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Dinosaurs books for kids

Dinosaurs have always fascinated, adults and kids. For years and still nowadays, paleontologists have studied fossils, bones, footprints. Because the world of dinosaurs is so fascinating, there are a lot of books and movies about dinosaurs. Finding a book about those creatures from the prehistoric time easy enough for a kid to understand can be difficult and some books contain very limited information. Here are some of the best dinosaurs books for kids.


National Geographic Dinosaurs (Hardcover) National Geographic Dinosaurs (Hardcover)
Age: 9-12
Pages: 192 pages
Breathtaking images and up-to-date information. This National Geographic doesn’t disappoint, it is a great overview of the pre-historic era our kids (and ourselves) just love so much!


Dinosaurs The Biggest Baddest Strangest Fastest (Hardcover)Dinosaurs!: The Biggest Baddest Strangest Fastest (Hardcover)

Age: 4-9
Pages: 64
A must have book for all junior paleontologists! Beautifully illustrated, you will find some of the most unusual disosaurs! A short but concise book with lots of great illustrations perfect for kids aged between 4 and 9.


Dinosaurs The Most Complete Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur LoversDinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages (Hardcover)
Age: 12 and over
Pages: 432
One of the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia for dinosaurs fans. The book is rich in informative content about everything related to dinosaurs….from basics to higher-level concepts, an excellent book suitable for older children and teenagers.


My Big Dinosaur Book (My Big Board Books) (Board book)My Big Dinosaur Book (My Big Board Books)
Age: 2-5
Pages: 12 pages
Over 3 million books sold… This book will be a big hit for you little dinosaurs lovers! With bright and fun illustrations, we bet your child will carry this book everywhere!


First Dinosaur Encyclopedia (Hardcover)First Dinosaur Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Age: 6-11
Pages: 128 pages
A well written and information book about dinosaurs. Tons of pictures and information about dinosaurs and eras to learn from the book.

Dig a Dino T-Rex
Future paleontologist kit : Dig a Dino T-Rex
And if you are purchasing dinosaurs books for kids, compliment it with a dinosaur toy to allow your child to compare the book and what dinosaurs really look like. Paleontology starter kits are also very educational and come with fake fossils and or footprints, allowing children to bring their passion for dinosaurs to another level, but also to develop their scientific understanding.

Top 5 robots for kids

Robots have always fascinated people. From the our childhood cartoons “Transformers” to “Robo Chess” (who can give you a real chess challenge…) to robots use in the army (BigDog – The Robotic Mule, which can carry up to 88lbs of equipment) to the Sony QRIO (which can dance, walk, recognize faces, voices and behavior) to the Honda Asima (who can walk, run and even be used as an assistant in your office to serve coffee…) to robots for kids… And while not every family has the money to purchase a Honda Asimo, you can certainly purchase robots for kids, which will make the happiness of many little ones!

So here are the top five robots for kids you can buy now!

Tomy I-SOBOT RobotTomy I-SOBOT Robot It is not surprising that Tomy I-SOBOT Robots for kids and parents are such a big hit. The Tomy I-SOBOT Robot is a must-have. On a rainy day or when your kids are having play dates with other children, this bot is a hoot to have around. The Tomy I-SOBOT Robot is easy to use and is literally pre-packed with over 200 words/phrases as well as 200 pre-programmed movements. The robots operates with a remote control but many of the functions can be activated via voice activation. Kids and adults will simply love the large number of things robot can do : walk, talk, kick and even do air guitar! Tomy I-SOBOT Robot, lots of fun in such a tiny robot!

Wall-E and EveU Command Wall-E / Interaction Eve U Command Wall-E for lots of fun! When mentioning robots for kids, Wall-E comes to the mind of many children (and adults!). The Academy Award movie has become the favorite of many, and so will the U Command Wall-E robot! Wall-E can do a lot : talk, sing, blink his eyes, dance and much more! Plus, it is possible to program yourself a sequence of up to 15 movements. Wall-E uses a lot of the original movie voice and sound effects for even more entertainment and fun! And if you are getting Wall-E, don’t miss Interaction Eve who can talk to Interaction Wall-E (sold separately)!! Interactive Eve will respond to you if you say quotes from the movie. U Comman Wall-E, Interaction Wall-E and Interactive Eve, a great present for the holidays!

LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2 0LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0
We are not engineers, neither are our kids. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t make your actual own robots for kids and adults. And thanks for the LEGO kit, it doesn’t need a Ph.D. to have hours of fun with your kids building a robot. The LEGO Mindstorms NXT uses a 32-bit microprocessor brain that can be programmed from any home computer to control your fun LEGO creation. And the little LEGO robot will be able to move around, sense the world around it using technology that incorporates touch, light, sound and unltrasonic sensors. Bottom line : the LEGO Mindstorms NXT is a great kid for any creative kid (8 years and older) or any adults who are looking for something different and will give anybody a little bit of insight in engineering!

TMX eXtra Special EditionFisher-Price TMX eXtra Special Edition If your kid is a fan of the fuzzy red doll, they will simply love Tickle Me Elmo. The Elmo robots series are great robots for kids and toddlers. TMX Elmo has a laugh that will make you laugh even if you don’t want to! Tickle Me Elmo has three some special ticklish spots can also do many fun tricks such as rolling on the floor laughing, pounding its first on the ground begging the tickler to stop and much more! Your child will love to dance on the music with Elmo and just to cuddle with the soft stuffed toy. And if you are looking into other Sesame Street robots, Ernie, Cookie Monster and a special 10th anniversary Spanish version are also available!

WowWee Robosapien Humanoid Toy Robot with Remote Control
WowWee Robosapien Humanoid Toy Robot This top notch robot is a real multispeed, fast and dynamic robot who can walk, run and turn. In this world of robotics, WowWee Robosapian is with no doubts one of the best robots for kids and is probably the closest you will find to the great Sony and Honda humanoid robots. The Robosapian Robot is by far, one of the most spectacular robot available on the market for such a reasonable price. Fun to watch and play with, the Robosapian robot will amaze more than one, including adults!

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Tomy I-SOBOT Robot

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