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Dinosaur Thunder

Dinosaurs: Part 2

Here are some more books about dinosaurs who Smash! Crash! Clash!.

These books will pique your reader’s interest in these extinct creatures! The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card. 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 smash, crash, and clash!


Dinosaur Thunder by Marion Dane Bauer
Amazon Says: An imaginative story of a little boy who conquers his fear of thunder! When lightning flares in the faraway sky, and clouds growl like lions waking, big brother Chad is thril more...
Amazon Says: An imaginative story of a little boy who conquers his fear of thunder! When lightning flares in the faraway sky, and clouds growl like lions waking, big brother Chad is thrilled by the coming storm. But not little Brannon. He looks for a place to hide. Each adult tries to calm Brannon in turn, by comparing the thunder to something that's not scary. "It's only a big cat purring," Daddy says. But Brannon has once been frightened by a cat--and again, he runs to take cover. It's not until the thunder is compared to dinosaurs that Brannon loses his fear. He knows all about dinosaurs. He loves them, and always wanted to see one. Now, he finds himself comforting himself--and his big brother--as he Clomps and he Stomps and he Rages and Rumbles with with all the ferocity of Dinosaur Thunder! Lyrical writing with powerful emotional resonance will inspire the youngest reader to take charge of their wildest fears! less...
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Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont
Amazon Says: Dirty Dini Dinosaur is covered with mud from head to toe. But when he tries to take a bath . . . Uh-oh!Silly Dini Dinosaur, what are you up to now?A bubbly bathtime and bedtim more...
Amazon Says: Dirty Dini Dinosaur is covered with mud from head to toe. But when he tries to take a bath . . . Uh-oh!Silly Dini Dinosaur, what are you up to now?A bubbly bathtime and bedtime book for toddlers and dinosaur fans of all ages. less...
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Tyrannosaurus Tex by Betty G. Birney
Amazon Says: Tyrannosaurus Tex, with his ten-thousand-gallon hat and his stories about Texas before the people came, proves himself a loyal friend to a group of cowboys out on the range le more...
Amazon Says: Tyrannosaurus Tex, with his ten-thousand-gallon hat and his stories about Texas before the people came, proves himself a loyal friend to a group of cowboys out on the range leaving behind a new legend to be told around the campfire. less...
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Amazon Says: From woolly mammoths to rocket ships, the marvels of a museum are more fun to explore when Maisy leads the way. On a rainy-day visit to the museum, Maisy and her frien more...
Amazon Says: From woolly mammoths to rocket ships, the marvels of a museum are more fun to explore when Maisy leads the way. On a rainy-day visit to the museum, Maisy and her friends explore everything from dinosaurs to a moon exhibit, from vintage vehicles to a giant dollhouse to the food exhibit. There’s always something new (or old) to see at a museum, and for little readers, it’s good to have a friend like Maisy along for the adventure. less...
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Amazon Says: Featuring redesigned jackets, interiors, and up-to-date vocabulary throughout, DK Readers now have a fresh new look! Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and more...
Amazon Says: Featuring redesigned jackets, interiors, and up-to-date vocabulary throughout, DK Readers now have a fresh new look! Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interests while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. With DK Readers, children will learn to read-and read to learn! It was eat or be eaten in the days of the dinosaurs. Step back in time and let these monstrous creatures tell you themselves! less...
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Touch and Feel: Dinosaur by DK Publishing
Amazon Says: With a sparkling new look, these bestselling DK classic preschool board books are sure to become favorites for a whole new generation of young readers. Babies and toddlers wil more...
Amazon Says: With a sparkling new look, these bestselling DK classic preschool board books are sure to become favorites for a whole new generation of young readers. Babies and toddlers will be drawn to the captivating, tactile pages, and will want to touch, feel, and explore every spread. less...
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Amazon Says: In this book, children follow a day in the life of a Triceratops, as he wanders away from his herd and has an encounter with a deadly Tyrannosaurus rex. more...
Amazon Says: In this book, children follow a day in the life of a Triceratops, as he wanders away from his herd and has an encounter with a deadly Tyrannosaurus rex. less...
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Amazon Says: The 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 co more...
Amazon Says: The 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 biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade four. With DK Readers, children learn to read — then read to learn! less...
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Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Amazon Says: "What would you do if on the very first day of school Dinosaur wasn't smiling his big, toothy dinosaur smile? You'd say, 'Don't worry, Dinosaur. School will be fun.'" So begi more...
