Dragon books for independent readers

Dragon books for independent readers

Love stories about mythical creatures? Check out these chapter books, full of adventures with dragons!

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis


Although Aventurine is a dragon, she’s too young and small to fly outside of her cave. But when she encounters a traveller who feeds her enchanted hot chocolate, she’s transformed into a human. Now the whole world waits for her.

The first thing on her to-do list? Find more delicious chocolate, of course!

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

When Jax is entrusted with a wiggling bag of baby dragons, there are only two rules he must remember: don’t let them out and never feed them anything sweet! Can Jax deliver the dragons to the safety of their magical world? Or will the baby dragons escape and disappear into the streets of Brooklyn?

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

Creel has been chosen. In order to save her family from poverty, she will be sacrificed to the local dragon. Then a rich knight will swoop in, rescue her, and marry her! But that’s not what happens. When the dragon arrives, he offers Creel a solution to her plight: a pair of blue slippers, capable of salvation or destruction.

The Dragon’s Eye: The Dragonology Chronicles by Dugald A. Steer

Daniel and his sister, Beatrice, spend the summer with their eccentric tutor, learning all about dragonology – the study of dragons! Between the pages of their studies, they discover a magnificent jewel called, The Dragon’s Eye. Can they find the jewel before the evil villain does?

Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

Princess Tilda never had any interest in slaying dragons. But her kingdom is in upheaval and she must flee for her safety. She finds herself wrapped up in a wild adventure full of surprises, from magical horses to evil sorcerers. When the time comes to wield a sword against fire-breathing dragons, can Princess Tilda find the courage to do it?

We hope you enjoy these adventurous chapter books, all of which feature dragons in different ways!