Books about Castles, Dragons and Knights for Early Years

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Franklin's Flying Bookshop 

by Jen Campbell

Franklin the dragon loves stories, but everyone is scared of him. One day he meets Luna who, far from being scared, is fascinated to meet Franklin. Together, they hatch a plan to share their love of books by opening a bookshop – right on Franklin’s back!


by Julia Donaldson

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?


Sylvia and Bird 

by Catherine Rayner

Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very lonely - until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, so different from the huge dragon, Bird somehow changes Sylvia's life for ever.

The Great Dragon Bake Off

by Nicola O'Byrne

To look at, Flamie is as terrifying as a dragon can get. But behind closed doors, Flamie is a stupendously Star Baker! He loves baking so much that his studies at the Ferocious Dragon Academy are starting to suffer. Flamie's going to need a showstopper to get out of this one...

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How to Catch a Dragon

by Caryl Hart 

Albie's trip to the library soon turns into a fun adventure with his new knightly friend. On their way to find some dragons they meet trolls, bears and a mysterious many-headed monster. Going to the library has never been so much fun!

There's No Dragon in the Story by Lou Carter

Poor old dragon. Nobody wants him in their story. Not Goldilocks, not Hansel and Gretel - no one. But Dragon will not give up! His boundless enthusiasm won't get him into any trouble. Surely ... A glorious story about dragons, heroes and one very big sneeze. 

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Sir Lilypad by Anna Kemp

Once upon a time, in a deep dark bog, lived a teeny, tiny speckled frog. Now, he might be tiny but his ambition is great. For he wants to be known henceforth as Sir Lilypad! Slayer of the - er - dragonflies. And all he needs to effect this transformation? A kiss from a willing princess, of course…

The Knight Who Said No

by Lucy Rowland

Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. But one morning, instead of saying,"yes," he says, "NO!" That night, he refuses to go inside, and in doing so he confronts a dragon and makes an unexpected friend . . .

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The Sunflower Sword 

by Mark Sperring

The little knight wants a sword to whoosh and swoosh in the air. His mother gives him a sunflower instead. "But," says the little knight, "it won't be any good for fighting dragons." Or will it? A warm and quirky tale of dragons and knights with a twist.

Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants by Giles Andreae

When King Colin's golden pants go missing, he calls for Sir Scallywag, the bravest knight in the land. But Sir Scallywag is only 6 years old and with an evil giant to pursue, it's nearly mission impossible! Will Sir Scallywag be able to save the day?


Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett

One day Alex finds a dragon living in the cupboard under the stairs. Luckily he knows just what to do. He writes letters to lots of different people to ask how he should take care of his surprise visitor. Children will love opening the letters and taking part as the adventure unfolds!

Zog and the Flying Doctors

by Julia Donaldson

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the Dragon. There's much to do, tending to those in need. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he himself falls ill, and only Pearl knows how to cure him. 

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There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight 

by Penny Parker Klostermann

This old dragon is very hungry! And he's not going to stop until he's gulped down the entire kingdom, knight's armour and all. But is there any way of escape from a lazy dragon's gut? Perhaps a good belch will help...

The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight by Helen Docherty 

Leo the mouse isn't like the other knights. While they like fighting, he likes reading. Leo's parents want him to be a proper knight, so they send him on a mission to tame a dragon. But Leo knows that books are mightier than swords, and he finds a special way to tame the firery dragon.


My Very First Castles Book 

by Abigail Wheatley

This delightful book is full of scenes of medieval castle life, from feasts to life under siege. Each page covers a different element of castle life, from different rooms like the dungeon and the guard room to castle animals such as horses and falcons.

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Everything Castles

by Crispin Boyer 

Young readers will be spellbound by this story of fierce battles, dark dungeons, secret passageways, and medieval characters, made all the more vivid by true tales from experts in the field. 

Castles Magnified

by David Long 

Meet history’s most heroic knights as you travel back in time. Use the magnifying glass to explore cutaway castles, epic medieval battlefields and impressive royal tournaments, then learn about chivalry, armour and jousting.

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This is NOT a Fairytale

by Will Mabbitt ​ 

Sophie doesn't want a fairy tale about soppy princesses and pompous princes, she wants the princess to do the rescuing! Together Sophie and her dad revolutionise story time for a second time in this clever, funny and heart-ravingly exciting picture book.

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