Book of Dinosaurs: 10 Record-Breaking Prehistoric AnimalsGabrielle Balkan, with illustrations by Sam Brewster

Price AUD$29.95 Price £16.95 Price €19.95

A stunning dinosaur picture book by the team behind the global bestseller Book of Bones – with touch-and-feel skeletons and fascinating facts to amaze, educate, and entertain young readers

In this interactive book with touch-and-feel skeletons, ten record-breaking dinosaurs are introduced through a guessing game with clues. Readers examine the prehistoric skeletons and guess and read a series of boastful hints to guess the mystery dinosaur. The answers are uncovered in stunning page-turn reveals, featuring vibrant scenic habitats and a few reasons why each dinosaur is so special. The showstopping final pages make a clever connection between the 10 extinct dinosaurs and some of their contemporary counterparts.

Learn which dinosaur had:

  • The toughest armor
  • The sharpest eyesight
  • The biggest belly
  • The spikiest tail

And more!

The book also includes a letter from the author, a 24-word glossary, a species index, and a 'Discover More' section that highlights books, podcasts, and other resources for the dinosaur-curious. This witty, informative introduction to the connection between anatomy and behaviour is full of fun, relatable facts as well as touch-and-feel finishes that bring the creatures to life – the ultimate dinosaur book for children.

Ages 5-8


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 315 × 254 mm (12 3/8 × 10 in)
  • Pages: 48 pp
  • Illustrations: 25 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838664251

Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor living in the Hudson Valley. Her books include the bestselling Book of BonesWhose Bones? and the acclaimed The 50 State atlas series. Gabrielle is a former children’s-book buyer, commissioning editor, and life-long educator and learner. She loves visting with students, joining boards, and reading in the shade.

Sam Brewster  is a London-based award-winning freelance illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker. He has a roster of prestigious clients around the world, including New York TimesGuardian, and Creative Review.

'A fun read to provoke more interest in the subject…A good choice for entertaining children and leading them to seek out more material.' - School Library Journal

'Dinosaurs broke all the rules. The "terrible lizards" included some of the biggest, spikiest, and strangest animals to have ever lived, and Gabrielle Balkan brings them to life in stunning detail. If you've ever wondered about what made dinosaurs so special, this is the book for you.' - Riley Black, author of The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

'The touch and feel aspect of the illustrations is not only ingenious and sophisticated in its approach, it's also fun and inviting. Children aren't the only ones who will enjoy touching the bones, scales, skin, and beaks of these magnificent creatures!' - Youth Services Book Review

'Be the coolest parent on the block and order the must-have dinosaur book of the season… the only caveat is that you'll have to keep pace with the 'did you know' facts.' - Bal Harbour Shops, Tali Minor

'An oversized informational and visually rich book.' - Bluestocking Thinking, Nicole Levesque

'The ultimate dinosaur book for children…' - Parenting Without Tears, Kathyrn Mayle

'There are many books on the market about dinosaurs. Book of Dinosaurs fills an important niche between the board books and simple picture books for the 4-6 year olds, and the massive encyclopedic titles for older readers.' - Growing With Science, Roberta Gibson