Amazon Says: "What would you do if on the very first day of school Dinosaur wasn't smiling his big, toothy dinosaur smile? You'd say, 'Don't worry, Dinosaur. School will be fun.'" So begins the story as a little boy helps his dinosaur friend overcome his fears of the first day of school.  All sorts of questions that children might ask are addressed by the little boy - why does he have to go to school, what if he has to speak up and say his name, what if he doesn't like what they serve for lunch?  His answers should calm the tummies of any young student.  And best of all, he explains how to make new friend.  By the end of the day, Dinosaur loves school and can't wait to come again the next day. less...
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The Littlest Dinosaur by Michael Foreman
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Amazon Says: Mother dinosaur is proud of her new baby, even though she is the littlest dinosaur anyone has ever seen. The littlest dinosaur can’t play with her older brothers and sisters more...
Amazon Says: Mother dinosaur is proud of her new baby, even though she is the littlest dinosaur anyone has ever seen. The littlest dinosaur can’t play with her older brothers and sisters for fear of getting stepped on, and she can’t venture near the mud flats for fear of falling in. The only thing she can do is sit high up on a hill—until one day, when she sees another dinosaur on another hill in the distance . . .Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman presents a celebration of friendship and being yourself that will appeal to all readers, whether little or big. less...
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T. Rex by Vivian French
Amazon Says: A young boy encounters some fascinating facts — and even more intriguing questions — aobut Tyrannosaurus rex in this lively ode to curiosity. It began with an egg! more...
Amazon Says: A young boy encounters some fascinating facts — and even more intriguing questions — aobut Tyrannosaurus rex in this lively ode to curiosity. It began with an egg! What size was the egg? The egg was as big as your head . . . maybe. Don't you know? Why don't you know? It was millions and millions of years ago! A grandson and granddad are touring the special T. rex exhibit, and there are so many things the young boy must know. Was the dinosaur egg in a nest? How did this T. rex grow? Did he track down live prey? The boy is intrigued to learn that as much as we know for sure about the greatest meat-eating dinosaur of them all, there is even more left for us to find out. Could the boy himself someday make those discoveries? less...
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Amazon Says: Kids are in for Jurassic-sized laughs as they follow a boy in his quest to bring a pterodactyl to school. And not just any pterodactyl: this one wards off bullies, loves to re more...
Amazon Says: Kids are in for Jurassic-sized laughs as they follow a boy in his quest to bring a pterodactyl to school. And not just any pterodactyl: this one wards off bullies, loves to read stories, and makes an excellent science display. Hilarious illustrations capture the madcap imagination of the determined hero and his creative pleas to his teacher. less...
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Amazon Says: Basher Basics: Dinosaurs, The Bare Bones! Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan GreenSure, everyone knows about the physical attributes of dinos, but what abou more...
Amazon Says: Basher Basics: Dinosaurs, The Bare Bones! Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan GreenSure, everyone knows about the physical attributes of dinos, but what about personalities to go with those prehistoric proportions? Welcome to this highly memorable one-stop guide to the world of dinosaurs, courtesy of Basher. Join the primeval party and meet terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, huge Giganotosaurus and tiny Compsognathus. Also includes lots of information from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods, including dinosaur dinners, habitats, and fossil discoveries. less...
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The Greatest Dinosaur Ever by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Amazon Says: Which dinosaur was the greatest? Was it the tallest, the biggest, the strongest, the smartest, the weirdest, the fastest, or the smallest? Or was it the oldest bird, the best more...
Amazon Says: Which dinosaur was the greatest? Was it the tallest, the biggest, the strongest, the smartest, the weirdest, the fastest, or the smallest? Or was it the oldest bird, the best parent, the one with the best night vision, the best armor, or the longest tail spikes? In this picture book from Brenda Z. Guiberson, fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite dinosaurs! less...
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Amazon Says: Welcome home, dinosaurs! The worst part of vacation is coming home. There's laundry to do, mail to pick up, and photos to develo more...
Amazon Says: Welcome home, dinosaurs! The worst part of vacation is coming home. There's laundry to do, mail to pick up, and photos to develop. It's such a hassle. So when the dinosaurs return from their vacation (they're not really extinct, you see), just imagine what they have to go through! Much has changed in the millions of years since they left on a spaceship cruise. Can Earth handle their return? less...
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Dino-Dinners by Mick Manning
Amazon Says: Dinosaurs had huge appetites. But what did they eat? Some grated plants into mush with their powerful jaws. Others swallowed fish whole. And some prowled the land, hunting oth more...
Amazon Says: Dinosaurs had huge appetites. But what did they eat? Some grated plants into mush with their powerful jaws. Others swallowed fish whole. And some prowled the land, hunting other dinosaurs for dinner-including their own kind! Young dinosaur fans will find out exactly what-or who-was on the prehistoric menu, as well as interesting facts about each dino's life, size and shape, and eating habits. This book was created in association with the Natural History Museum in London, England. less...
