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Dragon Slayers | Fantasy Chapter Books for Kids

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The dragonet prophecy / by Tui T. Sutherland.
Sutherland, Tui, 1978-
Format: Book

A thrilling new series soars above the competition and redefines middle-grade fantasy fiction for a new generation!

Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky / by Kwame Mbalia.
Mbalia, Kwame, author.
Format: Book

Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

A royal guide to monster slaying / Kelley Armstrong.
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
Format: Book

Monster hunting isn't for the faint of heart!

Dragon Pearl / Yoon Ha Lee.
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Format: Book

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

A tale of magic... / Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
Colfer, Chris, 1990- author.
Format: Book

A new series set in the Land of Stories universe from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old fans!

How to train your dragon / translated from the Old Norse by Cressida Cowell.
Cowell, Cressida
Format: Book

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb?

Aru Shah and the end of time / Roshani Chokshi.
Chokshi, Roshani, author.
Format: Book

Lighting the Lamp of Bharata has dire consequences. Aru unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.

The barren grounds / David A Robertson.
Robertson, David, 1977- author.
Format: Book

Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them.

The Barren Grounds [electronic resource] : The Misewa Saga, Book One/ Robertson, David A..
Robertson, David A..
Format: Ebook

Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them.

Beasts and beauty : dangerous tales / Soman Chainani ; illustrated by Julia Iredale.
Chainani, Soman, author.
Format: Book

You think you know these stories, don’t you? You are wrong. You don’t know them at all. Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts.

Amari and the night brothers / B. B. Alston.
Alston, B. B., author.
Format: Book

Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good. So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she’s certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton—if only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon [electronic resource] : Lin, Grace.
Lin, Grace.
Format: Ebook

In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli's mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonsense. But Minli believes these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how her family can change their fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest.

A tale dark and Grimm / Adam Gidwitz.
Gidwitz, Adam.
Format: Book

In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.

The serpent's secret [electronic resource].
DasGupta, Sayantani, author.
Format: Eaudiobook

Meet Kiranmala: Interdimensional demon slayer. (Only she doesn't know it yet.)

Amulet. Book one, The stonekeeper / Kazu Kibuishi.
Kibuishi, Kazu, 1978- author.
Format: Book

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.

The lightning thief / Rick Riordan.
Riordan, Rick
Format: Book

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena - Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Race to the sun / by Rebecca Roanhorse.
Roanhorse, Rebecca, author.
Format: Book

Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he's a threat, but her father won't believe her...

The land of stories : the wishing spell / by Chris Colfer ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
Colfer, Chris, 1990-
Format: Book

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

A path begins / J.A. White ; illustrations by Andrea Offermann.
White, J. A., author.
Format: Book

A dark, forbidden forest. Vicious beasts. Deadly plants. An evil spellbook. Secrets. Mysteries. Witches, both good and bad . . . Welcome to the world of the Thickety. Full of action, set in an intriguing and dangerous world, and illustrated with gorgeous and haunting line art, The Thickety: A Path Begins is a truly stunning book.

The girl who drank the moon / Kelly Barnhill.
Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.
Format: Book

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and deliver them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

The School for Good and Evil [electronic resource].
Chainani, Soman, author.
Format: Electronic Resources

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains.

Ember and the ice dragons / by Heather Fawcett.
Fawcett, Heather (Heather M.), author.
Format: Book

Ember St. George is a dragon. At least she was before her adoptive father—a powerful but accident-prone Magician—turned her into a human girl to save her life. Unfortunately, Ember’s growing tendency to burst into flames at certain temperatures—not to mention her invisible wings—is making it too dangerous for her to stay in London. The solution: ship Ember off to her aunt’s research station in frigid Antarctica.

Mighty Jack / Ben Hatke ; color by Alex Campbell and Hilary Sycamore.
Hatke, Ben, author, illustrator.
Format: Book

What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything…a dragon.

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King / Ben Hatke.
Hatke, Ben, author, illustrator.
Format: Book

Like a bolt from the blue, Jack's little sister Maddy is gone — carried into another realm by an ogre. When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything... except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive.

Ice wolves / by Amie Kaufman.
Kaufman, Amie, author.
Format: Book

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives. So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

Homerooms & hall passes / by Tom O'Donnell.
O'Donnell, Tom, author.
Format: Book

In the mystical realm of Bríandalör, every day the brave and the bold delve into hidden temples or forgotten dungeons, battling vile monsters and evil wizards to loot their treasure hoards for sweet, sweet magic items. But in their free time, our heroes—Thromdurr the mighty barbarian, Devis the shifty thief, Vela the noble paladin, Sorrowshade the Gloom Elf assassin, and Albiorix the (good!) wizard—need to relax and unwind.

Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The [electronic resource] : Lewis, C. S..
Lewis, C. S..
Format: Eaudiobook

Narnia… the land beyond the wardrobe door, a secret place frozen in eternal winter, a magical country waiting to be set free.

Dragonfell / Sarah Prineas.
Prineas, Sarah, author.
Format: Book

Fly with the dragons in this new middle grade fantasy stand-alone novel from Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series, where the fate of these once-majestic beasts rests in the hands of two independent young heroes.

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1) [electronic resource] : Paolini, Christopher.
Paolini, Christopher.
Format: Ebook

One boy... One dragon... A world of adventure.

The iron trial / Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer.
Black, Holly, author.
Format: Book

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. To succeed at the Iron Trial and be admitted into the vaunted Magisterium school would bring bad things. But he fails at failing. Only hard work, loyal friends, danger, and a puppy await.

The golden compass / Philip Pullman.
Pullman, Philip, 1946- author.
Format: Book

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want--but what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.

Dragonwatch [electronic resource] / Brandon Mull.
Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.
Format: Electronic Resources

In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power.

Sky raiders / Brandon Mull.
Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.
Format: Book

On Halloween below a haunted house, Cole Randolph wanted to have fun (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But he dives after friends whisked away to The Outskirts. The five kingdoms lie in between - wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from other worlds. And once people are in the Outskirts, they find it very hard to leave.