Tuesday, December 27, 2022

For Dragon Lovers

This is MY favorite dragon book

This is one of those things where you think "of COURSE there are a million books about dragons!" but kids are picky and what they really want are Wings of Fire read-alikes, or, as I elicited from one young reader, only dragon books with sentient dragons, where the dragons were not the villains, and people were ok but there couldn't be any female main characters. Ok then.

Also, I know there are a lot of other dragon books out there, but this was what I collected when I made this list in 2020. I have a more up to date list on our Pinterest page.

Dragon books with dragons as the main, or human-type characters
  • Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland
    • There are also graphic adaptations and a second series, Wings of Fire: Legends
  • Enchanted Forest quartet by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Dragon with a chocolate heart (and companion books) by Stephanie Burgis
Dragons as steeds and pets
  • Eragon series by Christopher Paolini
  • Dragon riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey (just the Harper Hall trilogy - the rest are more adult)
  • Jeremy Thatcher, dragon hatcher by Bruce Coville
  • Last dragon chronicles by Chris D'Lacey
  • Dragon rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Dragons slippers series by Jessica Day George
  • Silver Batal and the water dragon races by Kristin Halbrook
Dragon books that are more on the humorous, as opposed to the epic fantasy, side.
  • Frog Princess series by E. D. Baker (dragons start in book 4 I think)
  • How to train your dragon by Cressida Cowell (the books are much sillier than the movies)
For younger readers
  • Dragons of Wayward Crescent quartet by Chris D'Lacey
  • Zoe and Sassafras (series) by Asia Citro
  • Ella and Owen by Kent Jaden
  • Dragon Masters by Tracey West
  • Secret rescuers by Paula Harrison


Carrie Pearson, children's book author said...

How about dragon picture books like Hush, Little Dragon and Over At the Castle by Boni Ashburn and Kelly Murphy? :)

Jennifer said...

Well, I guess that would be a separate list - this one is just chapter books.