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I love Dragons.
Not the gnarly-mean-eat-your-face-off kind. The whimsical charming kind found within the pages of kids’ books. Maybe it the Big Kid in me, but there just something cool about dragons. So, as you can imagine, in my research and connection travels with children’s book authors, I’ve come across some dandies! So just for fun, and because it’s Friday and I don’t want to Adult today, I am sharing some dragon-y books that are a mix of new and classics that will bring a smile to your face 🙂
A Dragon Picture Book Booklist
Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don’t do it! You might have the best intentions, but that dragon will cause nothing but trouble. Using rhyming text and a diverse cast of characters, this charming picture book will provide some important ― and some not so important ― library etiquette in a very entertaining way.
Dragons Are Real is the result of the wizardry, magic, talent and imagination of author Valarie Budayr and illustrator-extrodinaire Michael Welply. Valarie is one of my Besties and a long-time client! #LuckyMe
“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? Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats?”
LOVE this book. Love.Love.Love. Read my extended review and backstory HERE.
Me and My Dragon by David Beirdryzcki:
There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent: THIS one holds a special place in my heart because this was a favorite of BOTH of my kids.
What do you do when a dragon moves in and no one believes you? When Billy Bixbee finds a tiny dragon in his bedroom, his mom tells him, “There’s no such thing as a dragon!” This only makes the dragon get bigger. He grows, and grows, and grows, until he’s bigger than Billy’s house—and that’s just the beginning!
The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy: This is an older book (1994) but it still looks plenty cute.
When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she was perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon? “She kept a fiery eye out to make sure no one removed any books from the shelves…. The very thought of sticky little fingers touching and clutching, pawing and clawing, smearing and tearing her precious books just made her hot under the collar.”
Dragons Don’t Wear Pants (Kids Dragon Books) by Anna Hamil: Love this book and its very timely underlying message.
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The story begins when Elmer Elevator (the narrator’s father as a boy) runs away with an old alley cat to rescue a flying baby dragon being exploited on a faraway island. With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer disarms the fiercest of beasts on Wild Island.
Dragons Love Tacos Book and Toy Set: Did you know that Dragons love Tacos? I didn’t…but it explains a lot!
Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.
A Dragon Picture Book Booklist | Fun Dragon “Stuff to Do”
Inspired by her award-winning book, Dragons Area Real, Valarie created this really cool free gift for her fellow Dragon-lovers. Grab this FREE Downloadable Dragons Are Real Activity Guide by sharing your email below.