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Dinos Are For Girls!

Books, Toys, and Clothing for Mighty Girl Dinosaur Lovers

A Mighty Girl's top picks of books, toys, and clothing for dino-loving girls of all ages!

All too often, books, toys, and clothing featuring dinosaurs exclusively feature boys — but what about the countless dino-loving girls out there? There are plenty of girls who know a plesiosaur from a pachycephalosaurus, or who can talk for hours about the plant life of the Jurassic versus Triassic periods! And if you've got a dino-crazy Mighty Girl in your house, you may want to stock her bookshelves, toy box, and closet with things that remind her that dinos are definitely for girls.

To that end, we've put together a selection of our favorite books, toys, and clothing for Mighty Girl dinosaur fans of all ages! In the first section, we pay tribute to one of history's most famous Mighty Girl fossil hounds of all time, Mary Anning, and share books about her life for both children and adults. In the subsequent three sections, we feature a variety of girl-empowering dino books, toys, and clothing that will delight paleontology buffs young and old. Who knows? The Mighty Girl digging for fossils in your garden today may make the big prehistoric discovery of the future!

Mary Anning, Pioneering paleontologist (1799 - 1847)

When you say the tongue-twister “she sells seashells by the seashore,” you’re actually paying homage to this British paleontologist and fossil hunter! At only 12 years of age, Mary Anning discovered the first known ichthyosaur skeleton. She later found the first two plesiosaur skeletons and made numerous other important geological discoveries in the seaside cliffs at Lyme Regis in Southwest England. Born in 1799, the largely self-taught Anning first began searching for fossils with her father as a young girl in the Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs. A lifetime of critical prehistoric discoveries and new understandings were to follow, but as a woman she was an outsider to the scientific community and not always credited for her finds. She was ineligible to join the Geological Society of London due to her gender, although her discoveries were critical to driving scientific inquiry into new explanations for natural history and set the stage for Charles Darwin's articulation of the theory of evolution a generation later. In 2010, the Royal Society included Anning in a list of the ten British women who have most influenced the history of science.

To learn more about this trailblazing woman of science, or to share her story with children, there are now a number of excellent books about Mary Anning for all ages which we have showcased below.

Mary Anning and The Sea Dragon

Mary Anning and The Sea Dragon

Written by: Jeannine Atkins
Illustrated by: Michael Dooling
Recommended Age: 5 - 8

Over two hundred years ago, a young girl who gathered seashells to supplement her family's income made an astounding discovery! Mary Anning, the discoverer of the first complete ichthyosaur skeleton, would become famous not only for her incredible luck — she also found two complete plesiosaur skeletons, the first pterosaur skeleton outside of Germany, and many important fossils of fish — but also for her observations that changed the way people thought about prehistoric life. This picture book biography captures Anning's determination, intelligence, and patience at a time when no women could fully participate in the scientific world.

Stone Girl Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning

Stone Girl Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning

Written by: Laurence Anholt
Illustrated by: Sheila Moxley
Recommended Age: 5 - 8

When her peers taunted her by calling her "stone girl, bone girl," they had no idea that Mary Anning would make groundbreaking discoveries that would change the way we saw the history of our planet! Mary started fossil hunting by her father's side, and when he died, she continued to hunt, now accompanied by a speckled dog she had met near his grave. Together, they would discover that the rumors of "sea dragons" in the cliffs near Lyme Regis were true... but the dragon Mary unearthed was actually the first complete ichthyosaur skeleton. With vibrant illustrations and a tone of excitement and mystery, this book makes a great read-aloud introduction to Anning's childhood.

The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's Dinosaur Discovery

The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning's Dinosaur Discovery

Written by: Catherine Brighton
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Mary Anning's family were barely making ends meet running a little fossil shop and when a storm wiped out nearly all of their merchandise, the situation seemed dire. As Mary and her brother searched for new fossils to replenish the store's shelves, they spotted something huge — and unusual — high on a cliff face. Was that an eye — and what animal could it possibly be from? Mary was determined to find a way to bring the fossil down for examination, despite the risks of moving something so large and heavy. And when she finally did, she revealed the first complete fossil of an ichthyosaurus, the beginning of a series of discoveries that would revolutionize our understanding of prehistoric creatures. This fascinating tale, told in graphic novel format, provides an exciting introduction to Anning's life and work.

