10 books like Dinosaurs Love Underpants

By Claire Freedman, Ben Cort (illustrator),

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Kitchen Disco

By Clare Foges, Al Murphy (illustrator),

Book cover of Kitchen Disco

I really enjoy funny, hilarious children's books, anything that makes you laugh until your tummy hurts is fine by me, just so long as they are packed full with love and respect for each other.

Who would have thought that fruit in your kitchen would come to life at night? 

These fruits even have their own disco and sing and dance the nights away!

This is a fabulous fun book for kids to enjoy. It's got rhyme, song and fun all rolled up in its pages, I know that they will read it again and again.

Kitchen Disco

By Clare Foges, Al Murphy (illustrator),

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Kitchen Disco as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

At night when you are sleeping
There's a party in your house,
It's a pumping, jumping, funky bash
When all the lights go out . . .

When the sun goes down, the Kitchen Disco starts up - and all the fruit in the fruit bowl come out to play. There are lemons who break-dance, tangerines who twirl and some very over-excited apples.

Kitchen Disco is a zany and hilarious rhyming picture book for young children, featuring a stunning holographic foil spread in the middle of the book.

'A party season essential.' The Times

'Absurdly catchy account of what the…


I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

By Jeanne Willis, Adrian Reynolds (illustrator),

Book cover of I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

A young boy living by the sea is absolutely certain he's seen a Dinosaur! He dashes off to tell a fisherman and very soon a huge crowd of people want to know about the Dinosaur seen at Sandy Bottom End. But—can it really be true?

Another brilliant and funny book for kids to love! It's got rhyme, excitement, atmosphere and a brilliant twist to the tale. I love it!

I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

By Jeanne Willis, Adrian Reynolds (illustrator),

Why should I read it?

1 author picked I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

"One foggy, groggy morning
By the salty, splashy sea
I'm sure I saw a dinosaur
And I'm sure that he saw me."

But there's more to this story than meets the eye. Can there really be a dinosaur at Sandy Bottom End? Or is someone up to something...


Hugless Douglas

By David Melling,

Book cover of Hugless Douglas

The title of the book tells you that the book is going to be F-U-N. Hugless Douglas. When Douglas the bear wakes up after his Winter sleep, all he really wants is a nice big hug! Douglas sets off in search of the best hug, and the hugs he gets just seem to lack something, but what? 

Does Hugless Douglas finally get the hug he really wants? This is such a lovely, heart-warming book and it is especially nice at bedtime!

Hugless Douglas

By David Melling,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Hugless Douglas as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Hugless Douglas in on a hunt for the perfect bear hug! Join him and see why this delightful cuddly tale has been entertaining families for ten years.

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right.

This very special anniversary edition of Hugless Douglas' first adventure is a must for fans of this much-loved series, which has sold over 1.6 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators…


The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past!

By Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Garry Parsons (illustrator)

Book cover of The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past!

Danny and the Dinosaur sit impatiently at Granny's dining table. They can't wait for their dinner to end as Granny's cooking wasn't the best in the world! They finish and run into the garden, heading straight for the old, garden swing. But this is no ordinary swing, it can take you into the past and suddenly, they're in a jungle...with a volcano about to erupt! Can Dinosaur save the day?

The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past!

By Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Garry Parsons (illustrator)

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past! as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Discover the pooptastic world of Dino and Danny, from bestselling authors Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter!

When playtime on Gran's old swing sends Danny and Dinosaur accidentally looping back through time to the Jurassic age, there's no knowing what might happen.

Especially when the swing breaks and there's the rumble of a volcano ready to erupt!

Can Danny and Dinosaur make it back to the future with their new dino friends?

A Jurassic classic from the bestselling creators of The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!, The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas! and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess!


Prehistoric Animals

By J. Augusta, Z. Burian,

Book cover of Prehistoric Animals

This is the book that brought me into the subject of extinction and specifically, as the title suggests, prehistoric creatures.

Published in 1960 at a time when colour printing was in the doldrums, this is the book that broke new ground. And it needed to because it contains reproductions of a wonderful series of paintings by the Czech artist Zdenek Burian, all shown in a large-scale format.

An argument could be made that Burian’s pictures are the most iconic and influential of all images of prehistoric animals, perhaps the only rivals being those created by the American artist Charles R. Knight. This is not to say that many more recent painters (both Burian and Knight were working in the early and middle years of the twentieth century) have failed in their efforts. They certainly have not, but it seems true to say that the painterly quality of Burian and the…

Prehistoric Animals

By J. Augusta, Z. Burian,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Prehistoric Animals as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

This text defines the role and scope of nuclear medicine imaging techniques (gamma scintigraphy) in pharmaceutical research, giving information from clinical trial data.


The Dinosaur Heresies

By Robert T. Bakker,

Book cover of The Dinosaur Heresies

It is Bakker’s controversial rethinking of the lives and science behind earth’s prehistory. In his avant-garde ideas, Bakker proposes and answers questions of things like what these monsters are and how they defended themselves or hunted. He even spoke on how they might have reproduced.

