24 Amazing Toys and Children’s Books about Dinosaurs {Discover & Explore}

This week’s Discover and Explore theme is dinosaur and fossil fun! With the holidays getting closer, it seemed like the perfect time to share a list of some amazing dinosaur books and dinosaur toys for kids! (Be sure to link up all your dinosaur themed posts at the end of this post!)

Great gift ideas for the upcoming holidays! 24 Amazing DINOSAUR Books & Toys for Children~ Buggy and Buddy

Do your children have an interest in dinosaurs? Dinosaurs have become a popular topic in our home. Lucy enjoys reading and learning all about dinosaurs while Theo’s favorite thing to do is play with dinosaur toys. (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)

I thought with all our interest in dinosaurs and the holidays getting closer, it’d be fun to put together a list of some our favorite dinosaur children’s books and toys! I’ve included some of our favorites, as well as toys and books suggested by many of you on our recent Facebook discussion. If you’d like to add some of your favorites, be sure to list them in the comments section of this post, or you can click on the link to the Facebook discussion below and join in! 

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What are some of your favorite dinosaur books and toys for children?  by Buggy & Buddy


Dinosaur Themed Children’s Books

Dinosaur Themed Children's Books

1. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

2. National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever

3. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

4. My Big Dinosaur Book

5. Dinosaur Roar (Picture Puffins)

6. Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Harry and the Dinosaurs)


Dinosaur Themed Children's Books7. Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (Boynton on Board)

8. How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs?

9. Digging Up Dinosaurs (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

10. The Dinosaur Museum: An Unforgettable, Interactive Virtual Tour Through Dinosaur History

11. Dinosaur (DK Eyewitness Books)

12. Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

Dinosaur Toys & Games for Kids

 Dinosaur Toys for Kids

1. Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Dinosaurs in a Box

2. K’NEX Classics K’nexosaurus Rex Building Set

3. Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Chunky Puzzle

4. Skullduggery Eyewitness Kit Dinoworks Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Casting Kit

5. 5″ Dinosaurs Play Ball

6. Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Stamp Set


Dinosaur Toys for Kids


7. Skip Hop Zoo Packs Little Kid Backpacks, Dinosaur

8. Large Easy Flyer Kite – T-Rex Dinosaur (46″ X 90″) with 300 Ft 30lb Test Kite String and Winder

9. Holztiger Wooden Dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex

10. Crocodile Creek Travel Pouch 8×12 Jigsaw Puzzle, 100 Pieces: Dinosaur

11. Crocodile Creek Classic Lunchbox – Dino Kingdom 10″ x 7.5″

12. Lacing & Tracing Dinosaurs

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Discover and Explore: Dinosaurs!

Upcoming Themes:

Currently Open– Dinosaur & Fossil Fun

October 23rd– Creating with Natural Materials

October 30th– Science Experiments for Kids

November 6th– Thanksgiving


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  1. Excellent post. We own the first book you mention My first big book of dinosaurs. It is the first time my son read a chapter book and he now knows all the names of the dinosaurs in this book (oh and thanks for the phonetic pronunciation) 🙂

  2. Hi Chelsey. Great ressource! We’re huge dino fans, so this is a big one for us! National Geo Kids BBOD is our favorite! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh I just love the ‘How Do Dinosaurs …” books! I am eager to check out some new (to me) dinosaur books on your list! Thank you for the suggestions

  4. With Christmas coming up this is just amazing thank you.

  5. This would be a great resource for Christmas shopping for tons and tons of nephews! Pinning!

  6. I think you’ve covered it all for kids who are crazy about dinosaurs! Thanks for sharing this with us at After School.


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