The Library Dragon is one burning book. An elementary hires a new librarian who really fires up the rest of the faculty. She has green, purple and gold scales; she breathes fire; and she incinerates any books she deems cruel to dragons.
The worst part of the new librarian’s reign is that she is too good a guard of the books. She posts signs telling students not to even think about touching, let alone reading, any of her precious books. The students’ spirits and grades die down like a doused campfire—until one brave yet unwitting student changes all of that.
There is so much to love about this book:
- All of the fire words: make a game of reading by counting them!
- The passion each teacher shows for books and (by the end) students!
- The fantastic illustrations!
For little ones going to school for the first time, The Library Dragon is a great book to introduce them to the idea of the library at school, leading to a conversation about treating books with respect so others can enjoy them.
It’s also a great book for opening a conversation about your child’s teacher. Is their teacher more like Ms. Lemon or more like the Library Dragon? Why do they think that is?
We love the Library Dragon and will I’m sure enjoy many more readings before Max starts school! Which of your children will love this book the most?
The Library Dragon deserves 5 snacks: