It’s clever. Bookwyrm adores clever!
It’s got fiery dragon-humor bits everywhere, from the Caliente Jellypeño Beans to the Mount Vesuvius Heartburn Medication. Bookwyrm appreciates dragon-humor!
It’s set in a library. Bookwyrm ♥loves♥ the library!
- Modern setting, elementary school
- A fun read aloud, ages 4+
- Easy to find on Amazon — republished 2012
- The author Carmen Agra Deedy has lots of other books, too!
- So does the illustrator Michael P. White!
Some questions & ideas to discuss:
Questions before you read —
- From the cover, what do you think this book is about?
- Who looks after the books in the library?
After you read —
- When we call a person “a dragon” what does it usually mean?
- What was Miss Scales worried the children would do to the books?
- Why are books special?
- What caused Miss Scales to change her mind about children in the library with the books?
- Can you think of any library manners to add to the list?
- Do you know the names of any of the librarians at your local library? How could you find out?
- What book do you think every library should have a copy of?
The Library Dragon is a modern gem for every dragon’s book hoard! What are your modern gems? Leave a comment and let Bookwyrm know what to read next!