A to Z Challenge Book Reviews

My Languishing TBR: C #AtoZChallenge2024 #Books #BookReviews

C is for Chill

Learn more about the challenge here.

I’m doing folklore and book review posts to reach and please a larger audience. Previous years have shown select interest in both and to minimise blogging throughout the year, I’m focusing my efforts on April.

Focusing on an A to Z of my TBR (to be read) list, each letter will have books starting with that letter on my list, a book I’ve read and reviewed (with the review!) and one of my books matching the letter with a link about more info about the book.

I chose the books this year quite randomly from my Goodreads Want to Read page. Some are quite creatively added to letters.

If you’d rather check out my folklore post for today, go here.

Learn more about the challenge here.

You can read reviews for from previous years for this letter here and here, and my year-end reviews here, here, here and, most recently, here.

My TBR

I just love dragons, so I devoured this dragon series with its versatile cast of dragons in quick order. Yes, it’s meant for seven-year-olds, but my inner child loved them no matter my chronological age – and that makes for a good children’s book. (Not all the books have been read yet, as some still need to be published! I’ll add the reviews once I’ve read them, too.)

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Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West

The New York Times bestselling Dragon Masters series is “How to Train Your Dragon” meets the Dragon Slayers’ Academy, and it’s perfect for newly independent readers!

Pick a book. Grow a reader. This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! DRAGON MASTERS has it all! Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland’s soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons–and they must also uncover their dragons’ special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon’s special power?

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My Review

“The king does not always think about what dragons want” is a good summation of the king in this book. It’s quite a simple, yet engaging, story that imparts good life-lessons. The illustration of Worm glowing in the tunnel – even in black and white – is quite impressive and my favourite in this book. The connection between Drake and Worm is so cute – much like the connection one would have with a beloved dog.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Saving the Sun Dragon by Tracey West

Dragon Masters has it all–dragons, Dragon Stones, a wizard, and even some magic!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In the second book in this fully llustrated series, Drake and the other three Dragon Masters (Ana, Rori, and Bo) continue their training. But Ana’s dragon, Kepri, is sick. The wizard tries to make her feel better, but his potions are not working. Drake’s dragon, Worm, must use his special powers to take the Dragon Masters across the world in search of a cure. What made Kepri sick? Will the Dragon Masters be able to save her? And what dangers will they face along the way?

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My Review

A dragon gets sick and potions don’t work to heal her. Worm, a dragon who can’t fly, has special powers and takes her – and the young dragon masters – to the cure of the Sun Dragon’s disease.

I love dragons! This is an excellent story full of dragons with different abilities.

I can’t wait to read the entire series! I know, just reading for my inner-child. This book is appropriate for young readers (7-9 years), though I think that’s more of a read-alone thing. If read aloud, I think it is more like 4-6.

5 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Secret of the Water Dragon by Tracey West

Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters are back for another adventure!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this third book in the series, someone is trying to steal the Dragon Stone. Drake soon discovers that the thief is his friend and fellow Dragon Master, Bo! Could the dark wizard somehow be behind this? The Dragon Masters must find a way to protect the Dragon Stone–and keep Bo’s family out of danger. Will the secret to solving their problems lie with Bo’s dragon, Shu? Drake is about to find out!

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My Review

The dragon illustrations are so cute – especially their expressions. Shu has quite an amazing power that is almost as good as Worm’s. It’s life-lesson is a bit overshadowed by the magic, but it is there. Some of the sentences and transitions felt a bit staccato, without the flow of the first book. Still good reading, though.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Power of the Fire Dragon by Tracey West

The Dragon Masters are going to visit Queen Rose’s kingdom. But Rori and Drake must stay behind. Then a four-headed dragon attacks the castle–and Maldred is riding it! How is Maldred controlling this giant dragon? Will Rori and Drake have to battle the dark wizard on their own?

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! The Dragon Masters are going to visit Queen Rose’s kingdom. But Rori and Drake must stay behind. Then a four-headed dragon attacks the castle–and Maldred is riding it! How is Maldred controlling this giant dragon? Will Rori and Drake have to battle the dark wizard on their own?

