If there’s one thing I love in a story, it’s dragons. I’m getting as many dragon books into my kids as I can so that they’ll love them too!
I’ve actually already done one dragon post, but there are plenty more dragony books out there!
Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights by Steven Lenton
Published February 2015 by Nosy Crow
Who needs knights to take care of a dragon? Princess Daisy wants to get out there and see what’s up, but her dad won’t let her. She what does she do? Goes out there anyway and saves the day! I’m not sure I’d want to encourage doing something your parents had said no to but I’m all for a girl getting in there where the boys are at work! A funny story, and gorgeous illustrations.
Four-year-old Matthew thought this book was pretty funny, but didn’t particularly want to re-read it. Perhaps girls might appreciate the story more?
King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson by Kenneth Kraegel
Published July 2012 by Candlewick Press
Henry Alfred Grummorson is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of King Arthur, one of the bravest knights to ever live. On the day Henry turns six years old, he wakes up early, mounts his trusty donkey, Knuckles, and goes out in search of adventure.
Along the way, he encounters a Dragon, a Cyclops, and a Griffin, but none of them will have “ado” with Henry. Desperate for a real battle, Henry seeks out the most fearsome of all the beasts: the Leviathan. But has Henry met his match at last?
Matthew liked this one! Monsters that aren’t as scary as they look and a six-year-old knight was right up his alley.
Dave & Violet by Sarah Adams
Published July 2011 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Violet’s best friend is Dave the dragon. Dave is very friendly and helpful, but he is also very shy. And whenever he meets other people, he simply goes red and spouts flames, scaring them away. So despite Violet’s help, Dave wonders if he will ever fit in. But then one day his special abilities come to the rescue in a damp situation.
This delightful story of friendship and uniqueness is the second picture book by the creator of Gary and Ray and will inspire conversations about shyness, difference and inclusion.
I think Matthew was a bit confused as to why Dave would keep breathing fire all the time, but he thought it was very sad when Dave was sad. I thought the story was very sweet.