Dragon Books for Tweens / Children's Book Lists

Books for children and tweens categorized for your consideration by library staff!

"Handbook for Dragon Slayers" by Merrie Haskell

'Handbook for Dragon Slayers' by Merrie Haskell

★★★★ 13-year-old Tilda is not your fairytale princess. Born with a twisted foot, she knows that people in her kingdom don't respect her and she's bored with being a princess. Her boredom, however, comes to an abrupt end when her evil cousin steals the throne. She is suddenly thrust into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure -- complete with magical horses -- to rid the kingdom of dragons. Unfortunately, she knows nothing about dragons and even less ab ...

Reviewed by Sharyn H. Read more reviews of "Handbook for Dragon Slayers" at Goodreads.com. »

"Flight of the Last Dragon" by Robert Burleigh

'Flight of the Last Dragon' by Robert Burleigh

What if there was but one dragon left in the world?What if dragons were more than just imaginary creatures? What if long ago they soared through our skies? And what if there was only one dragon left? Where might it hide from our machines, from our technology, from us? And where would it go if it spread its wings for one last flight?New York Times bestselling writer Robert Burleigh and Harry Potter artist Mary GrandPre ans ...

Read more reviews of "Flight of the Last Dragon" at Goodreads.com. »

"A Tale of Two Castles (A Tale of Two Castles, #1)" by Gail Carson Levine

'A Tale of Two Castles (A Tale of Two Castles, #1)' by Gail Carson Levine

★★★★★ Twelve year old Elodie is forced to leave her family and her island home of Lahnt, to sail to the town of Two Castles and begin a new life. Stuck in Two Castles without any money to immediately follow her dream of being an actor, she is transported into the lair of a brilliant dragon, Meenore, who offers to employ her as his paid assistant, even though he is not too fond of humans. Doing his bidding leads her to the castle of a shape-shi ...

Reviewed by Sharyn H. Read more reviews of "A Tale of Two Castles (A Tale of Two Castles, #1)" at Goodreads.com. »

"The Dragon of Cripple Creek" by Troy Howell

'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' by Troy Howell

When Kat and her father and brother visit the Mollie Kathleen, an old gold mine now open for tours by the busload, Kat gets lost from the group and falls down a shaft, where she discovers an awe-inspiring world of fantasy come to life. She meets an ancient dragon—the last of his kind—and discovers a secret about the gold that litters the creature's den and why dragons throughout time have hoarded the sparkling treasure. The dragon he ...

Read more reviews of "The Dragon of Cripple Creek" at Goodreads.com. »

"How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1)" by Cressida Cowell

'How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1)' by Cressida Cowell

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon... ...

Read more reviews of "How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1)" at Goodreads.com. »

"Thomas and the Dragon Queen" by Shutta Crum

'Thomas and the Dragon Queen' by Shutta Crum

A kingdom is at war.A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen.A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her.But there's just one small problem. He's Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sword, Thomas will have to use all of his courage and determination to battle a beast with many heads, reach a forbidden island, and rescue the princess from a most fearsome dragon ...

Read more reviews of "Thomas and the Dragon Queen" at Goodreads.com. »

"Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath, #1)" by Ursula Vernon

'Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath, #1)' by Ursula Vernon

It's not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians?especially because he can't breathe fire like other dragons (as the school bully loves to remind him). But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes, like when his sea-serpent cousin takes Danny and his best iguana friend on a mindboggling underwater tour, complete with vomiting sea cucumbers and giant squid. It sure beats reading t ...

Read more reviews of "Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath, #1)" at Goodreads.com. »

"Dragon's Heart (The Pit Dragon Chronicles, #4)" by Jane Yolen

'Dragon's Heart (The Pit Dragon Chronicles, #4)' by Jane Yolen

Austar IV isn't the planet it once was, and when Jakkin and Akki finally return to the dragon nursery, their homecoming arouses mixed emotions. Together they've survived the insurmountable, and now they can weather the brutal conditions of Dark After and communicate with the dragons they love. But with this knowledge comes responsibility. What they've learned about survival could transform the planet--or, if entrusted to the wrong hands, bri ...

Read more reviews of "Dragon's Heart (The Pit Dragon Chronicles, #4)" at Goodreads.com. »

"No Such Thing As Dragons" by Philip Reeve

'No Such Thing As Dragons' by Philip Reeve

★★★★★ Ten-year-old Ansel, a mute boy, is sold by his father to Brock, a self-proclaimed dragon slayer who needs someone who will keep his secrets safe. They travel town to town on horseback searching for food and shelter in exchange for protecting villagers from dragons. In Drachenberg, his master accepts a quest to climb the steep mountain and rid the village folks of a wickedly, fearsome dragon rumored to live there. But are dragons actu ...

Reviewed by Sharyn H. Read more reviews of "No Such Thing As Dragons" at Goodreads.com. »

"The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers, #1)" by Kate Klimo

'The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers, #1)' by Kate Klimo

TEN-YEAR-OLD COUSINS Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches, and a helpless, tiny but very loud baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck-and-call, trying to figure out what to feed her.An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site ...

Read more reviews of "The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers, #1)" at Goodreads.com. »

"Dragon Secrets (OutCast, #2)" by Christopher Golden

'Dragon Secrets (OutCast, #2)' by Christopher Golden

After learning how his powerlessness can be used as a weapon in the world of magic and defeating Nicodemus's plan to overthrow the government, Timothy travels to a war-torn dimension to help the Wurm, fierce magicians and warriors descended from an ancient dragon race. But while covertly gathering information on the age-old feud between the Wurm and the Parliament of Mages. Timothy discovers a very different story--one of peaceful Wurms and a con ...

Read more reviews of "Dragon Secrets (OutCast, #2)" at Goodreads.com. »

"Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)" by Christopher Paolini

'Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)' by Christopher Paolini

One boy . . .One dragon . . .A world of adventure.When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous ...

Read more reviews of "Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)" at Goodreads.com. »

12 | Based on the Goodreads API.

NY Times Best Sellers

Picture Books

Childrens Middle Grade

View all New York Times Best Sellers at www.nytimes.com