The How to Train Your Dragon Series

by Cressida Cowell (Author)

Book Cover for the How to Train Your Dragon Series
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Books in series: 14
Read in order: No
Next book: Finished
Tags: adventure  fantasy  comedy & humour  illustrated 

I was not the sort of boy who could train a dragon with a mere lifting of an eyebrow. I was not a natural at the Heroism business. I had to work at it. This is the story of becoming a Hero the Hard Way.

 Hiccup tackles the chore of training the stubborn creature, which leads to some fresh, funny dialogue between the two (Hiccup has the rare ability to speak "Dragonese"). Short chapters, clever slapstick, kid-pleasing character names (Fishlegs, Dogsbreath, and the Duhbrain, to name a few) and goofy, childlike drawings will keep even reluctant readers turning pages and chuckling as they go.