Mary Anning's Curiosity

Mary Anning's Curiosity

Written by: Monica Kulling
Illustrated by: Melissa Castrillón
Recommended Age: 8 - 11

Mary Anning was only 12 when she made a discovery that would change her life — and our understanding of the world: the world's first Icthyosaurus skeleton! The talented young fossil hunter was prompted by necessity as well as curiosity: her family was poor, and when her father was injured and later died, her fossils were a key source of income. However, her remarkable finds changed the course of scientific history, and Charles Darwin even cited some of them in On the Origin of Species! This fictionalized telling of Anning's childhood will fascinate middle graders who dream of their own groundbreaking finds.

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Written by: Jeannine Atkins
Recommended Age: 9 - 14

This gorgeously written novel in verse celebrates three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from mud, as most people of her time believed. More than a century later, Mary Anning helped her father collect stone sea creatures from the cliffs in southwest England. Intrepid and patient, she eventually discovered fossils that would change people’s vision of the past. Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell longed to discover a new comet and after years of studying the night sky, she finally did. Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates the joy of discovery and finding wonder in the world around us.

The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World

The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World

Written by: Shelley Emling
Recommended Age: Adults

Mary Anning's nose for jaw-dropping fossil finds unearthed remarkable specimens — discoveries that would fascinate collectors and the scientific world, and change our understanding of paleontology. In fact, Charles Darwin even referenced her fossils in his On the Origin of Species! In this fascinating biography, author Shelley Emling follows Anning from a childhood full of desperate scrabbling for fossils to sell, to her first major find at the age of 12, to citations in the biggest scientific journals of the day. Her own scientific work was little recognized, both in her own time and in ours, but this biography pays tribute to the remarkable influence of this daring, curious young woman.

Remarkable Creatures: A Novel

Remarkable Creatures: A Novel

Written by: Tracy Chevalier
Recommended Age: Adults

Mary Anning uses her unique eye for spotting fossils to help her impoverished family get by... but when she discovers a whole skeleton — a massive one — her life is about to change forever. Not only does she have to face the physical dangers of excavating and transporting such a giant fossil, but she also faces gossipy neighbors and skepticism and anger from the religious community as the implications of her find sink in. She finds an ally in Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class beach hound who appreciates her gift, and together, they changed the scientific world and our understanding of life itself. This historical fiction novel brings Anning and Philpot to life in a story of friendship, respect, and discovery.

Jurassic Mary: Mary Anning and the Primeval Monster

Jurassic Mary: Mary Anning and the Primeval Monster

Written by: Patricia Pierce
Recommended Age: Adults

When Mary Anning died, Charles Dickens wrote, "The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and deserved to win it." It was high praise for the groundbreaking young woman who discovered fossils that earned her international fame: the first ichthyosaurus skeleton, the first whole plesiosaurus skeleton, innumerable fishes, and more. During her lifetime, she was respected (although she was deemed ineligible to join the Geological Society of London)... but afterwards, scientists and authors praised the naturalists who had bought her specimens, rather than Anning herself. Author Patricia Pierce creates a vivid and intriguing portrait of this determined woman that finally gives her the credit she deserves.

Women in Science - Mary Anning Poster

Women in Science - Mary Anning Poster

Manufacturer: Rachel Ignotofsky
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky pays tribute to groundbreaking paleontologist Mary Anning, who discovered the world's first ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, and pterosaur, in this beautifully illustrated infographic poster! Ignotofsky, the creator of the best-selling Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, has created a visually appealing poster that includes key facts about Anning's life and work. Available in both 8 by 10 and 11 by 14 sizes, and printed on archival quality paper, it's perfect to adorn the walls of any paleontology buff.

A Girl and Her Dinosaur: Dinosaur-Themed Books

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Written by: Mo Willems
Illustrated by: Mo Willems
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Once upon a time, three hungry dinosaurs — Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur, and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway — decided for no particular reason to tidy up the house, make the beds, and prepare pudding in a variety of temperatures before going... someplace else. They definitely don't have a plan, and they're certainly not planning to trap a succulent little girl! Fortunately, Goldilocks is a little more canny than the Dinosaurs are expecting, and she has a plan of her own up her sleeve... This hilarious twisted fairy tale from beloved author / illustrator Mo Willems is sure to appeal to dinosaur fans, fairy tale fans, and anyone who enjoys a good laugh!

Brontorina

Brontorina

Written by: James Howe
Illustrated by: Randy Cecil
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Brontorina Apatosaurus dreams of being a dancer and she's certainly graceful — but she's also huge! When she presents herself at Madame's dance studio, Clara and Jack are the only two students to urge Madame to let her join in... and when she does, against her better judgement, Brontorina proves to be very graceful but so tall that she crashes into the ceiling. But is the problem really Brontorina? This sweet and funny story encourages kids to consider talent and heart before appearance — and reminds them that many "rules" about what people should look like are easy to change.

