Need a Dragon Story? Try These Delightful Dragon Books for Kids! A collection of our favorite dragon themed picture books and dragon themed chapter books for kids.
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Finding Your Dragon Story: Dragon Books for Kids
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Dragons are fascinating creatures, and kids love a great dragon story! My kids and I curated a list of our favorite dragon picture books to share today. We also collected our favorite dragon chapter books – with some help from my nine siblings! I have a few crafts to go along with these books:
Great Dragon Picture Books for Kids
The Knight and the Dragon
There are plenty of tales of knights fighting dragons, but The Knight and the Dragon is the only one where a princess with a couple of books saves the day!
Any parent who has read a book over and over to their child needs to read Again! You’ll want a hardcover copy of this book for full effect.
Dragon Was Terrible
Dragon Was Terrible! How could anyone tame him? With friendship and a story, of course!
Have You Seen My Dragon?
Tour New York city as you help a young boy search for his dragon in Have You Seen My Dragon? I love that the book draws on stories author Steve Light’s father told him about the steam coming out of manhole covers in New York City being dragon’s breath when he visited the city as a child. No wonder he chose to live there as an adult! The book includes a map so that you can follow the boys’ footsteps as he searches for his dragon, and children will love finding the dragon hiding in plain site on each page.
There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon
There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon is an adorable story that any dragon-loving child will enjoy. It also has a nice message on the importance of dealing with problems before they grow too large.
In Jane Yolen’s Waking Dragons, a young knight gets to ride a dragon to school – but first he has to get the dragon up and ready! Derek Anderson’s illustrations capture the humor in this story perfectly.
East Dragon, West Dragon
The Truth About Dragons
The Truth About Dragons offers a wonderful way to talk about how we often fear people who seem different and overcoming those fears. The illustrations are delightful.
Dragon Chapter Books Kids Love
Kids can outgrow picture books, but most still love a great dragon story! Here are some of our favorite dragon chapter books for kids.
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
I consider The Enchanted Forest Chronicles the ultimate chapter books for young dragon lovers. Cimorene is a princess who, refusing to be proper, enjoys all sorts of adventures with dragons.
Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows
My blog friend Asia wrote Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows, and kindly sent us a copy to review. It is a very cute early chapter book for kids about how a girl named Zoey uses science to take care of a sick baby dragon she and her cat Sassafras discover. This book is a great read-aloud for young children, too!
My Father’s Dragon
My Father’s Dragon is a Newbery Honor book classic that has stood the test of time. First published in 1949, a boy and a talking cat set off to rescue a baby dragon. This is another great read-aloud (that also features a cat and a dragon!) for young children.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
In Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, young Jeremy is having a rough year. Then a “marble” changes everything. As the mother of a boy who loves to draw, I love the art aspect of this book as well.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
The dragon you meet in The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a supporting rather than main character, but I enjoyed this 2017 Newbery Medal winner enough to put it on this list anyhow. The dragon did, at least, make it onto the front cover!
Is there a dragon story you love that we need to read?
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