National Geographic Kids DinoMAYnia Books

International Dinosaur Day was on May 16th and to celebrate the prehistoric occasion, National Geographic has released a “T-rexcellent” bundle of books that are sure to be devoured by dino maniacs of all ages. 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 know every detail about their favorite dinosaurs and are eager to learn about different ones. Thanks to National Geographic Kids, children all over the world have access to the most updated material on dinosaurs. Check out these amazing books.

How to Survive in the Age of Dinosaurs 

National Geographic How to Survive in the Age of Dinosaurs

How to Survive in the Age of Dinosaurs Boom, boom, BOOM … Look out! That’s a T. rex coming your way!? You’ve been transported back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. What do you do?!

Test your chops and discover if you have what it takes to survive at a time when Earth looked, well, a tad different in this ultimate survival guide to the prehistoric age.

Find out how to make it through exploding volcanoes and mega monsoons—while dodging giant Permian bugs! See how to fend off an angry pterosaur and learn what to do if you’re caught in a stampede of enormous titanosaurs. Discover what you could eat (spoiler alert: You better like the taste of insects!), and find out which hungry creatures just might try to eat you!

Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful maps, this is the ultimate handbook for dinosaur fans who want to know what life on Earth was really like when dinos ruled. Could you survive in the age of dinosaurs? (paperback, ages 8-12, $9.99)

National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas 

National Geographic Dinosaur Atlas

The National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas takes readers on a tour of every dinosaur-inhabited continent, from Pangea to the modern day, revealing which creatures lived there, what their habitats were like, and where dinosaur bones are being found today. 

Unusually well organized, with plenty of appeal for both casual and confirmed dinophiles” — Kirkus

Special sections introducing the dinosaur family tree, a prehistoric era timeline, the geography of the prehistoric globe, what happened to the dinosaurs, and a dinosaur dictionary (with phonetic pronunciations) are also included.  Readers will find inspiration from profiles of diverse paleontologists from around the world. The oversized hardcover format showcases stunning, full-color dinosaur illustrations on every page and the custom-made, kid-friendly maps were created by National Geographic’s legendary cartography and exploration experts.

Vetted and curated by Dr. Steve Brusatte — a paleontologist on faculty at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburg, a Ph.D. recipient from Columbia University, and the science consultant for the Jurassic World franchise — this atlas contains the most detailed and accurate information not only about dino “fan favorites” but also about the most recent dinosaur discoveries from less explored dig sites around the world. (hardcover, ages 7-10, $24.99) 

Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs 

National Geographic Kids Little Kids Big Book of Dinosaurs

Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs  -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. (hardcover, ages 4-8, 128 pages, $14.95)

Weird But True! Dinosaurs 

National Geographic Kids Weird But True Dinosaurs

Weird But True! Dinosaurs has 300 dino-mite facts to sink your teeth into! Perfectly sized for back seat boredom busting, this 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.  (paperback, ages 8-12, 208 pages, $8.99)

You Can Be a Paleontologist! with Dr. Scott 

National Geographic Kids, You Can Be a Paleontologist.

You Can Be a Paleontologist! with Dr. Scott  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! (hardcover, ages 4-8, $16.99)

National Geographic Reader: Dinosaurs 

National Geographic Kids Dinosaurs

National Geographic Reader: Dinosaurs  Perfect for parents and kids to read together.  Learn all about the giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! National Geographic Readers’ combination of expert-vetted text, brilliant images, and a fun approach to reading has proved to be a winning formula for kids, parents, and educators. This level 1 text provides accessible information for kids just beginning to read on their own, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow. (Paperback, ages 3-6. $4.50) 

Disclaimer: I received complimentary books to facilitate a review.