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“What are the best books about dragons?” We looked at 18 lists and 148 different books to answer that very question. Of the top 148 dragon books, 33 appeared on multiple lists.

 



The Top 33 Best Dragon Books


33) A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

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A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan


32) Between Planets by Robert Heinlein

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Between Planets


31) Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

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Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers #1) by Jessica Day George


30) Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly

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Dragonsbane (Winterlands #1) by Barbara Hambly


29) Dragonworld by Byron Preiss and Michael Reaves, illustrated by Joseph Zucker

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Dragonworld by Byron Preiss and Michael Reaves, illustrated by Joseph Zucker


28) Eon by Alison Goodman

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Eon by Alison Goodman


27) Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton, illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton, illustrated by Eric Puybaret


26) Scorched by Mari Mancusi

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Scorched (Scorched #1) by Mari Mancusi


25) The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

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The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama


24) The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

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The Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spenser


23) The Iron Dragon’s Daughter  by Michael Swanwick

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The Iron Dragon's Daughter (Michael Swanwick)


22) The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

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The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame


21) Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

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Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn


20) Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

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Dragon Rider (Dragon Rider #1) by Cornelia Funke


19) Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling


18) Talon by Julie Kagawa

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Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa


17) Tea with the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy

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Tea with the Black Dragon (Black Dragon #1) by R.A. MacAvoy


16) The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit

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The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit


15) The Dragon & The George by Gordon R. Dickson

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The Dragon & The George by Gordon R. Dickson


14) The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

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The Neverending Story by Michael Ende


13) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #3) by C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)


12) Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

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Wild Magic (The Immortals #1) by Tamora Pierce


11) Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

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Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede, Peter de Sève (Illustrator)


10) Firelight by Sophie Jordan

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Firelight (Firelight #1) by Sophie Jordan


9) How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

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How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon #1) by Cressida Cowell


8) Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

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Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton


7) The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

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The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles #1) by Robin Hobb


6) The Dragonriders Of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

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The Dragonriders of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern #1-3) by Anne McCaffrey


5) A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Appears on:: 6 Lists
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A Game of Thrones- The Story Continues- The Complete 5 Books (A Song of Ice and Fire #1-5) by George R.R. Martin


4) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

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Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman


3) Temeraire by Naomi Novik

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His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik


2) Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Appears on:: 7 Lists
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Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini


1) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Appears on: 8 Lists
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien



The 115 Additional Dragon Books Appearing on a Single List


 

  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin:
  • Age of Misrule
  • Alexander Asenby’s Great Adventure
  • Argonautica, by Apollonius of Rhodes
  • Argus by Michelle Knudsen Illustrated by Andrea Wesson
  • Asunder by Jodi Meadows
  • Big Book of Dragons, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
  • Big Dragons Don’t Cry
  • Bitterwood
  • Charmed Life
  • Chinese Dragons (Images of Asia)
  • Clariel by Garth Nix
  • Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Dr Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe
  • Dragon Bone by Patricia Briggs
  • Dragon Champion (E.E. Knight)
  • Dragon Coast
  • Dragon Gets By
  • Dragon Heart
  • Dragon Hunters
  • Dragon Kin series by G. A. Aiken
  • Dragon Pizzeria by Mary Morgan
  • Dragon Stew by Steve Smallman Illustrated by Lee Wildish
  • Dragon Weather (Lawrence Watt-Evans)
  • Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey
  • Dragonkeeper
  • Dragonlance Chronicles
  • Dragonlance series by Margaret Weiss
  • Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ologies)
  • Dragons Love Tacos
  • Dragonsong
  • Drakon series by Shana Abe
  • Dreamwalker
  • Earthsea series by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
  • Elmer and the Dragon
  • Emma’s Dragon Hunt, by Catherine Stock
  • Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell
  • Eona series
  • Eric Carle’s Dragons, Dragons
  • Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like by Jay Williams and Mercer Mayer
  • Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobbs
  • Fire’s Astonishment by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Guards, Guards (Terry Pratchett)
  • Harrowing the Dragon
  • Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
  • In His Majesty’s Service
  • Jabberwocky
  • Joust (Mercedes Lackey)
  • King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury
  • Looking for Ilyriand by Jay Ahston
  • Malaxan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson
  • Max’s Dragon by Kate Banks Pictures by Boris Kulikov
  • Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki
  • Min-Yo and the Moon Dragon by Elizabeth Hillman, illustrated by John Wallner
  • My Father’s Dragon series by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey
  • One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey
  • Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon by Ute Krause
  • Possession, by AS Byatt
  • Raising Dragons
  • Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
  • Redheart
  • Sabriel
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Slayers by C.J. Hill
  • Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin)
  • Tales from the Perilous Realm
  • Talker 25 by Joshua McCune
  • Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris
  • That Pesky Dragon by Julie Sykes Illustrated by Melanie Williamson
  • The Book of Dragons & Other Mythical Beasts
  • The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
  • The Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara
  • The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Deathgate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  • The Devil in Green
  • The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward Illustrated by Wayne Anderson
  • The Dragon of an Ordinary Family by Margaret Mahy
  • The Dragon Reborn
  • The Dragon Riders of Pern and Pern series by Anne McCaffrey
  • The Dragon Trilogy by M. P. Robertson
  • The Dragon’s Tooth
  • The Dragonbone Chair
  • The Dragoneye series by Alison Goodman
  • The Dragonic Voyages by Katherine A Smith
  • The Dragonsdome Chronicles
  • The Dragonstone by Dennis L. McKiernan
  • The Eyes of the Dragon
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
  • The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  • The Ice Dragon
  • The Last Dragon Slayer by Jasper Fforde
  • The Liveship Traders Robin Hobb
  • The Magic Thief: Found and The Magic Thief: Home by Sarah Prineass
  • The Paper Bag Princess
  • The Red Knight
  • THE SMOKE THIEF
  • The Story of Owen by EK Johnston
  • The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs, by William MorrisMorris
  • The Tawny Man
  • The Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
  • The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
  • The Written
  • Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
  • Truth series by Dawn Cook
  • Warrior by Ellen Oh
  • When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore Illustrated by Howard McWilliam
  • Windhaven
  • Wyrmeweald

The 18 “Best Dragon” Book Lists Consulted

 

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