Children's Books with Dragons

I am doing a report on the various ways that dragons appear in children’s literature. What are some of your favorite, or your kid’s favorite, books about dragons or have a dragon in them?

I have a good list of novels, but I am coming up short on picture books. Thanks!

Robert Munsch’s “The Paper Bag Princess”
Jack Kent’s “There No Such Thing As A Dragon”

St. George and the Dragon, Peter Thatcher the Dragon Hatcher, Charizard

These are the picture books from our family’s library that we adore:

The Seven Chinese Sisters, Kathy Tucker
The Pet Dragon, Christoph Niemann
The Dragon Prince, Laurance Yep
The Dragon Prince: Tales from Vietnam, Thich Naht Hahn
Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons, Dugald Steer
Dragonology: Traking and Taming Dragons, Dugald Steer
Dragonology: Bringing UP Baby Dragons, Dugald Steer
Drake’s Comprehensive Compendium on Dragons, Dugald Steer
Encyclopedia Mythologica: Dragons and Monsters, Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda
A Practical Guide to Dragons, Lisa Trumbauer
The Dragon Takes a Wife, Walter Dean Myers
Rabbit and the Dragon Prince, Daniel San Souchi
A Dragon New Year, Davis Bouchard
The Dragon’s Tale: Demi
Demi’s Dragons and Fantastic Creatures, Demi
Sons of the Dragon King, Ed Young
The Dragon Lover, Darci Patterson
Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain, Margaret Hill
In Search of the Thunder Dragon, Sophie Shrestha
Stories from the Silk Road, Sheri Gilchrist
Urashima Taro, Florence Sakade
The Paper Bag Princess, Robert Munsch
The Loathsome Dragon, Kim Kahng
St. George and The Dragon, Margaret Hodges

My daughters get their love of fantasy and mythology from their father and their interest in folktales from Asia from their mother. :slight_smile:

Hope this list helps.

The Squire and the Scroll by Jennie Bishop :slight_smile:

I remember loving one of my dad’s old picture books, “The Dragon Who Liked to Spit Fire.” (Judy Varga, 1961.)

“My Father’s Dragon” By Ruth Styles Gannett.
it’s a classic and a really sweet book.:thumbsup:

Dealing with dragons. Patricia c wrede

The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

Thanks everyone!! My presentation is tomorrow morning, and with all the great information you’ve given me, I’m willing to bet that I’ll knock it out of the park!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Someone mentioned Charizard from Pokemon but I figure I’d put an actual book on him. :o

Charizard, Go!

The Earthsea books. Particularly as the dragons are much greater than humans in many ways. In these books to be a ‘Dragonmaster’ means merely to be interesting enough that the dragons will talk with you rather than ignore your or kill you.

The tamed dragon in Tolkien’s ‘Farmer Giles of Ham’.

The dragons in the Pern books. Although those are genetically engineered alien beings and not strictly dragons as seen in fantasy literature.

The Popcorn Dragon by Jane Thayer
The Egg by M.P. Robertson

threecats - the egg was one I used in my prez.

Just thought you’d all like to know that I got an A! Thanks for the help! The prof loved some of the suggestions that I got from you guys!

Puff the Magic Dragon

I LOVED those two books when I was a kid!

:thumbsup: Awesome

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