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CHLOE AND THE LION

chloe and the lion cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Adam
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Rex
Publisher: 
Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2012

Author and illustrator learn they must work together despite artistic differences, or the book they each imagine will never exist. The story about Chloe differentiates from the story of the story through cartoon art including balsa backdrops, Sculpey clay figures, and computer graphics.

JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS: A J. R. R. TOLKIEN STORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McAlister
Author's First Name: 
Caroline
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eliza
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Wheeler
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
An introduction to the world and imagination of the young John Ronald Tolkien, focusing especially on his fixation on dragons. Readers will be surprised at some of the details of his life, touched on briefly and enchanted with the illustrations which tend to paint a world of swirls and colors and brimming with life (even the WWI illustration). A brief snapshot into a life of interest and talent. Edie Ching (7-10)

A DRAGON'S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS

A DRAGON'S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yep
Author's First Name: 
Laurence
Second Author's First Name: 
Joanne
Second Author's Last Name: 
Ryder
Narrator's First Name: 
Susan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Denaker
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 The voice of curmudgeonly dragon Miss Drake is outstanding in this wonderful tale of magic, loss, and friendship. Despite different assumptions, Miss Drake thinks she has a new pet human while Winnie thinks she has a new pet dragon, a friendship is forged. Winnie is a talented artist whose drawings magically crawl off the page into an unsuspecting San Francisco. Will the two friends be able to corral the creatures? A great family listen.

THE STORY OF OWEN: DRAGON SLAYER OF TRONDHEIM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnston
Author's First Name: 
E. K.
Publisher: 
Carolrhoda
Publication Date: 
2014

Siobhan McQuaid is the bard who tells this tale of her friend Owen Thorskard the Dragon Slayer, who must fight to save the town from dragons and still keep up his grades. A great combination of alternative history, fantasy and teen friendship.

AGAIN!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gravett
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2013

Oil-based pencil and watercolor create a persistent little dragon and a patient but drowsy mama. The requests to “read it again” highlight an ever-changing bedtime story that leads to a fiery surprise in this clever tale.

THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER [AUDIOBOOK]

The Last Dragonslayer
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fforde
Author's First Name: 
Jasper
Narrator's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Narrator's Last Name: 
Jasicki
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2013

Foundling Jennifer Strange sees herself as a normal fifteen-year-old indentured servant managing a magician's employment agency until someone prophesizes the last dragon’s death. Narrator Elizabeth Jasicki ably conveys Jennifer’s beleaguered pragmatism in a  magical world with its own problems and characters.

SERAPHINA

Goredd palace and dragon
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hartman
Author's First Name: 
Rachel
Publisher: 
Random House
Publication Date: 
2012

In this richly developed fantasy, half-human, half-dragon Seraphina, 16, confronts fear and tension in the uneasy truce between humans and dragons.   This absorbing blend of intrigue, romance, and self-discovery features a creative, independent heroine.  

SERAPHINA [AUDIO]

Seraphina
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hartman
Author's First Name: 
Rachel
Narrator's First Name: 
Mandy
Narrator's Last Name: 
Williams
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

See annotation under "Ten to Fourteen."

KING JACK AND THE DRAGON

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bently
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Illustrator's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Oxenbury
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2011

A trio of pint-sized knights, a bouncy rhyming text, and gloriously detailed illustrations add up to a tale of fearsome beasts, fabulous feasts, and backyard bravery.

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