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The Best Children’s Books About Or Featuring Dragons

“What are the best Children’s Books About Dragons?” We looked at 194 of the top Kids Dragon books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 29 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Children’s Dragon” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 150+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Also make sure and take a look at our other article on the Best Adult And YA Dragon Books!

Happy Scrolling!

Top 29 Best Children’s Dragon Books

29 .) Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1) written by Jessica Day George

Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup

Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

28 .) Dragon Stew written by Steve Smallman

Dragon Stew

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amanda Lonergan
  • Scottish Book Trust

When five bored Vikings go looking for adventure, they decide on a fearless quest to catch a dragon for their stew.

27 .) Dragon’s Milk (The Dragon Chronicles) written by Susan Fletcher

Dragon’s Milk (The Dragon Chronicles)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Imagination Soup
  • Pragmatic Mom

Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family as a baby, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger sister, who needs dragon’s milk to recover from an illness.

26 .) Dragonbreath written by Ursula Vernon


Lists It Appears On:

  • Imagination Soup
  • Pragmatic Mom

Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny’s sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks–and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.

25 .) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire written by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Lists It Appears On:

  • Pragmatic Mom
  • The Guardian

Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.

24 .) Have You Seen My Dragon? written by Steve Light

Have You Seen My Dragon?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup

In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.…

23 .) Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher written by Bruce Coville

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Imagination Soup
  • Pragmatic Mom

Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon’s egg.

22 .) King Jack and the Dragon written by Peter Bently

King Jack and the Dragon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Read Brightly
  • Scottish Book Trust

Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts, but at day’s end giants carry away first Sir Zack, then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face night creatures alone.

21 .) Puff the Magic Dragon written by Romeo Muller

Puff the Magic Dragon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Scottish Book Trust

Jackie is a shy and withdrawn boy, but with the help of Puff, the magic dragon, he learns to help himself face new situations without fear. Puff and Jackie embark on an amazing adventure to the magical land of Honah Lee.

20 .) Seraphina written by Rachel Hartman


Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Trust
  • Imagination Soup

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.…

19 .) The Dragon Machine written by Helen Ward

The Dragon Machine

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amanda Lonergan
  • Scottish Book Trust

George sees dragons everywhere, but since he is the only one that sees them trouble begins. He must lead the dragons back to the great wilderness where they belong and then find his way home again.

18 .) The Knight and the Dragon written by Tomie dePaola

The Knight and the Dragon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup

A knight who has never fought a dragon and an equally inexperienced dragon prepare to meet each other in battle.

17 .) The Neverending Story written by Michael Ende

The Neverending Story

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian

Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.

16 .) The Paper Bag Princess written by Robert Munsch

The Paper Bag Princess

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

Elizabeth decides to chase the dragon and get Ronald back.

15 .) The Reluctant Dragon written by Kenneth Grahame

The Reluctant Dragon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amanda Lonergan
  • Goodreads

The boy who finds the dragon in the cave knows it is a kindly, harmless one, but how can he convince the frightened villagers and, especially, St. George the dragon killer that there is no cause for concern? St. George and his young friend find a dragon that is not at all like the one they had intended to slay. When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He’s always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy…

14 .) The Trouble with Dragons written by Debi Gliori

The Trouble with Dragons

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amanda Lonergan
  • Scottish Book Trust

When dragons cut down too many trees, blow out too much hot air, and do other environmental damage, the future looks grim, but other animals advise them on how to mend their ways and save the planet.

13 .) There’s a Dragon in Your Book written by Tom Fletcher

There’s a Dragon in Your Book

Lists It Appears On:

  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Read Brightly

OH LOOK, there’s an EGG in your book! But this isn’t any old egg – there’s a dragon in it . . . And pretty soon she has set your book ON FIRE. OH NO! Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott have created a fantastically interactive sequel to their bestselling There’s a Monster in Your Book. Children will love stroking, poking and flapping the book to make magic happen as they turn the pages. Can they help Little Dragon find a way to stop the fire and fly off on her own adventure?.

12 .) Where the Mountain Meets the Moon written by Grace Lin

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Read Brightly

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who can’t fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

11 .) Zog written by Julia Donaldson (author) & Axel Scheffler (illustrator).