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My Review

King Roland doesn’t appreciate something that doesn’t look flashy – a good life-lesson for children as they can see the value of Worm even if the king can’t. An action-packed adventure that shows off the powers of the four dragons – and a new dragon, too!

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Song of the Poison Dragon by Tracey West

In the fifth book in the best-selling Dragon Masters series, a new Dragon Master is coming to the castle!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #5, the Dragon Masters are excited to meet the newest Dragon Master, Petra. But when she arrives at the castle, she doesn’t fit in right away. She’s a know-it-all, and she doesn’t even try to connect with her four-headed dragon! Could the Dragon Stone have chosen her by mistake? Then something terrible happens to the king. Petra will have to work with the other Dragon Masters to save him before it’s too late!

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My Review

Petra didn’t make a good first impression – who doesn’t want to spend time with their cute new dragon? But as the story progresses, it is clear that she’s afraid and homesick – teaching the children about not judging others based on what they would do themselves. Good life-lessons along with an action-packed story. Great illustrations.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Flight of the Moon Dragon by Tracey West

In the sixth book in the best-selling Dragon Masters series, the prime Dragon Stone is in trouble!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #6, the Dragon Masters have to save the prime Dragon Stone — or they will lose their connections to their dragons forever! The Dragon Masters travel to the Land of Pyramids in search of the secret Pyramid of the Seven Dragons. There are several puzzles they’ll need to solve in order to reach the hidden stone. Will the Dragon Masters find the prime Dragon Stone in time?

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My Review

Flight of the Moon Dragon

I like the colour of Wati’s moonlight: a rainbow of blue, black and purple. And the way the baby dragon came to be is so cute. I liked how all the dragons had to work together in the pyramid, using their powers and that their dragon masters had to work out the clues.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Search for the Lightning Dragon by Tracey West

Will the Dragon Masters find the Lightning Dragon? Or will an evil wizard find him first?

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #7, the Dragon Masters have to track down the Lightning Dragon! But first, they need to find his Dragon Master — a boy named Carlos. The Lightning Dragon shoots dangerous sparks of energy! Will Carlos be able to connect with his wild dragon? Or does a darker master have plans for the Lightning Dragon?

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My Review

I like the magical alarm of seashells in Diego’s cottage. The baby dragon is so cute! And the surprise attack… A good story with loads of action.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Roar of the Thunder Dragon by Tracey West

A mysterious Dragon Master has kidnapped the Lightning Dragon!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #8, Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters are searching for Lalo the baby Lightning Dragon! Lalo was kidnapped by Eko — Griffith’s first Dragon Master. Eko ran away with her Thunder Dragon, Neru, years ago. Now she’s back and she wants to kidnap every dragon in the kingdom! Can Drake and the other Dragon Masters rescue Lalo and stop Eko before it’s too late?

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My Review

Love the colours on the cover. Unfortunately, there are some typos (e.g. “color” instead of “collar” on p22). It’s so sweet when Worm says that Drake is his home. They have the kind of bond that we all share with our beloved animals. Griffith keeping secrets from the dragon masters has now blown up in his face – and I’m sure that the following books will work on the resolution and the rest of the lesson.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Chill of the Ice Dragon by Tracey West

Only a Fire Dragon can stop an Ice Giant!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In the ninth book, a Dragon Master named Mina arrives at the castle. She tells Drake and his friends that her kingdom in the Far North Lands was attacked by a magical Ice Giant. Everything there was frozen — but Mina escaped! Only a fire dragon can unfreeze her land and defeat the terrible Ice Giant. But Rori and Vulcan are no longer at the castle! Can the Dragon Masters find them in time to help their new friend?

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My Review

A fun adventure with all the dragons as well as defeating a new creature: a frost giant! Loads of fun to read.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Waking the Rainbow Dragon by Tracey West

Dragon Masters Drake and Ana travel to a new land in search of the Rainbow Dragon!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In the tenth book in this series, Drake has a strange dream about a Rainbow Dragon trapped in a cave. He wonders if the dream could be real… Is the dragon trying to send for help? Griffith the wizard uses the magical Dragon Stone to find out more — and a new Dragon Master is revealed! Drake and Ana must travel far in search of the new master and his dragon. But how will they find the secret cave from Drake’s dream? And why is the Rainbow Dragon trapped there? The Dragon Masters have a tough battle ahead of them!

