Kim, you're not going to find the answer in those dream interpretation books. They're fun to read; I had one when I was younger, too. But a book that says, for example, water means this & trees mean that, is taking objects out of the context of the dream. It doesn't know your entire dream, who you are, what's going on in your life, etc.
Therapists are trained to interpret the dreams of their patients; but even they make sure the patient does most of the interpretation & just guides them. Once in a while, they will tell the patient what they see in the dream. (By the way, I am certainly not saying you need therapy!)
Most people have recurring dreams or, as in your case, dreams that have recurring themes. Some are very common to many people, such as dreaming you are falling or flying. I, myself, have been having 2 types of dreams with recurring themes for the past couple years; and I have yet to figure them out.
Kim, I don't know how old you are, but I would hazard a guess that you are young (excuse me if I'm wrong). The subject of dinosaurs is very popular. In addition to learning about them in school, we see movies about them, etc., so it's not surprising that they would be the main subject in your dreams.
Now, the fact that they are carnivorous is important. That means they are a danger to you; also, you said they are always chasing you, or you are hiding from them. You know that the dinosaurs are symbolic of something else in your life that is frightening you, even if you are not aware of it — it's in your sub-conscious, or even deeper, in your un-conscious.
The good thing about those dreams is that you never actually get hurt or destroyed. This shows that you are a strong & resourceful girl; and the dream is showing you that whatever is scary to you in real life can't really hurt you, that you can handle it, no matter how big a problem it seems, no matter how overwhelming.
The fact that they take place in houses or in residential streets tells me I would need to know more information about that part of the dreams & about you. I could easily say it suggests something is going on in your family, some change that took place a year or so ago, or an on-going situation that started then. But that could be wrong. It could simply mean that houses mean something to you. So, I won't try to jump to any conclusions there.
One good thing is that you have had these dreams only about 10 times over the past year or so. That's not even one a month. So that tells me that you are really not that terrified as the dreams would imply. We also tend to work out real problems we have by symbolically making up a situation in our dreams at night. And as we work out the situation in our dreams, we are working out our real problems, sometimes without even realizing it.
I hope this helped you somewhat. What I can say is that the dreams tell me you are stronger than whatever issue is going on in your life, whether small or big.
Career in Psychology, working with children and teens. Also studied dream analysis.