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Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to knights. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about knights.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid, and you can also use our table of contents to jump to particular topics you think your kid will enjoy.

When it comes to children’s stories about knights, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like The Princess Knight to popular sellers like Alanna: The First Adventure to some of our favorite hidden gems like Saint George and the Dragon.

We hope this list of kids books about knights can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Top 10 Books About Knights

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Dough Knights and Dragons
Written by Dee Leone & illustrated by George Ermos
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Recommend Ages: 5-8

In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship! 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!

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Max's Castle
Written by Kate Banks & illustrated by Boris Kulikov
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

When Max finds a pile of forgotten toys under the bed, his brothers Benjamin and Karl wonder what’s so special about some old blocks. So Max shows them. With some clever twists of both blocks and imagination, he constructs not only a castle but an entire adventure, complete with pirates and knights, a dark dungeon and a dragon. This ingenious sequel to Max’s Words and Max’s Dragons shows readers just how much fun wordplay can be.

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A Tail of Camelot
Written by Julie Leung & illustrated by Lindsey Carr
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

An epic new middle grade series in the tradition of Redwall and Poppy, based on Arthurian legend and told from the perspective of Camelot’s most humble creatures: mice Young mouse Calib Christopher aspires to be a Knight of the Round Table. For generations, his family has valiantly led the mice who live just out of sight of the humans, defending Camelot from enemies both big and small. But when a new threat arises—one that could catch even the Two-Leggers off guard—it’s up to Calib and his friend Cecily to unmask the real enemy, unite their forces, and save the castle they all call home. With the sweeping adventure of New York Times bestselling series like Wings of Fire and Warriors, Mice of the Round Table brings to life a legendary world of animals and magic that kids will want to return to again and again.

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The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight
Written by Elli Woollard & illustrated by Benji Davies
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A case of mistaken identity allows two sworn enemies—a young dragon and knight—to become friends. But what will they do when they discover the truth? A funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book illustrated by Benji Davies, of The Storm Whale. - GODWIN BOOKS -

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The Storybook Knight
Written by Helen Docherty & illustrated by Thomas Docherty
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Even dragons love a good story…

Leo was a gentle knight in thought and word and deed. While other knights liked fighting, Leo liked to sit and read…

When Leo’s mom and dad pack him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword―and a pile of his favorite books.

But can a story be as mighty as a sword?

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The Wall in the Middle of the Book
Written & illustrated by Jon Agee
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A knight who feels secure on his side of the wall that divides his book discovers that his side is not as safe as he thought, and the other side is not as threatening.

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The Princess Knight
Written by Cornelia Funke & illustrated by Kerstin Meyer
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Recommend Ages: 3-6

Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Violetta disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable.

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Saint George and the Dragon
Written by Margaret Hodges & illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

This special new paperback edition of St. George and the Dragon commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Caldecott Award-winning picture book. Hodges retells an exciting segment from Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, in which the Red Cross Knight slays a dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years, bringing peace and joy back to the land. Featuring a fresh new cover design - with artwork that highlights the dragon adventure within - and distinctive embossed gold Caldecott Award sticker, this is the perfect way to introduce the classic tale to a whole new generation of readers.

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Night Knight
Written & illustrated by Owen Davey
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Recommend Ages: 2-5

Come on a bedtime adventure with one little knight as he rides through forests to reach his bedroom, battles crocodiles to brush his teeth and climbs the tallest tower to get into bed. This exciting and imaginative bedtime tale is told through Owen Davey’s charming and witty words and illustrations — making this a perfect k-nightly read for every young adventurer.

Bedtime becomes an unforgettable k-nightly adventure!

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Merlin's Last Quest
Written by Julie Leung & illustrated by Lindsey Carr
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy series that Booklist called "a charming blend of Arthurian legend and Brian Jacques' Redwall series."

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Books About Knights and Friendship

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Dough Knights and Dragons
Written by Dee Leone & illustrated by George Ermos
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Recommend Ages: 5-8

In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship! 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!

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The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight
Written by Elli Woollard & illustrated by Benji Davies
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A case of mistaken identity allows two sworn enemies—a young dragon and knight—to become friends. But what will they do when they discover the truth? A funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book illustrated by Benji Davies, of The Storm Whale. - GODWIN BOOKS -

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Gold Star for Zog
Written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler
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Recommend Ages: 4-8
The ultimate back-to-school quest from bestsellers Donaldson and Scheffler
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  1. All's Faire in Middle School - Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she’ll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind—she’ll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it’s not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don’t) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family’s unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all. As she did in Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson perfectly—and authentically—captures the bittersweetness of middle school life with humor, warmth, and understanding.

  2. Kenny & the Dragon - What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there’s a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death. So it’s up to Kenny to give his neighbors front-row seats to one of the best-known battles in history – the legendary showdown between St. George and the dragon – without losing a friend in the fray.