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T Is for Terrible by Peter McCarty
Amazon Says: I am a dinosaur, otherwise known as a terrible lizard. I do not know why I am so terrible. From a Caldecott Medal honoree comes the story of an endearing Tyrannosaurus rex wh more...
Amazon Says: I am a dinosaur, otherwise known as a terrible lizard. I do not know why I am so terrible. From a Caldecott Medal honoree comes the story of an endearing Tyrannosaurus rex who wonders why he can't be a vegetarian Tyrannosaurus rex is a terrible dinosaur; of this, everyone is certain. But is this dinosaur really so terrible? He IS very big and very hungry. True, he might even eat his neighbors for lunch. But from his point of view, he can't help it. After all, he's not a vegetarian . . . T Is for Terrible is the story of an introspective dinosaur. With droll humor in both the text and illustrations, Peter McCarty shows us why dinosaurs are the obsession of children everywhere. His not so terrible. T. rex is one of the most irresistible children's book dinosaurs to appear since the Mesozoic era. T Is for Terrible is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. less...
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Jessica M. Says: Be sure to check out other dinosaur books by this author!
Amazon Says: Rojo and his pals have a problem: The forest where they live is about to be torn down and replaced with a Plas-Tic Trees factory. The animals are at a loss, until they come up more...
Amazon Says: Rojo and his pals have a problem: The forest where they live is about to be torn down and replaced with a Plas-Tic Trees factory. The animals are at a loss, until they come up with a plan to scare away the builders using sticks, burlap, power tools—and a gigantic dinosaur. Have these seven endangered friends got what it takes to save their home? Turns out they do . . . in ways they never expected. less...
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I'm Big! by Kate McMullan
Jessica M. Says: Be sure to check out other dinosaur books by this author!
Amazon Says: He's a great big sauropod.He's a whole lotta lizard.And he's . . . lost. Have you seen his herd? Help the big guy find his pals—before he becomes lunch for some hungry preda more...
Amazon Says: He's a great big sauropod.He's a whole lotta lizard.And he's . . . lost. Have you seen his herd? Help the big guy find his pals—before he becomes lunch for some hungry predators. Yikes! less...
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Tyrannosaurus Dad by Liz Rosenberg
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Amazon Says: From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world's most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign more...
Amazon Says: From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world's most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet. Open this book and a massive T. REX springs out, flashing a startling jawful of jagged teeth. Turn the next spread and a ravishing raptor unfurls and appears to fly off the edge of the page. Inside the amazing ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS are "shield bearers" in full-body armor, creatures with frilly headgear, and weighty, long-necked giants. There are even amusing tidbits on the history of paleontology itself — like a pop-up version of a Victorian New Year's dinner in the belly of a dinosaur model, or a pair of scientists locked in a literal tug-of-war over bones. Full of fascinating facts and lighthearted good humor, this breathtaking book includes fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties. With each of six spreads featuring one spectacular, large pop-up as well as booklets of smaller pop-ups and text, ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA: DINOSAURS is a magnificent display of paper engineering and creativity — an astonishing book that will be read, admired, and treasured forever. less...
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The Three Triceratops Tuff by Stephen Shaskan
Amazon Says: This clever retelling of a tried-and-true tale has a paleontological twist! Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There more...
Amazon Says: This clever retelling of a tried-and-true tale has a paleontological twist! Three Triceratops brothers by the name of Tuff are on a mission to find some grub. There’s just one thing standing in their way: a Tyrannosaurus Rex who has a very different idea of what’s for dinner! The Tuff brothers must find a way to outsmart this bossy beast, for their very lives—and a bounty of delicious greens—hang in the balance. This vividly illustrated story transplants the classic tale of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” into the Cretaceous period, where dino fans of all ages will enjoy seeing their favorite subjects use their smarts to battle it out for dinner. less...
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Amazon Says: The award-winning creators of Alphabeasties and Bugs but the Numbers have gone prehistoric! Using letters in an artful assortment of type, the famed duo create a menagerie of more...
Amazon Says: The award-winning creators of Alphabeasties and Bugs but the Numbers have gone prehistoric! Using letters in an artful assortment of type, the famed duo create a menagerie of dazzling dinosaurs and pack each page with captivating dino-facts. This sophisticated rendering of dinosaur-ologu will leap out from other dino-books to entrain, engage, and educate aspiring paleontologists. less...
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Amazon Says: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so funny and so original—it could only come from the brilliant min more...
Amazon Says: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so funny and so original—it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.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!Supports the Common Core State Standards. less...
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