Celebrate International Dinosaur Day with National Geographic Books!

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Growing up, all kids have a fascination with Dinosaurs! And truthfully most adults do, too! And there’s no better time to celebrate our love of dinosaurs, than on International Dinosaur Day on May 18th! I have partnered with National Geographic to tell you about these amazing books that will teach your kids (and you too!) about all things DINO!

Learning about Dinosaurs is wondrous and exciting! Just thinking about these large creatures roaming the Earth so long ago seems like something out of a movie. But these books will show you just how spectacular and very real these animals once were. Check out this great selection!

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Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (hardcover, ages 4-8, 128 pages, $14.95) - A #1 best seller on Amazon! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations. Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.

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Dino Records: The Most Amazing Prehistoric Creatures Ever to Have Lived on Earth! (Paperback, ages 8-12, 208 pages, $14.99) - Curious which creatures ruled when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Get ready to meet the record-setters, including the biggest, smallest, smartest, weirdest, deadliest, most notorious, and most mysterious of all time. You'll find fantastic firsts, including the first dinosaur fossils found and the first dinos in space. And you'll meet other rad, remarkable creatures that lived before, after, and alongside them. Did you know that the largest fish, the largest turtle, and the largest flying animal that ever existed lived during the time of the dinosaurs? Or that mammals – no bigger than a small dog when dinosaurs roamed – eventually evolved into massive land animals? See who wins in head-to-head species smackdowns and enjoy games that complement the records.

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Ultimate Dinopedia, 2nd ED (hardcover, ages 7-10, 296 pages, $24.99) - Big, beautiful and gift-worthy! The new edition of the popular Nat Geo Kids Dinopedia includes all the latest species and is the most complete, up-to-date dinosaur reference available. Find favorites, like the fierce T-rex and the gentle Brontosaurus, plus audacious new finds, like the Anzu, Kosmoceratops, and Yi. Every dino profile is colorfully illustrated and features descriptions of when they roamed the Earth, how they lived, what they ate, and more. There are more than 600 dinos featured in all, including 10 profiles of recently discovered dinosaurs and new entries in the Dino Dictionary. Reports from paleontologists present the latest news and insights from the field.

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Weird But True! Dinosaurs (paperback, ages 8-12, 208 pages, $8.99) - 300 dino-mite facts to sink your teeth into! Perfectly sized for back seat boredom busting, this new addition to the wildly popular WBT series is taking on the jaws and claws that ruled the Mesozoic world. Calling all dino dynamos! Did you know that the T. rex had vision 13 times better than the average humans? Or that people collect fossilized dino poop? And get this: There's a dinosaur named after Hogwarts--Harry Potter's wizarding school! Get ready to meet dinosaurs with horns and feathers, razor-sharp claws and gigantic teeth. You'll encounter the places they lived, the bizarre art they inspired, and the amazing paleontologists who discovered them.

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You Can Be a Paleontologist! with Dr. Scott (hardcover, ages 4-8, 32 pages, $16.99) - Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, tells kids how! How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring kids to go out and make the next big dino discovery!

Check out this DinoMAYnia video from National Geographic Kids on YouTube!

More fun resources from National Geographic:

National Geographic Kids has an amazing dino website packed full of games, video shorts, facts, and even a dinosaur personality quiz!: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/prehistoric 

National Geographic Kids Books twitter - @NGKidsBks 

National Geographic Kids Facebook - @nationalgeographickids 

National Geographic Kids website - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

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These quality books are sure to be a hit with your little learner! There are so many interesting facts to keep your kids learning for a long time to come. Don’t forget to celebrate International Dinosaur Day on May 18th! It will be a ROAR-ing good time! (wink)


  1. We love Nat Geo books. Our favorite, for the moment, is the Nat Geo Space Encyclopedia. These look like they'd be fun additions to any library!

  2. My nephews will love this.

  3. We love these for kids!!

  4. They have the most educational books .

  5. My kids would love these!

  6. any of my 8 grandsons would love to learn abaout dinosaurs,they are very interested in every aspect of the growing of theman love these books

  7. I love Nat geo! They make everything so colorful and interesting

  8. I can not say enough good things about Nat Geo books. When my great great nephew (3) visited from TN I asked him what he wanted me to mail him for his birthday. He told me books on dinosaurs. And the first books I sent were Nat Geo books on dinosaurs. He could not read them but he could look at the pictures and then ask mommy to read it to him.

  9. Nat Geo books are so awesome and my kids love books about dinosaurs! Thanks for sharing!

  10. My dino-obsessed son would love these books, I think he's especially like the You Can Be A Paolentologist with Dr Scott book

  11. We absolutely love National Geographic and dinosaurs!! Combine the two and its perfect!