  3. Dragon Night - Georgie is afraid of the night. It’s too dark with the lights off. Too quiet with everyone asleep. And being alone makes everything worse. The dragon is afraid of the knight. After all, the knight carries a heavy sword, and he always wants to fight. The dragon knows just what to do to help Georgie overcome his fear, and the two set off on a unforgettable magical adventure. But when the morning comes, the dragon is still afraid of the knight. How can Georgie help his friend? With kindness and empathy–and a little creativity–maybe Georgie can work some magic of his own. J. R. Krause, an award-winning animator of The Simpsons and Futurama, has created a visually stunning story with incredible emotional depth, which addresses the needs of children to express their feelings and be received with kindness and empathy.

  4. Quit Buggin' Me! - Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but she won’t let that stop her from saving the day! Princess Pulverizer and her friends, Lucas and Dribble the dragon, are on the hunt for another good deed to complete on her Quest of Kindness. So when they hear about a mysterious evil beast who’s been capturing townspeople, the trio sets out to find it and rescue the prisoners. But when Lucas and Dribble get caught themselves, it’s up to Princess Pulverizer to free her friends!

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Books About Knights and Royalty

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The Princess Knight
Written by Cornelia Funke & illustrated by Kerstin Meyer
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Recommend Ages: 3-6

Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Violetta disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable.

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Power of the Fortrex (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: Lego Nexo Knights), Volume 1
Written by Scholastic
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Recommend Ages: 6-8

Clay likes to do things by the book- by the Knights’ Code book, to be exact. Clay practices his knightly skills for hours every day. He wants to be the best of the knights! Lance, on the other hand, would much rather play video games than study a book full of rules.He thinks a true knight goes with his gut. Who needs to practice?<br>One thing’s for sure: The other NEXO KNIGHTS(R) team members are sick of them arguing! Can Clay and Lance work together long enough to take down Jestro and his Magma Monsters?

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Prince & Knight
Written by Daniel Haack & illustrated by Stevie Lewis
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them traveled the land far and wide, but the prince didn’t quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met.

While they were away, a terrible dragon threatened their land, and all the soldiers fled. The prince rushed back to save his kingdom from the perilous beast and was met by a brave knight in a suit of brightly shining armor. Together they fought the dragon and discovered that special something the prince was looking for all along. This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.

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  1. Assassin's Code - To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there’s really only one answer! Journey back in time to danger-filled Elizabethan London. Alice Fletcher is a stagehand at the Globe theatre. When her brother, Richard, goes missing, Alice seeks him with the help of Tom Cavendish, servant to the power-hungry Earl of Essex. Packed with a heady Elizabethan atmosphere of political scheming, romance and murder. The swiftly paced, suspenseful plot will keep young readers on the edge of their seats while giving them an insight into the history of Shakespeare’s England.

  2. Hello Knights! - New from beloved author Joan Holub, Hello Knights! is a fun, playful board book about unexpected friendship! Knights run up. Knights run down. Take the queen her royal crown. Knights march here. Knights march there. Take the king his underwear. Perfect for reading out loud, Joan Holub’s hilarious text and Chris Dickason’s lively illustrations will have little ones huff-puff laughing as the knights and dragons run up and down the castle wall. A clever, interactive approach to first concepts, this board book series also introduces important “next-step” concepts like opposites in a hilariously engaging way.

  3. The Night Knights - Nighttime can be scary. Every bump, thump, or scratch could be a monster lurking under the bed or in a closet. But if that’s the case, then why haven’t we ever seen a monster? You might think that’s because monsters don’t exist. But maybe monsters do exist . . . but so do something else: The Night Knights. And when night falls, they take their place, protecting us all from the terrors lurking in the dark. With a lyrical text reminiscent of the bestseller Dream Animals, The Night Knights introduces reluctant sleepers to the many fantastical warriors who will protect them while they slumber, from the Guardians of the Gates to the Midnight Flock.

  4. Good Night, Knight - Knight and Horse follow their dreams . . . but will they find the treasure they’re after? Find out in this Guided Reading Level F Book. Clank! Clank! Clip-Clop! Knight and his faithful Horse are on a quest to find the golden cookies of Knight’s dreams. Far and wide they travel, trotting through the land in search of treats– but the cookies are nowhere to be found. Finally they return home, where a surprise in the kitchen awaits to reward their valiant quest. With simple text featuring repetition and predictable patterns, this Knight’s tale is ideal as a read aloud, or for emergent readers to tackle on their own. Sketchy, energetic illustrations by Caldecott Honoree Betsy Lewin add humor and detail as Knight, who never takes off his signature armor, peers into trees and into bushes in search of his golden prize,. The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators–including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own! For kids who’ve mastered the earlier levels, Level F readers feature longer, more varied sentences, and encourage kids to decode new multi-syllable words in addition to recognizing sight words. Stories are more complex, and the illustrations provide support and additional detail.

