Top 11 Best Read Aloud Dinosaur Books For Toddlers

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Written by Smita Srivastava

Smita Srivastava

Children, especially toddlers, love dinosaurs! Yes, both boys and girls love them. Dinosaurs are extinct and these little ones have never seen one but they somehow are still fascinated by the gigantic animals that walked on land before us. Stock your shelf with some of the best dinosaur books for toddlers and watch how excited it will make your kids.

Dinosaurs are an important part of our history. We cannot take a toddler to the zoo and show them a dinosaur. Books and documentaries are the only way to teach about them. Apart from fact-related books, you can read dinosaur story books to your toddler too. They will just love it. Here is a list of books you can choose from.

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11 Interesting Dinosaur Story Books For Toddlers

These dinosaur books are interesting, fun, and interactive – just what toddlers like. They deliver information in a fun manner, which will help your toddler learn and remember well.

1. Dinosaur Dance

Dinosaur Dance

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When the gigantic dinosaurs dance with some catchy words to describe their moves, your toddler is going to giggle and move along too! An entertaining board book with rhyming words to get your little one moving. The author brings the prehistoric animals to life with her vivid illustrations and use of funny and rhyming words. This book can make reading fun and also help in your toddler’s language development.

Age Suitable – 1 to 3 years
Author – Sandra Boynton

2. Noisy Dinosaurs Sound Book

Noisy Dinosaurs Sound Book

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Toddlers love sound books. They love to learn to roar along with this interesting book. This touch and feel book sound book helps in the sensorial development of your toddler. The dinosaur images with realistic roaring sounds and simple facts help a toddler learn more about dinosaurs effectively. The sounds will encourage your toddler to revisit this book often, thus helping them learn and retain the information better.

Age Suitable – 2 to 5 years
Author – Jonathan Litton

3. That’s Not My Dinosaur

That’s Not My Dinosaur

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An Usborne touch and feel book to entertain very young kids while teaching them new words. This book shows a little mouse going on a search for his dinosaur. He goes on to touch and feel each dinosaur to tell why that dinosaur can’t be his. The small touch and feel spots are perfect for small fingers and the rounded edges are safe for tender skin. The rhythmic words help toddlers learn and remember new words easily.

Age Suitable – 3 to 4 years
Authors – Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

4. Night-Night Dino-Snores

Night-Night Dino-Snores

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Want to read your toddler a different type of bedtime story? How about wishing dinosaurs a good night? A poetic depiction of dinosaurs and their surroundings at the end of their long day, before retiring to bed. The author gives a small rhyming description of different dinosaurs and then bids them good night. This book can help your toddler learn the name of different dinosaurs while saying good night to them and drifting off to sleep in dino-land.

Age Suitable – 2 to 5 years
Author – Nicola Edwards

5. If You Happen To Have a Dinosaur

If You Happen To Have A Dinosaur

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What do you do when you find a dinosaur in the most unexpected places? In this book, the author discusses how you can put a dinosaur to domestic use if you were to find one around you. The book helps toddlers learn about the common spaces they go to and some new words about their surroundings. By bringing a dinosaur into the picture, the author makes the details easy to remember.

Age Suitable – 2 to 5 years
Author – Lind Bailey

6. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night

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Does your toddler refuse to go to bed when you say it is bedtime? This book can be an entertaining way to change their mindset about bedtime. The author uses different dinosaurs to show how different children go to bed differently. In each of these pages, the author asks if the dinosaur will resist going to bed in a certain way. Many toddlers fight bedtime and refuse to go to bed easily. This book can encourage such toddlers to go off to bed like the dinosaurs, without much of a fight.

Age Suitable – 3 to 5 years
Author – Jane Yolen

7. I Love You More, Babysaur

I Love You More, Babysaur

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A perfect book to tell your toddler how they make you feel, the dinosaur way. A cute little board book with simple short text and heartwarming images of dinosaurs with their mothers or fathers. The author splits the names of the dinosaurs to describe feelings and actions that are generally shared between a parent and their young one. Little children can relate to these words and learn the names of the dinosaurs easily.

Age Suitable – Up to 3 years
Author – Roses Rossner

8. Is That You, Little Dino?

Is That You, Little Dino

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A bright and interactive book ideal for babies and toddlers. This pull and slide book will help improve your toddler’s dexterity and fine motor skills as they learn about dinosaurs. Papa Dino is searching for his little one, who is hiding. The book will teach your toddler the name of the spots and also develop their problem-solving skills.

Age Suitable – Up to 3 years
Author – Rob Hodgson

9. 1,2,3, Do The Dinosaur

1,2,3, Do The Dinosaur

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What will happen if a little boy joins the dinosaurs and dances with them on a giant dinosaur? The story starts with a little boy dressed like a dinosaur, exploring and dancing around the jungle with his dinosaur friends. The rhyming words help develop language skills while the bright illustrations retain the toddler’s interest. It can teach them to count the first three numbers and finally go to bed like the tired dinos.

Age Suitable – 1 to 3 years
Author – Michelle Robinson

10. Pop-up, Peekaboo! Baby Dinosaur

Pop-up, Peekaboo! Baby Dinosaur

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An interactive book to keep the little hands busy while feeding the little brain details about dinosaurs. This book will resonate well with toddlers as the little dinosaur in the book is on the lookout for his mommy just like any toddler who gets anxious if they don’t see their mom for 2 whole seconds. The 3D pop-up dinosaurs make them look very realistic, which toddlers will love. Lifting the flap promotes fine motor skills. Seeking action will help develop their imagination and problem-solving skills. Overall an interactive fun book that both parent and child can relate to.

Age Suitable – 1 to 3 years
Author – DK Publications

11. Dinosaurs – My First Little Seek and Find

Dinosaurs - My First Little Seek And Find

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Let your toddler hunt for dinosaurs on these vividly illustrated pages and become young detectives. Your toddler can search for dinosaurs and more in this cute little seek-and-find book. The book helps improve their observation, concentration, and ability to match pictures. You can teach them the names of the things they are searching for, thus improving their vocabulary.

Age Suitable – 1 to 4 years
Author – J.L. Rothberg

Dinosaurs walked on the land we live on now. It is important for kids to learn about them. The sheer number of dinosaurs and their difficult to pronounce names may not stick to a toddler’s mind if you just teach it to them. These books can be an effective way to give your toddler their first exposure to dinosaurs. You can invest in books on dinosaur facts if your toddler shows interest.


1. At What Age do Children Start Liking Dinosaurs?

Children between the ages of 2 and 6, mainly in their toddlerhood like dinosaur books and toys. It helps feed their imagination and curious minds.

2. Why do Toddlers Love Reading About Dinosaurs?

Toddlers are very imaginative and engage in a lot of pretend play. When you let them go wild with their imagination about dinosaurs that were actually real, it excites them.

Read Also: Top 10 Best Books About Moon to Read For Toddlers

Smita Srivastava, Bachelors (BA) in Mass Media and Mass Communication from Delhi University
Masters (MA) in Mass Media and Mass Communication from Kurukshetra University

With a background in Mass media and journalism, Smita comes with rich and vast experience in content creation, curation, and editing. As a mom of a baby girl, she is an excellent candidate for writing and editing parenting and pregnancy content. The content she writes and edits is influenced by her own journey through pregnancy and motherhood. When not writing- She can be found curled up with a book. Or, bingeing on Netflix.Read more.

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