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Nonfiction Dinosaur Books: Part 1

Check out these nonfiction dinosaur books for your curious reader, young or old. An interest in dinosaurs is a fantastic way to introduce children to non-fiction books. This is important so your reader grows his or her background knowledge.

The best news? You can check out up to 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!


Amazon Says: Favorite topics in active and interactive print and digital books, specially designed for newly confident readers. Within the last five years, more has been discovered about more...
Amazon Says: Favorite topics in active and interactive print and digital books, specially designed for newly confident readers. Within the last five years, more has been discovered about dinosaurs than ever before. By commissioning brand new digital images and talking to 'in the field' paleontologists, DINOSAURS is not only up-to-date, but stunning to look at. The book is ordered chronologically and gives the best, current information about which dinosaurs lived when, and what each was like. Details of the fossil record encourages budding paleontologists to think about why we know what we know, and make discoveries for themselves. The book ends with an interview with a dinosaur expert, a look at some dino record breakers, and insight into what happened to the dinosaurs. Is it possible that we still live with dinosaurs today? less...
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Dinosaurs by Ann Becker
Amazon Says: Learn Basic Art Techniques And Interesting Facts While Drawing Dinosaurs. Perfect For Illustrated Reports. more...
Amazon Says: Learn Basic Art Techniques And Interesting Facts While Drawing Dinosaurs. Perfect For Illustrated Reports. less...
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Amazon Says: In this comprehensive and impeccably researched book, award-winning nonfiction author Caroline Arnold explores a growing body of fossil evidence that reveals that dinosaurs we more...
Amazon Says: In this comprehensive and impeccably researched book, award-winning nonfiction author Caroline Arnold explores a growing body of fossil evidence that reveals that dinosaurs were the ancient ancestors of birds. Many scientists have long believed that dinosaurs and birds were related, because of their numerous shared characteristics. But it is the most recent findings—of dinosaurs with feathers—that have finally cemented the bird-dinosaur connection. Illustrated with detailed watercolors, this book presents new and old evidence of how these ancient creatures are related to modern birds. It will convince all readers that at least one branch of the dinosaur family tree is not extinct but, in fact, alive and well—and flying. less...
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Amazon Says: What are as light as a feather and as old as the dinosaurs? Butterflies! With a lively text and vibrant paper-collage illustrations, award-winning author Bob Barner brings us more...
Amazon Says: What are as light as a feather and as old as the dinosaurs? Butterflies! With a lively text and vibrant paper-collage illustrations, award-winning author Bob Barner brings us a wonderful look at the amazing history of butterflies, and how their lives intersected with the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Readers will be fascinated to discover that when they stop to admire a beautiful butterfly, a dinosaur may have once done the same! This gorgeous, rollicking, informative book is sure to become a favorite of budding scientists everywhere. less...
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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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Dinosaurs by Mark Bergin
Amazon Says: Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing dinosaurs, including the igauanodon, tyrannosaurus rex, and velociraptor. Title: Dinosaurs Author: Bergin, Mark more...
Amazon Says: Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing dinosaurs, including the igauanodon, tyrannosaurus rex, and velociraptor. Title: Dinosaurs Author: Bergin, Mark Publisher: Rosen Pub Group Publication Date: 2011/07/01 Number of Pages: 32 Binding Type: LIBRARY Library of Congress: 2011000107 less...
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Amazon Says: Did you know that the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the United States was discovered in New Jersey? Or that the Great Plains used to be swarming with swimming sea monste more...
Amazon Says: Did you know that the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the United States was discovered in New Jersey? Or that the Great Plains used to be swarming with swimming sea monsters? Readers can imagine what was in their own backyards seventy million years ago as they read this one-of-a-kind dino adventure.   Unlike other dinosaur books, bestselling nonfiction author Hugh Brewster’s text focuses only on species found in North America. Complete with a timeline, a glossary, a bibliography, an index, and a list of museums and national parks, Dinosaurs in Your Backyard encourages young readers to imagine what their surroundings were like millions of years ago. F&P level: T less...
