Picture Books ~ Dragons


Aitken, Amy
Ruby, the Red Knight: Story and Pictures
JUV 398.8.A311r

Ruby, imagining herself a Knight of the Round Table, accepts King Arthur's challenge to solve the mystery of the disappearing realm, coming up against a giant, a dragon, and a wizard in the course of her quest. 1983.


Baker, Ken
Old MacDonald Had a Dragon
JUV 398.8.B1737o

The new dragon on Old MacDonald's farm puts all the other animals, and the farmer, in peril. 2012.


Banks, Kate
Max's Dragon
JUV 398.8.B2256md

When his older brothers tease him for believing in dragons, Max, who is desperately searching for words that rhyme, teaches his siblings a valuable lesson in the power of imagination--and rhyming words! 2008.


Bass, Jules
Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon
JUV 398.8.B2935h

Follow the adventures of Herb and meathook when the knights of Castle Dark decide that the time has come to rid their land of man-eating dragons! 1999.


Berkeley, Jon
Chopsticks
JUV 398.8.B4552c

A small mouse named Chopsticks, who lives on a floating restaurant in China, becomes friends with a carved wooden dragon who wants to fly. 2006.


Bertrand, Lynne
One Day, Two Dragons
JUV 398.8.B4624o

A counting book that relates what happens when two dragons go to the doctor's office at Three Bug Street to get four vaccinations. 1992.


Biedrzycki, David
Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween
JUV 398.8.B4757m

A boy tries to find the perfect Halloween costume for his pet dragon, so they can go trick-or-treating together. 2013.


Bradfield, Roger
A Good Knight for Dragons
JUV 398.8.B7274g

The physical handicaps of an almost blind and deaf horse are a decided advantage when it comes to dragon fighting. 1967.


Davol, Marguerite
The Paper Dragon
JUV 398.8.D3112p

A humble artist agrees to confront the terrifying dragon that threatens to destroy his village. 1997.


DePaola, Tomie
The Knight and the Dragon
JUV 398.8.D44k

A knight who has never fought a dragon and an equally inexperienced dragon prepare to meet each other in battle. 1980.


Donaldson, Julia
A Gold Star for Zog
JUV 398.8.D714go

Each year, as Zog practices new skills learned at Madam Dragon's school, a little girl helps him out until one day he finds a way to help make her dream come true for herself, a new friend, and Zog. 2012.


Eversole, Robyn    
East Dragon, West Dragon
JUV 398.8.E933e

East Dragon and West Dragon are suspicious of one another although they have never met, but when the western king is captured in the Eastern Kingdom and West Dragon goes to rescue him, they find they have much in common. 2012.


Gravett, Emily
Again!
JUV 398.8.G7887a

At bedtime, Cedric the dragon wants his mother to read his favorite book again, and again, and again. 2013.


Holabird, Katharine
Alexander and the Dragon
JUV 398.8.H691al

A very small boy is afraid of the dark, especially when the shadow under his bed becomes a fierce dragon. He soon learns, however, that even dragons have their gentle side. 1988.


Howard, Arthur
Serious Trouble
JUV 398.8.H829s

Despite the objections of his very serious parents, Prince Ernest longs to become a jester, and this helps him in an encounter with a three-headed dragon. 2003.


Joosse, Barbara
Lovabye Dragon
JUV 398.8.J741l

When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born. They march and sing, roar and whisper, hide and seek, then settle into snug companionship at bedtime. 2012.


Knapman, Timothy
Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood?
JUV 398.8.K7265g

A young dragon finds a boy and introduces him to his family, friends, and teacher, but it is clear that the boy would like to return to his faraway home. 2007.


Knudsen, Michelle     
Argus
JUV 398.8.K7814a

Sallie's class is supposed to be raising chicks as a science project, but although Argus, the large, green, scaly creature that hatches from her egg, causes all sorts of trouble she worries about him when he disappears. 2011.


Krause, Ute
Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon
JUV 398.8.K8675o

No princess is around to be fed to the dragon so Little Oscar's name is pulled from the hat. Learn how the boy's cleverness comes to his rescue! 2010.


LaRochelle, David
The Best Pet of All
JUV 398.8.L327b

A young boy enlists the help of a dragon to persuade his mother to let him have a dog as a pet. 2004.


Leedy, Loreen
A Number of Dragons
JUV 398.8.L517n

Introduces the numbers one through ten as a group of young dragons play together and alone. 1985.


Laury, Jean Ray
No Dragons on My Quilt
JUV 398.8.L376n

When Benjamin is afraid to go to bed by himself, he is comforted by the special quilt his grandmother makes for him.  Includes instructions and patterns for making the quilt featured in the story. 1990.


Long, Ethan
One Drowsy Dragon
JUV 398.8. L8508o

As one dragon tries to take a nap, his ten little dragons, in increasing numbers, disturb his sleep by making milk shakes, screaming at scary movies, and playing loud games. 2010.


Mayhew, James
The Knight Who Took All Day
JUV 398.8.M453kn

A dashing knight decides it's time to impress the golden-haired princess. All he needs is a dragon to show off his marvelous talents. One day, a huge dragon appears on the horizon, smoke pouring from his nostrils. Immediately, the knight orders his squire to fetch his armor. But will he get dressed in time--or is this knight more interested in appearances than action? After much waiting, the golden-haired princess decides to tame that fire-breathing beast herself! 2005.


