Paleontology Books

Digging Up Dinosaurs
By Aliki

Find out how teams of experts work together to dig dinosaur fossils out of the ground, and put together skeletons that look like the dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago.

Harper & Row, Publishers: New York, 1988.

Dinosaur and Other Prehistoric Animal Fact Finder
By Michael Benton

In this fact-filled book, you can find out about the history of fossil-hunting, Earth’s age, how fossils are formed, and much more—including a detailed guide to over 200 prehistoric creatures. 

Kingfisher: New York, 1992.

Discovering Dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History
By Mark Norell, Eugene Gaffney, and Lowell Dingus

Paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History tell you all about dinosaurs and their place in the great diversity of life.

Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1995.

The Fossil Factory: A Kid’s Guide to Digging Up Dinosaurs, Exploring Evolution, and Finding Fossils
By Niles, Gregory, and Douglas Eldridge

A scientist and his teenage sons lead a fascinating tour of evolution, from the earlier one-celled creatures to Homo sapiens (us!).

Addison-Wesley: New York, 1989.

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book
By Thomas E. Svarney and Patricia Barnes-Svarney

What were the ancestors of the dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this fantastic book.

Visible Ink Press: Farmington Hill, MI, 1999.

Janice VanCleave’s Dinosaurs for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun
By Janice VanCleave

This book contains 20 low-cost, fully illustrated activities with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand explanations.

John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1994.

The Magic School Bus: In the Time of Dinosaurs
By Joanna Cole

Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus kids take you on an adventurous field trip to Dinosaur Land, where you’ll encounter dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.

Scholastic: New York, 1994.

The Nest of Dinosaurs: The Story of Oviraptor
By Mark Norell and Lowell Dingus

Read about how an incredible find in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia changed seventy years of scientific thought about the Oviraptor, a dinosaur that has been extinct for millions of years.

Doubleday: New York, 1999.

The Tiniest Giants: Discovering Dinosaur Eggs
By Lowell Dingus and Luis Chiappe

Learn about the discovery of a dinosaur nesting ground in Patagonia that made world headlines.

Doubleday: New York, 1999.

The Ultimate Dinosaur Book
By David Lambert

This full-color illustrated book gives you information about different dinosaurs, including behavior, diet, and proper pronunciation of names.

Dorling Kindersley: New York, 1993.

What Color Is That Dinosaur? Questions, Answers, and Mysteries
By Lowell Dingus

This book explores all your questions about dinosaurs, including how they are related to one another.

Millbrook Press: Brookfield, CT, 1994.