Season 4 - Episodes 10 & 11 - A Dragon Adventure

A Dragon Adventure

A Dragon Adventure  is sponsored by author, Jon Stahl and Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays

Join Lauren and the Reading Bug for a magical adventure - and learn all about how to write your own story! When the Reading Bug discovers a mysterious, large egg in the middle of the bookstore, our adventure to find which story it tumbled out of begins. Meet princes, monsters and, of course, dragons as we create a story that's all our own.

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Books Mentioned in this Podcast

The Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays Cover Image
By Jon Stahl, Tadgh Bentley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338125511
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 26th, 2019

A playful, interactive and laugh-out-loud-funny picture book with a deliciously hilarious ending!  This story invites young readers right into the storytelling process to create their own story.

Dragons Love Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803736801
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud from the creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose. Dragons love tacos, but spicy salsa gives them tummy troubles, and then you’re in red hot trouble!

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525428886
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Published: Dial Books - May 2nd, 2017

News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time...

The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781773210292
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Published: Annick Press - April 10th, 2018

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth's castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiance, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

A Friend for Dragon: An Acorn Book (Dragon #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338341058
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 30th, 2019

Lonely Dragon has made a friend, and he loves spending time with his new buddy! He enjoys telling scary stories, cracking funny jokes, and fixing a midnight snack for them to share. But when his friend appears to be ill, Dragon demonstrates what it means to be a true friend. In this warmhearted friendship story of love and loss, Dav Pilkey has created a lovable hero that everyone will cheer for! This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read.

There's A Dragon in Your Book (Who's In Your Book?) Cover Image
By Tom Fletcher, Greg Abbott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984850089
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Tom Fletcher's infectious read-aloud invites kids to use their powers of imagination--along with some stamping, blowing, and flapping--to save their book from a little dragon's flammable sneezes! The author of the Dinosaur That Pooped series has paired up with illustrator Greg Abbott to create a creature readers will want to keep playing with!

Dough Knights and Dragons Cover Image
By Dee Leone, George Ermos (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781454921417
Published: Union Square Kids - October 3rd, 2017

In Dough Knights and Dragons, a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet serendipitously, and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But the friends are filled with sadness when, according to the law, the two must duel one another. Can the unlikely pair find a way to evade the law, save their friendship, and spread good throughout the land? Kids will devour this scrumptiously clever tale.

How to Train Your Dragon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316085274
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2010

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb? Join his adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons--and becomes a hero. This action-packed, hilarious, and perfectly illustrated novel is a modern classic beloved by millions across the globe.

Dragonbreath Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803733633
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Dial Books - June 11th, 2009

It's not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians, especially because he can't breathe fire like other dragons (as the school bully loves to remind him). But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes, like when his sea-serpent cousin takes Danny and his best iguana friend on a mindboggling underwater tour to research his ocean report. Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters with a penchant for getting themselves into sticky situations. It's perfect for both the classroom and fans of Wimpy Kid and Bad Kitty.

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679889113
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 25th, 1997

The classic fantasy trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon has delighted children and their parents for generations. Now, Random House is proud to bring the three timeless tales together in one beautiful commemorative edition, complete with the original delightful illustrations.

The Velveteen Rabbit Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385077255
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers -

“Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.” Here is one of the most classic and beloved children's stories, with the original illustrations from 1922—the ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year. At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes "Real," a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity.

Write Your Own Storybook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780794530198
Published: Usborne Books - January 1st, 2014

Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space.

Writing with Rosie: You Can Write a Story Too Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823438822
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Published: Holiday House - July 17th, 2018

In a humorous and entertaining guide, two-time Newbery Honor-winning author PATRICIA REILLY GIFF breaks down the process of writing fiction into steps, all while trying to cope with the constant distractions from her exuberant seventy-pound golden retriever puppy, Rosie. Citing examples from her award-winning novels she explains how to proceed with each step in chapter sections titled "Can You See What I Did?" Young writers can find the inspiration and tips they need to try their hand in sections called "Your Turn."

Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Dragon Was Terrible Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374300494
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 23rd, 2016

The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon Cover Image
By Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781444938418
Published: Hachette Children's - May 28th, 2019


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