Sunday, April 27, 2008

Storytime About Dinosaurs

Toddler Read-Alouds
Dig Those Dinosaurs by Lori Houran (tune of 10 Little Indians)

Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont* 

Dinosaur's Binkit by Sandra Boynton
Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton
Dinosaur Stomp by Paul Stickland
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
Five Little Dinosaurs by Will Grace
Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David Carter
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
Little Dinos Don't Bite by Michael Dahl
Mama Saurus by Stephan Lomp (2016)
Stomp, Stomp by Bob Kolar

Preschool Read-Alouds
Big Dog by Lois Grambling
Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde
Dinosaur Dig!  by Penny Dale ~ very interactive
Dinosaur, Dinosaur by Kevin Lewis
Dinosaur Train by John Gurney
I Am A Tyranosaurus by Anna Grossnickle Hines
If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure by Michael Foreman
Little Rex, Big Brother by Ruth Symes
T is for Terrible by Peter McCarty
Thesaurus Rex by Laya Steinberg  ~ lots of silly fun!
Tyson the Terrible by Christyan Fox

School Age Read-Alouds

Bronto Eats Meat by Peter Maloney
Dinosailors by Deb Lund
Dinosaur Called Tiny by Alan Durant
Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
I'm Bad! by Kate McMullan
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields
Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
Trouble At the Dinosaur Cafe by Brian Moses
Ugly Duckling Dinosaur by Cheryl Bardoe
When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Into Flannel/Puppet Stories
Little Rex, Big Brother by Ruth Symes
Three Triceratops Tuff by Stephen Shaskan

Most Amazing Dinosaur Songs CD
10 Little Dinos, I Know an Old Dino, Going on a Dino Hunt, This Old Bone

All Around the Swamp
(Tune: "Wheels on the Bus")
The Pterandon's wings went flap, flap, flap
Flap-flap-flap, flap-flap-flap,
The Pterandon's wings went flap, flap, flap
All around the swamp

The Tyrannaraurus Rex went grr-grr-grr…
The Triceratops' horn went poke, poke, poke…
The Brontasaurus went munch, munch, munch…
The Stegosaurus' tail went spike, spike, spike…

(Tune: "Mary Had A Little Lamb")
Our dinosaur has a scary face,
Scary face, scary face
Our dinosaur has a scary face
And lived a long time ago.

Repeat with: Big green body, Swishy tail, Long sharp claws and Stomping feet

Dino Pokey
(Tune: "Hokey Pokey")
You put your claws in
You put your claws out
You put your claws in
And you scratch them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself about.
That's what it's all about.

You put your feet in...
You put your teeth in...
You put your tail in...

Five Hugs Dinosaurs
Five huge dinosaurs, sleeping on the cave floor
One got up and started to roar
"I want more! I want more ROOM!"
And out she went with a boom, boom, boom
(repeat until none are left)

Five Little Dinosaurs
(Tune: "Five Little Monkeys")
Five little dinosaurs jumping on the bed
Triceratops fell of and bumped his head!
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more dinosaurs jumping on the bed!"

Repeat with: Stegosaurus, Pteradactyl, Tyrannosaurus and Brontosaurus

Five Yawning Dinosaurs
(Tune: "Row Your Boat")
Five yawning dinosaurs
Nod their sleepy heads
One picks up his teddy bear
And shuffles off to bed.

(Countdown until none are left)

One Dinosaur Went Out to Play
One dinosaur went out to play
On a giant fern one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another dinosaur to come:
(Oh, Dinosaur!)

Ten Little Dinos
One little, two little, three little dinosaurs
Four little, five little, six little dinosaurs
Seven little, eight little, nine little dinosaurs
Ten dinosaurs are hatching...

Repeat with: "One little, two little, three Stegosaurus," etc.)

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