Looking for more dinosaur books to read? We’ve got you covered, with a selection of narrative non-fiction, reference, graphic novels, and fiction books (all for adult dinosaur enthusiasts)!
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The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World
A fantastic look at life just before and after the asteroid hit earth that killed all the non-avian dinosaurs and led to life today.
Locked in Time: Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils
A showcase of 50 amazing fossils that reveal the behavior of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, such as tracks, mating dances, and even fossilized farts.
Paleontologist Anthony Martin’s personal experiences combined with all the awesome things we can learn from trace fossils (think nests, tracks, and even poop).
The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology
A great overview of how our understanding of dinosaurs has changed, plus personal stories about Michael Benton’s work and experiences on digs, and a cool supertree.
50 Dinosaur Tales: And 108 More Discoveries From the Golden Age of Dinos
We may be a bit biased, but we think you’ll enjoy our vignettes of dinosaur life, based on recent dinosaur discoveries.
The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World
An fun in-depth look at the discovery of T. rex, and the man behind the discovery, Barnum Brown.
An amazing account of Charles Sternberg’s life looking for dinosaurs (he collected fossils for museums around the world between 1876 to 1928).
Under a Lucky Star – A Lifetime of Adventure
A delightful account of Roy Chapman Andrews’ life as an adventurer, and his time finding dinosaur fossils in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.
Rebels, Scholars, Explorers: Women in Vertebrate Paleontology
A wonderful look at important women in paleontology, and the challenges they’ve faced.
Reimagining Dinosaurs in Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature
An eye-opening look at dinosaurs in Victorian literature and their impact on culture.
Reference and Theory
Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages
One of the best overviews of dinosaurs, and includes pronunciation guides!
The Sauropod Dinosaurs: Life in the Age of Giants
Beautiful artwork and details about sauropods, as well as dinosaurs in general, for beginners and advanced dinosaur enthusiasts alike.
Theories about dinosaurs, their habits, and their habitats.
Graphic Novels and Coloring Books
EUROPASAURUS: Urzeitinseln voller Leben – Life on Jurassic Islands
A beautiful graphic novel that depicts the life of a juvenile Europasaurus and its surroundings, based on actual fossil finds in Germany.
A lovely research based graphic novel about a young T. rex looking to reunite with his family.
Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards: Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Guilded Age of Paleontology
An entertaining graphic novel that depicts the Bone Wars between O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope.
An informative coloring book that teaches readers about dinosaur behaviors, and gives them the chance to decorate their own dinosaurs.
The novel turned into a movie that’s inspired a generation of paleontologists.
A wonderful fictitious, but realistic-sounding tale, told through the perspective of a Utahraptor, who hunts, mates, and struggles to survive.
A story about star-crossed lovers in the time of the Bone Wars, and hunting for a T. rex skeleton.
Want more dinosaur books? Check out our lists of non-fiction and dinosaur books for adults. Or see our Goodreads list of Best Books for Dinosaur Enthusiasts.
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