Episode 93: Books About Dragons

July 23, 2023

In episode 93 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Books About Dragons

Dragons are having a moment (again) in children’s literature and Megan and Allison are sharing some favourite books about dragons for kids of all ages. Plus, Megan has a top tip for primary school teachers and Allison has a recommended read for children’s authors.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Month that Makes the Year’ by Inda Ahmad Zahri 

‘The Wish Sisters: the party wish’ by Allison Rushby 

‘The Wish Sisters: the big wish’ by Allison Rushby 

‘Indigo in the Storm’ by Kate Gordon

‘Asters Good Right Things’ by Kate Gordon 

‘Xavier in the Meantime’ by Kate Gordon 

‘Can You Get Rainbows in Space?’ by Dr Sheila Kanani. Illustrated by Liz Kay

Mama’s Chickens’ by Michelle Worthington. Illustrated by Nicky Johnston


Summer Snacks episode 84 with Inda Ahmad Zahri

Book list by author  Razeena Omar Gutta – 25 books about Muslim life for kids of all ages

Books about Dragons

‘Ellie’s Dragon’ by Bob Graham

‘Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon’ by Kat Zhang

‘The Little Dragon’ by Mem Fox  (2011 – out of print)

‘Emily and the Dragon’ by Lyn Lee (2005 – out of print)

‘Hunting for Dragons’ by Bruce Whately  (2010 – out of print)

‘Are you a Dragon’ by Di Wu (2009 – out of print)

‘Rascal the Dragon’ by Paul Jennings (various dates – out of print)

‘Once Tashi Met a Dragon’ by Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble

Tashi series by Anna Fienberg and Kim Gamble

‘A Friend for Dragon’ by Dav Pilkey

‘Naughty Dragons Make Trouble’ by Natalie Jane Prior

‘Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon’ by Belinda Murrell

‘Dragon Girls: the glitter dragon collection’ by Maddy Mara

‘Kumiko and the Dragon’ by Briony Stewart

‘The Tea Dragon Society’ by K O Neil

‘The Tea Dragon Festival’ by K O Neil

‘The Tea Dragon Tapestry’ by K O Neil

‘Dragonology’ by Ernest Drake

‘Dragonskin’ by Karen Foxlee

‘Dragonkeeper’ by Carole Wilkinson

‘Lord of The Rings’ by J.R.R. Tolkien

‘Eragon’ (Inheritance Cycle series) by Christopher Paolini

‘How To Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell

‘Rowan of Rin’ by Emily Rodda

‘The Last Dragon Chronicles’ by Chris D’Lacey

‘Rise of the Shadow Dragons’ by Liz Flanagan

‘A Darkness of Dragons’ trilogy by S.A. Patrick

‘Wizards of Once’ by Cressida Cowell

‘Tiffany Aching’ series by Terry Pratchett

‘Amari and the Night Brothers’ by B. B. Alston

‘The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart’ by Stephanie Burgis

‘Harper Hall of Pern’ series by Anne McCaffrey

‘The Glimme’ by Emily Rodda and Marc McBride

‘Dragon Rider’ series by Cornelia Funke

‘Enchanted Forest Chronicles’ by Patricia C. Wrede

Quick tips

Buzzwords Magazine. Great way to get insights and overview of the Australian industry – lots of tips, submission leads, interviews etc. and a fortnightly newsletter. 

The most impactful way to bring the Embrace message into your classroom in 2023 is with the Embrace Kids Classroom Program – a curriculum-aligned resource available FREE to all Primary and Secondary Schools in Australia. Learn more or register your interest today.

‘Embrace Your Body’ (the book) by Taryn Brumfitt. Illustrated by Sinead Hanley

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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.