8 Dinosaur Picture Books for Young Dino-fans

8 Dinosaur Picture Books for Young Dino-fans

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Dinosaur is a popular topic among kids. There’s no exception for my 4-year-old dinosaur-fan. He likes roaring around like a little dinosaur, asking endless questions about the topic.

If you have a dinosaur lover, add these 9 picture books to your dinosaur theme. You and your young readers will be sure to enjoy.

by Molly Idle

Tea Rex

It is such a fun, hilarious read that my son begs for reading over and over. The two siblings in the story are planning a special tea party for a huge roaring T-Rex. As a carnivorous beast, does Mr. T-Rex, the guest, can help himself? Does everyone have a good time? Read it and see!

by Catherine D. Hughes

Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

This book serves as an ideal read for young dinosaur fans. The catch is that you can find everything you ever expected to know about dinosaurs in this book. Moreover, the suggested activities on the tip page provide ways for parents and teachers to extend the learning experience. Read and explore the prehistoric creatures with your young readers.

by Henrietta Stickland

Dinosaur Roar!

This is a nice book to introduce opposite, adjectives, and dinosaurs. Its beautiful illustrations marry with rhymes in such a good way. Read with your young readers and get them to repeat after you. They will enjoy the art and be more engaged in the story.

by Byron Barton

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

In this book, you will find dinosaurs of all shapes, sizes, and characteristics. As its word choice is simple, it serves as an appropriate read for beginning readers. Get into it and enjoy its colorful and vivid illustrations with your kids.

by Syd Hoff

Danny and the Dinosaur

One day Danny visits a museum to see a dinosaur display. A dinosaur comes alive and asks Danny to play with him. Then, the two friends spend the day together to go through their adventures in the town. Read and explore their one-day journey.

by Penny Dale

Dinosaur Rocket!

It is a good read for fans of both dinosaurs and space. Did you ever imagine the prehistoric creatures in their spacesuits are zooming across the face of the moon? In the story, they are preparing for the space travel to explore the moon. Colorful illustrations and repetitive text will delight the young fans.

by Bernard Most

If the Dinosaurs Came Back

What would the world be like if dinosaurs come back to life? Are they helpers or destroyers to human? This book will answer these questions and nurture your imaginations. Brightly colored dinosaurs standing out against black and white detailed background can also excite readers.

by Bernard Most

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

This funny book is about how the dinosaurs got extinct. How? A meteorite? No, it is a fight for underpants. Funny and astonishing, isn’t it? Read and travel to the past. Its vibrant illustrations and rhymed sentences will also entertain your young readers.



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Hi, I am Ruby, a thirty-something. I’m a mother, high school teacher, book lover, and psychology buff. If you love reading or want to find reads for kids, you’ve come to the right place.


8 Picture Books to Inspire Bravery and Courage

8 Picture Books to Inspire Bravery and Courage

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My kid used to be fear of many things. I turn to books to help him recognize he is not alone and other kids are faced with the same emotions of a fight. Now he understands fears are universal and we just need to use our courage to conquer them.

So I choose these picture books about being brave and facing fears from my bookshelf to share with you. If you meet similar problems, go ahead and read them. I hope these books can help your kids overcome their fears.

by Mercer Mayer

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet

It is a story about a brave young boy, who conquered his fear of a monster in his closet. To keep the monster away, every night, before bedtime, he will shut the closet door tightly. Then, one day he decides to fight the “nightmare”… Did he succeed?

by Brian Pinkney

The Adventures of Sparrowboy

It is a good read for young boys who want to be superheroes. The boy in the story gets the superpower to fly from a sparrow. Then, he uses these powers for good to protect from evil in his town. It’s also an excellent read for young comic lovers.

by Karen Kingsbury 

Brave Young Knight by Karen Kingsbury

This fairy tale is about a young boy who competes with other young knights for a princedom. In the end, the king announces him as the winner for his bravery, honesty, integrity, and kindness. Read it with your kids and it will tell you what the meaning of true bravery is.


by William Steig

Brave Irene

The little girl, named Irene helps her mother deliver a package to the duchess. In the journey, brave Irene overcomes obstacles to accomplish her mission. The “special delivery” must impress your young readers.


by Marcus Pfister

Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!

