Dinosaur Party and Gift Ideas

Children’s Themes, Gift Ideas by Interest

Dinosaur Birthday Gifts and Party Goods

Know someone whose head is in the Triassic, Jurassic, or Cretaceous periods? Need to entertain any palaeontologists? Recreate the prehistoric experience with our selection of dinosaur gifts and themed party accessories.

If you’re in Canberra, check out the National Dinosaur Museum – they host dinosaur parties.

Dinosaur Gifts

  • Coolthings have lots of gadgets and novelties. Their stock is changing all the time. Type ‘dinosaur’ into their search for hatching dinosaurs, fossil excavation kits, model dinosaurs and more. Based in Hobart with delivery Australia wide.
  • Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day.  See their dinosaur-related toys and gifts here.

Dinosaur Party Products

  • Party Products Australia – Over 6000 party products available online. From catering supplies and decorations to piñatas and scene setters. Based in Brisbane with flat rate delivery Australia wide. See dinosaur themed party for invitations, plates, napkins, cups, hats, goody/loot bags, piñatas and balloons.

Dinosaur Party Games Ideas

Some Gift Suggestions

BrachiosaurusBrachiosaurus from Booktopia
This series is for the Readasaurus rex Students will travel back in time to when Tyrannosaurus rex was king of the land and Velociraptor was leaping with life. High-quality photographs show reconstructed skeletal remains and models of how the dinosaurs looked and lived in their natural environments around the world. Interesting size diagrams compare each dinosaur to the height of an average human, giving students a perspective of what it would be like to meet these creatures face to face This series explores and supports the standard “The Living Environment: Evolution of Life,” as required by Benchmarks for Science Literacy: Project 2061.

Dr Karl: Dinosaurs Aren't DeadDr Karl: Dinosaurs Aren’t Dead from Booktopia
From things that fall from the sky (great green globs!) to the birth of the moon, exploding stars, wooden spaceships, life in deep space, this bird’s eye view of the universe takes us all the way to the end of the solar system and back again.
Dr Karl is one of the most dynamic and enthusiastic popular scientists in Australia.
His adult titles are anecdotal, fascinating and informative.
His quirky and contagiously accessible take on science and the amazing world around us is now available for children aged 8 years and over.
The first title, Dinosaurs Aren’t Dead, exposes an amazing truth:while practically all of the many species of dinosaurs died out spectacularly 65 million years ago – one species did survive, and still lives today – the birds.
The book will be highly illustrated with lots of black and white cartoons to explain the Big Bang theory, shifting Tectonic plates and dinosaur evolution.

Flying DinosaursFlying Dinosaurs from Booktopia
Dinosaurs didn’t die out when an asteroid hit Earth66 million years ago. Get ready to unthink what youthought you knew and journey into the deep, darkdepths of the Jurassic.
The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996sent shockwaves through the palaeontologial world. Were thefeathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone inthe evolution of flight? And just how closely related is T. rex toa chicken?
Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinosaursdeveloped flight and became the birds in our backyards. Hedelves into the latest discoveries in China, the US, Europeand uncovers a thriving black market in fossils and infightingbetween dinosaur hunters, plus the controversial plan to use achicken to bring dinosaurs back from the dead.

Funny Fill-In : My Dinosaur AdventureFunny Fill-In : My Dinosaur Adventure from Booktopia
You’ve just been transported back in time – to the land of the dinosaurs! What happens next is up to YOU! Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story starring…YOU! Combining National Geographic Kids’ photography and illustrations in colorful laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging, entertaining, and educational book introduces you to dinosaurs from the past, and invites you to enter their world imaginatively by combining your story with theirs.

The Complete Book of DinosaursThe Complete Book of Dinosaurs from Booktopia
Here is the ultimate book for dinosaur lovers – a complete identification guide featuring more than 350 dinosaurs, illustrated according to the most recent scientific understanding and written by an acknowledged expert.
A comprehensive introduction explains the evolution of earth’s geology and the development of animal and plant life within it, culminating in the Age of Dinosaurs 245 million years ago. It explains dinosaur classification and shows how they developed from the smallest fox-size meat-eater, adapted to move quickly on two legs, to the largest dinosaurs with the greatest body mass and an array of complex armour.
Fascinating anatomical drawings demonstrate the skeletal make up of the different dinosaurs and explain how they functioned, moved and lived. An analysis of fossils provides theories about what dinosaurs ate; fossil footprints explain how they socialised; and the discovery of dinosaur eggs gives an insight into how dinosaurs formed colonies. The different habitats where dinosaurs lived are all depicted, from deserts to lagoons, lakes, mountains, swamps and plains, together with fossil evidence that helps to explain their presence in each site. Finally the role of the dinosaur hunters is explained, with a glimpse at how fossils are excavated, and where the most important fossil sites are in the world.
The main section of the book is an encyclopaedia of more than 350 dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, arranged according to type. Each entry contains a description of the creature’s key identifying features, evolutionary adaptations and details of the fossil evidence found. A map shows where in the modern world the relevant fossils have been found, and key details are included such as classification, dimensions, the period of time when the creature lived, and its lifestyle. Each main entry is illustrated with a beautiful and technically accurate full colour watercolour artwork.
This unique volume, with its unprecedented combination of the latest expert research and beautiful visual reconstruction, will be an endless source of pleasure for dinosaur enthusiasts and an essential family reference for school and home study.

