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Dinosaur Dance-off

by Jorden Foss, illustrated by Sara Theuerkauf
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, humorous stories, multigenerational, dance

A dancing dinosaur discovers his family has some sweet moves

Darwin the Dinosaur loves to dance, but he needs someone to join his troupe. When Mom and Dad offer to show him their moves, Darwin laughs. There’s no way his prehistoric parents can groove like him, he thinks … until they show off some funky Jurassic dance steps! When Grandma arrives …

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Amik

illustrated by Sharon King
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: native canadian, parents, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

The beaver is busy...
This delightful children's picture book tells the story of amik, the beaver, who works on his dam throughout the day while nature and the activities of other animals carry on around him. At the end of a long day, amik returns to his den to be with his family.
Along with its beautiful cut-paper illustrations, Amik offers the ch …

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The Adventures of Grandmasaurus

At the Aquarium Rescue Centre

by Caroline Fernandez, illustrated by Shannon O'Toole
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, environment, fantasy & magic, school & education, multigenerational

When aquarium dust makes Grandma sneeze and turn into a different Jurassic marine reptile, it's up to her grandchildren to track her down, stop her funny business, and make sure they still have time to finish their field trip report!

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The Deepest Dig

by Mark David Smith, illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: 2 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

Inspired by a true story! A tenacious kid digs deep and makes important discoveries

After a heavy rain exposes a bit of something in his backyard, Caden resolves to dig the treasure up and find out exactly what it is. He tries to enlist the help of his parents and teacher, who are dismissive and disbelieving—but that doesn’t deter Caden from his …

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Dinosaur Countdown

illustrated by Nicholas Oldland
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: counting & numbers, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

In this simple and clever picture book from Nicholas Oldland, small children will have fun counting backward, as they're introduced to different dinosaurs grouped from ten to two, and a final, single dinosaur. Then, in a unique twist, the book goes on to “zero” dinosaurs as well (because “they're extinct, silly!”). Each number gets its own …

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This Is Ruby

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Alea Marley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, girls & women

Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. A delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity, and a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie.

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy -- she loves to make things, watch things …

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Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo

by Alice Hemming, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, zoos, school & education

A rip-roaring chapter book adventure – packed full of fun, laughs and dinosaurs!

"Wow!" I said. "This is no orni…dary zoo, I mean-" "IT'S A DINOSAUR ZOO!" shouted AJ.
Meet Arlo, a young boy who loves writing lists, dinosaurs and his best friends. Arlo and his friends are in Class 4X – a class with a reputation for scaring away teachers. T …

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My Best Friend Is Extinct

by Rebecca Wood Barrett, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, friendship

Ten-year-old Henry Springs is thrilled when the wintery resort town he and his mom recently moved to experiences a record-breaking snowfall. There are even rumors that the extreme weather could mark the beginning of a new ice age.

One day, while exploring one of the many tunnels running through the town’s snowbanks, Henry discovers a strange, preh …

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