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Dragonology: Top books about dragons

Updated on October 22, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

What do you think of these dragon books?

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      Didge 5 years ago

      Always keep building those lenses Othercat!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      awseowme books strongly recommended to people who like dragons

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very much into dragons lately. This is a lovely dragon page for children! :)

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      scar4 6 years ago

      great list of dragon books! I love dragons very much and have written some dragons lenses too. Thanks.

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      CathyLou LM 6 years ago

      That looks like a really beautiful book. I love dragons :)

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      Kyetsu 6 years ago

      I love dragons, I love books about dragons, and I love drawing dragons! Although this was prolly obvious from the avatar I use on Squidoo...Especaially the "drawing dragons" part. =3

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      Beautiful lens! Dragons rule!

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      ColorPetGifts 6 years ago

      I have the book and I still come back to visit this lens about the book. It's like.. you're reading me the book -:) Squid Angel Blessed, from one dragonologist to another!

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      Sojourn 6 years ago

      These were a big hit with my middle son who loves dragons and anything mythical. The way the books are constructed, the fact that they're more like a collection of facts and journal entries, and the incredible detail included make them really stand out. It's hard not to want to leaf through one no matter how old you are. Nice overview! ;)

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      great lens, I'll have to check these out

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      DesignedbyLisa LM 6 years ago

      My daughter loves all the ology books.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      One grand daughter really loved this and so I know everything about dragons, too. Great book to encourage kids' imagination but also give them information that they appreciate.

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Back with a "Lucky Leprechaun" Squidoo angel blessing for this beautiful and unique sale page on dragon books!

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      semas 6 years ago

      A well presented lens of a beautiful collection .

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is an elegant bibliography and I enjoyed reading the comments by kids and other readers.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great resource for Dragons books..even at my age, I still am a fan of Dragons!

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      seegreen 6 years ago

      I have most of the books on this page. My kids know how much I love dragons and I find this type of book a lot of fun. We have many other "ology" books too!.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Great stuff that kids and adults can enjoy together.

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      Melody Lassalle 6 years ago from California

      I don't have a child, but some of these books are downright beautiful! I may have to look at them for myself.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Great collection and so well displayed! I love dragons and books, so this is heaven!

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      TheresaMarkham 6 years ago

      Really well done lens! I love the decoratins on your page!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      What a wonderful lens on dragons and their mythology!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very good collection. I am sure, my son will love them.

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      rlivermore 6 years ago

      Nicely done!

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Excellent job on this lens....blessed by a squidangel!

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      TeacherSerenia 6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens. My 8 year old son is not into Dragons so much, but he might go for the Monsters or Aliens.

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      marsha32 6 years ago

      gave you an Angel Blessing and am featuring you on my latest book review lens.

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      KDimmick 6 years ago

      I'd never heard of these - they sound wonderful!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      I am a dragonologist who owns this dragon book. Did you know that there are samples of really shiny dragon scales? And lots of silly dragon tales? It's a fantastic text for any dragon lover- I highly recommend it.

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      gia combs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana

      Spectacular lens from the design, to the content, to the quotes. You can ride my dragon anytime!

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      BelindaBlevins 6 years ago

      These books really do sound great.

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      jodijoyous 6 years ago from New York

      My friend's HUSBAND would love this (nevermind her kids). Blessed.

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      They look very very cool. I will definitely keep them on my should buy list for when my son is a little older. I have seen them a while ago in a bookstore and came this close to buy one, just because they would have been something I would have liked to have as a kid.

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      These sound like great books and you did such a great job of explaining what the Dragonlogy books series is all about. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      AWildDog 6 years ago

      I'm not a kid and I really want these books, seen them around a lot and they very interesting, entertaining and well worth the money.

      Great lens.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      I am a sucker for any lens that recommends books and this is exceptional. Wonderful suggestions, descriptions and layout. ** Blessed **

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      KDimmick 6 years ago

      Nice lens! (Hope the points help you to the next level)

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! I've got 2 year old readers to buy Christmas presents for and this is definitely going on the list!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      This is a beautifully done lens, I'm also rather fond of dragons. :) I gotta say if I were a kid (and maybe even now) these books would be awesome.

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      Yvonne L. B. 6 years ago from Covington, LA

      I love dragons, but I hadn't heard of these. Very nice presentation. I'm going to feature this lens on our Eragon Inheritance Cycle and Harper Hall Trilogy lenses. Great job.

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      Loretta 6 years ago from United States

      Heck, sounds like something I would enjoy too ;-) I might have to read them all before I give them to the kiddos.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      We discovered Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons in a thrift store and what a find it was! My seven y/o and I love this book; I have so much fun reading it with her. What a wonderful lens this is.

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Never heard of these before but I WANT THEM! I guess that makes me a kid at heart :) Blessed by a Squidoo Angel!

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Very nice presentation! I think you have sold me. I want to read these books myself. Hmmm, does that make me mentally 9-12 years old?

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      resabi 6 years ago

      I've never heard of these books, so thank you for bringing them to my attention. My daughter is too old for them, but I'm not! I like the way you describe both contents and the construction/design of each book -- appeals to the tactile and visual senses. Lovely lens. Blessed (ology).

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      jp1978 6 years ago

      If you like dragons look for the "Flight of Dragons" book. It details an argument about how dragons could have existed, with detailed explanations on anatomy, ecology, how the legends got started, why there aren't any fossils, etc. Of course it's not meant to be taken seriously, but it's a very fun read.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      As a kid I always lvoed dragons and especially loved books about dragons. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice collection and very nicely presented.

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      jp1978 6 years ago

      We have the Pirateology book, this also looks like a great addition to our collection.