Lists It Appears On:

  • Amanda Lonergan
  • Scottish Book Trust

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He’s also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess? A wonderfully funny new story from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man.…

10 .) Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1) written by Patricia C. Wrede

Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Pragmatic Mom

Bored with traditional palace life, Princess Cimorene travels to the Mountains of Morning where she is befriended by a group of powerful dragons and joins in their struggle to protect their kingdom from being taken over by disreputable wizards.

9 .) Dragons Love Tacos written by Adam Rubin

Dragons Love Tacos

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Scottish Book Trust

8 .) Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) written by Christopher Paolini

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Trust
  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom

In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

7 .) My Father’s Dragon (My Father’s Dragon, #1) written by Ruth Stiles Gannett

My Father's Dragon (My Father's Dragon, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Read Brightly

A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

6 .) Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1) written by Tracey West

Rise of the Earth Dragon (Dragon Masters #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Read Brightly

Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King’s soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo–and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.…

5 .) The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (Tales from the Chocolate Heart, #1) written by Stephanie Burgis

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (Tales from the Chocolate Heart, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes And Noble
  • Book Trust
  • Goodreads

After drinking enchanted hot chocolate, a brave young dragon is transformed into a twelve-year-old human girl with a passion for chocolate.

4 .) The Hobbit or There and Back Again written by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit or There and Back Again

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • The Guardian

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

3 .) Dragon Rider (Dragon Rider, #1) written by Cornelia Funke

Dragon Rider (Dragon Rider, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Trust
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Pragmatic Mom

After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.…

2 .) Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ologies, #1) written by Dugald A. Steer

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ologies, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Trust
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Pragmatic Mom

This magical volume presents the long-lost research of 19th-century dragonologist Drake. Full color.

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

How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Trust
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • The Guardian

