Teaching your kiddo about mythical creatures can be a fun and exciting task, and what could be better than doing that with some good books? If you’ve got dragons on your mind, we have you covered.
Here’s a quick list of the 20 best dragon books for kids out there to help you pick!
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20 best dragon books for kids & toddlers
There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
If you’re on the hunt for a good read-aloud book with stunning pictures to keep your kiddo hooked, this is the one!
Dragons Are Real by Holly Hatam
Dragons Are Real is another excellent book that will lend the little readers a glimpse into the colourful and fascinating world of dragons and will let them discover what makes them so magical.
The Angry Dragon by Michael Gordon
Got a kiddo who throws tantrums more often than you’d like? The Angry Dragon can be the perfect book to get him to read and get him to understand how kindness is the way to go!
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
And here’s another dragon themed read aloud tale for your little kiddos to enjoy. It packs in some humour along with a tale of friendship and tacos!
Good Night Baby Dragons by Adam Gamble & Mark Jasper
Good Night Baby Dragons is yet another fascinating board book that might become your kiddo’s next bedtime favourite! It features the different kinds of dragons- right from tiny dragons and giant ones to fire breathing and sleepy ones.
Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves by Lauren H. Kerstein
Perfect for the warm summers, this book is about a boy Charlie and his pet dragon, and their fun adventures.
Little Dragon and the Baby by Deborah Cuneo
If your toddler is about to have a sibling, this book could be a great way to get him prepared for it. It is about a little dragon who is about to become a big brother.
My Magical Dragon by Yujin Shin
:Packed with interactive elements on every single page, this board book is another excellent pick if you’re on the hunt for dragon books for kids.
Daddy Dragon Saves the Day by Marie Blair
And here’s a book that isn’t just a great bedtime read for kids, but also turns out to be a fascinating rhyming story about the everyday domestic life of a dragon.
Never Touch a Dragon by Make Believe Ideas LTD
And here’s yet another excellent board book for young readers to enjoy and explore. The book has tactile elements- so your kiddo can touch, feel and explore more about dragons hands-on!
Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki
This one’s a hilarious story about a young boy and his pet dragon. Dragons may not be a typical pet, but within the pages of this book, the boy offers practicals tips to tackle a pet dragon.
Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Perfect for the feminists of the current generation, this book takes your kiddo through the journey of a princess who hopes to save her prince from the clutches of a fierce dragon.
King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently
And here’s another warm and cozy book that’s perfect as a bedtime read for kids. This imaginative tale has that warm and fuzzy ending that will help your kiddo drift off to sleep like nothing else.
Dear Dragon by Josh Funk
Set in an easy rhyme, Dear Dragon is a story of friendship and how one needs to look past physical differences to appreciate the person underneath.
When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore
When a Dragon Moves In is an imaginative story of a young boy who builds a sandcastle, in which a dragon decides to move in.
Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el
With whimsical illustrations and a super fun storyline, Not Your Typical Dragon is another excellent book you might want to get your hands on.
This Book is Not About Dragons by Shelley Moore Thomas
Said from the point of view of a stubborn mouse, who very clearly claims, at the beginning of the book itself, that this book is not about dragons, whereas there’s actually something else really happening, which your young reader will discover towards the end.
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
This book is so much more than just a counting book for kids. It has beautiful illustrations and follows the story of a boy who travels around, looking for his friend dragon!
Once Upon a Dragon by Jean E. Pendziwol
This book is quite literally the perfect combination between a fairy-tale adventure and safety information, and is another excellent dragon themed book to get your hands on.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.