Book Bundles: Dinosaurs


For an overview of the Book Bundles and Parenting Packs early literacy kits, please visit the original post. The cost listed is the list price of each item, regardless of whether or not we got it on sale/discount. The activity sheets amount was calculated by cost of binder clip + lamination sheets.

Itemized List

  • Inside-Outside Dinosaurs by Roxie Munro ($17.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Touch and Feel Dinos by Scholastic ($6.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner ($17.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Discovery Kids Rumble With the Dinosaurs ($12.99) — Amazon
  • Melissa and Doug Dinosaur Dawn Puzzle ($10.99) — Amazon
  • Pretex Dinosaur Figures ($29.99) — Amazon
  • Mesh Bags (2) ($7.98) — The Container Store
  • Activity Sheets ($2.55) — created in-house

Total: $114.86

It occurred to me shortly after launching the Animals Book Bundle that I had only included still-living animals. I had missed dinosaurs! Lucky for me, there’s more than enough material to create an entire dinosaur themed Bundle.

I wanted to have a non-fiction book, a picture book, and a board book in this Bundle and made my decision easily once I went to the shelf to see which books were in the worst condition and needed replacements. (That means they’re the most loved!)

When it came time to decide what toys, I knew that I wanted to include a noisy, frustrating toy that caregivers might only want to have in their homes for a short while. And that was the Discovery Kids Rumble With the Dinosaurs. I can just imagine kids pressing all the buttons simultaneously to hear ALL the dinosaur sounds at once.

Patrons often request more circulating puzzles and I was happy to include the Melissa and Doug puzzle in this Bundle. It’s larger than any of the puzzles that we have here in the library and definitely more challenging for older preschool kids/early school-age kids.

I also wanted to encourage imaginative play and I thought that the dinosaur figures from Pretex were perfect. I hope that they are being constantly used at home, with lots and lots of roaring along.

This Bundle has gone out five times in the two months since it was released.

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