Mogensen, Jan
Teddy and the Chinese Dragon
JUV 398.8.M724te

While visiting a magical duck pond, Teddy overcomes his fear of dragons with the help of his new friend, the Chinese Princess doll. 1985.


Morris, Jackie
Tell Me a Dragon
JUV 398.8.M8318t

Dragons all of shapes, sizes and colors are featured in this fantastical book about the diverse appearances, talents, and skills of these amazing mythical creatures and the lands over which they rule. 2009.


Munsch, Robert
The Paper Bag Princess
JUV 398.8.M928p

Princess Elizabeth, robbed of her beautiful clothes and her fiancé by a fierce dragon, dons a paper bag and marches off to rescue her prince, only to realize he is not worthy of her efforts. 1980.


Nesbit, E.
Lionel and the Book of Beasts
JUV 398.8.N3654l

As young King Lionel turns the pages of his magical book, a hungry red dragon and other creatures in the illustrations come to life. 2006.


Nieman, Christoph
The Pet Dragon
JUV 398.8.N5554pd    

When Lin's beloved pet dragon disappears, she searches for him far and wide until a witch helps her to reach the dragon's new home. Introduces a different Chinese character on each step of Lin's adventure. 2008.


Nolen, Jerdine
Raising Dragons
JUV 398.8.N717r

A farmer's young daughter shares numerous adventures with the dragon that she raises from infancy. 1998.


Peet, Bill
How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head
JUV 398.8.P347ho

Although he comes from a fierce family, Droofus is a good dragon undeserving of the price the king puts on his head. 1971.


Pendziwol, Jean
No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)
JUV 398.8.P374n

While out for a walk with her mom, a little girl has the surprise of her life, she meets a real, live, fire-breathing dragon! Now this dragon is nothing to be afraid of, in fact, he's so friendly that she invites him home for tea. But their afternoon snack is suddenly interrupted when the dragon sneezes and sets the table ablaze. Luckily, the girl knows just what to do, and she teaches her new friend to be fire smart, too. 1999.


Pilkey, Dav
Dragon Gets By
JUV 398.8.P644dr

Dragon wakes up groggy and does everything wrong all day long. 1991.


Robertson, M.P.
The Dragon and the Gruesome Twosome
JUV 398.8.R5473d

George and his dragon are back in this magical adventure to save a fairytale kingdom from two terrible troll twins. Can George save the day? 2008.


Robertson, M. P.
The Egg
JUV 398.8.R5473e

George hatches a dragon from a strange egg that he finds and then faces the challenge of raising him properly. 2001.


Robertson, M.P.
The Great Dragon Rescue
JUV 398.8.R5473g

George and his old friend the dragon try to rescue a baby dragon from a witch. 2004.


Rubin, Adam
Dragons Love Tacos
JUV 398.8.R8237d

Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa. 2012.


Sellier, Marie
Legend of the Chinese Dragon
JUV 398.8.S4676l

Long ago the people of China lived, worked, and fought under the protection of guardian spirits that took on the appearance of animals, but the children grew tired of war and created a new spirit to protect all the people and bring peace. 2006.


Sperring, Mark
The Sunflower Sword
JUV 398.8.S7512s

In a land marked by endless fighting between knights and dragons, a mother gives her eager little boy a sunflower rather than the sword he requests, and when he wields it against a real dragon, new understanding begins. 2011.


Stock, Catherine
Emma's Dragon Hunt
JUV 398.8.S864e

Emma's grandfather, newly arrived from China, introduces her to the power of dragons. 1984.


Talbot, John
The Dragon's Cold
JUV 398.8.T1419d

Alex and his friends discover Duncan, the dragon, on the beach.  Duncan has a dreadful cold which has put out his fire, Can the children help him get it back? 1988.


Tucker, Kathy
The Seven Chinese Sisters
JUV 398.8.T797s

When a dragon snatches the youngest of seven talented Chinese sisters, the other six come to her rescue. 2003.


Williams, Arlene
Dragon Soup
JUV 398.8.W6698d

When Tonlu tries to steal a pearl from the Cloud Dragons' treasure in order to help her father pay his debts, she finds herself resolving a dispute about soup recipes. 1996.


Willis, Val
The Secret in the Matchbox
JUV 398.8.W6796s

Bobby takes his matchbox containing an awesome secret to school, where the class slowly and horrifyingly becomes involved with the contents. 1988.


Wojtowycz, David    
Elephant Joe, Brave Knight! A Tale of Knightly Chivalrousness
JUV 398.8.W8297e

Knights Elephant Joe and Zebra Pete are tasked with rescuing the king's crown from the Dark Knight, who is guarded by a fierce dragon. 2011.


Wormell, Christopher
George and the Dragon
JUV 398.8.W8933g

George the mouse unintentionally rids the kingdom of a ferocious dragon. 2006.


Yolen, Jane
Waking Dragons
JUV 398.8.Y78wd

In the morning, dragons wake up, tumble out of bed, and get ready to fly into the sky. 2012.