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Dinosaur Bedtime Stories for Kids

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Eliza Cook

If you’re looking for the perfect bedtime stories to captivate your young dinosaur enthusiasts, we’ve got you covered. These ten engaging tales about dinosaurs, from classic adventures to silly rhymes to informative non-fiction, are sure to spark your child’s imagination and make bedtime a roaring success!

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Bedtime stories are a beloved tradition for many families, and can help kids wind down after a long day and foster a love of reading.

For children who are fascinated by dinosaurs, stories about these prehistoric creatures can be particularly captivating.

From classic tales of friendship and adventure to silly stories that imagine dinosaurs wearing underpants, there are a wide variety of short stories about dinosaurs available for kids of all ages.

10 Bedtime Stories About Dinosaurs

Little Tyrannosaur Finds His Roar by Eliza Cook

Recommended for ages 3-6

Little Tyrannosaur has a big dream – to unleash a mighty earth-shaking ROAR! But so far, all he can manage is a tiny squeak. Will Little Tyrannosaur find his voice and learn to roar like a real dinosaur? Join this determined little carnivore in this charming dinosaur bedtime story as he attempts to discover his inner T-Rex!

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Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

Recommended for ages 6-9

This book is the first in the popular “Magic Tree House” series. In this story, siblings Jack and Annie travel back in time to the prehistoric era and encounter a variety of dinosaurs. They explore the lush landscape and learn about these incredible creatures firsthand, but when a T-Rex appears, they must use their wits to escape and return to the present.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen

Recommended for ages 2-5

This charming picture book explores how different dinosaur families say goodnight to their little ones. From the T-Rex who roars goodnight to the Stegosaurus who snuggles up tight, this story is a playful and heartwarming way to help kids wind down before bed.

Dinosaurumpus! by Tony Mitton

Recommended for ages 3-6

This lively rhyming story follows a group of dinosaurs as they dance and play in a nighttime celebration. With bouncy verses and colorful illustrations, this book is perfect for little ones who love to move and groove.

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

Recommended for ages 3-6

This classic tale follows a boy named Danny who befriends a friendly dinosaur and goes on an adventure through the city. They visit the museum, ride a bus, and even help firefighters put out a fire! This heartwarming story celebrates the power of imagination and the joy of friendship.

The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig by Jan and Mike Berenstain

Recommended for ages 3-6

This book follows the Berenstain Bear family as they discover a dinosaur bone and learn about prehistoric creatures. They visit a dinosaur museum and even take a ride in a time machine! This book is a fun and informative way to spark kids’ curiosity about science and history.

Dinosaur Train: Triceratops for Lunch by Andrea Posner-Sanchez

Recommended for ages 3-7

This book is based on the popular TV series “Dinosaur Train.” In this story, Buddy and his family meet a Triceratops and learn about their unique features. They even get to try some of their favorite foods! With bright illustrations and fun facts, this book is perfect for young dinosaur fans.

Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Recommended for ages 3-7

This silly story imagines a world where dinosaurs wear underpants and love them so much they’ll do anything to get their hands on them. From Stegosaurus to T-Rex, every dinosaur wants its own pair of colorful undies. This book is a hilarious and imaginative way to make bedtime a little more fun.

The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter

Recommended for ages 3-7

This hilarious tale follows Danny and his pet dinosaur as they accidentally travel through space and land on a planet made entirely of food. They eat their way through mountains of burgers, pizzas, and ice cream, but when they realize they’ve eaten too much, they need to find a way back home. With silly rhymes and colorful illustrations, this book is sure to make kids giggle.

The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar by Russell Punter

Recommended for ages 5-7, this early chapter book follows a young T-Rex who has lost his roar and must journey through the jungle to find it again. With the help of his friends, a wise old Triceratops, and a mischievous pterodactyl, he discovers that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is be yourself. This heartwarming story is a great choice for young readers who are just starting to explore longer chapter books.

Jurassic World: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life by Emily Stead

Recommended for ages 7-10

This book provides an in-depth look at the dinosaurs featured in the “Jurassic World” movie franchise, with detailed illustrations and information about each species. From the iconic T-Rex to the towering Brachiosaurus, this book explores the science and history behind these incredible creatures. With a glossary of terms and a timeline of dinosaur evolution, this book is perfect for young readers who want to learn more about the fascinating world of dinosaurs.

Author

  • Eliza Cook is a children's author who weaves tales of wonder and imagination. She enjoys transporting readers to magical places through her whimsical children's stories and picture books. Her stories are filled with lovable characters, engaging plots, and valuable lessons that help children learn about the world around them.