Dino Dinners and Woolly Mammoth

Dino Dinners and Woolly Mammoth

There are some brilliant kids books out at the moment and the latest offerings from Frances Lincoln (who are fast becoming one of my favorite publishers!) are the latest which blend factual information in alongside wonderful stories and illustrations.

These two books are published in association with the Natural History Museum, and so I think you can be confident that they are factually accurate and I am sure would be a wonderful accompaniment to a visit to the museum.

Dino dinners focuses on ten different dinosaurs and tells you so much information about them, including what they ate, how we know what they are and lots of facts and figures about them.

Dino Dinners NHM book

I also really liked that there was a glossary of terms included, as well as a timeline to help place things. The illustrations are great and really draw you in. Daniel likes to look through this book as I tell him each dinosaur’s name. He isn’t interested in the factual side of things yet but I know this will provide a strong base for learning about dinosaurs.

dino dinners 2

The quality of the book is great and it is well priced at £6.99. It is due to be published on 2 July.

Woolly Mammoth is lovely. I don’t know much about this era of history but having read this to Daniel I want to learn more, and understand the world of the mammoth.

woolly mammoth

This book is aimed at key stage 1 children and is in line with the history syllabus for that age group. There is a lovely story which follow a mammoth and at the edge of each page there is an information strip full of facts about mammoths and information about their lives.

This is such a lovely book and Daniel enjoys listening to the story, which in turn will help engender an interest in learning more about the mammoths.

woolly mammoth 2

I’ve seen a couple of book now that are written and illustrated by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom and I am really impressed. They produce some lovely books that, despite being aimed at an older age group, have really engaged Daniel. I am thinking I might buy a copy of Nature Adventures for over the summer months as this looks wonderful too.




  1. 6th July 2015 / 08:17

    We’re hugely into dinosaurs here at the moment. My daughter has learnt lots about them and so have I!


    • 6th July 2015 / 10:02

      ah, well done 🙂 I love learning alongside my kids x

  2. 6th July 2015 / 08:34

    Ohhhh, my daughter would love this, she’s really into dinosaurs at the moment, thanks for sharing! #Readwithme

  3. 6th July 2015 / 15:10

    Great books and a great review, We had one a little like this about butterflies. My girls love a fiction/nonfiction blend :0) #readwithme

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