The Chinese New Year starts on February 10th. 2024 is the year of the dragon. So many picture books include dragons, all brought to life in unique ways by their illustrators. We’ve included some of our favourites in this post but do you know the titles of the picture books they appear in?
This is one of our favourite picture book dragons! He’s the main character in two picture books and also stars in his own film. His story shows us that practice and perseverance can lead to success.
But what is the name of the princess who helps him find a very rewarding career?
This dragon appears in a wonderful picture book about gardening, friendship and growing. The story takes an amusing look at gardening and what plants need and has a wonderfully hopeful ending.
Can you name the main character who gets a big surprise when she discovers a dragon in her garden?
This dragon causes chaos in a rhyming picture book which starts on the Isle of the Great Easter Bunny. This madcap, nighttime adventure involves stolen chocolate, dragon poop, a jelly bean and a roller-skate…
Can you name the main character in the story and his chicken sidekick?
Complications arise when this adorable dragon tries to dispel the woodland animals’ preconceived ideas by trying to make friends. This beautifully illustrated picture book tackles prejudice and introduces the concept that making friends also includes accepting differences.
Do you know the name of this gentle dragon?
Ballet, boogie, conga, rumba, rock ‘n’ roll, waltz! When a dancing dragon challenges a brave knight to a fight on an ice rink he bites off a bit more than he can chew!
Can you name the knight that he fights?
Three little boys have a busy day fighting imaginary dragons and beasts before going back to their castle for a feast.
Do you know the title of this wonderful picture book celebrating the power of imagination?
How many titles did you guess?
- Zog / Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
- Georgie Grows a Dragon by Emma Lazell
- The Hot Cross Bunny by Carys Bexington & Mark Chambers
- LOOK OUT, It’s a Dragon! by Jonny Lambert
- Sir Dancealot by Timothy Knapman & Keith Robinson
- King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury