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Best Books About Dragons

Embark on a magical journey with this enchanting collection of dragon books, specially curated to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Vibrant illustrations and engaging stories come together to create a visually stunning and immersive experience for readers of all ages. As children delve into the pages of these fantastical adventures, they’ll not only learn about the legendary creatures but also gain valuable lessons about bravery, friendship, and the importance of embracing one’s unique qualities. This collection is a perfect way to ignite the flame of curiosity in young minds during the Year of the Dragon celebration.

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British Museum Press Out and Decorate: Chinese Zodiac

Illustrated by Kate McLelland
2-5
Make your own 3D decorations with this brilliant board book of press-out chinese zodiac animals from the British Museum! From tigers to monkeys and horses to dragons, this book features 25 unique, intricately foiled designs that can be slotted together to create 3D ornaments, hung up or threaded together to…
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Dragon Storm: Tomas and Ironskin

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The first book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7 – 9 year olds!

In the land of Draconis, there are no dragons.

Once, there were. But then came the Dragon Storm, and the dragons retreated from the world of humans.

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Dragon Storm: Cara and Silverthief

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The second book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7 – 9 year olds!

Cara has spent her life on the streets and has relied on her wits – and a mysterious voice that seemed to live inside her head – for survival. She’s amazed when she learns that the voice actually belongs to a dragon – her dragon – and she’s invited to join a hidden society, the Dragonseer Guild, for those who can summon their own dragon.

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Dragon Storm: Ellis and Pathseeker

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The third book in the thrilling, magical, and action-packed fantasy series, Dragon Storm, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7 – 9 year olds!

It’s the Maze Festival in Rivven. Ellis and Pathseeker discover someone secretly using dragon magic and it will take all of their skills and courage to find their way back home, and keep the existence of the dragons a secret from the king.

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Dragon Storm: Mira and Flameteller

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The fourth book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7 – 9 year olds!

Mira and her dragon Flameteller learn about the ancient magic that powers the home of the Dragonseer Guild and keep its existence a secret. Until the King announces a plan to hunt down and destroy all dragons. Mira and Flameteller must find a way to fix it – before the Guild, and the dragons, are found by King Godfic’s soldiers.

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Dragon Storm: Kai and Boneshadow

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The fifth book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7-9 year olds!

Kai and his dragon Boneshadow are summoned to the palace to work for the King and decide to secretly search for a dragon believed to be hiding there. During the search, Kai discovers a mysterious potion. It makes him more powerful, and more confident… and as Kai begins to change, he’s in danger of losing his friends … and even Boneshadow herself.

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Dragon Storm: Erin and Rockhammer

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The sixth book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7-9 year olds!

Erin and her dragon Rockhammer get into a fight with another dragonseer and are sent away to Stillness. There they discover the Solace Stone, a magical object that creates calm. Whilst there, Erin forgets that she can’t summon her dragon Rockhammer. When mysterious soldiers storm Stillness, Erin must find a way to escape or risk being trapped forever…

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Dragon Storm: Connor and Lightspirit

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The seventh book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7-9 year olds!

When Connor, and his dragon, Lightspirit, solve an impossible puzzle, they are taken immediately to the palace. There they meet someone who needs their help to stop the Dragon Storm, and save Draconis from a terrible war! But something isn’t adding up … and not everyone can be trusted.

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Dragon Storm: Skye and Soulsinger

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

The eighth book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7-9 year olds!

When Princess Skye returns to Rivven she discovers a city in chaos. After an attack by a fearsome dragon, everyone is preparing to go to war with the Dragonseer Guild! But Skye knows the Guild is not a threat, and something is terribly wrong. Can she stop it before the dragons disappear forever and in doing so find her own dragon, Soulsinger?

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When a Dragon Comes to Stay

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A warm and funny picture book about behaving yourself when visiting friends, created by the award-winning Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw. When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys and skip happily upstairs at bathtime.…
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When a Dragon Goes to School

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
The perfect book for any little dragon (or child) getting ready to start school or nursery! This delightful rhyming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay by award-winning picture book creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When a dragon goes to school, will…
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When a Dragon Loves Christmas

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A delightful rhyming picture book perfect for any little dragon getting ready to celebrate Christmas! This festive addition to the When a Dragon . . . series by award-winning creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When it's time to celebrate Christmas, does a dragon…
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When a Dragon Meets a Baby

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A delightful, rhyming picture book that's perfect for any little dragon who is about to become a big sister or brother. This charming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay and When a Dragon Goes to School is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour, and deals with all those tricky…
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Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
A hilarious rhyming story for princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. When a truly terrifying sound wakes everyone up, clever Princess Daisy soon figures out the problem, but her father, the King, just won't listen - how can a princess defeat a dragon? Then when the knights who come to…
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The Secret Rescuers: The Storm Dragon

Written by Paula Harrison Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
A brilliant series for 7+ readers full of adventure, magic and friendship from Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses and Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue series. When Sophy finds a little lost dragon, she knows he's in danger. It will take all her courage to keep Cloudy safe, and…
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The Dragon In The Library

Written by Louie Stowell Illustrated by Davide Ortu
7-9
The first book in a fantastically exciting, brilliantly funny, magical new series! From the bestselling author of the Loki series. Save the library, save the world! Kit can't STAND reading. She'd MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she's dragged…
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The Knight Who Said “No!”

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Kate Hindley
2-5
The perfect picture book for children who have discovered the power of the word "NO"! Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a…
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The Prince and the Pee

Written by Greg Gormley Illustrated by Chris Mould
2-5
A hilarious tale of derring do and needing the loo from the brilliant Greg Gormley and Chris Mould! Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, REALLY needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues…
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Have You Seen My Blankie?

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Metcalf
2-5
Someone's taken Princess Alice's super-snuggly blankie, and she MUST get it back! Where could Alice's special blanket be? Her brother doesn't have it and neither does the giant OR the witch. Finally Alice finds her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon, but he looks so sad when…
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Never, Ever, Ever Ask a Pirate to a Party

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Anne-Kathrin Behl
2-5
Get ready for a fantastical birthday party adventure featuring a dinosaur, dragon, unicorn, pirate . . . and a spaceship full of aliens! If you want the perfect party, never, ever, ever invite this crowd of chaotic guests! The unicorn will demand sparkles and bubbles, the dragon will set fire…
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Princess Minna: The Enchanted Forest

Written by Kirsty Applebaum Illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo
5-7
Princess Minna loves to sort out mix-ups and mishaps in the kingdom! In this full-colour, illustrated chapter book, join her on a funny, exciting adventure to wake a sleeping prince and much more - all in time for tea. Princess Minna lives in Castle Tall-Towers with the King and Queen,…
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