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Ricky Rocket

A summer reading initiative for kids from Reading Rockets

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Great Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Age Level: 3-6 years old

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Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo

By: William Joyce

Age Level: 3-6 years old

While on a family excursion to Africa, the Lazardos find a dinosaur and bring him home to their...

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Dinosaur Train

By: John Steven Gurney

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Does Jesse travel back in time or is an imaginative jaunt when he boards a train with a...

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Dinosaur!

By: Peter Sis

Age Level: 3-6 years old

When a boy's toy dinosaurs come to life, a whole new world is created in his bathtub. No...

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Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

By: Byron Barton

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A long time ago there were dinosaurs. Big dinosaurs and small dinosaurs. Dinosaurs with horns on...

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Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct

By: Mo Willems

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Everyone in town knows Edwina. She is the dinosaur who plays with the kids. She is the dinosaur who...

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How Big Were the Dinosaurs?

By: Bernard Most

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating. Perhaps because it is hard to imagine giant lizards roaming...

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

By: Jane Yolen

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Ten sleepy dinosaurs get ready for bed in this celebration of funny, endearing, and naughty...

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Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp!

By: Margaret Mayo

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Meet massive, wrinkly, stiff-tailed, feathered and more dinosaurs as they stomp, guard, and gulp...

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Time Train

By: Paul Fleischman

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Join Miss Pym's students as they take a memorable train trip across the U.S. to a time and...

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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

By: Elise Broach

Age Level: 3-6 years old

In a playful take on the stickers and lollipops that bored kids sweep up at businesses as parents...

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Age Level: 6-9 years old

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Archaeologists Dig for Clues

By: Kate Duke

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Archaeologists on a dig work very much like detectives at a crime scene. Every chipped rock,...

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Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World

By: Tracey Fern

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Even as a child, Barnum Brown started collecting fossils. This boy from Carbondale, Kansas, grew up...

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Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs

By: Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This is a very kid friendly introduction to how a scientific theory is formed through the careful...

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Chalk

By: Bill Thomson

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Join three children who find a magical piece of chalk that begins an exciting series of events...

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Digging Up Dinosaurs

By: A Aliki

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Where do museum dinosaur skeletons come from? In this introduction to archaeology, the author shows...

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Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale

By: Pamela Duncan Edwards

Age Level: 6-9 years old

In this rendition of the classic fairy tale, the Cinderella role is played by — you guessed...

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Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House series)

By: Mary Pope Osborne

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Share adventures with Annie and her brother Jack when they accept missions from a magical library...

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Dinosaurs: The Biggest, Baddest, Strangest, Fastest

By: Harold Zimmerman, George Olshevsky

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The large format of this book is perfect for the theatrical, sometimes spectacular, full color...

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Dinotrux

By: Chris Gall

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Millions of years ago, huge, hungry prehistoric 'dinotrux' ruled the world. A terrible...

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The Dinosaur Museum

By: National Geographic

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This interactive guide takes you on a room-by-room tour of a natural history museum.You can open...

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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

By: Barbara Kerley

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Mr. Hawkins was a 19th century British artist with a passion for dinosaurs. This illustrated...

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The Magic School Bus: In the Time of the Dinosaurs

By: Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Everyone's favorite science teacher is back as Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a journey...

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The Talking T. Rex (An A to Z Mystery)

By: Ron Roy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Friends and amateur detectives Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose set out to help their friend whose...

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