The November theme for Six for Sunday, hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot, is Winter Books and today’s wish is for: Books you’d throw in the fire. No!!!! I couldn’t think of any books I’d throw in the fire (no surprise there!), so I’ve decided to choose books with my favourite fire-breathing characters – dragons – even if they don’t all actually breathe fire!
I’ve chosen four picture books (but counted them as one choice!). Sorry – couldn’t help it. They’re just all so gorgeous! I used to do a unit of work on ‘Dragons’ with Year 4, and the first three were some of the books I used: they are brilliant for stimulating creative writing and poetry. I’ve recently bought The Snow Dragon which I am looking forward to reading in December.
I read The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart earlier this year, and adored it. Perfect to cosy up to with a KitKat and hot chocolate – my favourite combination! My review for this story is here.
I don’t think Spark is very well known in the UK. It was one of the first books I was approved to read on NetGalley. I really enjoyed the telepathic bond between Mina and her Lightning dragon, Pixit. My review is here.
This is definitely one of my favourite reads this year. I read it over the summer, and it was the first story I shared as a class read with my class who absolutely loved it too, so much so that over half of them bought a copy. My review is here.
This is a wonderful story of a girl who does not enjoy reading, or libraries, but all that changes when she makes an incredible discovery in her local library. My review is here.
I couldn’t just choose one as my final book as there are two books featuring dragons on my TBR which I am really looking forward to reading, and I can’t choose between them, so I’m choosing both!
Have you read any of these books? What other stories with dragons would you recommend?