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

The 150+ Additional Best Kids Books Featuring Dragons

A Dragon’s Guide to Making Perfect Wishes
 Barnes And Noble
A Dragon’s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
 Read Brightly
32A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)Ursula K. Le GuinGoodreads
33Ace Dragon Ltd. Imagination Soup
34Adventures in Flatfrost (The Kingdom of Wrenly, #5)Jordan QuinnGoodreads
35Arthur’s Tractor: A Fairy Tale with Mechanical PartsPippa GoodhartGoodreads
36Backyard Dragon Pragmatic Mom
37Be A Good Dragon Pragmatic Mom
38BeastQuest Pragmatic Mom
39Book of Monsters – DragonsAntony BriggsGoodreads
40Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship (Brambleheart #1)Henry ColeGoodreads
41Burned (Dragons’ Trust Book 2)Krista WaymentGoodreads
42Cedric and the DragonElizabeth RaumGoodreads
43Custard the Dragon and the Wicked KnightOgden NashGoodreads
44Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Pragmatic Mom
Darkness of Dragons (Wings of Fire Series #10)
 Barnes And Noble
46Dear Dragon Read Brightly
47Deliverers of Their CountryE. NesbitGoodreads
48Doughnuts for a Dragon Amanda Lonergan
49Dove IsabeauJane YolenGoodreads
50Dragon BoyDick King-SmithGoodreads
51Dragon Defender (Dragon Defense League, #1)J.A. BlackburnGoodreads
52Dragon Feathers Scottish Book Trust
53Dragon Gets ByDav PilkeyGoodreads
54Dragon in Danger (Dragon, #2)Rosemary ManningGoodreads
55Dragon In The Harbour (Dragon, #4)Rosemary ManningGoodreads
Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer
 Imagination Soup
57Dragon Masters Imagination Soup
58Dragon of Avalon Book 6 (Merlin) Imagination Soup
59Dragon on Trial (The Menagerie #2) Imagination Soup
60Dragon RideHelen CresswellGoodreads
61Dragon Slayers Academy Pragmatic Mom
62Dragon TroublePenelope LivelyGoodreads
63Dragon’s Green (Worldquake Series #1) Barnes And Noble
64Dragon’s Lair (Hiro’s Quest, #4)Tracey WestGoodreads
Dragon’s Breath (Tales of the Frog Princess Book 2)
 Imagination Soup
66Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg Imagination Soup
67Dragonflight Read Brightly
68DragonheartAdriana GabrielThe Guardian
69DragonriseKathryn CaveGoodreads
70Dragons Are Real Pragmatic Mom
Dragons Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette)
 Imagination Soup
72Dragons in a BagZetta ElliottBook Trust
73Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool!Courtney Pippin-MathurGoodreads
74Dragonsong (Pern: Harper Hall, #1)Anne McCaffreyGoodreads
Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure (Dragonwatch Series #1)
 Barnes And Noble
76Drake the DragonboyRebecca SchultzGoodreads
77East Dragon, West DragonRobyn EversoleGoodreads
78Ellie and the Mushroom ThiefKate AmedeoGoodreads
Embers of Destruction (Mysteries of Cove Series #3)
 Barnes And Noble
80Fergal is Fuming Scottish Book Trust
81Ferno the Fire DragonAdam BladeGoodreads
82Funny Faces Dizzy Dragon Pragmatic Mom
83Game of Thrones seriesGeorge RR MartinThe Guardian
84George and the Dragon Pragmatic Mom
85Gondra’s Treasure Imagination Soup
86Good Night, Good KnightShelley Moore ThomasGoodreads
87Green Smoke (Dragon, #1)Rosemary ManningGoodreads
88Harry on the Rocks Pragmatic Mom
89Hatching MagicAnn Downer-HazellGoodreads
90Have Sword, Will TravelGarth NixGoodreads
91Hector and the Big Bad Knight Scottish Book Trust
92Henry and the Chalk Dragon Barnes And Noble
93Herb, the Vegetarian DragonJules Bass (author) & Debbie Harter (illustrator).Amanda Lonergan
94Here There Be Dragons Pragmatic Mom
95How Droofus the Dragon Lost His HeadBill PeetGoodreads
96How to Dress a DragonThelma Lynne GodinGoodreads
97Hush, Little DragonBoni AshburnGoodreads
98I Don’t Believe in DragonsAnna WalkerGoodreads
99Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio, #1)Jon ScieszkaGoodreads
100Komodo!Peter SísGoodreads
101Mai and the Spirit DragonJ.C. BremGoodreads
102Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1)Ben HatkeGoodreads
Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded
 Barnes And Noble
104MulanDisney and Katherine PoindexterThe Guardian
105Nickerbacher, The Funniest DragonTerry John BartoGoodreads
106Ninety-nine DragonsBarbara SleighGoodreads
107Not Your Typical DragonDan Bar-elGoodreads
108Of Giants and Ice (The Ever Afters #1)Shelby BachGoodreads
109Oscar and the Very Hungry DragonUte KrauseGoodreads
110Pillage (Pillage, #1)Obert SkyeGoodreads
111Princess in TrainingTammi SauerGoodreads
112Puff, the Magic DragonPeter YarrowGoodreads
113Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland (Rachel Griffin #3)L. Jagi LamplighterGoodreads
114Raising DragonsJerdine NolenGoodreads
