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Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, dinosaurs!

Join in our dinosaur themed October half term activities.

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Dinosaur activities in libraries

We are theming our half term holiday activities to fit in with our friends at Wollaton Hall who are hosting the Titus: T Rex is King exhibition.

In libraries from 18-30 October there will be dinosaur activities and a dinosaur trail. Every child who completes the trail will receive a free book (whilst stocks last). So pop down to your local library for a roarsome time!

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The Plesiosaur’s Neck

Local author Jonathan Emmett has teamed up with Dr Adam Smith, a curator at Wollaton Hall to write The Plesiosaur’s Neck. A very funny and entertaining rhyming book, which aims to find out why plesiosaurs had such long necks!

To hear the book being read and for activities visit the National Literacy Trust’s website. You can also read the book in your local library.

Dinosaur story and craft

Below we have videos made by local library staff last summer when we had a dinosaur themed week to celebrate StoryParks. You can listen to the hilarious The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter and learn how to make a dinosaur garden using items from around the house and garden.

Front cover of The Dinosaur Department Store book

Our favourite dinosaur books 

These are available to borrow in libraries or as ebooks on the Borrowbox app.

The Dinosaur Department Store by Lily Murray and Richard Merritt

Eliza Jane has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store.

The Dinosaur’s Packed Lunch by Jacqueline Wilson

On a school trip to see the dinosaurs in the museum, everyone in the class has a packed lunch. Everyone, that is, except for Dinah. Until a friendly iguanodon decides to help…..

Harry and the Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow

A lovely series of books following the adventures of a boy called Harry and the dinosaurs he found in his Nan’s attic.

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