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The Best Dinosaur Books for 5 Year Olds

This collection features some of our favourite dinosaur books for 5 year olds – if your little one loves dinosaurs, this is the reading list for you! Our collection of dinosaur books is packed with roaring tales, vibrant illustrations, and fascinating facts. Join the adventure as young minds explore the prehistoric era, meeting T-rex, triceratops and other fascinating creatures along the way. Get ready for a dino-mite reading experience that sparks both imagination and a love for learning!

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How To Look After Your Dinosaur

Written by Jason Cockcroft
2-5
Special delivery! It's your new pet! What would YOU do if a dinosaur turned up on your doorstep? Well, that's exactly what happens to the little boy in this brilliantly illustrated, witty picture book. He must learn exactly how to look after his dinosaur: what to feed it for breakfast,…
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This is NOT a Dinosaur!

Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Ged Adamson
2-5
Prepare for a hilarious adventure with the funniest dinosaur you've EVER seen! This book is NOT about a dinosaur! Well, not any old dinosaur. THIS dinosaur can become the most amazing things - a footballer, pirate, deep-sea diver, knight, magician and even a hairdresser! Having a dinosaur for a friend…
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How Many Dinosaurs is Too Many?

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Nicola Slater
2-5
Meet a riot of cheeky dinosaurs in this adorable story about friendship. When a dinosaur comes to play, you're sure to have lots of fun. But wouldn't 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . . or even 10 dinosaurs be better still? Or would they be…
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Dinosaur Dig!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
Dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! One dinosaur, who is digging a very big hole is joined by more and more dinosaur friends as they work on a huge construction project. But what are they building? It's a huge, splashy swimming pool... and…
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Dinosaur Rescue!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! When a crew of builder dinosaurs break down on a level crossing, they know the only thing they can do to save themselves is to call Dinosaur Rescue! In no time at all, help is on…
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Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong!

Written by Dr Nick Crumpton Illustrated by Gavin Scott
7-9
Dinosaur fans will quickly become dinosaur experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on a dinosaur book! Do you know all there is to know about dinosaurs? They're mean, green and not very smart, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you're WRONG! But don't worry,…
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Dinosaur Farm!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! They've built, they've zoomed, they've rescued, they've flown into space and they've even fought off baddy pirates, but now our dynamic team of dinosaurs have moved to pastures new - literally­ - working hard on the…
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Peekaboo Dinosaur

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A new dinosaur-themed title in the hit novelty series with multiple sliders! Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, a funny rhyming text and surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish and interactive board book for babies and toddlers! With a total of 10 smooth mechanisms to push, pull or turn on every spread…
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Dinosaur Christmas!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
2-5
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! The intrepid team of dinosaurs are back and this time they must save Santa Claus from a snowstorm! Join them as they plough the road, whizz down a mountain on snowmobiles, zoom through the icy water…
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Dinosaur Rocket!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger... the MOON! Join our fearsome friends as they prepare for their cosmic journey: is…
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Dinosaur Zoom!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! Join the dinosaurs as they rev, roar and race cross country to a secret meeting place in the woods! As they start setting up tables and hanging up balloons it becomes clear that there is a…
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Dinosaur Pirates!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
Our intrepid team of dinosaurs are back but this time they are pirates in search of buried treasure! Having navigated their way to a desert island and dug up their booty, they are just sailing away when they are ambushed by a fearsome band of marauding baddy-pirates!
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Make and Play Dinosaurs

Illustrated by Joey Chou
2-5
Make your own 3D dinosaurs with this board book of press-outs with hours of activity fun! In this innovative new activity board book, children can assemble a prehistoric scene filled with 3D dinosaurs. Featuring 20 unique designs, from a Tyrannosaurus to a Diplodocus and even a volcano and little dinosaur…
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We Love Dinosaurs

Written by Lucy Volpin
2-5
Whether they're big, small, fast, slow, stripy, spotty or anything in-between, there's just so much to love about dinosaurs! With a rhythmic rhyming text, bright watercolour illustrations, and lots of loveable dinosaurs, this joyful read is perfect for little dinosaur experts.
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Mega Mash-Up: Romans v Dinosaurs on Mars

Written by Nikalas Catlow & Tim Wesson
5-7
The Romans and Dinosaurs live on Mars in a huge glass dome called Romasauria. They race their rocket chariots and feast on Moon-Cow and chips until life on Mars is threatened by a Giant Asteroid. Will a wooden catapault and some dinosaur poo save the day? That's up to you...…
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Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Dinosaurs

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
2-5
Crazy creatures from prehistoric lands in this bonkers book of mixed-up dinosaursfrom bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex with a fearsome Triceratops? It's a Tyrannotops, of course! And how about a giant Diplodocus with a soaring Pterodactyl? Why, that's a…
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Wigglesbottom Primary: Dino Chick

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7
The strangest things happen at Wigglesbottom Primary! When Year Two is chosen to look after some eggs that are about to hatch, they KNOW somthing is strange about one of them. What if it's not a chick egg, but a DINOSAUR EGG??? Perfect for Easter reading, these are more funny…
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Never, Ever, Ever Ask a Pirate to a Party

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Anne-Kathrin Behl
2-5
Get ready for a fantastical birthday party adventure featuring a dinosaur, dragon, unicorn, pirate . . . and a spaceship full of aliens! If you want the perfect party, never, ever, ever invite this crowd of chaotic guests! The unicorn will demand sparkles and bubbles, the dragon will set fire…
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