Books About Knights and Quests

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The Storybook Knight
Written by Helen Docherty & illustrated by Thomas Docherty
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Even dragons love a good story…

Leo was a gentle knight in thought and word and deed. While other knights liked fighting, Leo liked to sit and read…

When Leo’s mom and dad pack him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword―and a pile of his favorite books.

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Way of the Wilderking
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Grilled Cheese and Dragons
Written by Nancy Krulik & illustrated by Ben Balistreri
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Recommend Ages: 7-9
Meet the princess who'd rather wear a suit of armor than a crown!
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  1. Grilled Cheese and Dragons - Meet the princess who’d rather wear a suit of armor than a crown! Princess Serena (or as she prefers, Princess Pulverizer) doesn’t want to be a princess–she wants to be knight! But her father, King Alexander of Empiria, thinks she still has a lot to learn when it comes to exhibiting valiant behavior. So he presents a challenge: the princess must first go on a Quest of Kindness and perform good deeds to prove that she truly deserves to go to knight school. With help from a friendly dragon named Dribble and a perpetually terrified knight-in-training named Lucas, can she complete her quest and discover what it really takes to be a hero?

  2. Bad Moooove! - Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but she won’t let that stop her from saving the day! The village of Ire-Mire-Briar-Shire has a problem: every single cow, goat, and sheep has vanished! That means no milk, no butter, no cheese. As an aspiring chef and grilled cheese lover, Dribble the dragon is outraged. Princess Pulverizer is less concerned, but she knows an opportunity when she sees it–they’ll simply find the missing herds, save the day, and get even closer to completing her Quest of Kindness! But when an angry pink-haired troll captures Princess Pulverizer and her timid friend Lucas, doing her good deed might not be quite so easy!

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Books About Knights and Adventure And Adventurers

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Merlin's Last Quest
Written by Julie Leung & illustrated by Lindsey Carr
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy series that Booklist called "a charming blend of Arthurian legend and Brian Jacques' Redwall series."

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Battle of the Bodkins
Written by Lincoln Peirce
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Recommend Ages: 8-12
Max takes on knight school in the hilarious sequel to the
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The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter
Written by Diane Magras
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

The companion to a New York Times Editors’ Choice and Kids’ Indie Next List Pick–a heart-pounding adventure starring a strong heroine who will protect the people she loves at all costs–perfect for reading aloud with the whole family In this Scottish medieval adventure, after rescuing her war-band family and the wounded Lord Emerick from Faintree Castle, Drest learns that Emerick’s traitorous uncle has claimed the castle for his own and convinced the knights that Emerick has been slain . . . at her hand. Now with a hefty price on her head, Drest must find a way to escape treacherous knights and take back the castle for Emerick, all the while proving to her father, the “Mad Wolf of the North,” and her irrepressible band of brothers that she is destined for more than a life of running and hiding. Even if that means redefining what it means to be a warrior.

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  1. The Thirteenth Knight - In the thirteenth fantastical book from The Kingdom of Wrenly series, Prince Lucas and Clara learn about the legend of the Thirteenth Knight. The elite band of knights known as the Spires are searching for a new hero to join their ranks. With only twelve knights on this team, the Spires open a competition to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The winner of the Spires’ competition must show bravery, valor, wisdom, and heart. But finding the Thirteenth Knight might prove to be the Spires’ greatest challenge ever. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

  2. Max and the Midknights - Join Max's quest to become a knight in this laugh-filled, New York Times bestselling adventure from the author of the Big Nate series

  3. Ella and Owen 3: Knights vs. Dragons, Volume 3 - The third book in the Ella and Owen series sees the dragon siblings on the wrong side of Fright Mountain, coming face-to-face with knights in shining armor, who just happen to hate dragons. Uh-oh! <p/>Twin dragons Ella and Owen are on the wrong side of Fright Mountain–the side where there are castles and knights in shining armor. But these knights hate dragons! <p/>Will Ella and Owen find their way home before the knights catch them?

  4. The Knight's Armor: Book 3 of the Ministry of SUITs - When twelve-year-old Jack Pease and his partner, Trudy, operatives of the Ministry of Strange, Unusual, and Impossible Things, try to find Trudy’s mother, who is being held prisoner by an evil scientist named Mr. M, they uncover a nefarious scheme that involves the legend of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Excalibur.

