, Brontorina knows, deep in her heart, that she is meant to be a ballerina. James Howe introduces a lovable dinosaur whose size is outmatched only by her determination, and whose talent is outmatched only by her charm. Accompanied by Randy Cecil’s beguiling illustrations, here is an irresistible story that proves that no problem is too big when the heart and imagination know no bounds. less...
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Tea Rex by Molly Idle
Amazon Says: Some tea parties are for grown-ups. Some are for girls. But this tea party is for a very special guest. And it is important to follow some rules . . . like providing comfo more...
Amazon Says: Some tea parties are for grown-ups. Some are for girls. But this tea party is for a very special guest. And it is important to follow some rules . . . like providing comfortable chairs, and good conversation, and yummy food. But sometimes that is not enough for special guests, especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious . . . Introducing Tea Rex, a guest that just about any child would love to have to tea! less...
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1-2-3 Dinosaurs Bite: A Prehistoric Counting Book by American Museum of Natural History
Amazon Says: Gobble, gobble, munch, and crunch: watch the pages disappear!  Five hungry dinosaurs--from mighty little Microraptor to colorful Carnotaurus--sink their teeth into this tasty more...
Amazon Says: Gobble, gobble, munch, and crunch: watch the pages disappear!  Five hungry dinosaurs--from mighty little Microraptor to colorful Carnotaurus--sink their teeth into this tasty novelty book, created with the American Museum of Natural History and Caldecott-honor winner Steve Jenkins. Kids can count along as the dinosaurs take bite-sized chunks out of each page. The number of bites matches the counting number on each spread! Fun facts about the dinosaurs--and what they liked to eat--appear at the end, along with a listing of dinosaur details from 1-10. less...
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Amazon Says: They stoke the boiler, stow the luggage, and when hills are steep, they even get out and push. That's right, the thrill-seeking daredevil dinosaurs from Dinosailors are back, more...
Amazon Says: They stoke the boiler, stow the luggage, and when hills are steep, they even get out and push. That's right, the thrill-seeking daredevil dinosaurs from Dinosailors are back, and now they're riding a train. But this train is more like a roller coaster--up, down, and faster and faster, until the dinos realize the brakes are out! Laughs and thrills abound in this rip-snorting tale of reckless reptiles and their runaway train. less...
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Too Many Dinosaurs by Mercer Mayer
Amazon Says: A boy wants a puppy, but he gets atriceratops instead in Mercer Mayer’snewest picture book. more...
Amazon Says: A boy wants a puppy, but he gets atriceratops instead in Mercer Mayer’snewest picture book. less...
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Amazon Says: A hilarious guide to having a dinosaur . . . as a pet! Dogs are delightful. Cats are cute. And fish are fun. But the best pet of all is . . . a DINOSAUR! But how do you pick more...
Amazon Says: A hilarious guide to having a dinosaur . . . as a pet! Dogs are delightful. Cats are cute. And fish are fun. But the best pet of all is . . . a DINOSAUR! But how do you pick the dino that’s right for you? Spiky? Armored? Humongous? Pea-brained? Plant-eater? How do you take care of him once he’s (gulp!) home? How do you feed him, exercise him, take him to the vet, and give him a bath?! Not to mention train him, since he might like to chew on—er, swallow—Mom’s new shoes. Full of little-known info and sage advice, this definitive guide to dino ownership is sure to thrill and delight kids everywhere! less...
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Amazon Says: Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places: the library! On the way, he invites his friends--a lonesome turtle, a sad owl and more-- to roar along with him. But how will more...
Amazon Says: Dinosaur is going to one of his favorite places: the library! On the way, he invites his friends--a lonesome turtle, a sad owl and more-- to roar along with him. But how will his roaring go over at the library? Has Dinosaur finally met his match in Storytime? By combining everyone's favorite feisty red dinosaur with a variety of animals and a celebration of reading, author-illustrator-designer Bob Shea has created another irresistable romp for toddlers and parents to enjoy together. less...
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Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein
Amazon Says: WHOMP! An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken. For new more...
Amazon Says: WHOMP! An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss in the latest from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken. For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so much to see and do. She tries this — STOMP! And she tries that — CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first? Young children will chuckle and cheer when Dinah finds just the right creature for her dinosaur kisses in this funny new picture book from David Ezra Stein. less...
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Dinosaur Numbers by Paul Stickland
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Amazon Says: ONE big dinosaur standing all alone…TWO hungry dinosaurs biting on some bones. Kids can really count on these delightful dinosaurs! The adorable characters from Paul Stickl more...
