If your child wants a dragon for a pet, bring these home
Dragons Love Tacos
Author: Adam Rubin
Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri
Recommended Age Range: 3 to 7
Have You Seen My Dragon?
Author: Steve Light
Illustrator: Steve Light
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Recommended Age Range: 2 to 5
A dragon in New York City? Well, yes (anything can happen in a children’s book ☺). And, as one boy searches for his lost dragon, we get to “travel” around the city counting such things as hot dogs, sailboats, fire hydrants, even pigeons. With black and white illustrations, and a little bit of color, this book is a true stand out!
Awards: 2014 Parents’ Choice Award for Picture Books; ALA Notable Books; Mathical Award Winner
The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters
Author: Christoph Niemann
Illustrator: Christoph Niemann
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Recommended Age Range: 4 to 8
This is an incredibly creative book about a little girl that receives her very own dragon. As the book unfolds, Chinese characters – related to the story – are displayed at the bottom of the page. Children find this book fascinating – and so do I! A wonderful introduction to the Chinese language.
Awards: Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards – Picture Books 2011