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Sparticl Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Great science resource, but advanced content can stump kids.
URL: http://www.sparticl.org/
(2015)
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Transformers Rescue Bots: Dino Island App Poster Image
age 5+
Solid ebook sends mixed messages about gender stereotypes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Back to the Jurassic Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Funny dino time-travel tale with some cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Bob the Builder:  The Big Dino Dig Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Dinosaur-themed tale is full of positive messages and fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Q-files Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Encyclopedia entries give brief but useful info on topics.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Movie Poster Image
age 6+
'90s dino time-travel tale has scares, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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The Good Dinosaur: Storybook Deluxe App Poster Image
age 7+
Minimally interactive ebook; movie intensity, wonder endure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Blaze and the Monster Machines Dinosaur Rescue App Poster Image
age 4+
Light STEM content in fun, easy dino-themed puzzles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Sweet dino tale with music, cartoon action, and mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Kong: King of the Apes TV Poster Image
age 8+
CGI take on primate's story is violent but entertaining.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Ginkgo Dino: Dinosaurs World Game for Children App Poster Image
age 6+
Whimsical, prehistoric adventure fun for dino enthusiasts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Trove Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Free-to-play adventure fosters creativity, lacks guidance.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Dinosaurs TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Dino puppet-driven sitcom deals with modern issues.
Network: Hulu
(1991)
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What Were Dinosaurs Like? App Poster Image
age 5+
Cute but limited content for dino introduction.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Monster Park - AR Dino World App Poster Image
age 8+
Dino AR is cool but would be awesome with more to do.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2018)
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Bubuk App Poster Image
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age 5+
Teamwork wins in customizable story; paper book available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Dinofroz TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Dino action series has big battles, positive messages.
Network: Starz
(2012)
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HOMER Stories: Kids Library App Poster Image
age 3+
Solid collection could use less distraction, more features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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Knights vs. Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly fantasy has lots of kid appeal and fantasy violence.
By Matt Phelan
(2018)
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