How to Be A T. Rex

How to Be A T. Rex

Written by: Ryan North
Illustrated by: Mike Lowery
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Sal can't help but feel that her boring human body just isn't suitable for her purposes. "Teeth: okay, could be pointier,” she muses. “Body: Tiny, often ignored." So by concentrating, she manages to achieve a tremendous transformation: she becomes a T. Rex! When you're a T. Rex., you can do what you want and eat what you please, but it's kind of hard to make friends. In the end, Sal realizes, the best choice is to moderate that dinosaur ferocity with a helping of human restraint; that way, nobody walks all over you... but you don't accidentally stomp on someone's feelings. This laugh-out-loud story with an important message about confidence and kindness is sure to delight young dino fans!

The Girl and the Dinosaur

The Girl and the Dinosaur

Written by: Hollie Hughes
Illustrated by: Sarah Massini
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

When Marianne visits the beach, she digs for buried treasure — and the treasure she discovers is a real life dinosaur skeleton. After naming her skeleton Bony, Marianne wishes it would come to life, and to her delight, Bony responds. Now a green-skinned, apatosaurus-like creature who can swim and fly, Bony sets off with Marianne on some amazing adventures, including meeting other children with their own dream dinos! When the night is done, the children return to their homes and the beach.... where they continue digging, the adults none the wiser. This charming celebration of imagination (and dinosaurs) will delight young readers.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Written by: Ryan T. Higgins
Illustrated by: Ryan T. Higgins
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Penelope Rex is startled to discover her classmates are all children, so she does what comes naturally... and eats them. Children are delicious, after all! Her teacher immediately gets her to spit them out, and tells her firmly that classmates are not snacks. But Penelope is always hungry, and no matter how hard she tries, she keeps forgetting the rule — until an unexpectedly voracious class pet teaches her what it feels like to be eaten! Beloved author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins has created a laugh out loud story with a gentle message about the importance of treating others how you want to be treated. Penelope returns in We Will Rock Our Classmates.

The Dinosaur Expert

The Dinosaur Expert

Written by: Margaret McNamara
Illustrated by: G. Brian Karas
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Mr. Tiffin's class is visiting the natural history museum, and dinosaur-loving Kimmy is thrilled! She is excited to share facts about Stegosaurus and Archaeopteryx and Titanosaurus... until one of her classmates sneers that "girls aren't scientists." Kimmy is deflated, but fortunately her attentive teacher notices — and takes her to see Gasparinisauria, a dinosaur named in honor of paleontologist Zulma Nélida Brandoni de Gasparini. This gentle exploration of how early stereotypes can affect kids - and what adults can do to combat them — ends with a gallery of female paleontologists, past and present.

Hattie & Hudson

Hattie & Hudson

Written by: Chris Van Dusen
Illustrated by: Chris Van Dusen
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Hattie McFadden loves paddling her canoe out on the lake every morning, singing a song as she goes. One day, though, a huge mysterious beast emerges to listen to her song! Hattie looks into the creature's friendly, curious eyes and knows that this is no monster, even if the town is terrified. How can she make the frightened, hostile townspeople see that Hudson isn't scary or dangerous at all? Chris Van Dusen brings his colorful, perspective-bending artwork to this satisfying story about acceptance, friendship, and sticking up for those who are different.

When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex

When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex

Written by: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated by: Diana Sudyka
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

As a child, Sue Hendrickson was shy, but she had a knack for finding things: a unique combination of curiosity, determination, and luck that helped her find everything from perfume bottles to lost coins. As an adult, she sought out adventure, first as an underwater archaeological excavation diver, and then as a field paleontologist. One summer in South Dakota, Sue spotted three backbones in the dirt... and discovered that they were part of the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever found! Sue the T. rex, named after her founder, is now on permanent exhibition at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. This exciting story of discovery — and the way it treats a scientific find as equal to (or better than!) a more conventional treasure — is sure to inspire young dino hunters.

Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record

Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record

Written by: Annie Barrows
Illustrated by: Sophie Blackall
Recommended Age: 6 - 9

Ivy and Bean are back, and they've got their sights set on finding dinosaur bones! After Bean's teacher introduces her to The Amazing Book of World Records, everyone in grade two is determined to set a new record — or break an old one. Bean experiments with a few ideas, including speed washing dishes and stuffing her mouth with straws, but none of them work out the way she wanted. Then Ivy introduces her to the story of Mary Anning, and they decide to become the world's youngest paleontologists! Finding dinosaur bones isn't as easy as it sounds, and their peers think their idea is crazy... but the important thing is that Ivy and Bean know that following up on a new passion is worth all the challenges. Would-be fossil hunters will love following Ivy and Bean's excavations!