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Amazon Says: The intrepid Ms. Frizzle and her science class take a field trip aboard the Magic School Bus back to the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth, and have an informative adventure more...
Amazon Says: The intrepid Ms. Frizzle and her science class take a field trip aboard the Magic School Bus back to the time when dinosaurs ruled the earth, and have an informative adventure through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras. less...
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Amazon Says: “A fine addition to units on dinosaurs and also an outstanding poetry collection.”--Booklist “The noted anthologist has once again collected poems that combine quality more...
Amazon Says: “A fine addition to units on dinosaurs and also an outstanding poetry collection.”--Booklist “The noted anthologist has once again collected poems that combine quality with an unerring feel for the interests of his young readers.”--Kirkus Reviews less...
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Amazon Says: Dougal Dixon, author of the critically acclaimed Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs, brings young readers the fiercest, the tallest, the toughest, and the smallest of the known dinosaur more...
Amazon Says: Dougal Dixon, author of the critically acclaimed Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs, brings young readers the fiercest, the tallest, the toughest, and the smallest of the known dinosaurs in the most up-to-date dinosaur book currently available. Young dinosaur enthusiasts will learn about the restless life of hungry meat-eaters and the perilous life of the plant eaters. They will discover how paleontologists gathered the fossils and what they can learn from the contents of a dinosaur's stomach. Dougal Dixon inspires the paleontologist in all children with full-color illustrations and diagrams mixed with bite-sized pieces of information. Basic facts accompany each dinosaur, including size, weight, favorite food, and the pronunciation of the name. Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs encourages children to visualize the Age of Dinosaurs, while exploring basic theories and facts. less...
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An Alphabet of Dinosaurs by Dr. Peter Dodson
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How Dinosaurs Came to Be by Patricia Lauber
Amazon Says: The door of discovery is opened to explain how dinosaurs first came to exist by way of their amphibian relatives, as well as how they were able to adjust and develop into a wi more...
Amazon Says: The door of discovery is opened to explain how dinosaurs first came to exist by way of their amphibian relatives, as well as how they were able to adjust and develop into a wide variety of species during massive global changes over millions of years. less...
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Dinosaurs! by Gail Gibbons
Amazon Says: Nonfiction master Gail Gibbons explores the age of the dinosaurs in her best new book yet, written especially for the very young reader. A giant meteor blasts an enormous crat more...
Amazon Says: Nonfiction master Gail Gibbons explores the age of the dinosaurs in her best new book yet, written especially for the very young reader. A giant meteor blasts an enormous crater into Earth's surface, causing the end of what scientists call the Age of Dinosaurs. Gail Gibbons presents the most recent and up-to-date theories about the history of dinosuars and dinosaur discoveries. she discusses the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and the non-bird dinosuars that lived during each time. Each dinosaur is explored in just the right amount of detail for young paleontologists, as this book brings these magnificent cretues to life agian. Gail Gibbons's books have won many honors, including the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book awards. less...
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Tyrannosaurus Rex by Susan H. Gray
Amazon Says: When you think of dinosaurs, do you think of ferocious meat-eaters terrorizing everything around them? If so, you were probably imagining the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the "tyrant li more...
Amazon Says: When you think of dinosaurs, do you think of ferocious meat-eaters terrorizing everything around them? If so, you were probably imagining the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the "tyrant lizard" of its time. But if you think you know everything there is to know about T. Rex, think again! Learn about the many sides of this mighty dinosaur. 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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Amazing Giant Dinosaurs by DK Publishing
Amazon Says: Featuring new colorful artwork and special gatefold pages to show dinosaurs at their biggest and best, Amazing Giant Dinosaurs will delight budding archeologists of all ages. more...
