Dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures and fossils have fascinated both kids and adults for decades. But, some kids are devoted to the point of obsession where they live, eat, and breathe everything dinosaur-related. They are so familiar with all the details of their favorite dinosaurs, that they can share this comprehensive information in a heartbeat — their long names, how big they are – what they eat – where they lived- what color they are, and so on. While these massive, foreboding, and dangerous beasts were natural predators, kids see them through a different lens. They are captivated by the sheer magnitude of their size and hypnotized by their nature and personality. And they just want to learn more about them. And to help these avid dinosaur fans, National Geographic Kids just released some awesome DinoMania books in honor of International Dinosaur Day on May 18th!
These DinoMania books are filled with beautiful and dramatic illustrations and tons of fascinating and compelling dino facts, plus so much more! Kids … and adults will have a hard time putting these books down! Let’s check them out!
Little Kid’s First Big Book of Dinosaurs
A #1 best seller on Amazon! The prehistoric world comes alive with a variety of different dinosaurs. Small, big, giant, gigantic, or speedy… you name them, they are captured with lots of stunning illustrations. Packed with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in a big font that is perfect for little kids. Want to know how big a dinosaur is compared to a human? Check out the ‘Facts’ points on each page. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers’ experience beyond the page. (Ages 4-8)
Are you a cunning carnivore or a happy-go-lucky herbivore? Take this just-for-fun personality quiz to find out where you fall in the dinosaur food chain.
National Geographic Kids Dino Records, The Most Amazing Prehistoric Creatures Ever to Have Lived on Earth is brimming with amazing dino facts. In this enthralling book, kids will meet the biggest, smallest, deadliest, and weirdest dinosaurs that ever roamed the Earth. Plus, they will learn which dinosaur took the top prize for being the most famous, had the most peculiar posterior, and even the most magical name.
- Most Intriguing
- Prehistoric Animals
Plus, you’ll also meet other cool record-breaking creatures that lived before, after and alongside dinosaurs. Did you know what dinosaurs had the most terrific teeth? Do you know the name of the smallest dinosaur? Want to learn what the most colorful, weirdest, or quirkiest creatures were that roam the Earth? Did you know that Urolites are preserved holes in the ground where dinosaurs peed? Did you know there is a dinosaur named after a famous fiction school?
Each chapter is divided into sub-chapters that focus on specific information: Winner & Runners Up ( in each category), Spotlight, Creature Features, Species Smackdown, By the Number, Flash Forward, At-a-Glance, In Our World. Case-Study, and ends with Fun and Games. The photos and illustrations are beautiful, colorful, and explosive. (Ages 8-12)
Want to play some dinosaur action and adventure games! Or take some fun quizzes?
Weird But True! Dinosaurs
Kids are natural drawn to unusual and weird facts about dinosaurs. So, National Geographic Kids created the Weird But True! Dinosaur book that contains 300 cool dino-mitte facts that will astonish readers. Did you know that the Kosmoceratops has 15 horns on its head? Did you know that the Mamenchisaurus had a neck fix times longer than a giraffe? Did you know that Kryorycotes Caduryl was named after Cadbury chocolates? Did you know that Bambiraptor was named after the fictional deer Bambi because of its deerlike legs? This small book is packed with fun and bite-sized scoops, stories, and specifics about prehistoric creatures that will surprise you! (Ages 8-12)
Ultimate Dino-Pedia 2nd Edition
The National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dino-Pedia, the Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever features more than 600 dinosaurs. Inside you’ll find profiles of all your favorite dinosaurs, plus be introduced to many new ones. The book is divided into four parts with many chapters in each.
- Part One: Discovering Dinosaurs
- Part Two: The Ornithischians
- Part Three: The Saurischians
- Part Four: The Dino Dictionary
Stay on top of the latest and greatest paleontologist information and finds and glean new insights into the dinosaur world with Nat Geo Kids Dinopedia! It’s the most up-to-date dinosaur reference available that includes all the latest species! Did you know that more than half of all the dinosaurs we know about have been discovered in the past 30 years? Included are 10 profiles of recently discovered dinosaurs and new entries in the Dino Dictionary. Now you can meet these new species like the Anzu, Kosmoceratops and Yi and discover all their attributes.
Every dino profile is colorfully illustrated and features descriptions of when they roamed the Earth, how they lived, what they ate, and more. In addition, each dinosaur has a fact sheet that shares their name, the meaning of their name, the period they lived, where their bones have been found, and how big they were. The back of the book has a comprehensive Dino Dictionary that kids can use as a reference to learn about each dinosaur at a glance. Plus, the photos and illustrations are fantastic. The Ultimate Dino-Pedia is one of the best reference books on dinosaurs I’ve seen. They’ve left no stone unturned! (Ages 7-10)
You Can Be A Paleontologist!
If you have a child with an intense interest in dinosaurs, they will love National Geographic Kids You Can Be A Paleontologist book. Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson will walk young readers through what a paleontologist is and what steps need to be taken in order to find their very own dinosaur. Each page features a question followed by an easy-to-understand answer. Plus full-color images and illustrations are provided to back up and support the answers. Some of the questions covered include How do you find fossils? Why did some dinosaurs look so strange? Are dinosaurs still alive today? Plus, many more. Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring kids to go out and make the next big dino discovery!
Disclaimer: I received complimentary books to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.