Books About Knights and Magic

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Den of Wolves
Written by Jordan Quinn & illustrated by Robert McPhillips
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Recommend Ages: 4-8
Prince Lucas and Clara discover a secret den of wolves in this fifteenth fantastical adventure of The Kingdom of Wrenly series.
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Watch That Witch! #5 (Princess Pulverizer)
Written by Nancy Krulik & illustrated by Ben Balistreri
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Recommend Ages: 6-8

Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but she won’t let that stop her from saving the day! When Princess Pulverizer comes across two identical witches–one good and one bad–it’s the evil one she finds most enchanting. That’s because the impatient princess is ready to end her Quest of Kindness and finally become a knight, which is just what the bad witch offers. Can Princess Pulverizer’s friends break the spell that seems to have taken hold of her?

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The Sorcerer's Shadow
Written by Jordan Quinn & illustrated by Robert McPhillips
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Recommend Ages: 5-9

Prince Lucas, his friend Clara, and Ruskin the dragon travel with a team of knights to the forest of Trellis, where they discover that an evil sorcerer’s shadow has cursed the land and only someone pure of heart and full of hope can save them.

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  1. Sasha and Puck and the Cure for Courage - The dashing knight Latouche wants to compete in a tournament, but he’s afraid to lose. What he needs is a potion that will make him brave enough to enter! Can Sasha and Puck help Latouche find his courage?

  2. The Castle in the Attic (35th Anniversary Edition) - A miniature Medieval castle seems like the perfect gift–and it leads William on the adventure of a lifetime. Presenting the 35th anniversary edition of this beloved adventure. William thinks the miniature castle, complete with a drawbridge, portcullis, and a silver knight, is the perfect gift. But when a problem arises, William finds himself entering the castle and getting caught up on a daring quest, having to face a dragon, and needing to face a few personal challenges, too, before he can save the kingdom.

  3. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table - Embrace your inner geek with Puffin Pixels Puffin Pixels is a collection of classics featuring pixelated, 8-bit video game cover artwork in the Minecraft style. King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life.

  4. The Knight at Dawn - A castle with a secret passage! That’s what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests!

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Cedric and the Dragon
Written by Elizabeth Raum & illustrated by Nina Victor Crittenden
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Prince Cedric is slow to walk, has a tough time with reading and math, and fails miserably at dragon slaying school. But with kindness and bravery, and his love for hugs, Cedric saves the kingdom. This cheerful picture book teaches kids that there are many ways to solve a problem and reinforces the idea that everyone has something special to offer.

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The Forgetful Knight
Written by Michelle Robinson & illustrated by Fred Blunt
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

This hilarious, Monty Python–style sendup of the classic knight-and-dragon story comes with jaunty rhymes and a fabulous twist ending

Mischief! Mishaps! Dragons! Here’s the story of an intrepid knight, only our narrator can’t quite remember the details. Did that knight carry a sandwich, or a sword? Was he supposed to fight a cat, or a dragon? A hilarious and unpredictable adventure ensues, building through laugh-out-loud rhymes until, at last, the narrator remembers his own role at the center of all the marvelous madness. Fans of Jon Scieszka’s The Stinky Cheese Man, David Ezra Stein’s Interrupting Chicken, all of Patrick McDonnell’s and Mac Barnett’s picture books will love this zany read-aloud adventure.

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Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave
Written & illustrated by James Dean
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers a new story about the most gallant cat around--Pete! This time Pete is a knight on an adventure to save a pal in Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave.

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  1. Eight Knights of Hanukkah - The whole kingdom has gathered to celebrate Hanukkah--but a dastardly dragon keeps interrupting the festivities. Can the Eight Knights of Hanukkah set things right?

  2. The Knight Who Said No! - Ned the knight always does exactly what he’s told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages, or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, Ned always runs inside just as he’s asked. But one morning Ned says “NO!” He will not help his dad find his shield, his arrow, or his bow, and that night, he refuses to go inside. After a surprising encounter with the dragon, will he change his tune?

  3. Attack of the Underwear Dragon - Brave knights, fire-breathing dragons, and underwear – every kid’s favorite things in one book illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling artist Pete Oswald! Cole’s wish comes true when he becomes an Assistant Knight to Sir Percival, his favorite Knight of King Arthur’s Round Table. Cole learns how to ride a horse, swing a sword, cheer for Sir Percival when he goes to battle, and bandage his boo-boos when the battle is over. Cole loves practicing every skill a Knight-in-Training must master and he is determined to be granted knighthood. Sir Percival is a great knight in every way, except for one thing: He is terrified that an Underwear Dragon will come and destroy the kingdom. But when the unthinkable happens, Cole is the only knight left standing (and just an assistant knight at that!) Cole must use all of his newly acquired skills to battle the fearsome dragon and avoid a catastrophe. Luckily, an unfortunate underwear mishap changes everything and Cole triumphs in this hilarious and triumphant tale! Kids will recognize themselves in our pint-sized hero.

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