This page contains T-Rexplorers business references on the top, links to friends of T-Rexplorers in the middle and a few dinosaur themed and informational books on the bottom. Each book is linked to the Barnes and Noble web page for more information or for purchase. We continually add new information to this page, so check back with us occasionally for updates.

Testamonials and References

"Thank you so much for coming to my class at the DG Park District today. The kids really did enjoy your program! I'm a true believer in your "hands-on" approach. Between your knowledge and your personality, you are a true natural."         Martha R., Early Childhood Development, Downers Grove, IL Park District.

"T-Rexplorers is an educationally based program presented in an energetic manner. My students were actively involved in learning more about dinosaurs and prehistoric life. They loved the hands-on activities and changed into little "excite-asaurus" before my eyes!      Lenore D., 2nd Grade Teacher,Oakwood School, Lemont, IL.
"The kids really liked touching the dinosaur bones. Explaining that good observation skills are important is a great way to get kids interested. You did an excellent job! Your enthusiam and passion was felt by the kids and teachers alike."         Lucy C., 2nd Grade Teacher, Kinsie Elementary School, Chicago, IL.

"T-Rexplorers was an awesome experience for my summer campers. It was informative and exciting all at the same time. One of my 7 year old campers said, "I thought it was really cool and the stuff was fun to see." It was enjoyable to see the kids interacting with the T-Rexplorer and his real fossils. One of my 5 year old campers said, "We got to hold the real dinosaur bones. I could tell it was real because the bones were really heavy and plastic is not really heavy." I would definitely recommend the T-Rexplorers program for any elementary age children."             Mandy B., Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Lisle, IL. 


Friends of T-Rexplorers

The wonderful people at the Judith River Dinosaur Institute in Billings, Montana, have been a terrific resource for all things dinosaur fossil related. Their web address is When visiting their site, be sure to check out the Dino Labs page!

PaleoAdventures located in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, offers authentic, scientific dinosaur fossil digsite excursions and other dinosaur programs. Their web address is

CK Preparations located in Fort Peck, Montana are experts at the collection, preparation and casting of vertebrate dinosaur fossils. Their web address is

Ancient Life Fossils is a fossil retailer offering a wide range of fossils from the beginnings of life on earth. Their web address is

and here are a few recommended books (both paper and in E-format). Click on the book to be redirected to Barnes and Noble for more information.

Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, I Can Read Books offer a full spectrum of entertaining stories for every stage of a child's reading development.

ISBN-13: 9780064440028 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers   Pages: 64   Age range: 3 - 5 Years

Digger wants to go out and play, but he still hasn't cleaned his room. The race is on to tidy up-and with Digger in a rush, things might get a little topsy-turvy!

ISBN-13: 9780062111043 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers   Pages: 100   Age range: 3 - 5 Years

In a few simple lines of verse on each spread, fathers and mothers are ready to put their youngsters to bed. But in this book, the youngsters are a wide variety of dinosaurs.

ISBN-13: 9780590316811   Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.   Pages: 40   Age range: 3 - 6 Years

Young readers can learn basic facts about dinosaurs in the Hello Reader! Science book. They'll find out which were the smallest, the tallest, and the strongest, along with many other facts.

ISBN-13: 9780439200608   Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.   Pages: 32   Age range: 4 - 8 Years

In this book, children follow a day in the life of a Triceratops, as he wanders away from his herd and has an encounter with a deadly Tyrannosaurus rex.

ISBN-13: 9780756655853 Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. Pages: 32 Age range: 5 - 7 Years

Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these captivating books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.  

ISBN-13: 9780756697037 Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.  Age range: 4 - 6 Years

A compelling account of how the impact of a giant asteroid may have killed the Earth's dinosaurs.

ISBN-13: 9780060005306 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Pages: 48 Age range: 4 - 8 Years

When did the dinosaurs live? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

ISBN-13: 9780307975089 Publisher: Random House Children's Books Pages: 128 Age range: 5 - 8 Years


Bring the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs to life with this fascinating book. Explore the secrets of the most intelligent dinosaurs and discover what can be learned from dinosaur bones.

ISBN-13: 9780794522452 Publisher: EDC Publishing Age range: 5 - 8 Years Pages: 64

Read incredible facts about the coolest, weirdest, fiercest, and biggest dinosaurs in this encyclopedia.

 ISBN-13: 9781435136809 Publisher: Sterling Pages: 224

With hundreds of color illustrations, photographs and fascinating facts, My First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs will inspire young minds to interact and engage with reading and learning.

ISBN-13: 9781742522937 Publisher: Weldon Owen Pty Ltd Age range: 5 - 9 Years

This volume marries the very latest in paleontology with an easily accessible atlas format to illuminate the mysteries of dinosaur origins.

ISBN-13: 9780756622350 Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. Pages: 96 Age range: 10 - 17 Years

This latest edition in a range of super successful DK encyclopedias for children features hundreds of photographs and computer generated images bringing extinct animals back to life.

ISBN-13: 9780756682309 Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. Pages: 304 Age range: 9 - 12 Years

Packed with real dinosaur fossils, this brand-new title replaces the long-running bestseller, Eyewitness Dinosaur, and features computer reconstructions bringing the fossils to life.

ISBN-13: 9780756658113 Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. Pages: 72 Age range: 8 - 12 Years


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