It’s a book to create dreamers who can take the torch to shed new light on those questions we all share in common as members of humanity.

The Dinosaur Heresies

By Robert T. Bakker,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Dinosaur Heresies as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

For over a century, dinosaurs have been thought of as plodding, dim-witted giant lizards too awkward and ill-equipped to survive the ravages of environmental change. Bakker offers startling new evidence destined to forever alter the perception of the much-maligned monsters, depicting them as never before imagined: hot-blooded, amazingly agile, and surprisingly intelligent. Illustrations.


Dinosaurs a Children's Encyclopedia

By Dorling Kindersley,

Book cover of Dinosaurs a Children's Encyclopedia

The books so far are more for adults than children, although many children show remarkable powers of reading and learning with any dinosaur book. But this one is aimed at children, and it’s comprehensive and up to date. Dinosaur fans love lists and catalogues, and they want a book that has everything. This is probably the best such book, and it packs in a huge amount of material into its 300 pages.

Dinosaurs a Children's Encyclopedia

By Dorling Kindersley,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Dinosaurs a Children's Encyclopedia as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Travel back in time to learn about every kind of dinosaur with this comprehensive dinosaur book for children.

With nearly 400,000 copies sold Dinosaurs: A Children's Encyclopedia is a global best-seller. It includes detailed fact files and colour illustrations of more than 320 species.

Discover the biggest, the scariest, and the strangest animals ever to inhabit our world, from Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus to horse-eating prehistoric birds and giant millipedes the size of crocodiles. Find out exactly where and when each animal lived, how large it grew, and how it captured prey or fought off enemies. Expert-verified reconstructions reveal what each…


The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution

By Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (illustrator),

Book cover of The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution

I’m usually underwhelmed by massively popular series books, which tend to “phone it in,” but this entry in the long-running Magic School Bus series impressed me. It kicks off with a student who wants to fill out his “family tree” and gets more than he bargained for, with a speedy dash through all the major stages of evolution as well as visits to a string of early human ancestors. The fantasy story frame will appeal to many children, while others will gravitate toward the jam-packed facts. There’s plenty of everything in this one for children aged 6 to 9.

The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution

By Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (illustrator),

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The bestselling science series of all time!

When Arnold wishes he had more information for his family tree, Ms. Frizzle revs up the Magic School Bus and the class zooms back to prehistoric times. First stop: 3.5 billion years ago!

There aren't any people around to ask for directions. Luckily Ms. Frizzle has a plan, and the class is right there to watch simple cells become sponges and then fish and dinosaurs, then mammals and early primates and, eventually, modern humans. It's the longest class trip ever!

This is the story of a species, of our species, as only Ms.…


The Inheritors

By William Golding,

Book cover of The Inheritors

In The Inheritors, William Golding brings to life a creature from the distant past: Lok, a hairy, barely verbal hominid whose small band is the last of their kind. New words and thoughts confuse him, flashes of logic slip out of his grasp, and he discovers the existence of mysterious Others; invaders with the formidable technology of bow and arrow. But The Inheritors is much more than an exciting adventure. The story stays with me because Lok is a mirror of us—of the human urge to try, to fail, to push on despite the odds. We have no idea what the next thousand years will hold. Neither did Lok. But just like him, we can’t help moving forward.

The Inheritors

By William Golding,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Inheritors as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Hunt, trek, and feast among Neanderthals in this stunning novel by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies, introduced by Ben Okri.

This was a different voice; not the voice of the people. It was the voice of other.

When spring comes, the people leave their winter cave, foraging for honey, grubs, and the hot richness of a deer's brain. They awaken the fire to heat their naked bodies, lay down their thorn bushes, and share pictures in their minds. But strange things are happening: inexplicable scents and sounds. Imaginable beasts are half-glimpsed in the forest;…


People of the Longhouse

By W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear,

Book cover of People of the Longhouse: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

No list of historical fiction depicting the Indians’ way of life would be complete without the inclusion of a book by the Gears, who’ve written many novels of Native life years before the arrival of European explorers.

I like this book because it’s a bit of a retelling of Hansel and Gretel set in the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture. Two young children are among many captured by a witch and bound for an uncertain fate. The book delves into the widespread fear of witches in many Indian cultures and also offers a glimpse of life among the Haudenosaunee, who famously lived in large agricultural communities, dwelling in longhouses surrounded by palisades.

People of the Longhouse

By W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked People of the Longhouse as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Six hundred years ago in what would become the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, five Iroquois tribes were locked in bitter warfare. From the ashes of violence, a great Peacemaker was born…

Young Odion and his little sister, Tutelo, live in fear that one day Yellowtail Village will be attacked. When that day comes and Odion and Tutelo are marched away as slaves, their only hope is that their parents will rescue them.

Their mother, War Chief Koracoo, and their father, Deputy Gonda, think they are tracking an ordinary war party herding captive children to an enemy village. Koracoo…


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