Episode 70: Dinosaur Books

May 30, 2023

In episode 70 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Dinosaur Books

In this episode devoted to dinosaur books for kids, Megan and Allison tackle one of the biggest (get it) Bingo questions of all, with an enormous (stop us) list of book recommendations for dinosaur lovers.

Plus, Allison shares tips for writing beautiful sentences and Megan investigates Bibliotherapy.


Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Be Careful Xiao Xin’ by Alice Pung. Illustrated by Sher Rill Ng

‘Atlas of Dogs’ by Lonely Planet 

‘How to Be the New Person’ by Anna Branford 

‘Birdbrain’ by Kelli Anne Hawkins

‘Clash’ by Kayla Miller


Dinosaur books for kids

‘Roarsome! Best Dinosaur Books for Kids’ by Lana Hallowes for Children’s Books Daily

‘Dinosaur Day Out: Review and Teachers Notes’ by Mel Kroeger for Children’s Books Daily 

‘DIY Dinosaur Garden’ 

‘Dinosaur Birthday Party’


Picture Books

‘I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Hide and Seek’ by Janeen Brian and Ann James 

‘I’m a Dirty Dinosaur’ by Janeen Brian and Ann James

‘The ABC Book of Dinosaurs’ by Helen Martin

‘Dinoblock’ by Christopher Franceschelli 

‘Axel Schefflers Flip Flap Dinosaurs’ by Axel Scheffler

‘Ten Little Dinosaurs’ by Mike Brownlow 

‘How to Grow a Dinosaur’ by Caryl Hart

‘Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs’ by Mo Willems

‘Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know she Was Extinct’ by Mo Willems

‘Dinosaur Zoom!’ by Penny Dale

‘Dinosaur Dig!’ by Penny Dale 

‘Dinosaur Pirate!’ by Penny Dale

‘Dinosaur Rocket!’ by Penny Dale

‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ by Ian Whybrow

‘Dinosaur Dads’ by Lesley Gibbes. Illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall


Short Chapter Books 

‘Nelson Eggplants and Dinosaurs’ by Andrew Levins 

‘D-Bot Squad’ by Mac Park

‘Robert Irwin Dinosaur Hunter’ by Robert Irwin


Non fiction 

‘Minecraft Master Builders Dinosaurs’ by Sara Stanford 

‘Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life’ by DK

‘The Dinosaurs Book’ by DK

‘Book of Dinosaurs: 10 Record-Breaking Prehistoric Animals’ by Gabrielle Balkan and Sam Brewster 

‘Illumisaurus: Explore the world of dinosaurs with your magic three colour lens’ by  Lucy Brownridge and Carnovsky 

‘Encyclopaedia of Prehistorica Dinosaurs’ by Matthew Reinhart 

‘Little Historian’ by Puffin 


Quick tips

‘A Kind of Magic’ by Anna Spargo Ryan  

State Library of Victoria Podcast Bibliotherapy 


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