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.
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.