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My Review

Of course there had to be a giant spider… Sigh. A good story, but I could have done with a warning about the spider. I liked the Rainbow Dragon, even if her story doesn’t have much to do with the overarching tale of Maldred vs the Dragon Masters.

3 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Shine of the Silver Dragon by Tracey West

In the eleventh book in this fantasy series, the wizard Maldred is back! And Diego is under his dark spell! Drake learns that Maldred wants to control the Naga — an enormous dragon that lives deep within the Earth. Two keys are needed to control the Naga. The first key is guarded by a Silver Dragon named Argent. Drake, Bo, and Carlos must find Argent and stop Diego before it’s too late. But will Argent’s powerful Dragon Master Jean get in their way?

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My Review

Vivid storytelling with an action-packed mission. I liked Jean and her dragon. Worm stays my favourite, though.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Treasure of the Gold Dragon by Tracey West

The race is on to find the Gold Key!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow. In the 12th book of this fantasy series, Maldred is after the powerful Gold Key! Drake and Rori travel to the lair of the Gold Dragon to help protect the key. There, they meet a new Dragon Master named Darma. If dark wizard Maldred gets his hands on the Gold Key, he will be one step closer to controlling a powerful Earthquake Dragon. Can the Dragon Masters stop him before it’s too late? The action is nonstop in this exciting, heavily illustrated early chapter book series!

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My Review

Great world-building. Loads of action. I liked Maldred’s lair. The illustrations are good.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Eye of the Earthquake Dragon by Tracey West

Time is running out for the Dragon Masters to stop the dark wizard Maldred!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Dark wizard Maldred has stolen the Gold and Silver Keys! With these keys, he can now control the Naga: a powerful dragon who can cause terrible earthquakes. The Naga lives in a secret temple in the center of the earth… and Maldred is on his way there! Drake and his friends Jean and Darma travel to the temple to try to stop him. What will they find there? Will the Dragon Masters defeat Maldred once and for all?

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My Review

Lovely illustrations. A good story with loads of action. I do wonder, though, if the earthquake dragon is really happy trapped underground on his own…

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Land of the Spring Dragon by Tracey West

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!
This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Drake’s kingdom is in trouble — a terrible earthquake has destroyed Bracken’s crops! A magical Spring Dragon has the power to save the kingdom and regrow the crops, but he lives deep inside a secret fairy world. To find the Spring Dragon, Drake must pass a series of tests given by a Dragon Master named Breen. But the fairy world is full of confusing tricks and mysterious riddles! Can Drake save his kingdom?

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My Review

A quick trip through Faerie to find the Spring Dragon. Cute, even if the fae deviate a lot from their folklore roots.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Future of the Time Dragon by Tracey West

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Eko is in trouble! The dark wizard Maldred has trapped her with a powerful spell. To free her, Drake and Rori must find the Time Dragon. But a sneaky imp sends Drake traveling back in time! Will Drake be able to save Eko… or will he be stuck in the past forever?

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My Review

Lovely illustrations. Fast-paced with loads of twists and turns. A good story. Neru the thunder dragon’s illustration was my favourite.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Call of the Sound Dragon by Tracey West

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Magic from a wizards’ battle is destroying the city of Remus! A new Dragon Master named Tessa and her Sound Dragon, Sono, will need help in order to stop it! But they won’t be able to stop this dangerous duel without a special Power Crystal. Can Drake, Petra, and Griffith find the crystal and save the city?

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My Review

I liked that the new dragon master is blind and that no-one tries to “fix” her with magic and that her dragon is her guide animal. A good story.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Fortress of the Stone Dragon by Tracey West

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

An evil wizard named Astrid is plotting to become the most powerful wizard in the world. She is collecting ingredients for a dangerous spell, and it is up to the Dragon Masters to stop her from casting it. Drake and Mina travel to the Fortress of the Stone Dragon to warn the Stone Dragon’s Dragon Master, Caspar, that Astrid is on her way there. But will the evil wizard’s dark magic overpower the Dragon Masters?

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My Review

Drake went on a mission with two dragon masters more hot-headed than Rori. Sigh. Will have to wait for the next book to see if Worm is okay.

