The Dragon Award

The dragon award is on hiatus. See below for past Dragon Award Winners.

2018 Winner

Ghosts - Cover Image

Ghosts

By Raina Telgemeier

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake -and her own.


2017 Winner

Out of My Mind

By Sharon M. Draper

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.


2016 Winner

Gregor the Overlander

By Suzanne Collins

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.


2015 Winner

I Survivided the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

I Survived – The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

By Lauren Tarshis

Excited to board the Titanic with his aunt and little sister, ten-year-old George begins to explore the ill-fated ship’s first-class storage cabin when the ship is rocked by a collision with an iceberg and begins to sink.


2014 Winner

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

By J. K. Rowling

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.


2013 Winner

Amulet Book 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet: The Stonekeeper

By Kazu Kibuishi

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.

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