Appreciate a Dragon Day for Kids

Are dragons popular at your house? Stories about these magical beings are found in cultures around the world. These stories started many, many years ago, and they continue to draw our attention today. January 16 is Appreciate a Dragon Day, so it's a great time to read and learn more about these mythical creatures!

Appreciate a dragon's pride in the wonderful differences between their family members, as well as what they all have in common. In Gondra's Treasure, young dragon Gondra loves to hear about her parents' diverse cultural backgrounds and how they make her unique.

Appreciate a dragon's adventurous spirit—and street smarts—in Have You Seen My Dragon? This playful counting book follows a child and pet dragon all around the big city. Can you find the dragon on every page? What else can you see?

Appreciate a dragon's social nature and willingness to help when things go wrong. In case you didn't know, Dragons Love Tacos and the parties that go with them. But if you don't avoid spicy salsa, you'll have a problem. Thank goodness the dragons will stick around to help solve it.

Appreciate a dragon's faults. No one is perfect, after all! Some dragons may be a bit aggressive, greedy and vain. In The Paper Bag Princess, the dragon is all three! The clever princess uses the dragon's faults against it to save the prince. Along the way, she learns something about herself, too.

Which dragons do you appreciate most?

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