- Books, Literature, and Writing
Dragonology: Top books about dragons
Books with Dragons
If your child loves dragons, then I'd bet they would love to receive a book about dragons. In the Dragonology Series written by Dugald Steer, dragons are treated as more than just mythical creatures. They are studied from a scientific point of view and wrote about in a fun, yet informative way. The books are even made to look like the old journals of a long ago dragonologist. The pages are weathered and distressed and are thicker than the pages of normal books. The books are filled with what looks like hand drawn illustrations and hand written notes.
Personally, I think these are the best books about dragons because they encourage them to use their imagination. These are books any dragon lover would read over and over again and would definitely cherish forever..
Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons - Appropriate for ages 9-12
I bought this book for my son when he was 11 and he still loves it! This 32 page fully illustrated book includes large foldout pages, small inset foldouts, and maps. It covers everything from dragon habitats, physiology, and behavior to finding, tracking, taming, and flying them. The book even includes advice on setting up a dragonology lab, useful spells and charms, and a history of dragonologists and dragon slayers. All in all, it's a fun, informative book that will captivate your child and let their imagination run wild.
We bought this book for our 8 yr. old son and it's the first book that we couldn't pry from his hands.— Darcy Hoag
The Dragonology Handbook: A Practical Course in Dragons - Appropriate for ages 9-12
This 80 page lesson book will help your child become a certified Dragonologist and a member of the S.A.S.D. (Secret and Ancient Society of Dragonologists). Your child is sure to have fun with this interactive book that includes:
- Charts to complete
- Maps to shade in
- Matching exercises
- Pages for journal entries and personal observations
- Experiments to conduct
- A detachable Certificate of Dragonological Achievement
- A pullout official ID card from the S.A.S.D.
- Four sheets of dragon stickers
My son got this book when he was 8 or 9 and this continues to be his favorite book of all time; the only one that he wishes to read over and over.— austinmom2
Dragonology: Field Guide to Dragons - Appropriate for ages 9-12
This 40 page book actually includes mini models of twelve different species of dragons for your child to put together (each with it's own sealed pocket to hold it while not in use). This guide highlights nineteen different dragon species, with details on each one including size, shape, coloration, habitat, the appearance of eggs and young, and (most important) form of attack. After reading this, your child will definitely be ready to go out on their own and search for dragons.
I am only seven, and this book was the best book I have ever read--and believe me, I've read a lot!— Cameron Dube
Dragonology: European Dragon: Tracking and Taming Dragons: Volume 1 - Appropriate for ages 9-12
This 24 page book has beautiful gold embossed pages that tell all your child needs to know about how to trail dragons in the field. The kit even includes an easy-to-assemble, life-like hanging model of the European Dragon, with a 23-inch wingspan and movable wings!
If your child hasn't really shown interest in books, this could be the one that changes their mind.
This is one of the most sought-after books on my six-year-olds' bookshelves. They delight in the "touchy-feely" and discovery aspects of this gem.— K. Row
Dragonology: The Frost Dragon Book: Tracking and Taming Dragons: Volume 2 - Appropriate for ages 9-12
This 24 page book has everything your child needs to know about the Frost Dragon (a cold weather dragon that is dangerous, clever and loves ice cream). And, like volume 1, it includes an easy-to-assemble, lifelike hanging model of the Frost Dragon, with a 24-inch wingspan and movable wings!
This book is already wearing out in my house. My son was 7 when he got the book for Christmas and is now 9 and still LOVES it! Interesting reading, pictures, notes, secret hidden items throughout whole book!— M Pickar
Dragonology: Code-Writing Kit - Appropriate for ages 9-12
This is another one I bought for my son and he had a blast writing coded letters to his friends. Learn to write in ancient dragon script with this code writing kit. While not an actual book, the folder contains depictions of Anglo-Saxon runes, Lambert Script, and dragon script. The interior folder contains:
- Code-making instructions
- 16 sheets of notepaper
- 16 envelopes
- 6 postcards
- 2 sheets of stickers
My eight year old son spent hours pouring over the coded messages and reading the "history" aloud to me.— Rebecca A. Carney
Dragonology: Bringing Up Baby Dragons - Appropriate for ages 9-12
This 40 page fully illustrated book is about raising baby dragons, either from an egg, or an orphaned chick. It includes lots of good advice about taking care of your baby dragon, plus the different types of dragons which can be raised.
This book is aimed for kids 9-12 but actually this book will enchant any of ANY age from 3-100+.— The Fallen Angel with a broken Wing
Drake's Comprehensive Compendium of Dragonology - Appropriate for ages 9-12
This 192 page book is essentially a dragon encyclopedia. It includes:article source: squidoo.com/top-books-for-dragon-loving-children
- A guide to dragon species, with entries on everything from the well-known European dragon to the lesser-known hydra - as well as pseudo-species such as the phoenix and the incognito
- Insight into dragon biology, from flight to reproduction, with tips on how to tell the males from the females (I'm guessing you have to do more than just lift up their skirt)
- An in-depth look at dragons' habits, including migration, communication, camouflage, and hoarding practices
- A section on humans and dragons, offering secrets of tracking and taming, deciphering riddles, and becoming a dragon master
- Practical essentials such as how to keep records, use spells, keep specimens, and care for sick dragons
- A comprehensive glossary, index, and more