Our preschool storytime this week was all about dinosaurs who work. Read about dinosaurs working as tooth fairies, bus drivers (and buses), construction workers, and singers!  Though preschoolers are not yet familiar with dinosaurs, the rhyming text and new visuals kept them entertained.

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Gus the Dinosaur Bus written by Julia Lui; illustrated by Bei Lynn

Even though the school children think Gus the dinosaur bus is a great way to get to school, his size is causing traffic problems for the principle and the town.

The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough; illustrated by Israel Sanchez

Polishing her collection of fangs in a museum, the last Dinosaur Tooth Fairy is very lonely and longs for a new tooth, so when she spots a loose one she will do almost anything to get it–even face modern-day monsters.

Bang! Boom! Roar!: a Busy Crew of Dinosaurs by Nate Evans and Stephanie Gwyn Brown; illustrated by Christopher Santoro

While designing and building a playground, a crew of dinosaurs introduces the letters from A to Z.

Draw and Tell

The Horn Players

An intergalactic talent scout named Bob is drawn to three singing triceratops on the planet Earth.

from Richard Thompson’s Frog’s Riddle & Other Draw-and-tell Stories




Dinosaur Train: Pteranodon Family World Tour Adventure

Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history, and paleontology. Join Buddy and the entire Pteranodon family as they embark on a roaring, exploring World Tour adventure!

Pasadena Central Library, Preschool Storytime 5/03/2014