Dragon books are the perfect way for tweens and young adults to learn about dragons and their world. With stories, drawings, and games, these books will teach your child about the history of dragons, the ecology of dragonflies, and more.
From The Dragons of Drunau to The Adventures of Young Dragon Slayers, there’s a dragon book series for every tween.
So whether you’re looking for a new series to start reading or you’re looking for a series to jump into, these 20 best dragon book series for tweens and young adults are sure to please.
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How To Train Your Dragon By Cressida Cowell
If you’re looking for a modern take on the dragon genre, look no further than How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.
The series follows young Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III who, in his quest to become the greatest blacksmith of all time, ends up discovering and training a dragon named Toothless.
Together they embark on a series of adventures as they learn more about each other and how to live side by side.
This book is perfect for budding readers who are older tweens or teens. It’s a great introduction to dragon books and will get them hooked on reading them in general!
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Seraphina is a young girl who lives in the kingdom of Goredd with her dragon father, mother, and older sister. When Seraphina turns 14, she learns that she’s a “Daughter of the Moon,” and her destiny is to help save Goredd from the evil Queen Maire.
While Seraphina herself isn’t so keen on the idea when she discovers that she has two other sisters–the daughters of different dragons–she finds new hope for her future.
Along with her three friends–a bear named Spiro, a dragon-hybrid named Isidore, and a human boy named Thomas–Seraphina must work together to save their world from destruction.
But as they journey across Goredd looking for answers, they are faced with new challenges that threaten their mission.
If you’re looking for an adventure story with amazing characters, then Seraphina is your book! You’ll love getting lost in this epic tale!
The Inheritance Cycle By Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle is a series about a boy named Eragon, who finds an ancient sword and becomes involved with the Dragon Riders, who battle the forces of darkness.
Along with his dragon, Saphira, he must protect what is important to him and take care of those he loves.
Saphira has a big impact on the series because she provides Eragon with guidance, comfort, and support throughout his adventures. Along with her, he also meets more dragons that give him much-needed advice.
This book series is not only good for tweens to get hooked on dragons but it’s also great for fans of fantasy novels.
It’s filled with action-packed scenes and suspenseful battles that keep readers engaged throughout the entire series.
Dragonkeeper Chronicles By Donita K. Paul
Dragonkeeper Chronicles follows the story of Eadric, a dragon who’s been banished to Earth. He’s found a home in a small human community and becomes an integral part of it.
The series is perfect for tweens because it has dragons that are just like humans with strengths and weaknesses. It also tackles what it means to be human and what our place in the world is.
There is no better way to get your tween hooked on reading than with this series!
Aranya (Shapeshifter Dragons) by Marc Secchia
If you’re looking for a book that is perfect for a middle-grade reader, then the series by author Marc Secchia is perfect for you.
The Island-World above the Cloudlands was a place ruled by dragons long ago. However, their Human slaves tore down the chains of Dragonish tyranny.
During the Human colonization, building, and warring period, humans spread throughout the Islands on their flying dragonships. Sylakians have now conquered the Island-Kingdom of Immadia, the last bastion of freedom. Aranya, Princess of Immadia, is now an enemy of evil.
The Dragonriders Of Pern
The Dragon Riders of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey, is a science fiction series that’s perfect for tweens. The world is inhabited by dragons, so it’s not surprising that dragons are the main characters in this story.
After a mysterious plague strikes their Pern, the dragon riders’ mission is to protect the human population from the deadly virus.
One of the most interesting aspects of this series is its time travel aspect: when Pern’s sun goes nova, all of the dragons have to be trained to ride on time-traveling ships to other planets within the solar system.
This not only adds an element of suspense but also makes readers think about life on Earth after humans develop space travel.
Another great thing about this series is how it balances both action and adventure with emotion and character development. So if your tween loves dragons and wants a riveting story with global stakes, then they should read this series!
King’s Warrior by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
2018’s King’s Warrior series is a must-read for young readers. In the first three books, readers will learn about the different types of dragons and how their kingdoms relate to one another.
The main character, Torrin, starts out as an orphan who wants to help others but soon becomes a warrior that protects his kingdom from ancient beings. Readers can expect lots of action and adventure with this series.
Dragonbreath By Ursula Vernon
Dragonbreath is a series of books that follows the adventures of two sisters, Lucy and Beth. Lucy is a human who founds herself as a dragon when she gets hit by lightning on her twelfth birthday.
Beth is a dragon who has lived for centuries and teaches Lucy about how to be a dragon. The two sisters are constantly in action and help people all around them.
Not only is this series about dragons, but it’s also about how to live with other creatures–especially humans. It’s about the power of friendship and the importance of believing in yourself when others are not there for you.
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Dealing with Dragons is a book that takes place in the same world as Wrede’s novel Dealing With Dragons. The story follows two sisters, one of whom is a princess and the other is a dragon.
If you loved watching Game of Thrones, this book has all the magic and adventure that you love!