3 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Heat of the Lava Dragon by Tracey West

Drake and Ana must find a Lava Dragon in the latest adventure in this action-packed, bestselling series!
Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Evil wizard Astrid has trapped Drake’s friends in stone and she is getting closer to casting an even more dangerous spell! To stop her, Drake and Ana travel in search of Ka, a mysterious and greatly feared Lava Dragon. But who is Ka’s Dragon Master? Can a young girl find the dragon and stop Astrid — before it’s too late?

Graham Howells’s expressive black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life in this exciting series!

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My Review

The lava dragon has such a sad backstory. I wish all the lava dragons could be free… Drake is becoming as reckless as the girls around him. Worm stays my favourite dragon.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Wave of the Sea Dragon by Tracey West

Drake, Bo, and Opeli seek the help of a powerful Sea Dragon in the latest adventure in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

The evil wizard Astrid is ready to cast her dangerous False Life spell! To undo the spell, Drake and the other Dragon Masters will need the help of three special dragons — including a Sea Dragon. So Drake, Bo, and Opeli travel to the island of Kapua to find one. But the Dragon Masters have stolen something from Astrid… And Astrid will battle them to get it back!

Matt Loveridge’s exciting black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life in this thrilling series!

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My Review

Why Worm agreed to Drake’s insane plan, is a mystery. I liked the idea of the shadow bush. Good illustrations. I like that Worm isn’t as invincible as he’s seemed for so long. And that the sea dragon thinks the others are babies are just too cute!

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Howl of the Wind Dragon by Tracey West

Evil wizard Astrid brings the Garden of Beasts to life and the Dragon Masters must go into battle in the latest installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Drake and Rori rush off to find a Wind Dragon — the final dragon needed to undo the False Life spell. But they soon learn that the Wind Dragon is being held captive! Can they rescue her and her Dragon Master, Quilla? They’ll need to hurry because evil wizard Astrid has already cast her terrible spell… Prepare for the Dragon Masters’ biggest battle yet! With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won’t be able to put down this action-packed book!

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My Review

Queen Amaru is terrifying. The illustrations are lovely. Who would have thought a dragon could howl? I like that Eko had a bigger role in this book. Astrid is worse than Maldred by far. Great ending.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Bloom of the Flower Dragon by Tracey West

Drake and Worm must help a Flower Dragon protect his home in the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

A Flower Dragon named Wildroot has come to Bracken! He needs help because his home is in danger. The Dragon Masters must find this small dragon his own Dragon Master. The Dragon Stone reveals a boy named Oskar, who is disappointed that he does not have a big, fire-breathing dragon. Can Oskar and his dragon learn to work together in time to save the Flower Dragons from a terrible monster? With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won’t be able to put down this action-packed adventure!

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My Review

I agree with Wildroot that Oskar is a turnip-head – the flower dragons are awesome. I liked the twist on the werewolf legend. A good story about not judging someone on appearance.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Guarding the Invisible Dragon by Tracey West

Drake and the other Dragon Masters must help save a nest of baby Invisible Dragons in the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

A nest of baby Invisible Dragons has been discovered in Aragon and the babies’ parents are nowhere to be found! The baby dragons need to eat the fruit from the magical Dragon Tree to keep their invisible powers. But the tree grows on the dangerous Dove Island… Drake, Worm, and Carlos’ cousin Val must travel there to find the baby dragons’ parents and the fruit before the baby dragons lose their powers forever! Also, one of the baby dragons forms a close bond with Val. Could Val be a Dragon Master?

With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won’t be able to put down this action-packed adventure!

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My Review

Poor baby dragons! They’re so cute, though. The illustration with the baby dragons and Lalo is cuteness overload. Val is referred to as “they” means there is some representation here. Fig is adorable! I like the idea of the dragon tree. It’s impressive how Drake so easily makes friends. A good story.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Griffith’s Guide for Dragon Masters by Tracey West

Kids love reading all about the Dragon Masters’ adventures in Tracey West’s bestselling Dragon Masters early chapter book series. Now fans can own the official dragon guide. This 144-page, full-color special edition features maps, information about Dragon Masters and their dragons, notes from wizards, the history of Dragon Masters, and more! This book has everything a future Dragon Master could need to know!

