Dinosaur Day is May 15th! We’re celebrating by revisiting one of our favorite dinosaur series, the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs…? series by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teague.
This series of board books and picture books follows endearing dinosaur children as they embark on everyday tasks and milestones, like saying good night, learning to share, picking out a new pet or dealing with difficult emotions. The dinos might not always get it right the first time, but their hilarious antics, humor and charm have won over young audiences for more than 20 years.
See some of our favorites below—which does your child like the most?
Also, be sure to enter our How Do Dinosaurs…? Dinosaur Day giveaway to win five books from the series! http://bit.ly/DinosGiveaway
The very first book in the How Do Dinosaurs...series?, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? takes a playful peek at dinosaur children getting ready for bed—and let’s just say they’re not very excited to get under the covers. Silly and heartfelt, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? is the perfect bedtime read aloud.
Anger can be difficult to talk about with your child, but even when little dinosaurs are furious, it's important to help them handle their feelings and remind them they are always loved. With the same warmth, charm, and humor in all the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs…? books, How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad? is the perfect way to say, "I'm sorry—and I love you."
Just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being sick, and going to the doctor can be pretty scary. How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? is a light-hearted, humorous way to ease kids’ fears about not feeling well, and show them all of the things that can help them get better.
America's favorite dinosaurs romp and roar as they soak books in the bathtub, throw them, and finally learn how to enthusiastically—and carefully—read them with Mama and Papa at bedtime. Children sometimes feel the task of learning to read is overwhelming, but the winning combination of rhyme and illustrations in How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? present the subject in a comical, engaging, and nonjudgmental way.
All little dinosaurs love to get presents, and this board book will be an immediate favorite. From birthday hats to Ceratosaurus-sized cakes, America's young readers will laugh out loud as the celebration moves from "bad" birthday behavior to just the right amount of silliness and sharing.
Brimming with laugh-aloud humor, enormous dinosaur children surprise their parents by bringing home a wild menagerie of highly unusual pets, such as elephants, tigers and boa constrictors! In the end, children and dinosaurs both learn which animals make the most practical pets, and the best places to find them—including shelters and pet stores. Wonderfully silly, here is the perfect book for little dinosaurs who may soon have a furry, feathery, or scaly new friend in the house.
Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind them that no matter what they do, they are always loved. In this book, readers will laugh aloud as parents cope with the typical antics of childhood, but in the end, hugs and kisses show your little one how much you care.
In How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?, these prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own! This read-aloud will ease kids’ fears about going to school for the first time, and it’s a great way to get them in the back-to-school spirit.
Do children in your home ever fight over a toy? Do good friends at school ever push or call names? And do buddies also know to share, give cookies, and apologize? Come along and laugh as little ones make friends and stay friends ... the dinosaur way!