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Written by: Judith Viorst
Illustrated by: Lane Smith
Recommended Age: 6 - 9

Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a brontosaurus, she throws a four-day temper tantrum and then storms off into the forest in search of the dinosaur she clearly deserves. But when she meets one — a handsome dinosaur named Mr. B. — it turns out there's a misunderstanding and Mr. B. thinks he's going to get to keep Lulu as a pet! And it turns out that dinosaurs don't respond well to tantrums or fits... how will Lulu get herself out of this? This funny chapter book, accented with expressive illustrations, is sure to tickle her funny bone.

Gutsy Girls Go For Science: Paleontologists

Gutsy Girls Go For Science: Paleontologists

Written by: Karen Bush Gibson
Illustrated by: Hui Li
Recommended Age: 8 - 11

Whether you're fascinated by dinosaurs, dig trilobites, or wonder about the history of human evolution, paleontologists are seeking the same answers you are! This book from the Gutsy Girls Go For Science series introduces readers to five female paleontologists: Mary Anning, Mignon Talbot, Tilly Edinger, Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, and Mary Leakey. Then, kids can try hands-on STEM activities like modeling an excavation and preparing specimens to gain critical thinking skills and get an idea what it takes to succeed in this field. This full-color book packed with fascinating facts is sure to get kids curious about what lies underneath their feet!

Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide
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Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide
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Recommended Age: 8 - 12

You can have your very own field guide just like Dino Dana! Based on the Amazon Prime TV show Dino Dana and put together by the show's creator and executive producer, this book is full of amazing dinosaur facts. Kids will learn about a variety of dinosaur species, including what time period they were from, how they lived, and what they ate, as well as general scientific concepts like theories, experiments, and more. This book is sure to delight any young dino enthusiast.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Volume 1: BFF

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Volume 1: BFF

Illustrated by: Natacha Bustos
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Lunella Lafayette is a preteen supergenius with a dangerous secret: she harbors the Inhuman gene, which could turn her into something monstrous if she contacts terrigen mist. She's also learned that it takes more than big brains to change the world. When Lunella stumbles across a red-scaled dinosaur that's been transported from the past, she ends up forming an unlikely partnership with the beast. But can she stop a cult of thugs called the Killer Folk, avoid the mist, and still keep up with a mundane day of school? This first volume introduces a fascinating new heroine (and her equally fascinating partner) into the broader Marvel universe. For more of Moon Girl's story, check out Cosmic Cooties and The Smartest There Is.

Dinos at play: Dinosaur-themed toys

Chomp and Count Dino

Chomp and Count Dino

Manufacturer: VTech
Recommended Age: 1 - 3

Chomp, chomp — the Chomp and Count Dino from VTech is here and ready to eat some healthy treats! Feed your Dino eight different healthy snacks and get a different response to each one — or, turn on learning mode, and see if you can figure out the clues and pick the right snack. Buttons trigger sounds and phrases about shapes, numbers, and more, or spin the wheel to get some music! There are over 150 different responses for your Mighty Girl to discover as she plays.

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Dinosaur Plush

Dinosaur Plush

Manufacturer: Marsjoy
Recommended Age: 2 - 6

This cute and cuddly green dinosaur from Marjoy is looking for a good home! This plush is 14" tall and 16" long, and has a cheerful embroidered expression and colorful dots on the side. The high-quality plush fabric is soft against kids' skin, and it's surface washable for easy cleaning. But what kids will really love is having their own dinosaur friend, perfect for imaginary adventures and real-life companionship.

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Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle

Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle

Manufacturer: Melissa & Doug
Recommended Age: 1.5 - 5

This chunky toddler puzzle from Melissa and Doug does double duty: the thick, sturdy dinosaur pieces can also stand up for pretend play! The pieces are perfectly sized for little hands, so they're easy to grab and manipulate. The puzzle board also features full-color pictures of each piece, so kids who are new to puzzles have an easier time completing the puzzle. It's an excellent choice for any dinosaur-loving toddler or preschooler. For another dinosaur puzzle for preschoolers, which also incorporates literacy learning, check out Begin Again's Dinosaur Alphabet Puzzle for ages 3 to 5.

