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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: Stegosauruses, Pteranodons, and Velociraptors become easy to draw with the help of this wonderful guidebook. Step-by-step instructions and instructional diagrams guide budding more...
Amazon Says: Stegosauruses, Pteranodons, and Velociraptors become easy to draw with the help of this wonderful guidebook. Step-by-step instructions and instructional diagrams guide budding artists through creating their very own dinosaurs. Combining simple shapes and lines, children can draw any dinosaur they please, and create images that ignite the imagination. 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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Amazon Says: Basher Basics: Dinosaurs, The Bare Bones! Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green Sure, everyone knows about the physical attributes of dinos, but what abo more...
Amazon Says: Basher Basics: Dinosaurs, The Bare Bones! Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green Sure, 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: 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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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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