Staff Picks

Dragons!

Who doesn't like dragons?  A legendary serpentine creature that is found in the myths of cultures all over the world.  These books contain worlds where dragons of every kind exist.

Dark Lord of Derkholm     Dark Lord of Derkholm    
Diana Wynne Jones
    Y Jones

Derk, an unconventional wizard, and his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the devastating tours of their world arranged by the tyrannical Mr. Chesney.

Dragon Castle     Dragon Castle    
Joseph Bruchac
    Y Bruchac

Young Prince Rashko believes that his parents and his older brother Paulek, while loveable, are utter fools. He's even more convinced of this after the King and Queen depart castle Hladka Hvorka unexpectedly, the hostile Baron Temny gathers his army outside the castle walls, and Paulek invites Temny and his troops inside. Now it's up to Prince Rashko to stop the baron and save the kingdom -- but, smart as he is, is he up to the challenge?

Dragon Keeper     Dragon Keeper    
Robin Hobb
    SF Hobb

Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, a tangle of serpents fights its way up the Rain Wild River to the cocooning grounds. But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old; some cannot fly, others are stunted or deformed. To save the dragons, a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them if they are to find their true home--the legendary Elderling city of Kelsingra.

Dragon Mage     Dragon Mage    
Andre Norton
    SF Norton

Orphaned teenager Shilo stumbles upon a set of dragon puzzles that could hold the key to her father's tales of dragons and magic, but when she mixes and matches the pieces of the puzzle, she is whisked back to ancient Babylon.

Dragon's Blood     Dragon's Blood    
Jane Yolen
    Y Yolen

Jakkin, a bond boy who works as a Keeper in a dragon nursery on the planet Austar IV, secretly trains a fighting pit dragon of his own in hopes of winning his freedom.

Dragon's Eye     Dragon's Eye    
James Hetley
    SF He

Two magical families living in the town of Stonefort, Maine--the shape-shifting Morgans and the Haskell witches--must overcome their individual differences to help young Gary Morgan claim his heritage and his family's alliance with a magical Dragon in order to stop the evil machinations of a powerful drug lord and sorcerer.

Dragonflight     Dragonflight    
Anne McCaffrey
    SF McCaffr

At a time when the number of Dragonriders has fallen too low for safety and only one Weyr trains the creatures and their riders, the Red Star approaches Pern, threatening it with disaster.

Dragonhaven     Dragonhaven    
Robin McKinley
    Y McKinle

When Jake Mendoza, who lives in the Smokehill National Park where his father runs the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies, goes on his first solo overnight in the park, he finds an infant dragon whose mother has been killed by a poacher.

Dragons of Darkness     Dragons of Darkness    
Antonia Michaelis
    Y Michael

Two boys from very different backgrounds are thrown together by magic, mayhem, and a common foe as they battle deadly color-eating dragons in the wilderness of Nepal.

Eragon     Eragon    
Christopher Paolini
    Y Paolini

In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon, finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Firelight     Firelight    
Sophie Jordan
    Y Jordan

When sixteen-year-old Jacinda, who can change into a dragon, is forced to move away from her community of shape-shifters and start a more normal life, she falls in love with a boy who proves to be her most dangerous enemy.

Here, There be Dragons     Here, There be Dragons    
James Owen
    T Owen

Three young men are entrusted with the Imaginarium Geographica, an atlas of fantastical places to which they travel in hopes of defeating the Winter King whose bid for power is related to the First World War raging in the Real World.

His Majesty's Dragon     His Majesty's Dragon    
Naomi Novik
    Y Novik

When the HMS Reliant captures a French ship and its priceless cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, Captain Will Laurence is swept into an unexpected kinship with an extraordinary creature and joins the elite Aerial Corps as a master of the dragon Temaraire, in which role he must match wits with the powerful dragon-borne forces of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Joust     Joust    
Mercedes Lackey
    SF La

Vetch, an Altan serf, must learn the secret of the Tian jousters and their dragons in order to save his people.

Mistress of Dragons     Mistress of Dragons    
Margaret Weis
    Y We

When the Amazonian order of priestesses, who have kept dragons from interfering with humans, is violated by men, a wild and magical conflict ensues, revealing a secret lineage and a dark truth about the Parliament of Dragons.

Song in the Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar     Song in the Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar    
Elizabeth Kerner
    SF Kerner

On a mission to find the great dragon about whom she had dreamt as a child, Lanen suddenly finds herself traveling across dangerous seas and scary roads, but she continues on, desperately wanting to meet the creature and solve the mystery that has been haunting her all these years.

Voices of Dragons     Voices of Dragons    
Carrie Vaughn
    Y Vaughn

In a parallel world where humans and dragons live in a state of cold war, seventeen-year-old Kay and her dragon friend, Artegal, struggle to find a way to show that dragons and humans can co-exist.