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Snap-n-Learn Matching Dinos

Snap-n-Learn Matching Dinos

Manufacturer: Learning Resources
Recommended Age: 2 - 5

Young dinosaur buffs can explore colors and shapes with these snap-together dinosaurs that are perfect for mixing and matching! 18 pieces snap together to build nine 4.5 by 2.5 inch dinos; kids can use the color and shape cues to match them up, or mix them to create some hilarious hybrid creatures! The bright colors and cheerful faces also make these dinos appealing for pretend play. And when playtime is done, everything stores neatly in the included plastic bucket.

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Dinosaur Building Blocks

Dinosaur Building Blocks

Manufacturer: Uncle Goose
Recommended Age: 2 and up

Dino-loving kids will be delighted with this set of colorful, heirloom-quality blocks from Uncle Goose! This set of nine blocks features eight dinosaur species, plus the pterodactyl. The two debossed faces of each block show the animal's name and skull, and the footprint of that species. The other four faces feature printed images: an illustration of the creature, its size, the time period in which it lived, and its geographic area. Parents will also love that these blocks are made in the US with sustainable Michigan basswood and are finished with non-toxic inks. For more science-themed blocks, check out Uncle Goose's sets on planets, birds, constellations, flowers, fossils, and bugs.

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Jumbo Dinosaurs

Jumbo Dinosaurs

Manufacturer: Learning Resources
Recommended Age: 3 - 6

Bring dinosaurs into her bedroom with this awesome set of five durable and detailed plastic dinosaurs from Learning Resources! These dinos are just the right size for preschoolers to easily manipulate and enjoy. The set includes T. rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Raptor. For more fun figures, check out the Jumbo Insects, Jumbo Ocean Animals, and Jumbo Jungle Animals.

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Dinosaur Escape Cooperative Game

Dinosaur Escape Cooperative Game

Manufacturer: Peaceable Kingdom
Recommended Age: 3 - 6

Help the dinosaurs escape the volcano with this cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom! Roll the die and move the dinosaur movers, looking for matching dinosaurs hiding under the fern tokens — and watch out for the T. Rex. If you help all three dinosaurs make it safely off the island before you assemble the 3D puzzle volcano, you win! This game of cooperation and memory is the perfect choice for dinosaur fans.

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Dinosaurs Puzzle

Dinosaurs Puzzle

Manufacturer: Melissa & Doug
Recommended Age: 3 - 7

Young dinosaur fans will love this massive floor puzzle from Melissa and Doug featuring many of their favorite species! Thirteen different dinos appear on this 48-piece puzzle, which has a finished size of 2 by 3 feet — perfect for examining the little details. The extra-thick pieces are easy to assemble and durable enough to hold up to lots of use from young puzzlers, and parents will appreciate the easy-clean surface that keeps this exciting puzzle looking like new.

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Dinosaur Bones Sand Mold Set

Dinosaur Bones Sand Mold Set

Manufacturer: Master Toy
Recommended Age: 3 - 10

Build your own dinosaur in the sand with this unique set from Master Toy! Ten plastic molds can be used separately or together to create the effect of a tyrannosaur skeleton that was recently covered by blowing and drifting sand. The smooth surfaces make molding easy, and when you're done with sand play, they're easy to wipe clean. Budding paleontologists will delight in creating their own finds to excavate!

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National Geographic Ultimate Dino Sand

National Geographic Ultimate Dino Sand

Manufacturer: National Geographic
Recommended Age: 3 - 10

Learn about dinosaurs and fossils while enjoying sandbox play with this fun kit! In addition to two pounds of polymer sand that "flows" in your hand and is easy to mold, this kit includes six dinosaur models, six molds, a sand tray, and a real piece of fossilized dinosaur poop. An included full-color instructional booklet teaches kids plenty of fascinating paleontology facts. Plus, the sand is easy to clean up, so kids can play any time!

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Dinosaur Stamps

Dinosaur Stamps

Manufacturer: Melissa & Doug
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Create your own prehistoric scene with this wooden stamp set from Melissa and Doug! Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pteranodon, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, and Velociraptor all make appearances in this stamp set, and a volcano stamp allows you to create the perfect backdrop for your dinos. A two-tone, washable ink stamp set and five colored pencils allow kids to bring their stamped scenes to life. Plus, it all comes packed in a sturdy wooden box, which is perfect for organization and storage when craft time is done.

