How to Train Your Dragon – the best book series for kids

How to Train your Dragon the book series by Cressida Cowell has to be our long term favourite book series.

How to Train Your Dragon

We started reading them with the boy, about two years ago, and have slowly collected all of the books and watched the movies as well (and the tv series) which do tend to deviate from the books a bit but are still brilliant.

If you haven’t read the books then you are really missing out and you should (and see below for a chance to win some) but the theme of the books is the story of a boy, Hiccup, learning to live with dragons whilst also facing the reality of being the future then becoming the chief of a tribe of intersting islanders in a place in the back of beyond.

The style of the books is fast and fun, and the language is great and incredibly descriptive and expressive, sometimes slightly stomach-churning (it can get a bit gross, I think that is why my kids like it) and it’s a rollercoaster adventure with Hiccup and his friends and their dragons as they face their enemies and what life throws at them.

There are ten books in the original series to read, which take you through life as Hiccup sees it and him growing up and learning how to handle life, love, fierce dragons, and leadership. I have actually started rereading the books myself and the boy and I have read them through together twice now. I would highly recommend them as a book to either read to your child or for them to read and enjoy and they also make a great gift.

We are delighted to say that we have a full set of books to offer one lucky reader and a month’s Audible credit too, so you can enjoy reading something new. If you are a fan of How To Train Your Dragon then having the complete set might be something you have always wanted to get or you might want to gift it to someone.

One winner will receive a full set of books and a month of Audible credit to enjoy. A winner will be chosen on the 28th August and all you need to do to enter is comment on this post sharing who your favourite character in How to Train Your Dragon is and why. Then click on the link below to complete your entry.

How to Train your Dragon book set and Audible voucher giveaway

Good luck, and here’s to all things Dragon!

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  1. Edward who is 6 likes Hiccup the best because he was the first Viking to ride and tame a dragon! Emily who is 3 likes toothless the dragon the best because he’s so cute!!!

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