The Best Dragon Books for Tweens
Dragons have long captured the imaginations of people around the world. From European legends to Chinese mythology, these mythical creatures have become a beloved part of popular culture.
For tweens who love dragon stories, there are many books to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling adventure, a heartwarming tale, or a magical fantasy, there is a dragon book out there for you. Here we will show you some of the best dragon books for tweens.
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Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (ages 8-10)
This bestselling novel follows the journey of a young dragon named Firedrake, who sets out to find a hidden dragon sanctuary with the help of a human boy named Ben. Along the way, they encounter a colorful cast of characters and face many dangers. Dragon Rider is a riveting adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (ages 8-12)
This epic fantasy novel tells the story of a farm boy named Eragon, who discovers a mysterious blue stone that hatches into a dragon. This is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle, a four-book series.
When the dragon hatches, Eragon becomes a Dragon Rider and sets out on a dangerous quest to defeat the evil king who seeks to destroy all dragon riders. This book is a classic for tween readers, and it’s a great starting point for those who are just getting into the genre.
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis (ages 8-12)
In this delightful tale, a young dragon named Aventurine decides to run away from home to pursue her passion for chocolate. She ends up turning into a human girl and getting a job at a chocolate shop, where she learns important lessons about courage, friendship, and following her dreams.
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is a heartwarming story that will appeal to tweens who love both dragons and sweets.
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George (ages 10-12)
This fun and lighthearted book tells the story of Creel, a young girl who is sent to live with her aunt and uncle after her parents pass away. Creel is an excellent seamstress, and she soon finds herself caught up in a world of dragons, princesses, and magical slippers.
She agrees to capture a dragon for a local prince in exchange for a pair of beautiful shoes. But when Creel meets the dragon, she realizes that he is friendly and intelligent, and she decides to team up with him to uncover a dangerous plot. This book is perfect for tweens who love fairy tales and fantasy.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (ages 8-10)
This beloved series of books (which also inspired a popular movie franchise) follows the misadventures of a young Viking named Hiccup, who befriends a small dragon named Toothless.
Together, they navigate the challenges of growing up and face many obstacles, including rival clans, dangerous sea creatures, and evil dragons. How to Train Your Dragon is a hilarious and heartwarming series that will appeal to tweens of all ages.
The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (ages 8-12)
The Dragonet Prophecy is the first book in the Wings of Fire series, which follows the adventures of a group of dragonets who are destined to save their world from a devastating war.
This book is perfect for tweens who love action, adventure, and fantasy. It’s also a great choice for fans of the Harry Potter series, as it has a similar feel and tone.
Dragon School by Sarah K L Wilson (ages 10-12)
This book follows the story of Lyra and her brother Drake, who are sent to a school for dragons. They quickly realize that their school is more than it appears, and they must use their wits to survive in this mysterious world. Dragon School is an exciting adventure with twists and turns around every corner, sure to keep tweens entertained.
Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A T Steadman (ages 8-12)
Skandar is a brave knight on a mission to save the kingdom from the clutches of an evil sorcerer. With the help of his faithful unicorn companion, Skandar embarks on a daring quest to retrieve a powerful magical artifact and restore peace to the land. This swashbuckling story is perfect for tweens who love fantasy and adventure.
Dragon Wars by Craig Halloran (ages 10-12)
Dragon Wars is an action-packed fantasy adventure that follows the story of a brave knight who must save his kingdom from an army of dragons. With the help of mysterious allies, he embarks on a thrilling quest to reclaim his homeland and restore peace to the land. This exciting tale is sure to captivate tweens who love sword-fighting, dragons, and epic battles.
Fledgling by Nicole Conway (ages 8-12)
Fledgling is a riveting story about a young girl who discovers she has the ability to transform into a dragon. She must use her newfound powers to protect herself and her family from danger, while also learning important lessons about friendship, courage, and trust. This book is sure to enchant tweens who love fantasy and dragons.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of dragon stories or new to the genre, there are plenty of great books out there for tweens. From thrilling adventures to heartwarming tales, these dragon books will capture your imagination and keep you entertained for hours. So grab a book, curl up with your dragon plushie, and get lost in a world of magic and wonder. Happy reading!