Amazon Says: Featuring new colorful artwork and special gatefold pages to show dinosaurs at their biggest and best, Amazing Giant Dinosaurs will delight budding archeologists of all ages. From the tallest plant-eater Brachiosaurus to the sea monster Elasmosaurus and its air-bound flying friend Quetzalcoatlus, this dinosaur book has the largest animals of the Triassic through the Cretaceous periods covered. It also includes remarkable dinosaur records and a comprehensive glossary. 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: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a Velociraptor for a walk, or try to brush a Tyrannosaur's teeth? We think of dinosaurs as colossal giants, but how big we more...
Amazon Says: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a Velociraptor for a walk, or try to brush a Tyrannosaur's teeth? We think of dinosaurs as colossal giants, but how big were they REALLY? With kid-friendly text and seriously silly illustrations, this fact-filled book puts dinosaurs next to modern animals so that you can see exactly how they size up. And a huge fold-out chart compares the dinos to each other, from the tiniest Microraptor to Argentinosaurus, the largest animal to ever walk the land. An NPR Best Book of 2013 less...
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Dinosaurs by Nigel Marven
Amazon Says: The Kingfisher Knowledge series provides an in-depth look at the details of our world. Photographs and digital artwork introduce complex concepts and highlight supporting info more...
Amazon Says: The Kingfisher Knowledge series provides an in-depth look at the details of our world. Photographs and digital artwork introduce complex concepts and highlight supporting information. Each chapter offers Web sites, books, and places that students can explore to continue their research. Journey around the world, delving through layers of fossil evidence to uncover the secrets of prehistoric life. Readers will step into the prehistoric landscape and come face-to-face with some of the most awesome dinosaur specimens yet discovered. Uncover a hadrosaur skeleton, find out how dramatic lifelike images of dinosaurs are created from ancient fossils, and meet the paleontologists who have transformed our knowledge of these prehistoric reptiles. less...
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Amazon Says: Using clever illustrations depicting dinosaurs doing human activities, the author explores the types of dinosaurs found on all seven continents and provides information about more...
Amazon Says: Using clever illustrations depicting dinosaurs doing human activities, the author explores the types of dinosaurs found on all seven continents and provides information about their anatomy, habits, and habitats. less...
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Amazon Says: There is a giant dinosaur, a flying reptile, a dinosaur with plates and spike on its body, and even baby dinosaurs cracking out of their shells. There is a ferocious dinosaur more...
Amazon Says: There is a giant dinosaur, a flying reptile, a dinosaur with plates and spike on its body, and even baby dinosaurs cracking out of their shells. There is a ferocious dinosaur that eats meat and vegetarian dinosaurs that hide from the carnivores. Look inside the dinosaurs and you’ll see a dynamic view of eight dinosaur skeletons. Look outside the dinosaurs and you’ll see sweeping paintings of these creatures as they once lived on our planet. But watch out for the T-Rex! Fun facts, a lit of further reading, and online resources are also included. less...
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Dinosaurs by Will Osborne
Amazon Says: Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree more...
Amazon Says: Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. less...
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Discovering Dinosaur Babies by Miriam Schlein
Amazon Says: Distinguished science writer Miriam Schlein makes the stories of the discoveries of how dinosaurs behaved toward their young. These stories are exciting and informative as chi more...
Amazon Says: Distinguished science writer Miriam Schlein makes the stories of the discoveries of how dinosaurs behaved toward their young. These stories are exciting and informative as children learn scientific facts about dinosaurs lives. Illustrations in full color. less...
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Where Did Dinosaurs Come From? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Amazon Says: Stegosaurus had spikes along its back. Triceratops had long, sharp horns. Tyrannosaurus rex was enormous. Millions and millions of years before the first people lived, these f more...
Amazon Says: Stegosaurus had spikes along its back. Triceratops had long, sharp horns. Tyrannosaurus rex was enormous. Millions and millions of years before the first people lived, these fascinating creatures ruled the Earth. To find out where they came from, you have to look way back in time . . . 3.5 billion years ago! Come explore the biggest mystery of all: Where did dinosaurs come from? Read and find out! less...
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