115Red is a Dragon: A Book of ColorsRoseanne ThongGoodreads
116Return of the Library DragonCarmen Agra DeedyGoodreads
117Saint George and the DragonMargaret HodgesGoodreads
118Saving the Sun Dragon (Dragon Masters #2)Tracey WestGoodreads
119Serious TroubleArthur HowardGoodreads
120Sleeping BeautyDisneyThe Guardian
121Sleeping Dragons All AroundSheree FitchGoodreads
122Spirited Away The Guardian
123Sylvia and Bird Scottish Book Trust
124Tale of Two Castles Pragmatic Mom
125Talon Read Brightly
126That’s Not My Dragon Pragmatic Mom
The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me)
 Barnes And Noble
128The Awful Truth About Forgetting (Rachel Griffin #4)L. Jagi LamplighterGoodreads
129The Best Pet of AllDavid LaRochelleGoodreads
130The Book Dragon Pragmatic Mom
131The Boy from the Dragon PalaceMargaret Read MacDonaldGoodreads
132The Clockwork Dragon Scottish Book Trust
133The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water Scottish Book Trust
134The Different Dragon Scottish Book Trust
135The Discovery of DragonsGraeme BaseGoodreads
136The Dragon Pragmatic Mom
137The Dragon in the LibraryLouie StowellGoodreads
138The Dragon in the Sock Drawer Read Brightly
139The Dragon of Lonely IslandRebecca RuppGoodreads
140The Dragon of Never-WasAnn Downer-HazellGoodreads
141The Dragon of Og Pragmatic Mom
142The Dragon PainterRosie DickinsGoodreads
The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale
 Imagination Soup
144The Dragon Stoorworm Scottish Book Trust
145The Dragon Tattoo BookPaul VirrGoodreads
146The Dragon with Red EyesAstrid LindgrenGoodreads
147The Dragon’s Quest (Dragon, #3)Rosemary ManningGoodreads
The Dragon’s Hoard Stories from the Viking Sagas
 Imagination Soup
149The Dragonriders of PernAnne McCaffreyThe Guardian
150The Dragons are Singing Tonight Pragmatic Mom
151The Dragons of Wayward Crescent Pragmatic Mom
152The Earthsea sequenceUrsula K Le GuinBook Trust
153The EggM.P. RobertsonGoodreads
154The Emperor of Mars Barnes And Noble
155The Eye of LarilothGrace EgertGoodreads
156The Fire Within: Last Dragon Chronicles 1 Imagination Soup
157The Forgetful Knight Imagination Soup
158The Girl Who Drank the MoonKelly BarnhillBook Trust
159The Great Dragon Bake Off Scottish Book Trust
160The Hero and the Crown Imagination Soup
161The Irish CinderladShirley ClimoGoodreads
162The Journey to Dragon Island Barnes And Noble
163The Kiss That MissedDavid MellingGoodreads
164The Knight Who Said “No!” Scottish Book Trust
165The Last Dragon Pragmatic Mom
The Last Dragon Charmer #3: Realm Breaker
 Barnes And Noble
167The Library DragonCarmen Agra DeedyGoodreads
168The Magical Flight of Dodie RueF.C. ShawGoodreads
The Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors
 Pragmatic Mom
170The Popcorn DragonJane ThayerGoodreads
171The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel (Rachel Griffin #2)L. Jagi LamplighterGoodreads
172The Return of the DragonRebecca RuppGoodreads
173The Runaway PrincessKate CoombsGoodreads
174The Scarlet Dragon (The Kingdom of Wrenly, #2)Jordan QuinnGoodreads
175The Secret DragonE.J. ClarkeGoodreads
176The Secret LibraryGenevieve CogmanBook Trust
177The ShardTed CrossGoodreads
178The Snow DragonVivian French (author) & Chris Fisher (illustrator).Amanda Lonergan
179The Tale of Custard the DragonOgden NashGoodreads
180The Tea Dragon Society Barnes And Noble
181The Three Pigs Pragmatic Mom
182The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin (Rachel Griffin #1)L. Jagi LamplighterGoodreads
The Unicorn Rescue Society: The Basque Dragon
 Read Brightly
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
 Imagination Soup
185There’s No Such Thing as a DragonJack KentGoodreads
186Trusted (Dragons’ Trust, #1)Krista WaymentGoodreads
187Waking DragonsJane YolenGoodreads
188Warren and Dragon Series Read Brightly
189When a Dragon Moves In Read Brightly
190When the Dragons Came Amanda Lonergan
191Wings of Fire Imagination Soup
192Year of the Golden Dragon Pragmatic Mom
193You’ve got DragonsKathryn Cave & Nick Maland (authors/illustrators).Amanda Lonergan
Zoey and Sassasfras Dragons and Marshmallows
 Imagination Soup

9 Best Dragon Children’s Book Sources/Lists

Amanda Lonergan 10 Children’s Picture Books about Dragons
Barnes And Noble The Best Middle Grade Dragons of 2017
Book Trust 10 best kids’ books about dragons, chosen by Liz Flanagan
Goodreads Best Children’s Books with Dragons
Imagination Soup Dragon Books For Kids
Pragmatic Mom Top 10: Best Dragon Children’s Books
Read Brightly 13 of the Best Dragon Books for Kids
Scottish Book Trust 17 Picture Books About Dragons
The Guardian Top 10 dragons in fiction