Amazon Says: ONE big dinosaur standing all alone…TWO hungry dinosaurs biting on some bones. Kids can really count on these delightful dinosaurs! The adorable characters from Paul Stickland’s best-selling Dinosaur Roar!—Squeak, Fierce, Meek, Tiny, Slimy, Spiky, and Lumpy—are perennial favorites with the preschool set, and they’re here to teach numbers from ONE to TEN.These irresistible creatures will skip, run, sing, and play their way into kids’ hearts. less...
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Amazon Says: Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "Who am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folde more...
Amazon Says: Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "Who am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folded page to reveal another clue and more of the animal, and then a final fold-out shows the whole dino. The featured dinosaurs are: quetzalcoatlus, diplodocus, stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, ankylosaurus, triceratops. less...
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The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell
Amazon Says: Here?s a book that begs to be read aloud. From the very first ?GRRRRRR!? and ?ROAR!? of the Super Hungry Dinosaur, kids will be rooting for Hal to save his parents and his dog more...
Amazon Says: Here?s a book that begs to be read aloud. From the very first ?GRRRRRR!? and ?ROAR!? of the Super Hungry Dinosaur, kids will be rooting for Hal to save his parents and his dog, Billy, from the huge beast. And Hal saves them in the most unusual way (hint: It involves spaghetti) in this delightful twist on the tantrum story from well-loved and bestselling author Martin Waddell and debut illustrator Leonie Lord. less...
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Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! by Margaret Mayo
Amazon Says: Mighty TyrannosaurusLoved stomp, stomp, stomping,Gigantic legs striding, enormous jaws opening,Jagged teeth waiting for guzzle, guzzling!So stomp, Tyrannosaurus, stomp! From more...
Amazon Says: Mighty TyrannosaurusLoved stomp, stomp, stomping,Gigantic legs striding, enormous jaws opening,Jagged teeth waiting for guzzle, guzzling!So stomp, Tyrannosaurus, stomp! From the creators of Dig Dig Digging comes a noisy parade of dinosaurs who stomp, chomp, race, and chase their way through this energetic, pitch-perfect read-aloud about our favorite prehistoric creatures that once walked through our world. Bold and vivid cut-paper collage art leaps off the page to capture the imaginations of young paleontologists everywhere. less...
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Dino-Wrestling by Lisa Wheeler
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Amazon Says: The Dino-Wrestling Jamboree is ON! Dinos compete in all styles of wrestling at this gigantic event. Allo and Ankylo grapple in a folkstyle match. Lucha Libre fans go wild as t more...
Amazon Says: The Dino-Wrestling Jamboree is ON! Dinos compete in all styles of wrestling at this gigantic event. Allo and Ankylo grapple in a folkstyle match. Lucha Libre fans go wild as the masked Tarbosaurus takes on Iguano. Tricera and Gigano loom large on the sumo dohyo, while over in the freestyle tent, Leso and Compy battle for the pin. Just what will happen when the Diplo and Ptero tag teams rumble in the WWD fight? You won't want to miss this action! less...
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Amazon Says: Everyone in town knows Edwina. She is the dinosaur who plays with the kids. She is the dinosaur who helps little old ladies cross the street. And best of all, she bakes yummy more...
Amazon Says: Everyone in town knows Edwina. She is the dinosaur who plays with the kids. She is the dinosaur who helps little old ladies cross the street. And best of all, she bakes yummy chocolate-chip cookies. Everyone loves Edwinaexcept for Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie. Reginald knows dinosaurs are extinct and is ready to prove it. But will anyone listen? And if they do, what will happen to Edwina? less...
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Amazon Says: R-O-A-R! What happens when little dinosaurs get mad? And how do they calm down? Brimming with humor, this sparkling new book handles a timeless children's topic with wit and more...
Amazon Says: R-O-A-R! What happens when little dinosaurs get mad? And how do they calm down? Brimming with humor, this sparkling new book handles a timeless children's topic with wit and wisdom. Romp and stomp! Roar and slam! Almost everyone gets angry. But how can young dinosaurs also learn to calm down, take a time out, and behave? The award-winning team of Yolen and Teague have created a fun, engaging book sure to help children handle anger and frustration. Readers will laugh at the antics of an Afrovenator's tantrum and a storming Pachyrhinosaurus. Anger can be difficult to talk about with your child, but even when little dinosaurs are furious, it's important to help them handle their feelings and remind them they are always loved. With the same warmth, charm, and humor in all the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs books, here is the perfect way to say, "I'm sorry--and I love you." less...
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