Merlin's Dragon
Barron, T.A.
Philomel Books, 2008

Basil, a small, flying lizard who is searching for others like himself, discovers that there is more to him than he knows, as he becomes engaged in Avalon's great war between the evil Rhita Gawr and the forces of good.

The Prophecy
Bell, Hilari
Eos, 2006

Guided by the words of a prophecy, Prince Perryndon, who loves books more than swords, sets out to slay the black dragon that is destroying his kingdom. 

The Warrior Heir
Chima, Cinda Williams
Hyperion Books for Children, 2006

After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards. 

The Runaway Princess
Coombs, Kate
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006

Fifteen-year-old Princess Meg uses magic and her wits to rescue a baby dragon and escape the unwanted attentions of a prince hoping to gain her hand in marriage through a contest arranged by her father, the king. 

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book
Coville, Bruce
Jane Yolen Books, 1991

Small for his age but artistically talented twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg. 

The Fire Within. Last Dragon Chronicles 1.
D'Lacey, Chris
Orchard Books, 2001

When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career. 

Hatching Magic
Downer, Ann
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003

When a thirteenth-century wizard confronts twenty-first century Boston while seeking his pet dragon, he is followed by a rival wizard and a very unhappy demon, but eleven-year-old Theodora Oglethorpe may hold the secret to setting everything right.

The Last Dragonslayer. The Chronicles of Kazam 1
Ffurde, Jasper
Harcourt, 2012

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic. 

Dragon Rider
Funke, Cornelia Caroline
Scholastic, 2004

After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy. 

Dragon Slippers
George, Jessica Day
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2007

Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom. 

Red Dragon Codex. Dragon Codices 1
Henham, R.D.
Mirrorstone, 2008

Mudd must seek a silver dragon's help to rescue Shemnara, an old woman who is practically his mother, when she is kidnapped by a red dragon. 

The Coming of Dragons. Darkest Age 1
Lake, A.J.
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2006

Two eleven-year-olds named Edmund and Elspeth discover that they have been given fantastic gifts to use against the ancient and evil forces that have been awakened by powerful magic during the Dark Ages in Great Britain. 

McCaffrey, Anne
Bellantine Books, 1997

At a time when the number of Dragonriders has fallen too low for safety and only one Weyr trains the creatures and their riders, the Red Star approaches Pern, threatening it with disaster. 

The Dragon's Eye. Dragonology Chronicles 1
Steer, Dugald
Candlewick Press, 2006

Twelve-year-old Daniel Cook and his sister Beatrice find themselves searching for the powerful Dragon's Eye jewel before it is stolen by the evil dragonologist Ignatius Crook. 

The Dragonet Prophecy. Wings of Fire 1
Sutherland, Tui
Scholastic Press, 2012

Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will. 

Dragon's Bait
Vande Velde, Vivian
Jane Yolen books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992

Wrongly codemned of witchcraft, fifteen-year-old Alys is tempted to take revenge on her accusers when the dragon to which she has been sacrificed turns out to be an ally. 

Temple of the Dragonslayer. Dragonlance, the New Adventures 1
Waggoner, Tim
Wizards of the Coast, 2004

Regaining consciousness without her memory, Nearra travels to a temple where healers may be able to help, accompanied by a ranger, warrior, elf and wizard, all having secrets she is not aware of. 

Dragon Keeper
Wilkinson, Carole
Hyperion Books for Children, 2005

An orphan slave girl becomes a Dragon Keeper when she heroically comes to the aid of an aging dragon and both go on a dangerous journey across China to protect a mysterious stone vital to the dragon's legacy. 

Dealing with Dragons. Enchanted Forest Chronicles 1
Wrede, Patricia C.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990

Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom. 

Dragon's Blood: A Fantasy
Yolen, Jane
Delacorte Press, 1982

Jakkin, a bond boy who works as a Keeper in a dragon nursery on the planet Austar IV, secretly trains a fighting pit dragon of his own in hopes of winning his freedom.