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Dinosaur Search & Find 64-Piece Puzzle

Dinosaur Search & Find 64-Piece Puzzle

Manufacturer: Mudpuppy
Recommended Age: 4 - 9

Dive into the world of dinosaurs with this two-in-one toy that lets kids enjoy both assembling a puzzle and playing search and find! This 64-piece puzzle from Mudpuppy has thick, sturdy pieces that are easy for little hands to manipulate, and colorful dinosaur illustrations that feature all their favorite species. Then, once it's assembled, kids can spot the dinosaurs from the border in the image they created! This eco-friendly puzzle uses recycled materials and non-toxic inks, so it's friendly to modern wildlife and kids study prehistoric life! For two more search and find puzzles from Mudpuppy, check out the Woodland Forest Search and Find Puzzle and the Ocean Life Search and Find Puzzle.

LEGO Paleontologist Minifigure

LEGO Paleontologist Minifigure

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 4 and up

A long dig in the hot sun is difficult, but the payoff is worth it: the perfect fossil specimen! This LEGO minifigure from Series 13 of their blind bags is the perfect addition to your dinosaur-loving kid's collection. The minifigure is wearing suitable gear for the field and comes with a fossil bone and a unique ammonite LEGO piece. The figure also includes a black base piece for display, but we're betting she'll be on too many LEGO adventures to stand still for long!

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Grow n' Glow Dinosaur Habitat

Grow n' Glow Dinosaur Habitat

Manufacturer: Creativity for Kids
Recommended Age: 5 and up

Create your own glow-in-the-dark dinosaur habitat with this kit from Creativity for Kids! Everything you need to create a terrarium is included: toy dinosaurs and fossils, glow rocks, dino eggs, and even a "volcano" with a flickering red LED light. Once you've created your terrarium, plant the quick-growing beans and wheatgrass to add a little foliage. There are enough supplies to support two full plant lifecycles in this kit, and kids will love being able to add their own glowing creative touches.

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The Magic School Bus: Back in Time With the Dinosaurs

The Magic School Bus: Back in Time With the Dinosaurs

Manufacturer: Young Scientist Club
Recommended Age: 5 - 10

Hop on the Magic School Bus and explore the time of the dinosaurs with this fun kit from the Young Scientists Club! As kids follow along with the colorful, detailed manual, they'll simulate a fossil dig, cast and mold fossils and dinosaur teeth, build a dino replica, design a diorama, and create a timeline. The kit includes a wooden dinosaur to assemble and paint, clay for molds, fact sheets, and more — everything except for household items is included! It's sure to keep budding paleontologists happily exploring for hours.

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Dinosaur Bingo

Dinosaur Bingo

Manufacturer: Laurence King Publishing
Recommended Age: 5 and up

If the only dinosaurs you know are stegosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex, be ready to explore a world of new species with this game from Laurence King Publishing! This twist on classic bingo play includes 48 weird and wonderful dinosaur species, many of which will likely be new to even the most dino-crazy kids. They'll also love reading the included facts in the instruction manual — and the cardboard dino head you get to store the chips in!

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Fossil On! A Paleontology Game

Fossil On! A Paleontology Game

Manufacturer: iLaughnLearn
Recommended Age: 5 and up

This kit is a fossil and rock collection and a learning game all in one! Open up the case and discover 15 fossil specimens, including a trilobite, a mosasaur tooth, petrified wood, and more, plus 60 beautiful polished rocks and minerals. Use the identification guide to learn more about your new collection, and then play the paleontology game to strengthen your knowledge. Five levels of play allow everyone from pre-readers to adults to challenge themselves, and everything packs into the case for easy storage or travel.

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Discover With Dr. Cool - Ultimate Dino Dig Kit

Discover With Dr. Cool - Ultimate Dino Dig Kit

Manufacturer: Discover with Dr. Cool
Recommended Age: 6 - 10

Dig and discover with the Ultimate Dino Dig kit from Dr. Cool! Inside this kit you'll discover real fossilized treasures and fascinating facts that are perfect for any dinosaur fan. Carve your way into the excavation brick, which hides a dinosaur bone, a dinosaur tooth, and even a piece of dino poop. Assemble a scale T. Rex skeleton to display, too. Then, check out the activity booklet and adventure guide with interesting facts. For two more fun dino-themed dig kits, check out the Dig It Up! Dinosaur Skeleton Eggs Excavation Kit for ages 4 to 8 and the Dig A Dinosaur Skeleton: T. Rex for ages 8 to 12.