The Evolution and Extinction of the DinosaursThe Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs from Booktopia
Written for non-specialists, this detailed survey of dinosaur origins, diversity, and extinction is designed as a series of successive essays covering important and timely topics in dinosaur paleobiology, such as “warm-bloodedness,” birds as living dinosaurs, the new, non-flying feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur functional morphology, and cladistic methods in systematics. Its explicitly phylogenetic approach to the group is that taken by dinosaur specialists. The book is not an edited compilation of the works of many individuals, but a unique, cohesive perspective on Dinosauria. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of new, specially commissioned illustrations by John Sibbick, world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, the volume includes multi-page drawings as well as sketches and diagrams. First edition Hb (1996): 0-521-44496-9 David E. Fastovsky is Professor of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island. Fastovsky, the author of numerous scientific publications dealing with Mesozoic vertebrate faunas and their ancient environments, is also scientific co-Editor of Geology. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork studying dinosaurs and their environments in Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, Mexico, and Mongolia. David B. Weishampel is a professor at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. Weishampel is best known for discovering, researching, and naming several rare European dinosaur species. During the 1980s Weishampel gained fame for his work with American paleontologist Jack Horner and later named the famous plant-eating, egg-laying Orodromeus, Horner. Now, a decade after his pioneering studies with Horner, Weishampel is most widely known for his current work on the Romanian dinosaur fauna. He is the author and co-author of many titles, including The Dinosaur Papers, 1676-1906 (Norton, 2003); The Dinosauria, (University of California, 1990); and Dinosaurs of the East Coast, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).

The Handy Dinosaur Answer BookThe Handy Dinosaur Answer Book from Booktopia
Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs — such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway? — this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.

The Little DinosaurThe Little Dinosaur from Booktopia
The Little Dinosaur recreates a truthful and poignant story of a little dinosaur that lived millions of years ago in the land called Gondwana. It was cold, even in summer in Gondwana, and dark all day and night during winter. The little dinosaur moved in a herd to protect her from other meat-eating dinosaurs. But after she fell and hurt her leg and she struggled to keep up, and one day, by the river, the herd was forced to leave her behind, and she soon died. Over the years the little dinosaur’s bones were covered with mud and silt. The silt turned to stone, the bones dissolved, and minerals filled the spaces where the bones had been. The little dinosaur became a fossil. Cut to 1989, when the lower leg bone of the little dinosaur was discovered by palaeontologists on the Otway coast of Victoria. Then follow the story of the slow, painstaking work of scientists, artists and sculptors as they prepare the bone and piece together the clues that tell the tale of the little dinosaur who lived all those years ago. The Little Dinosaur combines dramatic narrative and science to tell a fascinating story that will appeal to children on many fronts.

The Search for Antarctic DinosaursThe Search for Antarctic Dinosaurs from Booktopia
Part of a series which encourages readers aged 7 to 11 to experience the appeal of science in action.
This title describes how Paleontologist Dr William Hammer and his team of scientists uncovered the 180 million year old fossilised remains of Cryolophosaurus ellioti – the first dinosaur found on mainland Antarctica.

Tyrannosaurus SueTyrannosaurus Sue from Booktopia
Over 65 million years ago in what is now South Dakota, a battle-scarred Tyrannosaurus rex matriarch–perhaps mortally wounded in a ferocious fight–fell into the riverbed and died. In 1990 her skeleton was found, virtually complete, in what many have called the most spectacular dinosaur fossil discovery to date.
And then another battle began – a “survival of the fittest” free-for-all involving commercial dinosaur hunters, gun-toting law officers, an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Native American tribe, jealous academics, an enterprising auction house, major museums, and corporate giants, all making their claim for the dinosaur named Sue. Before it was over, there would be claims and counterclaims; charges of checkbook-polluted science, criminal larceny, and vengeful prosecutions; and devastating prison terms. And the gavel would come down on the largest-ever ($8.36 million) auction price tag for a fossil, paid by Chicago’s Field Museum, with help from Disney and McDonald’s.
Capturing the whole range of characters and issues embroiled in the fight for Sue, author Steve Fiffer communicates both the excitement over Sue’s discovery and the motivations, maneuverings, and absurdities of the various forces attempting to control her destiny.

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