Stories about dragons and some nonfiction, too, for school-age children.

Compiled by:
Children's Services Staff
Dealing with Dragons

Patricia Wrede
(Juvenile Fiction - J Wr)
Series: Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Book 1

Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragon's kingdom.

Dragon Rider

Cornelia Funke
(Juvenile Fiction - J Funke)

After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.

Dragon's Nest

Emily Rodda
(Juvenile Fiction - J Rodda)
Series: Dragons of Deltora: Book 1

Battling famine and monsters, the people of Deltora must depend on the last dragons for help.


Anne McCaffrey
(Juvenile Fiction - J Mccaffr)
Series: Harper Hall Trilogy: Book 1

Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the plant's fire lizards who along with her music, open a new life for her.


Christopher Paolini
(Juvenile Fiction - J Paolini)
Series: Inheritance Cycle: Book 1

In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Falcon's Egg

Luli Gray
(Juvenile Fiction - J Gr)

Taking care of her youger brother and a loving but flighty mother has made Falcon very responsible for an eleven-year-old, but she needs the help of her great-great aunt, a friendly neighbor, and an ornithologist when she finds an unusual egg in Central Park.

Hatching Magic

Ann Downer
(Juvenile Fiction - J Downer)

When a thirteenth-century wizard confronts twenty-first century Boston while seeking his pet dragon, he is followed by a rival wizard and a very unhappy demon, but eleven-year-old Theodora Oglethorpe may hold the secret to setting everything right.

How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell
(Juvenile Fiction - J Cowell)
Series: How to Train Your Dragon: Book 1

Follow the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hair Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

The Hunting of the Last Dragon

Sherryl Jordan
(Juvenile Fiction - J Jo)

In England in 1356, as a monk records his every word, a young peasant tells of his journey with a young Chinese noblewoman to St. Alfric's Cove and the lair of a dragon.

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Bruce Coville
(Juvenile Fiction - J Coville)
Series: A Magic Shop book.

Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.

The New Kid at School

Kate McMullan
(Juvenile Fiction - J Mcmulla)
Series: Dragon Slayers' Academy: Book 1

Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.

The Tiger's Apprentice

Laurence Yep
(Juvenile Fiction - J Ye)
Series: Tiger's Apprentice: Book 1

A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world.

Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale

Laurence Yep
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 Beauty Yep)

A poor farmer's youngest daughter agrees to marry a fierce dragon in order to save her father's life.

Saint George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend

Margaret Hodges
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 Saint George Hod)

Retells the segment from Spenser's "The Faerie Queene," in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.