Year of the Dragon
2024 is the Year of the Dragon! The dragon symbolizes power, nobleness, honour, luck, and success in traditional Chinese culture. The dragon is a supernatural being with no parallel for talent and excellence.
Azmina the gold glitter dragon
Mara, Maddy, author
We are Dragon Girls, hear us roar! Azmina, Willa, and Naomi are thrilled to learn they're Glitter Dragon Girls. Summoned to the Magic Forest by its magnificent ruler, the Tree Queen, the girls quickly find out their dragon-selves have unbelievable abilities. They can soar above the treetops, breathe glitter-y bursts of fire, and roar loud enough to shake the ground. With this newfound magic comes a big responsibility, however. As Dragon Girls, they are sworn protectors of the forest and must help keep it safe from the troublesome Shadow Sprites, who are determined to take the forest's magic for their own.
The dragon painter
Sims, Lesley, author.
"Chang is the best painter in China. But why does he paint his dragons without any eyes? Find out in this enchanting re-telling of a traditional Chinese tale."--Back cover.
Lee, Yoon Ha, author
Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.
Hu Wan and the sleeping dragon
Young, Judy, 1956- author
In 1572 Beijing, when a nine-year-old boy is named Emperor of China, Hu Wan offers the gift of a cricket cage carved from a gourd he and his grandfather grew.
I know I can do it! ; I wish I could do it!
Galkina, Anastasiya, author.
Emotions are powerful, and learning how to manage them is a key life skill. I Know I Can Do It!/I Wish I Could Do It! is an innovative, two-stories-in-one picture book that features a young dragon named Theo, who decides that he wants to take a dance class. Each story has a different outcome as a result of Theo's choices. In I Know I Can Do It!, Theo becomes frustrated when he isn't able to do some of the dance moves correctly. But he remains patient, and his dance teacher shows him the correct way to do it. And when there's a performance at the end of the year, Theo participates, and even though he doesn't win, he feels good about himself. In I Wish I Could Do It!, Theo is part of the dance class, but he lets his frustration get the best of him. He storms off when he can't master a dance move, and when it comes time for the performance, Theo doesn't want to participate. While all of the other children are enjoying themselves, Theo sulks behind the curtain feeling sorry for himself. This engaging book will help children learn how to manage their emotions, as well as understand that they have the power to make choices about how they feel. They will see through Theo's actions that one's attitude can have a lasting impact on the events in their lives.
My lantern and the fairy : a story of light and kindness : told in English and Chinese
Li, Jian (Art teacher), author, illustrator.
The peace dragon
Ragsdale, Linda, author. 1959-
The Peace Dragon tells the tale of an unlikely friendship and encourages us to always keep our eyes and our hearts open.
Summer of the dragons
Clarke, E. J., author.
A year after she discovered a tiny dragon on the beach, life is getting back to normal for Mari Jones and Gweeb, when two unexpected events turn it upside down again. First comes the news that Mari's mum Rhian is expecting a baby, meaning that her boyfriend Gareth and Mari's best friend Dylan will be moving in with them on the farm. Even more incredibly, Gweeb's family have returned to lay their eggs in the same cave where Mari first found her secret dragon. With tourists flocking to the beach for the summer, Mari has her work cut out to keep the dragons hidden and safe, especially when disgraced scientist Dr Griff Griffiths turns up on the hunt for a story. And when Griff manages to find and steal Gweeb's precious egg, Mari must stage a daring rescue mission before it's too late.
Ten dragon eggs : a book about counting down
Graham-Barber, Lynda, author
Mother dragon watches over her draglings as each them hatch, from 1 through 10.
Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor
Zhao, Xiran Jay, author
After his augmented reality gaming headset is possessed by the spirit of the First Emperor of China, twelve-year-old Chinese American Zack Ying is compelled to travel across China to steal an ancient artifact, fight figures from Chinese history and myth, and seal a portal to prevent malicious spirits from destroying the human realm.