The best books on dragons for all ages

The Books I Picked & Why

Dragons Love Tacos

By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri

Book cover of Dragons Love Tacos

Why this book?

Written for early readers, this book offers humor and silliness with vibrant pictures to hold the attention of your young reader. The pictures in this kid's book only add to the humor and silliness of the storyline. There’s a series of books along the same theme which will keep your reader giggling and fascinated with dragons. I mean – who doesn’t like tacos?


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Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One

By Patricia C. Wrede

Book cover of Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One

Why this book?

Everyone knows the story – the princess is kidnapped by a dragon and a knight comes to rescue the princess. Cimorene is the princess of a king who is very traditional. The problem? She’s not. She has no interest in a Prince. So off she goes to find the dragons and be properly captured. I love how Wrede breaks the traditional mold in this trope. It shows girls/women can find their own way in a traditional world. This pushes the boundaries and teaches our kids they can break the boundaries too. 


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Dragon's Bait

By Vivian Vande Velde

Book cover of Dragon's Bait

Why this book?

She’s a witch! Let’s stake her out for the dragon to eat. This happens to Alys. But she’s not a witch. Her village just didn’t like her. She wants revenge and when the dragon arrives, he becomes her ally. Here’s another twisted plot where the female is undervalued but the story helps Alys find what she thinks she wants. Part of what she finds along the way is a strength and loyalty she didn’t know she had. But she also discovers what she thought she wanted, isn’t really worth it in the end. 


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Dragon Slippers

By Jessica Day George

Book cover of Dragon Slippers

Why this book?

Here’s another sacrifice for the girl to improve the family fortunes story. Creel’s aunt sets her up to be sacrificed to a dragon but no one really thinks a dragon will show up. When one does everything changes. Creel is stuck with an old brown dragon who doesn’t want to be bothered with fighting a dragon. Creel offers a trade – she wants something from his hoard to bring her good fortune. Again, we have a heroine who is tired of her life and seeks out her fortune in another way. I love the strong female lead and I love how clueless she is about something. I also enjoy the way the author breaks away from the typical tropes about princes


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Dragon Bound

By Thea Harrison

Book cover of Dragon Bound

Why this book?

Pia is forced to steal from a dragon hoard. She knows it’s wrong but she is stuck. Dragos is furious someone got into his hoard let alone took something from it. So I love how the two characters meet in this book. I also love how this woman is not the fainting flower. In fact, even though she’s faced with an alpha male to the Nth degree, she faces him down. This book holds humor, adventure, magic, and love. This one is definitely an adult book. 


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