Dino-mite books for summer

Published Jun 21, 2013 at 05:00AM

Kid Culture features fun and educational books and toys for kids.

This year’s summer reading program at the Deschutes Public Library system is in full swing. The theme is “Dig into Reading” and dinosaurs are taking over. The library system is partnering with the High Desert Museum to bring parts of their new exhibit “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous.” Here are three picture books to celebrate all things dino.

“Dinosaur Zoom” By Penny Dale

This book has it all: colors, vehicles and dinosaurs. Dinosaurs of all shades are driving vehicles of all sorts through hills and up mountains in anticipation of a big surprise.

Melodic verse takes the reader and listener through colors and places providing many opportunities for a “Vroom!” and a “Roar!” Dale takes us on a wild adventure that will have everyone bumping along for the ride.

“Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?” By Julie Middleton

A dinosaur picture book for the older kids will have everyone screaming “Run!” This book features Dave and his dad walking through a dinosaur exhibit. Dad is so excited to be teaching his son all about dinosaurs, but Dave is wondering why it looks like the dinosaurs are following their every move. This is a great read that is sure to have everyone running to discover if it is their imagination or maybe, just maybe, the dinosaurs are back.

“Dinosoaring” By Deb Lund

Lund brings us another transportation adventure with dinosaurs in this book. In this installment of an engaging series, the dinosaurs are getting ready for an adventure in the sky. Rhyming words and dinosaurs parachuting from planes will ensure a great dinosaur escapade.

For more books on dinosaurs or information on the summer reading program please visit your local Deschutes County library at www.deschuteslibrary.org

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