Picture Books ~ Dragons
Ruby, the Red Knight: Story and Pictures
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.
Old MacDonald Had a Dragon
The new dragon on Old MacDonald's farm puts all the other animals, and the farmer, in peril. 2012.
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.
Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon
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.
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.
One Day, Two Dragons
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.
Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween
A boy tries to find the perfect Halloween costume for his pet dragon, so they can go trick-or-treating together. 2013.
A Good Knight for Dragons
The physical handicaps of an almost blind and deaf horse are a decided advantage when it comes to dragon fighting. 1967.
The Paper Dragon
A humble artist agrees to confront the terrifying dragon that threatens to destroy his village. 1997.
The Knight and the Dragon
A knight who has never fought a dragon and an equally inexperienced dragon prepare to meet each other in battle. 1980.
A Gold Star for Zog
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.
East Dragon, West Dragon
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.
At bedtime, Cedric the dragon wants his mother to read his favorite book again, and again, and again. 2013.
Alexander and the Dragon
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.
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.
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.
Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood?
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.
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.
Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon
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.
The Best Pet of All
A young boy enlists the help of a dragon to persuade his mother to let him have a dog as a pet. 2004.
A Number of Dragons
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
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.
One Drowsy Dragon
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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.
The Knight Who Took All Day
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.
Teddy and the Chinese Dragon
While visiting a magical duck pond, Teddy overcomes his fear of dragons with the help of his new friend, the Chinese Princess doll. 1985.
Tell Me a Dragon
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.
The Paper Bag Princess
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.
Lionel and the Book of Beasts
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.
The Pet Dragon
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.
A farmer's young daughter shares numerous adventures with the dragon that she raises from infancy. 1998.
How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head
Although he comes from a fierce family, Droofus is a good dragon undeserving of the price the king puts on his head. 1971.
No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)
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.
Dragon Gets By
Dragon wakes up groggy and does everything wrong all day long. 1991.
The Dragon and the Gruesome Twosome
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.
George hatches a dragon from a strange egg that he finds and then faces the challenge of raising him properly. 2001.
The Great Dragon Rescue
George and his old friend the dragon try to rescue a baby dragon from a witch. 2004.
Dragons Love Tacos
Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa. 2012.
Legend of the Chinese Dragon
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.
The Sunflower Sword
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.
Emma's Dragon Hunt
Emma's grandfather, newly arrived from China, introduces her to the power of dragons. 1984.
The Dragon's Cold
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.
The Seven Chinese Sisters
When a dragon snatches the youngest of seven talented Chinese sisters, the other six come to her rescue. 2003.
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.
The Secret in the Matchbox
Bobby takes his matchbox containing an awesome secret to school, where the class slowly and horrifyingly becomes involved with the contents. 1988.
Elephant Joe, Brave Knight! A Tale of Knightly Chivalrousness
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.
George and the Dragon
George the mouse unintentionally rids the kingdom of a ferocious dragon. 2006.
In the morning, dragons wake up, tumble out of bed, and get ready to fly into the sky. 2012.