Dav Pilkey's DRAGON series reading levels

After reading the reviews, I'm really surprised that this little series –from the ever-popular Dav Pilkey– isn't mentioned more often. These books get rave reviews from Amazon and GoodReads reviewers.

Find the five books in the series below. Hover over the links to see star ratings from Amazon. GoodReads review ratings updated August 2013.

booksforkids-reviews.com excerpt from a DRAGON book by Dav Pilkey

bookcover of A FRIEND FOR DRAGON by Dav PilkeyFriend For Dragon

GoodReads – 4.11 Stars from 206 reviewers

A lonely little dragon ventures into the world looking for a friend. He thinks he finds one when a sneaky little snake makes an apple 'talk'. But the jokes on Snake because Dragon finds the apple an excellent listener.

Word Count: 940
Page Count: 48
Accelerated Reading level: 2.7 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 53485
Lexile: 280L

bookcover of DRAGON GETS BY by Dav PilkeyDragon Gets By

GoodReads – 4.14 Stars from 146 reviewers

Dragon has a Amelia-Bedelia kind of day. He reads an egg, fries his morning paper, and generally gets things goomey-wommered.

Word Count: 614
Page Count: 48
Accelerated Reading level: 2.6 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 19846

bookcover of DRAGON'S CHRISTMAS by Dav PilkeyDragon's Merry Christmas

GoodReads – 4.06 Stars from 123 reviewers

Sweet Dragon begins preparing for Christmas but runs into some problems. For one thing, he can't bring himself to cut down a tree for his home. The books high point is where Dragon selfishly gives away his gifts to those that are needier.

booksforkids-reviews excerpt from DRAGON'S MERRY CHRISTMAS by Dav Pilkey
Word Count: 659
Page Count: 48
Accelerated Reading level: 3.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 53065
Lexile: 410L

bookcover of DRAGON'S FAT CAT by Dav PilkeyDragon's Fat Cat

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GoodReads – 4.26 Stars from 190 reviewers

Dragon adopts a stray cat and learns by trial and error how to care for it.

Word Count: 912
Page Count: 48
Accelerated Reading level: 2.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 19845
Lexile: 450L

bookcover of DRAGON'S HALLOWEEN by Dav PilkeyDragon's Halloween

GoodReads – 4.08 Stars from 166 reviewers

Three short stories in this volume. In "Six Small Pumpkins" Dragon gets to the pumpkin patches and all the BIG ones are gone. Others include, "The Costume Party" and "The Deep Dark Woods."

Word Count: 902
Page Count: 48
Accelerated Reading level: 3.1 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 59504
Lexile: 420L