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I’ve been doing a lot with dragons lately and in honor of my new book Dragons are Real so I thought I’d share a little bit of our favorite dragon reads from our favorite dragon library. You may not know this but Dragons love to read and are actually book hoarders. So if you’re missing a book, there’s a good chance a dragon took it. 😉
So going forward, we’re operating on the premise here that Dragons are Real. I should know because I’ve had my very own dragon friend since I was 7. Look for a sneak peak at the end of this post. It’s a surprise and you won’t be disappointed. I promise! Enjoy my Dragon-themed Booklist for Beginning Readers
A Dragon-themed Booklist for Beginning Readers
Danny Dragonbreath can’t breathe fire, but he has no fear. And that comes in handy when a bad grade at school inspires him to enlist his cousin the sea-serpent’s help with a research project. Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters that will have readers laughing until smoke comes out of their noses!
Someone or something is stealing from the peaceful residents of Buttonville. But is the thief from the real world…or the imaginary one? Ben and Pearl are about to find out. When they report for duty at Dr. Woo’s, Mr. Tabby hands them a bucket and a shovel — for the collection and proper disposal of dragon droppings — and directs the apprentices to the hospital’s roof. Soon, they come face-to-snout with the dragon that lives there and find a pile of proof that he is the thief.
Before Ben and Pearl can persuade the dragon to stop stealing, an emergency call comes in from the Imaginary World. The rain dragon has been injured! But with Dr. Woo out of town and Mr. Tabby busy with percolating pixies, time is running out.
Will Ben and Pearl finally get a chance to travel to the Imaginary World? Even if it means breaking Dr. Woo’s rules? Even if it means they might never come back?
The last existing dragon egg had been stolen from Sterling. If that egg was destroyed, dragons would become extinct forever! I couldn’t let that happen. So he set out across enchanted lands to find the egg and restore peace to the Kingdom of Fantasy.
Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon’s egg.
Great Dragon Series for Beginning Readers
These great reads are CLASSICS by Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn.
This next series are easily read and are very cute but they lack a bit of action for my taste. I put them here simply because they are well done and kids really seem to love them and that’s the important thing.
- Dragon Keeper #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer
- Dragon Keeper #2: The Dragon in the Driveway
- Dragon Keeper #3: The Dragon in the Library
- Dragon Keeper #4: The Dragon in the Volcano
- Dragon Keeper #5: The Dragon in the Sea
- Dragon Keeper #6: The Dragon at the North Pole
The Dragon Slayer’s Academy by Kate McMullan is an extremely fun journey into the world of Dragon Slayers. It’s sure to amuse and delight the most earliest of readers.
- The New Kid at School
- Revenge of the Dragon Lady
- Class Trip to the Cave of Doom
- A Wedding for Wigala?
- Knight for a Day
- Sir Lancelot Where Are You?
- Wheel of Misfortune
- Countdown to the Year 1000
Dragon Masters Series by Tracey West
The DRAGON MASTERS series is “How to Train Your Dragon” meets the DRAGON SLAYERS’ ACADEMY!
DRAGON MASTERS has it all! Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland’s soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons–and they must also uncover their dragons’ special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon’s special power?
- Rise of the Earth Dragon
- Saving the Sun
- Secret of the Water Dragon
- Power of the Fire Dragon
- Song of the Poison Dragon
More Dragon Booklists to come!
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Now Available on Amazon and GumRoad!
My newest book, Dragons are Real will be available and the excitement is almost blowing the roof off at Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press headquarters!
SO…what if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG. What if I told you that Dragons are indeed Real and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined?
This fairly true story is based on the author’s childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon; a very special Dragon that she and her brother spent two magical summers with.
As readers turn the pages and learn the truth about Dragons, they will see that the fiercest beasts in known history can actually be the best of friends. It’s a lesson in finding companionship in the most unusual of places. Dragons are Real is a magical book filled with stunning illustrations and hints that dragon are indeed all around us 🙂
Dragons are Real is now available for purchase on both Amazon and Gumroad! We are also offering a special free bonus gift of a Dragons Are Real Inspiration Activity Guide when you purchase your copy of this enchanting picture book.
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