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Need a Dragon Story? Try These Delightful Dragon Books for Kids

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.

Delightful Dragon Books for Kids of All Ages

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Finding Your Dragon Story: Dragon Books for Kids

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.

Waking Dragons

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

My friend Cassie introduced us to East Dragon, West Dragon, a charming book about looking past differences to see similarities and connect.

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!

Kids love a great dragon story! Our favorite dragon themed picture books and dragon themed chapter books for kids of all ages and temperaments.

Is there a dragon story you love that we need to read?

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

8 thoughts on “Need a Dragon Story? Try These Delightful Dragon Books for Kids”

  1. My son loves Dragon Masters, is a series of books for 1st, 2nd, and 3er grades. We are looking forward to read the series How to train your Dragon.
    I will look for some other books you recommend! Thanks a lot!

  2. I WANT that toy dragon, it’s so cute!

    Have you read the other Magic Store books in the series that Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher is from? The audiobooks for all of them EXCEPT Jeremy Thatcher are really good, since so much of it is his thoughts the way they convey he’s thinking makes it hard to hear.

    Gail Carson Levine recently came out with a dragon book, I can’t remember the name of it though, I can picture the cover……

    1. The dragon is from IKEA – haven’t seen it there recently, unfortunately…

      We haven’t read the other Magic Store books, but the kids want to now! It’s good to hear that the other audiobooks are good.

      A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine features at least one dragon, but we haven’t read it yet. I do have that book out from the library right now. I haven’t read it yet, and nor has Emma. If we like it I’ll add it to the list…

  3. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    Great list! We’ve seen our fair share of dragon books here. How to Train Your Dragon series is pretty good!

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