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'A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans' by Laurence Yep

"A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans" by Laurence Yep

Tween Book ★★★★ Just two days after the funeral of her pet human, Fluffy (a.k.a. Amelia), a young girl named Winnie bursts into mournful Miss Drakes’s secret door in the basement proclaiming that she has been sent by her great-aunt Amelia so Miss Drake won't be lonely. Almost immediately, Miss Drake, who happens to be a dragon, theorizes that this seemingly obnoxious small human is going to be an extremely difficult pet to train. An adventure together l ...

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'Handbook for Dragon Slayers' by Merrie Haskell

"Handbook for Dragon Slayers" by Merrie Haskell

Tween Book ★★★★ 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 ...

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'Flight of the Last Dragon' by Robert Burleigh

"Flight of the Last Dragon" by Robert Burleigh

Tween Book 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 GrandP ...

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'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

Tween Book ★★★★★ 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-shift ...

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'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' by Troy Howell

"The Dragon of Cripple Creek" by Troy Howell

Tween Book 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 drago ...

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

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

Tween Book 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 ...

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'No Such Thing As Dragons' by Philip Reeve

"No Such Thing As Dragons" by Philip Reeve

Tween Book ★★★★★ 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 actually r ...

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

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

Tween Book Planet Austar IV changes under embargo. Return of Jakkin and Akki 17 arouses mixed emotions. They now survive brutal cold night, and telepath pictures with dragons, each other. Such knowledge could transform or destroy the planet. When Akki wants to finish medical training at the Rokk and start research experiments, former enemy kidnaps her. Can Jakkin save her? ...

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

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

Tween Book Grade Level: 3-4 Age Level: 8-9 Listening Level: Grade 3-4 Ten-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So its a dream come true when Jesses newly found thunder egg hatches and a helpless, tiny dragon pops out. Jesse names the bright green dragon Emmy, short for Emerald. Soon the two kids are at Emmys beck and call, trying to figure out what to feed her. An Internet search leads them to the library ...

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

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

Tween Book 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 ...

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'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

Tween Book Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a truly extraordinary Viking hero known throughout Vikingdom as "the Dragon Whisperer"...but it wasn't always so. Travel back to the days when the mighty warrior was just a boy, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans. Can Hiccup capture a dragon and train it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventure as the small boy finds a better way to train his dragon and become a hero! ...

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

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

Tween Book 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 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 new world of destiny, magic ...

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