Whether they are fire-breathing and scary, or sweet and relatable, dragon-themed books seem to always be a winner with young readers. During the gift-giving season, don;t forget to stiff stockings with the gift kids can open again and again….BOOKS!
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Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze by Sheryl Bass and Illustrated by Remesh Ram
When a young dragon accidentally burns down a village with a fiery sneeze, the townspeople are angry. The dragon fears for his life—until a brave little girl enters his cave and learns that the poor dragon is sick. Will the townspeople understand and accept that the dragon did not burn their village on purpose? Will they trust this giant beast to get close enough to treat his cold? With brilliant, eye-catching illustrations, Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze teaches children aged 3-7 pro-social values such as sharing, compassion, and helping those in need.
Dragons Are Real by Valarie Budayr and Illustrated by Roscoe Welpley
What if we told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if we 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? Award winning author Valarie Budayr brings us this fairly true story based on her childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon.
“Who knew dragons need friends and yearn to be a child’s BFF? Or that they crave sweets as much as any kid dreaming of Halloween? All those stories of treasure hoarding paint the wrong picture of the draco species. It’s just that sparkling things dazzle and things catch a dragon’s attention. In actuality, it’s not jewels they crave and hoard. It’s books. Lots and lots and lots of books.”~Amazon Review
The Foster Dragon: A Story about Foster Care by Steve Herman
Join Drew and his dragon Diggory Doo on this uplifting story to understand what it means to be a foster child and the many issues, questions, and feelings they have that are directly or indirectly affected by Foster Care.
With the cute and relatable Dragon Diggory Doo going through the same issues children have, this is an essential book to help children cope with difficult challenges such as changing families, being removed from a home, or how scary things can be, and how to navigate the fears and feelings going into Foster Care.
Educators and parents will find this book a great tool to help kids open up to discuss negative behaviors, as well as understanding and gaining trust for adults involved such as social workers, parents, lawyers, parents, therapists, and more…
Read this book to children to give them the empowering affirmation that no matter how hard and uncertain things can be, they’re loved and the adults involved are lending the helping hands, and what they can do to adjust to the new living associated with Foster Care.
Daddy Dragon Saves the Day: Picture Rhyming book for kids ages 3-6 years old by Marie Blair
The dragons of Quace are a boisterous bunch, and this scaly family is home alone with Dad! How will he cope with the chaos? Will he ever work out how to un-singe a lawn? And hey! Is that a meteor on its way to ruin everything? He’s going to need all his mythical might to make sure that Mrs. Dragon doesn’t come home to a smoking crater instead of a house. Young readers will enjoy the ride as captivating colors, and rip-roaring rhymes join forces in this playful tale of everyday domestic dragon life getting quite out of hand.
Danny the Dragon Loves to Fart: A Funny Read Aloud Picture Book For Kids And Adults About Farting Dragons (Farting Adventures) by Humor Heals Us
So if dragon-themed books weren’t an awesome reason to get reluctant readers reading, how about a book about a dragon with toot issues?! BRILLIANT, amiright? From the Farting Adventures series by Humor Heals Us comes a new hootin’ and Tootin’ book about Danny the Dragon…
In fact, one day, Danny dropped a fizzler,
So loud it boomed to the ground.
Tim the dragon yelled up from below,
“HEY YOU! What was that sound?”
What dragon books do you recommend?
Happy Holiday, everyone!