Dragon books can be complicated sometimes, which is why it’s great to see series that have developed over time. Some are set in an ancient civilization while others are living among humans, even if they are hiding the fact from everyone else.
Tales From The Chocolate Heart Series
Stephanie Burgis’s Tales from the Chocolate Heart series is a great way to start your tween reading journey.
This series follows the adventures of a young girl named Clara, who travels to different parts of the chocolate heart world in order to find the Pieces of Chocolate Heart.
Along the way, she meets different dragons, makes new friends, and learns a lot about her own heart.
The writing is engaging and the illustrations are beautiful. The stories are full of adventure, love, and laughter. The characters are well-drawn and easy to care for, and the ending leaves you feeling both satisfied and excited for what comes next in the series.
Dragon of the Lost Sea by Laurence Yep
This book is about a dragon that goes on a wild adventure to find his family. When he finds them, he helps them return home and saves the day.
This book is filled with adventure and excitement. It has interesting information about dragons and their world, and it’s perfect for children who love reading.
The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is full of action and suspense. This book is sure to keep your child entertained for hours on end!
The Girl Who Drank The Moon By Kelly Barnhill
The people of the Protectorate offer a baby each year as an offering to the forest witch. By making this sacrifice, they hope to prevent her from terrorizing their town.
However, the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind. She lives with a wise Swamp Monster and an adorable Dragon.
As Xan rescues the children and takes them to their new families on the other side of the forest, the babies are nourished with starlight.
A baby is an accidentally fed moonlight instead of starlight by Xan, who fills the child with extraordinary magic. This girl, whom Xan names Luna, must be raised by her.
As Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magical abilities begin to manifest, with dangerous consequences.
Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn
Dragon and Thief is the perfect series for tweens who are interested in dragonflies and dragons.
This book tells the story of two sons of a dragonfly farmer who must find their way into the magical world of Dragons to save their family. Along the way, they must outwit thieves and protect their family from harm.
This series is full of action and adventure, and it’s sure to keep your tween entertained for hours on end.
The Girl At Midnight By Melissa Grey
Avicen are an ancient race of people who live in the streets of New York City. They have feathers for hair and magic coursing through their veins.
A set of enchantments keeps them hidden from all but Echo, a runaway pickpocket who lives off of the black market and steals treasures in order to feed his family.
Echo has lived her entire life with the Avicen family, so when a centuries-old war breaks out on the borders of her home, she decides to act.
To end the conflict for good, Echo must find the firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the world has never seen before.
Although it won’t be easy, if Echo has learned anything from life as a thief, it’s how to get what she wants and how to get it.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eragon is a young man who is trying to find his place in the world. He’s a Rider on a Dragon, and he has to help the people of Melisandre’s kingdom.
Along the way, he meets lots of different characters and learns about dragons and their world.
Eragon is a great book for kids because it’s full of action, adventure, and science fiction. It also has a moral lesson that kids can learn from.
Talon By Julie Kagawa
Ember Hill must prove that she is capable of hiding her dragon nature while blending in with humans if she is going to take her rightful place in Talon.
When she discovers that she also has to train for her destined career in Talon, her delight at a summer spent experiencing human teen life is short-lived.
However, An encounter with a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has learned.
In the top-secret Order of St. George, Garret Xavier Sebastian, a young dragonslayer, is tasked with hunting her down.
As Garret is confronted with Ember’s boldness, confidence, and all-too-human desires, he begins to question everything the Order has taught him. The truth about dragons could make him give up.
In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
Eric is a 17-year-old squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Sir Trogsdill would be cool if he permitted him to accomplish even remotely awesome things.
Aiming to prove himself worthy, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby.
A 16-year-old teenager named David spends his days collecting honors at school, winning archery tournaments, and keeping his scrappy best friend Charlotte from falling in love with him.
His attention is caught when he has whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where the locals believe he is a paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy.
With some sort of magic key, he’s supposed to help kill a dragon. Interestingly enough, that same key is adorning the neck of an annoying squire who’s too keen on proving himself to be of any help to anyone.
They must get over their egos or they will watch everything they know and love burn.
Eona by Alison Goodman
In her previous life, she was Eon, a girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to become a Dragoneye apprentice.
In her new role as Mirror Dragoneye, Eona has become her country’s savior, but she holds a much darker secret.
Her power is beyond her control. Her power always turns into a killing force when she tries to control it. High Lord Sethon’s army is also on her trail, causing even more destruction.
Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, needs Eona’s power if he hopes to reclaim his throne. The only way she can help him is to make a dark bargain with an old enemy that could wipe them all out.
A story of epic proportions comes to an end in Eona with its captivating drama, unforgettable fight scenes, sizzling tension and many surprises.
I hope you like these 20 best dragon book series for tweens and young adults. If I missed any book about dragons that should be on the list, please let me know in the comment section. I will be very happy to add to the list.