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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Stories

1-2-3 Dinosaurs Bite!: A Prehistoric Counting Book by Steve Jenkins
Realistic illustrations of various kinds of dinosaurs teach counting from one to ten, as well as interesting facts about dinosaurs.


Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap
Advises the reader on how to interact with a very shy dinosaur.


Dinoblock by Christopher Franceschelli
Features thick pages cut into the shapes of dinosaurs. Readers will be introduced to more than 20 different kinds of dinos via die-cuts of their unique silhouettes and comparisons to familiar things from a young child's world.


Dinosaur ABC by St. Martin’s Press
Meet 26 dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts, from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus, in this busy book for young children.


Dinosaur A to Z by Dustin Growick
An alphabetical list of dinosaurs presents a series of facts about their anatomy, related animals and how they became extinct.


Dinosaurs by Jill McDonald
All young children love dinosaurs. This board book teaches toddlers all about Triceratops, Stegosaurus, T. Rex and many more—with colors, shapes, sizes and super-simple facts.


Dinosaurs! by Gail Gibbons
Dinosaurs ruled Earth for millions of years. Some were small and could run very, very fast. Others were big and covered with spikes and plates for protection. Some were huge and terrified other dinosaurs with their long, sharp teeth. In this newly revised edition, Dinosaurs! reflects further paleontological discoveries made since its publication in 2008, while still offering young dino-enthusiasts a timeless and accessible look at these magnificent creatures.


The Dinosaur Book by John Woodward
Everything you need to know about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles and mammals in this essential prehistoric encyclopedia for kids. With more than 1,000 images and fascinating facts, young readers come face-to-face with some of the most incredible creatures ever to exist, and find out about the latest scientific discoveries that have changed the way we see these prehistoric animals.


Dinosaurs From Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick
From one dinosaur's head to another's tail, this informational picture book challenges readers to guess which prehistoric creature each of eight different body parts belongs to.


Don’t Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward
When his best friend, Jack, leaves him behind at the doctor's office, Dexter T. Rexter panics. First he tries to find Jack. Then he sings their special song. Then he sings their special song even louder.


How to be a T. Rex by Ryan North
Tyrannosaurus Rex enthusiast Sal transforms herself into an uncontrollable T. Rex, partly because her brother said it would be impossible, but soon discovers the downsides of always being fierce.


How to Grow a Dinosaur by Jill Esbaum
Provides practical advice for a young dinosaur when a baby brother arrives, such as the good news that he will be toddling soon, but the bad news that he will not know what is dangerous.


If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party by Jill Esbaum
You never know what will happen when a T. Rex crashes your birthday party. Sure, you'll be super excited when he turns up at your door. But then he’ll stomp. He’ll ROAR. He’ll look at you as if he’s wondering how you taste with a little mustard. In the end, though, you just may find yourself asking him to come back next year.


My First Dinosaur by Louise Tucker
Illustrations show the physical characteristics of dinosaurs, identifying the different types, from Tyrannosaurus Rex and Eoraptor to Suchomimus and Caudipteryx.


No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo
A rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex demonstrates to an out-of-control little girl the results of "beastie" behavior in the library.


There’s a Stegosaurus on the Stairs by Aleksei Bitskoff
Explores the size, diet and physical characteristics of the Stegosaurus by placing the dinosaur in whimsical modern-day scenarios.


T. Rex Time Machine by Jared Chapman
Two very hungry dinosaurs discover a time machine and are instantly transported to America in 2018, where they are delighted to find themselves surrounded by food (including pizza and doughnuts), but soon less excited to find themselves surrounded by policemen with guns—so they escape to the time machine, not knowing where it will take them next.

October 2018

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