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Dino Math Tracks Place Value Game

Dino Math Tracks Place Value Game

Manufacturer: Learning Resources
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Dinos make math more fun in this clever game from Learning Resources! Your goal is to get all four of your dinos to the end of the colorful track first. Each dino walks a different track, and each track represents a place value, from 1s to 1,000s. At first, the rules are simple, but as kids' mathematical skills improve, they can play with more complex rules that incorporate the other tracks, then problem cards ("Stuck in a tar pit! Move your 10s dino back two spaces!"), and finally word problems ("Your 10s dinosaur forgot its pants, so it went back 15 to get them. Then it hurried forward 25. How far did it get? Move that many." This hilarious game for 2 to 4 players is sure to be full of prehistoric fun.

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LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs

LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 7 - 12

This set is three in one building fun! Use the dark green and beige LEGO pieces to build an awe-inspiring T. Rex, with posable joints, an opening mouth, and even a bare rib cage to depict its former prey! Then take the set apart to build the two other models, a Triceratops and a Pterodactyl. With plenty of unusual blocks, this 174-piece kit is a great choice as a building project or to add unique pieces to your LEGO bin for freeform building.

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Wooden Robot Dinosaur Puzzles

Wooden Robot Dinosaur Puzzles

Manufacturer: ROKR
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Build a wooden dinosaur — that actually moves and roars! — with this kit from Rokr! Pop the precision laser-cut wood pieces out and put them together, then put in some batteries and your dino will come to life. Dinosaurs can walk, roar, and even bite, and they're sound controlled, so they'll start moving when she claps, laughs, or commands. You can get models of an apatosaurus, a mammoth, a stegosaurus, a triceratops, and a tyrannosaurus rex.

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Dinosaurs of the Jurassic 1000-Piece Puzzle

Dinosaurs of the Jurassic 1000-Piece Puzzle

Manufacturer: Eurographics
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Over 20 of the fascinating creatures from the Jurassic period are illustrated on this jigsaw puzzle, including the beloved brachiosaurus, the stegosaurus and the carnivorous allosaurus. This 1000-piece puzzle from Eurographics features detailed drawings drawn from scientific analysis of fossils, and with a finished size of finished size of 19.25" x 26.5", she'll be able to see every detail. It's sure to be a hit with budding paleontologists!

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Dino Style: Clothing and Costumes

Cartoony Dinosaur Dress

Cartoony Dinosaur Dress

Brand: GSVIBK
Recommended Age: 1 - 6

Dress your young dino fan in this cheerful and comfortable cotton play dress from GSVIBK! This short-sleeve dress is 100% cotton jersey with a cartoonish dinosaur print and contrasting striped pockets. Girls will be delighted by the bright colors — and that they can show off their dinosaur love! Available in toddler/children's sizes 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, and 6T. For another colorful dino dress for younger kids, check out this Dinosaur Play Dress for ages 2 to 6.

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Dinosaur Applique Shirt

Dinosaur Applique Shirt

Brand: Koupa
Recommended Age: 18 months - 5

Your little dinosaur-lover needs a shirt that can hold up to a busy Mighty Girl's rough and tumble play — especially if she's going to dig for fossils in the backyard! This 100% cotton long-sleeved shirt from Koupa is made of high-quality 100% cotton fabric, with a well-sewn applique of two friendly dinos. The thick, durable fabric is also breathable and machine washable, so it's perfect for all of her adventures. It's available in toddler sizes in sizes 2T, 3T, and 6T.

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Baby Triceratops Costume

Baby Triceratops Costume

Manufacturer: Princess Paradise
Recommended Age: 18 months - 2 years

Roar and stomp in this beautiful plush costume from Princess Paradise! This plush jumpsuit includes a built-in headpiece, a tail, and boot covers, so she'll be ready for dinosaur dress-up play in no time. Kids will love the tremendous detail in this costume, from embroidered facial features to the scaly texture of the fabric. Plus, it's so soft and warm that it's perfect for outdoor play, even in cool weather! Follow this link for the toddler size, or check out the preschooler sizes too!

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Dinosaur Dress

Dinosaur Dress

Brand: Frogwill
Recommended Age: 18 months - 7

Go hunting for dinosaur bones in this colorful play dress full of friendly dino faces! This cotton play dress from Frogwill is the perfect choice for young paleontologists. It's available in size 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6 Tall, and 7 Tall — but parents will appreciate that the cut allows it to be worn as either a dress or a tunic so she can continue to wear it as she grows!

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Triceratops Dinosaur Costume

Triceratops Dinosaur Costume

Manufacturer: Rubies
Recommended Age: 2 - 5

Get ready to rule the Cretaceous with this triceratops costume from Silly Safari! This 100% polyester costume includes a full-length jumpsuit with tail, and a headpiece with the triceratops' distinctive horns. It's warm and cozy, and dinosaur-loving kids will be delighted by all the details, from the scale patterned fabric to the "teeth" on the headpiece.