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My Review

I love the illustrations and the behind-the-scenes feel of this guide. And all the illustrations are in colour! It’s such a fun companion book.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Curse of the Shadow Dragon by Tracey West

Drake and Worm meet a Shadow Dragon in the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

A huge shadow is blanketing the sky, spreading across every kingdom. And wizards all over the world are losing their magic powers! The Dragon Masters soon discover that a Shadow Dragon named Chaya and his Dragon Master, Aruna, are responsible for the sky-shadow. Drake teams up with Jean to figure out how this Shadow Dragon has so much power. Will they stop the sky-shadow, or will the world fall into complete darkness? And is evil magic to blame for all this chaos?

With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won’t be able to put down this action-packed adventure!

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My Review

I listened to an audiobook of this one and it was really good. The voice for Worm was the best. I liked how only the wizards were affected by the shadow dragon’s magic. The phantoms created by the shadow dragon is really creepy! And of course it was a power-hungry idiot who caused all of this. It’s interesting how the dragons’ magic work. A good story.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Dawn of the Light Dragon by Tracey West

In the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series, Drake must find the brilliant Light Dragon!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

To stop the Shadow Dragon from covering the whole world in a sky-shadow, the Dragon Masters must seek out a Light Dragon. So Drake and Darma travel to find a Light Dragon named Lysa. Lysa’s Dragon Master, Rune, who is Deaf, explains that the Dragon Masters will need a Star Flute in order to summon a Star Dragon and stop the Shadow Dragon. But the flute is hidden within a dangerous labyrinth! Will they be able to make it out of the tricky maze?

With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won’t be able to put down this action-packed adventure!

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My Review

I listened to an audiobook of this one and it was good. I liked the description of the light dragon. The light dragon’s dragon master uses sign language as he is deaf. The labyrinth is quite interesting. I liked the puzzles. An engaging story.

4 unicorn star rating

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Dragon Masters: Legend of the Star Dragon by Tracey West

The legendary Star Dragon must battle the powerful Shadow Dragon in the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters are one step closer to stopping the Shadow Dragon from blanketing the world with its sky-shadow. They have the Star Flute! Now they just need to summon the Star Dragon. But first they must figure out how to play the flute. They will need to work fast! Can the Star Dragon help them save the world?

With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won’t be able to put down this action-packed adventure!

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My Review

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Dragon Masters: Cave of the Crystal Dragon by Tracey West

In the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series, Drake must help free the brilliant Crystal Dragon!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Griffith is in trouble! Drake and Rori travel to Greenshire to find him. They meet a boy named Llew who show them the Crystal Cave where Griffith was last seen. Once inside, they are attacked by Belydor, a Crystal Dragon who does not trust humans. Can Llew help the Dragon Masters gain the dragon’s trust and save Griffith?

With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won’t be able to put down this action-packed adventure!

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15 thoughts on “My Languishing TBR: C #AtoZChallenge2024 #Books #BookReviews”

  1. The Dragon Masters series sounds really exciting for a newly emerging reader. I know some little people who would enjoy these, so thank you for the recommendations.

  2. That is quite a TBR pile! I see a few books I would grab first–Lee Child, Heather Graham, Karin Slaughter. And many that are way too scary for my fragile sensibilities. Good luck with AtoZ this year!

  3. So many books! My kids (now grown) enjoyed the Fablehaven books. I also noticed a Lisa Gardner book on your list on a previous day. I feel like I can play the six degrees of Kevin Bacon game with Lisa, because she was my little sister’s childhood friend. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed the books of hers that I have read.

  4. OMG! Ronel, I’m wiped out just thinking of the amount of work you put into this post! I have read and loved Sandra Brown’s “Chill Factor.” I have serious vision issues, so I have to admit that my eyes were overwhelmed before I got through all the books. But I saw my eye surgeon this morning, and he told me the next time I saw him it would be on the operating table, maybe as soon as early May! Enjoy participating into the A-Z! And happy reading!

  5. Your site is amazing. It’s the kind you can come back to over and over and find something else, a new book title to read, or a tidbit of information to savor. Thanks so much for everything you offer your followers.

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