Stories about Dragons (Preschool - Grade 2)
Dragon stories for preschoolers
(shelved in the picture book section)
Milk & Cookies /Frank Asch
Baby Bear dreams of feeding milk and cookies to a dragon.
Max's dragon / Kate Banks
Unusual things happen while Max plays with his invisible dragon.
Anna and the Little Green Dragon / Klaus aumgart
During breakfast a little green dragon comes out of Anna's box of cornflakes.
Jane and the dragon / Martin Baynton
Jane gets a chance to prove herself as a knight when a dragon steals the Prince!
Chopsticks / Jon Berkeley
A mouse becomes friends with a wooden dragon who wants to fly.
Dragon Naps / Lynne Bertrand
Two young dragons try all sorts of ways to pass the time instead of napping.
Zagazoo / Quentin Blake
The postman brings George and Bella a delightful pink creature, who turns into a dragon, a hairy monster, and other destructive and annoying creatures.
A Good Knight for Dragons / Roger Bradfield
A hard-of-hearing horse, a suit of armor with pink polka dots, and a sleepy prince save the kingdom from a fierce dragon.
The Dragon and the Unicorn / Lynne Cherry
A dragon and unicorn are driven into hiding when humans begin to destroy the natural beauty of their land.
The Dragon and George / James Cressey
The last dragon and a modern day Saint George want to please the public.
The Paper Dragon / Marguerite W. Davol
An artist agrees to confront the dragon that threatens to destroy his village.
The boy who painted dragons / Demi
Ping, a painter of dragons, is secretly afraid of them.
Room on the Broom / Julia Donaldson
A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.
Jooka Saves the Day / Gilles Eduar
Jooka thinks he is just an unusual crocodile, until a pelican teaches him to value the things that make him different.
If I had a dragon / Tom and Amanda Ellery
A boy imagines having a dragon for a playmate instead of a little brother.
Arthur’s Tractor: A Fairy Tale with Mechanical Parts / Pippa Goodhart
Unaware that a dragon is right behind him, a farmer thinks that the strange noises he keeps hearing are being made by his tractor breaking down.
Serious Trouble / Arthur Howard
Prince Ernest longs to become a jester, and this helps him when he meets a three-headed dragon.
Bravemole / Lynne Jonell
A mole proves his bravery during a dragon attack.
There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon / Jack Kent j Ef KENT/j E- pb K
Billy Bixbee's mother won't admit that dragons exist until it is nearly too late.
Guess what I found in Dragon Wood / Timothy Knapman
A young dragon finds a boy and introduces him to his family, but it is clear that the boy would like to return home.
The best pet of all / Davie LaRochelle
A boy enlists a dragon’s help to persuade his mother to let him have a pet dog.
The end / David LaRochelle
When a princess makes some lemonade, she starts a chain of events involving a fire-breathing dragon, a hungry giant, and a handsome knight.
The Eyes of the Dragon / Margaret Leaf
An artist agrees to paint a dragon on the wall of a Chinese village, but the magistrate's insistence that he paint eyes on the dragon has amazing results.
Fire and Stone / Ursula Le Guin
Only Min & Podo have the foresight to feed a dragon what it seems to want.
When Owen's mom breathed fire / Pija Lindenbaum
Owen wakes up one morning to find that his mother has turned into a dragon!
The Dragon Nanny / C.L.G. Martin
An elderly woman takes care of a dragon family.
The knight who took all day / James Mayhew
A quick-witted princess outsmarts a knight to save the kingdom from a dragon.
Who Wants a Dragon? / James Mayhew
A baby dragon, looking for someone to love him, finally finds his mother.
The bravest knight / Mercer Mayer
A little boy imagines he is the squire of a bold knight who fought dragons.
Harry on the rocks / Susan Meddaugh
Harry and his boat become stranded on an island, where he discovers an egg which hatches into a strange lizard with wings.
The Little Girl and the Dragon / Else Minarik
A dragon escapes from a storybook and proceeds to swallow all of a girl's toys.
Dragon pizzeria / Mary Morgan
Two dragons open a pizzeria in Fairy Tale Land.
Custard the Dragon and the Wicked Knight /Ogden Nash j E-pb N/j 811Nas
Custard the cowardly dragon saves a fair maiden from the wicked Sir Garagoyle.
The Book of Beasts / E. Nesbit
As young King Lionel turns the pages of his magical book, a hungry red dragon and other creatures in the illustrations come to life.
Raising Dragons / Jerdine Nolen
A farmer's young daughter raises a dragon from infancy.
The Graves family goes camping / Patricia Polacco
The Graves family make a frightening discovery in the forest.
The Egg / M. P. Robertson
George hatches a dragon from a strange egg that he finds. First of a series.
Elvira / Margaret Shannon
A young dragon prefers making daisy chains and dressing up rather than fighting.
'Twas the fright before Christmas / Judy Sierra
When a little mouse accidentally tickles a dragon, it sets off a series of cumulative actions which throw all of the creatures into a frenzy.
Komodo! / Peter Sis
A boy goes with his parents to an Indonesian island in hopes of seeing dragons.
Emma’s Dragon Hunt / Catherine Stock
Emma and her grandfather look for hidden dragons in the hills by her house.
The Popcorn Dragon / Jane Thayer j Ef THAYER/ j E-pb T
A young dragon learns that showing off does not make friends.
The Painter’s Trick /Piero Ventura
A hungry traveling painter tricks five monks who envision themselves as St. George slaying the dragon.
The Dragon Machine / Helen Ward
George must lead the dragons back to the great wilderness where they belong.
The loathsome dragon / David Wiesner
A wicked queen turns her beautiful stepdaughter into a loathsome dragon.
Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like /Jay Williams
Because of a young lad’s belief in him, a dragon saves a Chinese village.
Ignis / Gina Wilson
A young dragon does not feel complete because he cannot breathe fire.
George and the dragon / Chris Wormell
George the mouse unintentionally rids the kingdom of a ferocious dragon.
Dragon stories for beginning readers
(shelved in the beginning reader section - j Er)
World Famous Muriel and the Scary Dragon / Sue Alexander
Muriel is asked by the King to rid the kingdom of a terrible dragon.
Grandma Dragon’s Birthday / Mary Blocksma
Grandma Dragon's birthday requires a special present.
Sarah and the Dragon / Bruce Coville
When Sarah is kidnapped by a dragon and taken to his castle in the clouds, it is up to her unicorn friend and her aunt to rescue her.
It's circus time, dear dragon / Margaret Hillert
A boy and his dragon go to the circus where the dragon performs some
unexpected tricks on a high wire. (One of the Dear Dragon Series.)
Wanda Witch and the stray dragon / Rose Impey
Only a special spell from Wanda Witch will let her keep her pet dragon.
Dragon’s Fat Cat: Dragon’s Fourth Tale / Dav Pilkey
When Dragon finds a fat cat in the snow, he soon has a new family.
Sim Chung and the River Dragon: A Folktale from Korea / Eileen Schecter
In order to cure for her father's blindness, a young girl agrees to marry a dragon.
Happy birthday, Good Knight / Shelley Moore Thomas
The Good Knight tries to help three little dragons make a birthday present for a very special friend. (One of a series.)
These and other great books are available at
The Children’s Library - Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228