There has been a rash of new dragon picture books this year, which is great for those of us who can’t get enough of the mythical creatures.
I quite like a good dragon book myself and sometimes there is an unfortunate tendency to lump dragon books as “boy books.” Be ye not so foolish! You will see in this list there are a number of books which have strong female protagonists (good for both boy and girl readers I might add).
I’ve gathered together some terrific picture books as well as dragon chapter books your children will love. Here are our favorites.
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Dragon Picture Books
Elephant Joe, Brave Knight!Comedy and dragons do mix after all.
There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon. Not all great dragon books were published in the last 12 months. Try this classic from 1975.
The Best Pet of All. Which is the better pet? A dragon or a dog? Highly debatable in my opinion. BONUS: Super stylish mom!
Sylvia and Bird. Birds and dragons make great friends.
Dragon Chapter Books:
This list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of dragon-themed books, so once you’ve read these ask your librarian for more suggestions. And don’t forget to leave a comment below with your favorite dragon books.
… and of course if your child doesn’t like dragons, you’ll be sure to find an alternative book list in my index.
Note on my age recommendation for read alouds: I am not a literacy expert, these are just opinions and your child may be ready earlier or later based on his or her maturity level and attention span. In general read aloud ages are younger than read alone ages.
More book lists you will love:
- Magic early chapter books
- Books for kids not yet ready for Harry Potter
- Adventure picture books for kids
- Science fiction picture books for kids