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Picture book dragon quiz to celebrate Chinese New Year!

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…

The Hot Cross Bunny - dragon - Story Snug

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!

Sir Dancealot dragon - Story Snug

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?


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12 responses to “Picture book dragon quiz to celebrate Chinese New Year!”

  1. Jayne avatar

    What a lovely quiz! I recognised Zog and Georgie who grows a dragon. Lovely round-up of books. 🙂

    1. Catherine avatar

      Well done for guessing Zog and Georgie. I love Georgie Grows a Dragon, it takes such a humorous look at gardening 🙂

  2. RaisieBay avatar

    awww I only recognised Zog, he was a big favourite in our house. My favourite dragon is called Errol and he first appears in Terry Pratchett’s book Guards Guards, but that’s not really a children’s book 🙂

    1. Catherine avatar

      Zog is a big favourite here. Our copy of Zog and the Flying Doctors has been signed by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 🙂

  3. Kim Carberry avatar

    What a cute quiz.
    The only one I recognise is Zog! He might be my favourite dragon. x

    1. Catherine avatar

      Zog is quite easy to recognise – both his picture books are fabulous and we absolutely love the resourcefulness of the princess 🙂

  4. Carol avatar

    I don’t know the books, but I love every dragon you shared. #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      The dragons all look so different – I love the way that each illustrator has interpreted them 🙂

  5. Lisa | Handmade in Israel avatar

    This is a cute quiz! I didn’t know the books but I certainly recognised Axel Scheffler’s illustration of the first delightful dragon.

    1. Catherine avatar

      Zog is probably the most well known. The others aren’t as easy if you don’t know the books.

  6. Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner avatar

    So that’s where all the dragons have been hiding! Happy New Year!

    1. Catherine avatar

      We’re looking forward to featuring more dragons on the blog very soon 😉

      Happy New Year to you too!