A little-stripped fish wants to join a group of fish playing flash-tag but is refused. Suddenly, a shark is coming near the little-stripped fish … Will the rainbow fish save him? I believe the illustration and the storyline will delight your kids.


by Cornelia Funke

The Princess Knight

A young princess is determined to be a knight. Although she is not as strong as her brothers, she works hard and tries her best to practice until she’s better than them. It shows with strong determination one can achieve whatever goal they desire.


by Emma Yarlett

Orion and the Dark

This is a good read to help kids overcome fears. A boy, named Orion, is fear of a lot of things, especially the dark. However, one night, surprisingly, he has an adventure with the Dark to explore the scary parts of the dark. Does the boy conquer fear after the journey? Read and find the answer.


by Ari Berk


This picture book depicts how a little bat Chiro finds his way home while facing his first night alone. “Sense is the song you sing out into the world and the song the world sings back to you.” With his these words from his mother in mind, Chiro begins to sing and explore. In this book, the concept of echolocation is introduced.



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Hi, I am Ruby, a thirty-something. I’m a mother, high school teacher, book lover, and psychology buff. If you love reading or want to find reads for kids, you’ve come to the right place.


7 Wonderful Counting Books for Early Readers

7 Wonderful Counting Books for Early Readers

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Good counting books can turn teaching numbers and counting in a fun way. They are more than presenting increasing numbers and illustrations. They can help kids develop number senses and numeracy skills which are fundamental for math learning.

These counting books for early readers listed below combine counting and reading together. They introduce the math concepts while drawing readers in, expanding vocabulary and sparking imaginations. With these books, teaching counting can be fun games. That’s why I choose them for my kid.

by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

It is one of my preschool kid’s favorite counting books. It tells a story about a very hungry caterpillar eating its way through a lot of food and transforming into a beautiful butterfly in the end. With its beautiful illustrations and physical design, it teaches kids counting and the days of the week.

by Lois Ehlert 

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On

This colorful counting book introduces a basic concept of counting to kindergarten students. Its vivid pictures and bright colors can help kids to learn to count, identify colors and shapes. Plus, young readers will enjoy rhymes on each page.

by Leo & Diane Dillon

Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose

It is a classic Mother Goose rhymes integrated with the concept of counting. In each page, there are familiar rhymes loved for generations and highlighted numbers in various colors. Read to your kids and it will invite them to join in the fun of rhyming and counting.

by Eric Carle

My Very First Book of Numbers

This split-page matching concept board book is designed for small children. With its pages split in half, kids can match a number on the top half of the book with the number of fruits on the bottom half. A great way to teach matching and counting, isn ’t it? It turns reading into a fun game.

by Peggy Rathmann

10 minutes till bedtime

A wonderful picture book, a countdown from ten, captures a little boy’s dreaded bedtime ritual. It’s an easy read for kids for its majority of the words are the same and the only difference is the number. The exquisitely detailed illustrations and minimal text make it such a great book for kids. Choose this book and I bet it will bring tons and tons of fun to your kids.

by Karen Katz

Counting Kisses

This great interactive book tells about the kisses a sleepy baby needs before bedtime. When you read, you can act out these actions on pages. It’s also a fun way to teach kids about counting with their body parts and calm down them before bedtime.

by Dr. Seuss

Ten Apples Up on Top

It is such a fascinating counting book. Readers are invited to count as long as the animal friends to compete to see who can balance most apples on their heads. Its nice colors and repeated rhymes will surely delight the eyes and ears of young readers and tickle their tongues.

If you are teaching or ready to teach your kids about numbers and counting, choose them! Share these books with your kids and explore the magic world of numbers in them.


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Hi, I am Ruby, a thirty-something. I’m a mother, high school teacher, book lover, and psychology buff. If you love reading or want to find reads for kids, you’ve come to the right place.


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