Kenny and the Dragon
by Tony DiTerlizzi
knights/castles/dragons ... fantasy ... friendship
Publisher comments: What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death. So it's up to Kenny to give his neighbors front-row seats to one of the best-known battles in history, the legendary showdown between St. George and the dragon, without losing a friend in the fray.
The Lily Quench Series (age 8-11)|
by Natalie Jane Prior
knights/castles/dragons ... adventure ... fantasy
As a family of dragon slayers, the Quenches of Ashby have always been burning successes... until the evil Black Count invades, and the family's fortunes go into a downward spiral. Then a dragon unexpectedly arrives and Lily, the last of the Quenches, is called upon to fight it. Soon she finds herself on a desperate, magical quest to save Ashby from destruction and restore the lost heir to his throne....
title: Lily Quench and the Dragon of Ashby
title: Lily Quench and the Black Mountains
title: Lily Quench and the Treasure of Mote Ely
title: Lily Quench and the Lighthouse of Skellig Mor
title: Lily Quench and the Magicians Pyramid
title: Lily Quench and the Hand of Manuelo
title: Lily Quench and the Search for King Dragon
The Castle Corona
by Sharon Creech
fantasy ... knights/castles/dragons ... family
Long ago and far away . . . There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona. And in this castle lived a family. But not just any family. This was the family of King Guido: rich and royal and . . . spoiled. And King Guido was so spoiled that neither jewels nor gold nor splendid finery could please him, for what he longed for most was . . . a nap and a gown that didn't itch. Far below this grand, glittering castle lived two peasants. But not just any peasants. These peasants, though poor and pitiful, were plucky and proud. And in possession of a stolen pouch. But not just any pouch. A pouch whose very contents had the power to unlock secrets and transform lives . . .
How to Train Your Dragon Series (age 8-11)|
by Cressida Cowell
growing up ... humor ... knights/castles/dragons
Meet Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, heir of the Viking chiefdom, but a boy with one very big problem: a hero he is not. How to Train Your Dragon is the riotous story of Hiccup's quest to hunt down the fiercest dragon, bring it into submission, and (hopefully) pass his initiation. Instead, he ends up with the smallest, most ornery dragon ... it's even toothless! Thus begins the hijinx of the world's most lovable, unlikely hero and a most reluctant "beast."
title: How to Train Your Dragon
title: How to Speak Dragonese
by Betty and Samuel Sterman
fantasy ... friendship ... knights/castles/dragons
With the help of three friends, a young boy and his grandfather help a fifteenth-century Welsh dragon find its way home.
The Seventh Tower Series (age 8-11)|
by Garth Nix
knights/castles/dragons ... fantasy
In the first of this series, The Fall, Tal lives in the Dark World, high in a mountaintop castle, isolated in darkness. He does not think to question the status quo. And then one day he tries to steal a precious sunstone, the only way of assuring his family's position among the Chosen people of The Seventh Tower. After his attempt fails, he falls from the castle straight into the unknown.
title: The Fall
The Time Warp Trio Series (age 8-11)|
by Jon Scieszka
knights/castles/dragons ... fantasy ... humor
In the first installment, Knights of the Kitchen Table, Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table. Each book finds our trio in another wacky time travel adventure.
title: Knights of the Kitchen Table
title: The Not-So-Jolly Roger
title: The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
title: Your Mother Was a Neanderthal
title: Tut, Tut!
title: Summer Reading is Killing Me!
title: It's All Greek to Me
title: See You Later, Gladiator
title: Sam Samurai
title: Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci
title: Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?
title: Me Oh Maya
title: Oh Say, I Can't See
title: Viking It and Liking It
The Rowan Series (age 8-11)|
by Emily Rodda
magic ... fantasy ... adventure ... knights/castles/dragons
Because only he can read the magical map, young, weak and timid Rowan joins six other villagers to climb a mountain and try to restore their water supply, as fears of a dragon and other horrors threaten to drive them back.
title: Rowan of Rin
title: Rowan and the Ice Creepers
title: Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal
title: Rowan and the Travelers
title: Rowan and the Zebak
by Edgar Eager
knights/castles/dragons ... magic ... fantasy ... adventure
Four children looking forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin.
sequel: Magic by the Lake