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My kids are obsessed with dragons, and we’ve read a LOT of dragon books over the years. Today I’m sharing the best dragon book series for kids that we’ve found.
I’ve divided this post into 2 sections: Early Dragon Chapter Book Series and Dragon Book Series for Older Kids
Early Dragon Chapter Book Series
My boys love the Magic Tree House books. While it’s not entirely a dragon series, there are a number of dragon books sprinkled throughout. My kids’ favorite is the Night of the Ninth Dragon in the Merlin Missions. And the Dragons and Mythical Creatures companion book is also a great choice to go along with this.
Kingdom of Wrenly
The Kingdom of Wrenly series is a fantastic series for early chapter book readers. It follows the adventures of Prince Lucas and his friend Clara. It’s a super sweet series that focuses on friendship, and it’s full of adventure, dragons, and beautiful illustrations throughout each book.
Dragon Masters Series
We’ve only read the first five books in the Dragon Masters series, but we are loving it so far – and my boys have been begging me to buy the rest of the books in the series. It’s full of different types of dragons and interesting characters. I’d say it’s slightly more challenging than the Kingdom of Wrenly series, but still doable for early chapter book readers.
Best Dragon Book Series for Older Kids
Wings of Fire
We’ve read the first ten books of the Wings of Fire, and absolutely love it – though I have to say the first five books are definitely our favorites. Kids love the different types of dragons and the rich characters make it a fun book even for adults to read. There is quite a bit of violence, so you may want to pre-read or pre-listen for younger readers.
If you have a struggling reader, or a kiddo who loves picture books, the first three of the books of the series are available as graphic novels. These are some of the most well-loved books in the house right now.
How to Train Your Dragon Book Series
We originally bought the How to Train Your Dragon series years ago because my husband wanted to read them. While they have the same spirit of the movies, it’s definitely a very different story. We’ve started reading the first couple aloud to all the kids, and my oldest has started reading them on his own. There’s some older kid humor, but overall it’s a super fun story.
The Eragon books are a great read aloud for younger kids or good choice for older kids to read on their own. It’s a fantastic adventure story, and inspiring for kids to find out it’s written by someone so young. My oldest is reading it on his own, but the rest of us are listening to the audiobook together.
Timothy Zahn has been one of my favorite authors since I was a kid. His Dragonback series is an amazing sci-fi series with dragons written for older kids and teens (though I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it as well!).
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