We love dinosaurs, and we love to talk about dinosaur research, news, movies, books, toys, and more. But there are other great dinosaur resources out there too.
So, we created this page to share with you more sites (because as dinosaur enthusiasts, let’s be honest, there are never too many dinosaur resources).
We’ll be adding to this page as we go, so please bookmark for your own personal reference and convenience. Thanks!
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Database of Fossils
Paleobiology Database (PBDB) Navigator lets you see fossils found around the world via an interactive map.
Great Free Dinosaur Courses
- Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology learn all the basics of Dinosaurs from the world renowned Dr. Phil Currie
- University of Hong Kong: Dinosaur Ecosystems a great case study about a dinosaur environment in Late Cretaceous Erlian, China
Dinosaur Clothing and Other Gifts
- Our store: T-shirts, onesies, hoodies, and lots of other gear. Choose between our logo, an Allosaurus, Gorgosaurus, or Parasaurolophus.
- ModCloth: Not always in stock, but seems to have more dinosaur clothing lately.
- Permia: Also has stickers and other items.
- Spoonflower: Not clothing, but you can make clothing with their dinosaur fabric!
Recommended Dinosaur Books:
- 50 Dinosaur Tales by I Know Dino: Blending fiction with fact, 50 Dinosaur Tales imagines the way 50 newly described dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous lived in their natural habitats.
Also included is a list of fun facts for each dinosaur story, and facts about 108 additional dinosaurs. It’s an anthlology of four of our Top 10 books plus 10 new stories. We also have a creative journal called Keep Your Dinosaurs Here. And a children’s book that explains What Happened to Brontosaurus.
- Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages by Holtz & Rey: Despite the title, this book is over a decade old, but still one of our favorites. We reference it almost every week for its excellent pronunciation guides in the appendix.
- The Complete Dinosaur by Holtz, Farlow, and Brett-Surman: Over 60 paleontologists contributed their expertise to this 1000+ page book. Unlike our previous pick, it’s less of an encyclopedia, and more of a research summary. It focuses on what we know and about dinosaurs and how we know it.
- The Sauropod Dinosaurs by Hallett and Wedel: A really good overview of “long-neck” dinosaurs as well as a good general introduction to dinosaurs and paleontology.
- Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker: A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth of conifers. She is an intelligent killer… So begins one of the most extraordinary novels you will ever read. The time is 120 million years ago, the place is the plains of prehistoric Utah, and the eyes belong to an unforgettable heroine. Her name is Raptor Red, and she is a female Raptor dinosaur.
- Love in the Time of Dinosaurs by Kirsten Alene: Three days after his partner is bitten in half by a brachiosaur, a nameless monk meets the love of his life. Her name is Petunia. She is a dinosaur. But a twenty-year war between their species is about to come to a head, and only one will survive. To be together, the monk and the dinosaur must fight their way through hordes of pterodactyl samurai, anti-aircraft stegosaurs, gigantic kamikaze moths, and machine gun-wielding tyrannosaurs. Love in the Time of Dinosaurs is a surreal war tale of forbidden love, betrayal, and magic kung-fu. Forget Jurassic Park, this is the greatest dinosaur story ever told.
- Dinosaurs Without Bones by Anthony J. Martin: What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues would be left to discern not only their presence, but also to learn about their sex lives, raising of young, social lives, combat, and who ate who? What would it take for us to know how fast dinosaurs moved, whether they lived underground, climbed trees, or went for a swim?
- Wikipedia: This is almost always the best place to start. They have a great page on dinosaurs generally, and a list of nearly all dinosaur genera as well. As usual, the pages can be edited by anyone, so going to primary sources is best. But of the hundreds we’ve looked at every page references the original article and most Wiki entries are well written. At the very least you’ll find some other great sources.
- JellyQuest: A website full of fascinating facts, with an entire section dedicated to dinosaur facts for kids.
- Everything Dinosaurs Weebly: Learn about the greatest animals that ever lived! New dinosaurs will be added.
- Jurassic Park Podcast: Your source for Jurassic Park news and more with host Brad Jost.
- A Correlated History of Earth: A full-color educational wall chart documenting 4.5 billion years of Earth’s past as never before. We have one hanging in our recording studio and it is a great quick reference.