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Posted on February 14, 2024

The Year of the Dragon (a guide to our favourite dragon books!)

Here at the Crow’s nest, we are very excited to celebrate the Year of the Dragon – so much so, that we have crafted this carefully curated collection of our favourite books about dragons!

What is the Chinese Zodiac calendar?

The Chinese calendar is a special way of keeping track of time with the Moon and how the Earth moves around the sun. It’s not like the calendars we use every day. In the Chinese calendar, they have a way of counting years that repeats every 60 years, and each year has its own special animal attached to it!

There are twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and they all have their own unique qualities. When the Spring Festival comes around in late January or early February, a big celebration is held to ring in the new year.

What does The Year of the Dragon mean?

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is a symbol for good luck, strength, and feeling good. Even though dragons might seem scary in some stories, in Chinese culture they’re representative of being in control and feeling empowered.

People born in the Year of the Dragon are said to have charm, confidence, and even a bit of luck or talent that comes with them. So, if you, or someone you know was born in the Year of the Dragon, be on the lookout for situations in which to test your luck!🐉✨

To celebrate this amazing year, we have curated a list of books that all have to do with– you guessed it– dragons! Start reading about fantastical worlds, unlikely friendships, unique characters and stories you can’t put down by browsing our Best Books About Dragons list.

Books to Celebrate the Year of the Dragon

Dragonstorm Series


If you’re looking for a thrilling, magical and action-packed new fantasy fiction series, checkout this amazing series all about dragons! 

Discover the land of Draconis where once, dragons and humans were friends, and, together, created the great city of Rivven. But then came the Dragon Storm, and the dragons left the humans. 

Follow the series as a cast of characters and their fellow dragons discover new worlds, long-kept secrets and embark on countless adventures! 

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon by learning all about these legendary creatures and diving headfirst into a fantastical book that will keep you turning the pages. 

Kit the Wizard Series: The Dragon in the Library


Follow Kit the Wizard as she explores curious characters and situations, starting with an incredible discovery in the library.

Read along as Kit and her friends are tasked with saving the library…and the world. 

This book is perfect for stoking the flame of curiosity about dragons!

When a Dragon Series


For those littler ones, this series is great for introducing dragons in a more animated and personal way. 

Little dragon experiences going to school, celebrating Christmas, meeting new friends and other adventures while meeting people along the way and learning how to adapt to new situations! 

There’s no better way to honour this year than immersing yourself in the captivating world of amazing fiction books following these mythical creatures. The tales of courage, friendship and fantastical adventures found within the pages of these dragon-themed stories ignite imaginations and engage young readers in a world of storytelling. If you are looking for more books with dragons, browse our curated list of the Best Books About Dragons. This Chinese New Year, get fired up about reading!

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