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Dinosaur Species Name Dress

Dinosaur Species Name Dress

Brand: Alisister
Recommended Age: 2 - 9

She knows her brachiosaurus, her parasaurolophus, her stegosaurus, and more! She can show off her love of paleontology with this sundress from Alisister. With its bright colors and comfortable fabric, she's sure to love the design — especially once she realizes it includes the species names of some of her favorite dinosaurs. This dress is available in sizes 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, and 8-9 years.

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Dinosaur Print Dress

Dinosaur Print Dress

Brand: Bluebell
Recommended Age: 2 - 12

The dinosaurs on this dress from Bluebell are colorful, cheerful, and just plain fun! The cartoony print of dinosaurs and plant life appears on a navy background, with contrasting pockets and collar yoke in a vibrant stripe. It's the perfect play dress to wear for a much-anticipated visit to the museum to see the real thing! This dress is available in toddler sizes 2T, 3T, and 4T and kids sizes 5, 6 Tall, 7 Tall, 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12.

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This Girl Loves Dinos Shirt

This Girl Loves Dinos Shirt

Recommended Age: 2 and up

This shirt proudly proclaims that this girl — or woman — loves her dinosaurs! This fun shirt includes silhouettes of species that she's sure to recognize, and comes in a choice of five colors; solid colors are 100% cotton while heathered colors are a cotton blend. Best of all, it's available in sizes to fit almost everyone: kids sizes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12; women's sizes small, medium, large, and extra-large; and unisex adult sizes small, medium, large, extra-large, 2XL, and 3XL.

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Forget Princess - I Want To Be A Paleontologist Shirt

Forget Princess - I Want To Be A Paleontologist Shirt

Recommended Age: 4 - 12

If she'd rather dig for fossils than dance at the ball, then this is the shirt for her! This shirt from Dinosaur Fact T-Shirts declares, "Forget princess - I want to be a paleontologist!" complete with a dino skeleton design. This cotton blend shirt comes in four colors, dark heather, heather blue, navy, or purple, and is available in kids sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12; the shirt is a slim cut so consider ordering a size up if she prefers a looser fit.

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Dino Silhouettes T-Shirt

Dino Silhouettes T-Shirt

Brand: Threadrock
Recommended Age: 6 - 14

Show off your love of prehistoric creatures — from land, sea, and air! — with this shirt from Threadrock! She'll love checking out all the silhouettes in this design to see if she can identify each one. The print comes on your choice of nine colors of 100% ringspun cotton shirts: black, fuchsia, lavender, navy, pink, purple, red, grey, and turquoise. This shirt is available in sizes small (6/6X), medium (7/8), large (10/12), and extra-large (14/16).

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Rawr-ler Rink Knee Socks

Rawr-ler Rink Knee Socks

Brand: Sock It To Me
Recommended Age: 13 and up

A T.Rex in skates? Now that's perfect for the roller... sorry, "rawr-ler" rink! This is a more fanciful option for teen and adult fans of dinosaurs — or roller skates. Or maybe both! Either way, they'll be a terrific conversation starter and make you smile every time. These cotton/polyester/spandex socks from Sock It To Me come in one size that fits most women's shoe sizes 5 to 10.

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Dinosaur Kigurumi

Dinosaur Kigurumi

Manufacturer: Silver Lilly
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Snuggle up for a cozy night or head out for a dress-up party in this dinosaur kigurumi from Silver Lilly! Kigurumi are a combination of loungewear and costume, and this one is the perfect way for teen and adult dinosaur fans to show off their scales and stay comfortable. The soft plush flannel is double-layered, and the snug cuffs keep cold air from sneaking in! This kigurumi is available in juniors sizes small to extra-large; consider ordering a size up if you prefer a looser fit.

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Dinosaur Fossil Knee Socks

Dinosaur Fossil Knee Socks

Brand: Sock It To Me
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Maybe you dreamed of being a paleontologist when you grew up — and maybe you actually are! Either way, teens and adults who have dreamed of making a major fossil find will love these knee socks from Sock It To Me which show a dinosaur skeleton nestled into the earth. There's even a smaller ammonite fossil near the toe! These 75% cotton, 20% polyester, 5% spandex socks are a fun way to show off a love of prehistoric creatures. For another fun dino-themed sock, check out this pair with colorful dino silhouettes.

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