“That dragon is like a living lightning storm!” Carlos said. “He is a baby Lightning Dragon,” Drake explained. “And you’re his Dragon Master.” -Tracey West, Search for the Lightning Dragon
The Dragon Masters Series by Tracey West is part of Scholastics early chapter books series called Branches. These books have great stories with quick-moving plots and pictures on every page. As a result, they are perfect for beginning readers or children who may become intimidated by a lot of words on a page. The Dragon Masters series is aimed at children in first through third grade. While the words are leveled, the stories do not suffer as a result. Even my older son asks to borrow the books so he can keep up with the plot. I admit that while I buy the books for my kids, I steal them to read myself.
This is a series of books about a group of children who make a magical connection to dragons through a dragon stone. Each book introduces a new dragon and a new story to go along with it. The newest book, entitled Search for the Lightning Dragon follows the friends as they search for Carlos. He is the master of the lightning dragon, a baby dragon who is on the loose and fast. Will they be able to find Carlos so he can make a connection with the little dragon? We loved this book, as we did the previous books in the series.
Book eight in the Dragon Masters series, Roar of the Thunder Dragon, is going to be released on September the 12th. We have already pre-ordered it because we can’t wait to see what happens. The first book, Rise of the Earth Dragon, introduces us to the main Characters in the book: Drake, Ana, Rori and Bo. I really like that the masters are boys and girls because it makes the story relatable to all children. The second book, Saving the Sun Dragon, is my favorite in the series. The next books are Secret of the Water Dragon, Power of the Fire Dragon, Song of the Poison Dragon and finally Flight of the Moon Dragon.
What’s your favorite early reader book or series?Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) by Tracey West
Published by Scholastic Inc. on February 28th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Readers, Chapter Books, Animals, Action & Adventure, General
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Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In book #7, the Dragon Masters have to track down the Lightning Dragon! But first, they need to find his Dragon Master -- a boy named Carlos. The Lightning Dragon shoots dangerous sparks of energy! Will Carlos be able to connect with his wild dragon? Or does a darker master have plans for the Lightning Dragon?