Dragon books

(25 Posts)
brazilproperty Sun 13-Jan-13 11:37:55

DS loved reading the Cressida Cowell how to train a dragon series of books and wants to read more books about dragons. Any suggestions please

CaseyShraeger Sun 13-Jan-13 11:57:20

Green Smoke by Rosemary Manning (and I'm fairly sure there are sequels). Or the Lily Quench series by Natalie Jane Prior.

StuffezLaBouche Sun 13-Jan-13 12:00:09

For a non fiction option try "Dragonology" - so imaginative.

StuffezLaBouche Sun 13-Jan-13 12:02:33

Well, as non-fiction as dragon books can be! blush

FeelingGreen Sun 13-Jan-13 12:03:20

Its a picture book but a brilliant rhyming story I could read hundreds of times and very funny - Dragon Stew by steve smallman.

Also. 'Again' by Emily Gravett is good - have read it about 5 times already today...

amck5700 Sun 13-Jan-13 12:10:11

www.corneliafunke.com/

Dragon Rider

There is another set of books that I am sure was about a Dragon that my boys enjoyed - I'll go rake later and report back - they enjoyed the Cressida Cowell ones too.

www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/dragons

amck5700 Sun 13-Jan-13 12:15:30

Found it - Jane Johnson is the lady - this is the first book:

www.janejohnson.eu/secret_country.html

Rhienne Sun 13-Jan-13 12:20:34

Possibly better for readers a little older, but Jane Yolen's Dragons trilogy.

Rhienne Sun 13-Jan-13 12:22:37

Oooh. You have to get her Patricia Wrede's enchanted Forest Chronicles. Starts with Dealing with Dragons. Sme of the best princess characters! smile

BooksandaCuppa Sun 13-Jan-13 12:27:36

Chris D'Lacey has two excellent series of books, one is probably slightly older than the Cressida Cowells and one is slightly younger. Have a look here:

http://www.thelastdragonchronicles.com/Books.html#waywardcrescent

BooksandaCuppa Sun 13-Jan-13 12:28:08
mrz Sun 13-Jan-13 12:31:01

I second Chris d'Lacey

StuckOnARollercoaster Sun 13-Jan-13 12:44:27

I loved the film and book Eragon by Christopher Paolini.
(I like childrens stuff myself!!!)
Have never got round to the rest of the books in the series - still on my 'to read' list.

tribpot Sun 13-Jan-13 12:52:25

Anne McCaffrey has taken virtually every word in the English language and written a book with that word as the title prefixed with 'Dragon' smile (Not strictly true but by gum there are a lot of Pern novels now). I completely love them, and did as a teenager as well. Some of them perhaps a little racy for a younger child.

brazilproperty Sun 13-Jan-13 12:53:40

Thank you so much for all these ideas.

Rhienne - it is DS not Dd would your option still be OK? He is very anti anything girly.

Any more ideas in the next couple of hours before we head off to the library.

mrspink27 Sun 13-Jan-13 13:07:42

Green Smoke, Dragon in Danger and there is another couple - bit old fashioned but enjoyable... here on Amazon

mrspink27 Sun 13-Jan-13 13:09:08
Rhienne Sun 13-Jan-13 13:46:02

Oops. Missed that. The Patricia Wrede ones are possibly not going to please him, most of the male characters are a bit sidelined. But the Jane Yolen ones, definitely.

Rhienne Sun 13-Jan-13 13:46:56

I loved Green Smoke as a child. haven't thought about them in years!

Rhienne Sun 13-Jan-13 13:47:55

mercedes Lackey has also written a similar series to the Jane Yolen ones. I think Alta is the first (or maybe it's Joust).

Rhienne Sun 13-Jan-13 13:49:30

Not sure what age range the Mercedes Lackey ones are best for. Probably a bit older than those by Cressida Cowell.

alexpolismum Sun 13-Jan-13 14:02:07

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

and when I was much younger, I loved some Dragon books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, although I can't remember the titles now

Rhienne Sun 13-Jan-13 14:16:30
alexpolismum Sun 13-Jan-13 14:24:25

Oh Rhienne! I read that book years ago too! Happy memories!

MrsSteptoe Wed 03-Apr-13 09:55:19

*Chris d'Lacey Fire Star age appropriateness*: Anyone got a steer on age appropriateness/level of difficulty for the Chris d'Lacey books "Fire Star" and others in same series? I find it quite hard to judge from reading a few pages myself.

They've been given to my Y5 DS and I'm trying to encourage him (with little success so far) to read slightly more challenging stuff than How to Train Your Dragon etc. Cowell books (entering him for London independents, trying to encourage slightly more sophisticated reading habits so that it informs his creative writing and his general cmoprehension etc). Even if it's still a bit easy but a step up from Horrendous Horrible Hiccup Haddock or whatever he's called, then it's a step in the right direction.

Thanks for any thoughts!

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