Dinosaurs at Storytime


Books to Share:  

Book Jacket for: Dinosaurs, dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton

  • Imaginatively and with a masterful use of color, shape, and composition, Byron Barton brings to life a unique and endearing vision of what the world may have looked like once upon a time.

Book Jacket for: Dinosaur kisses

Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

  • For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so much to see and do. She tries this — STOMP! And she tries that — CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first? Young children will chuckle and cheer when Dinah finds just the right creature for her dinosaur kisses in this funny new picture book from David Ezra Stein.

Book Jacket for: How do dinosaurs say goodnight?

How do dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

  • Mother and child ponder the different ways a dinosaur can say goodnight, from slamming his tail and pouting to giving a big hug and kiss.

Book Jacket for: Fossil

  • Fossil by Claire Ewart.
    • Upon finding a special stone, a child imagines the life of a pterosaur, the ancient flying reptile that lived, died, and was fossilized into that stone. Includes facts about fossils and how they are formed.

You may also like:
 by Paul Stickland

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  You can find the books listed here in the HRL catalog under the tag: Roam and Roar: Favorite Dinosaur Books  Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share

We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner

(Chorus) We are the dinosaurs, marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya think of that?

We are the dinosaurs, marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs
We make the earth flat, we make the earth flat

We stop and eat our food
when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food on the ground
We stop and eat our food
when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food
and then we march around


We stop and take a rest over in our nest
We stop and take a rest at the end of the day
We stop and take a rest over in our nest
We stop and take a rest
and then you’ll hear us say


‘Cause we are the dinosaurs!

Spread your arms, way out wide
Fly like Pteranodon, soar and glide
Bend to the floor, head down low
Move like Stegosaurus, long ago
Reach up tall, try to be
As tall as Apatosaurus eating on a tree
Using your claws, grumble and growl
Just like Tyrannosaurus on the prowl

Dinosaur, Dinosaur
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please

Dino-Pokey (to the tune of “The Hokey Pokey”)

You put your claws in,
You take your claws out,
You put your claws in,
And you scratch ’em all about.
You do the dino pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

Additional Verses:
feet in
feet out
stomp them all about

teeth in
teeth out
chomp them all about

tail in
tail out
wag it all about

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Storycrafters – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Preschool Time – Tuesdays @ 10:30AM

Handley Library
Preschool Time – Mondays @ 10:30AM
Baby and Me – Tuesdays @ 10:30AM
Toddler Time – Thursdays @ 10:30AM

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.


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