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I’m going to try something new and start sharing our favorite STEAM Books on Fridays!

If you’ve been following me for awhile you’ll remember that about once a month I share my review of a new STEAM book. But I also have lots of STEAM books that aren’t brand new at home that my family loves to read over and over again. I want to start sharing some of our favorites with you!

Let’s kick things off this week with one of my son’s all time favorite books: “When Dinosaurs Came with Everything,” written by Elise Broach and illustrated by David Small. A friend and coworker gave this book to my son as a gift 3 or 4 years ago, and we’ve been reading it regularly ever since.


This endearing book is about a little boy and his mother running their normal “boring” Friday errands. That is until they find out that Dinosaurs come with everything that day. Next thing they know they come home with 4 dinosaurs. Once the mother gives the dinosaurs chores she realizes this isn’t as bad as it seems, and the son couldn’t be happier. 


This book is a fun fantasy for any dinosaur loving kid. The mom and son’s reaction to the news that dinosaurs come with everything are both so relatable: the son is thrilled and the mom is horrified. The book is funny, silly, imaginative, and surprisingly relatable and sweet. 


  • Science: Dinosaurs – learning about dinosaurs is a good beginning for future paleontologist, geologists, zoologists, veterinarians, just to name a few STEM careers. In this book your kids will see and learn the names of at least 8 different dinosaurs. 
  • Math: Size comparisons – By putting dinosaurs in our modern world it gives us a better idea of their gigantic size. Size is sometimes difficult for kids to understand, but when they see a picture of a kid their age next to a dinosaur, they can begin to understand how much larger dinosaurs were than us. Having them walk next to the family car, for example, shows how they were even much larger than many cars. 

If you’re interested in getting this book for your child, here is the link to purchase it on Amazon.

Have you read this book before? What do you think of this new feature? Would you like to see STEAM books featured here weekly?


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