16 Dragon Kids Books and Series We Love Reading

George and the Dragon and 15 other dragon kids books

This month, we have fairy tale fever. Between the recent release of Dragons Love Tacos 2, which we commemorated with a playroom inspired by the book, our favorite princess picture books, and next week’s storybook adventure location, we are going back to basics. Why do knights, princesses, dragons, and castles inspire so much imagination? We aren’t sure, but we do know that our children are caught up in these types of fairy tales as much as we are. Dragons, in particular, seem to cross all age brackets and genders. We decided to compile the best dragon kids books to inspire the lords and ladies of your castle.

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Dragon Books for Babies

That's not my dragon and other Dragon Kids BooksThat’s Not My Dragon by Fiona Watt

A board book for your littlest dragon lover featuring colorful images, simple text and touchable spots on each page.


my lucky little dragon by joyce wanMy Lucky Little Dragon by Joyce Wan

This adorable board book teaches little ones about the Chinese zodiac. Clunky manga images and a mirror at the end add fun.


A playroom inspired by the hysterical Dragons Love Tacos books? Think Taco poufs, boho prints and plenty of colorful fringe!

Dragon Books for Kids Aged 3 to 7

Dragons Love Tacos and other Dragon Kids Books

Dragons Love Tacos  by Adam Rubin

Both the original story and the sequel feature taco-eating dragons who can’t stand spicy salsa! The whimsical illustrations are childlike and the stories are just plain silly! 


hush little dragon by boni ashburnHush Little Dragon by Boni Ashburn

As humans, we sing Hush, Little Baby to our little ones. It only makes sense that a Dragon Mom would sing the same tune with a slightly different tale. Think about momma bringing knights, princesses, queens and the like.


george and the dragon by christopher wormellGeorge and the Dragon by Chris Wormell

This fantastically illustrated story tells the story of a terrible dragon, who is afraid of mice, and George, the mouse that just moved in next door.


theres no such thing as a dragon byThere’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent

When a dragon shows up in a young boys room, he tries to tell his family. The more they deny his story, the larger the dragon gets!


puff the magic dragon by peter yarrowlenny liptonPuff, the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton

This is one of my favorite songs to sing to my kids.  What I love about the book so much are the wonderful illustrations that leave the story with a positive feeling at the end.

the paper bag princess by robert n munschPaper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Featured in our “not your average princess post, this book proves that the princess can save the prince and still live happily ever after without him!


Dragon Masters Series by Tracey West and other Dragon Books for Kids

Dragon Series for Kids 6 to 9 

search for the lightning dragon a branches book dragon masters 7 by tracey westDragon Masters by Tracey West

This is a wonderful series for the early reader.  High-frequency words, great story, and bright colorful pictures fill these stories.  See our previous post on this series.


my fathers dragon byMy Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

This is the first book in a trilogy.  It is a wonderful, magical book that is rich in plot and imagination. It says 6+ for age range, but my 3 and 5-year-olds enjoy listening to me read this tale to them at bedtime.


28931552Magic Treehouse Series: Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osbourne

Another read-aloud for our bedtime repertoire, we love this entire series and have talked about it before. (Magic Treehouse Egypt). The author’s ability to weave a charming tale while teaching about history and legends, this time in the form of Camelot and King Arthur.


Dragon Kids Books for Ages 9 and Up

Dragonology and other Dragon Kids BooksDragonology by Dr. Ernest Drake

This cleverly made, complete guide to dragons includes anatomy lessons, legends, and colorful illustrations. Interactive elements like liftable flaps and pull out diagrams keep the story entertaining.


How to Train Your Dragon and other Dragon Kids BooksHow to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Hiccup, an unlikely hero, overcomes many obstacles in the harsh Viking landscape.  These books are funny with cute illustrations that are bound to entertain even the pickiest of readers. They have been made into a popular animated movie as well.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Not much needs to be said about this book.  This is my favorite book in the series and I have read it on more than one occasion. The dragon scenes are some of the best in the story.


Dragon Novels for Ages 12 and Up

the hobbit by j r r tolkienThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

An introduction to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit was the first fantasy book that I ever read.  Smaug, a dragon, is the main antagonist in this story. This book opened up a whole new world and genre of book.


The Inheritance Novel and other Dragon Kids BooksThe Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Eragon, a 15-year-old boy, believes that he is merely a farm boy until one day, he discovers that he is a dragon rider.  This series is a world of dragons, magic, and power.  Almost a “Dragon Masters” for the more mature reader, this series will take you into a world of fantasy you won’t forget.  

Dragon books for the most discerning of fans!Dragons Love Tacos, Paper Back Princess, Harry Potter and the Hobbit are just a few of the books on this list! From Board Books to Young Adult, there is a dragon book for everyone on this list! Are you a dragon lover? Then check out this list of books for kids aged 0 to 18!

Which stories are we missing? What would you recommend for our kids?

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