It’s hard to find any tween readers who haven’t heard of the How to Train Your Dragon books given the huge popularity of the book series that has been adapted into several popular movies and a TV series.
If you’re looking to find everything there is to know about the How to Train Your Dragon series, this is the book list for you which has all the How to Train Your Dragon books in order PLUS all the details on the accompanying books, movies, TV series and must-do activities!
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I just love it when my kids fall in love with a book series that I love just as much.
Hiccup, Toothless and their band of friends are hilarious in the adventures they and their dragons find themselves on, and if you haven’t yet dived into their stories, there’s no time like the present!
What are the How to Train Your Dragon Books About?
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III’s father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe on the Isle of Berk, where dragon fighting is a way of life.
Despite his father’s position, Hiccup is a misfit who does not feel like he will become the leader everyone expects him to be.
But when he teams up with a tiny but very brave dragon called Toothless, he discovers powers of heroism he never knew he possessed.
Who Would Enjoy the How to Train Your Dragon Books?
Readers who love books about friendship, action and adventure, creativity, self-discovery, underdogs and of course dragons will enjoy the How to Train Your Dragon series of books.
How to Train Your Dragon Reading Level
Recommended Reading Age: 7-12
Recommended Reading Grades: 3-7
How Many How to Train Your Dragon Books are in the Series?
There are 12 books in the entire How to Train Your Dragon series though there are a lot of extra, accompanying books your reader will want to explore to check out all there is to know about dragons and the team in the How to Train Your Dragon books.
In addition to the extra books, you can also download the map below for your reader to explore the Isle of Berk and check out the teaching materials and activity sheets from the publisher below.
Map of Berk
For Homeschoolers and More:
Hatchette Children’s Group put together a great resource for activities and projects that readers can complete after reading the How to Train Your Dragon books. Download the activities here.
How to Train Your Dragon Movies and TV Series:
People loved the How to Train Your Dragon books so much that 3 feature movies were made in addition to 5 short films and 3 TV series.
Check them all out below!
What You’ll Find on this List:
- How to Train Your Dragon Books in Order
- Extra How to Train Your Dragon Books
- How to Train Your Dragon Movies
- How to Train Your Dragon TV Series
How to Train Your Dragon Books in Order:
- Book 1: How to Train Your Dragon (2003)
- Book 2: How to Be a Pirate (2004)
- Book 3: How to Speak Dragonese (2005)
- Book 4: How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse (2006)
- Book 5: How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale (2007)
- Book 6: A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons (2007)
- Book 7: How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm (2008)
- Book 8: How to Break a Dragon’s Heart (2009)
- Book 9: How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword (2011)
- Book 10: How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel (2012)
- Book 11: How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero (2013)
- Book 12: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury (2015)
Extra How to Train Your Dragon Books:
- How to Train Your Dragon: Incomplete Book of Dragons (2016)
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Complete Book of Dragons (2014)
- How to Train Your Dragon: A Journal for Heroes (2015)
- How to Train Your Dragon by Toothless
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Day of the Dreader
- How to Be a Viking
- (and more below!)
How to Train Your Dragon Books with Publisher Descriptions:
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb?
Join his adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons–and becomes a hero.
When Hiccup finds a coffin at sea, he opens it to discover a riddle that will lead to the treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly, the world’s greatest pirate and Hiccup’s ancestor.
So Hiccup and his friends set out on a treasure hunt, determined to master the art of swordfighting.
How else will they escape an island of murderous dragons, defeat a boatload of Viking pirates, and survive all the twists and turns their journey will bring?
The story begins when Hiccup, his friend Fishlegs, and his cranky dragon Toothless get separated from their class during Boarding-an-Enemy-Ship practice.
They accidentally board a prowling Roman galley intent on provoking war. When they rescue a tiny nanodragon, they uncover a plot to steal every dragon on the Isle of Berk!
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III’s best friend, Fishlegs, has been stung by the deadly Venomous Vorpent! The only cure is the Vegetable-That-No-One-Dares-Name.
But where will Hiccup find such a thing? He’ll have to dodge the terrible Sharkworms, battle Doomfangs, and outwit crazy Hooligans if he’s going to be a Hero (again).
The heat is on for Hiccup! Someone has stolen the Fires-Stone from Volcano Island, which means the Volcano has become active and the tremors are hatching the Eggs of Exterminator Dragons!
Can Hiccup return the Fire-Stone to the Volcano, stop it from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the Exterminators?
It’s Hiccup’s birthday, but that’s not going to keep him from getting into trouble. To save his dragon, Toothless, from being banished, Hiccup must sneak into the Meathead Public Library and steal the Viking’s most sacred book.
But the Vikings see books as a dangerous influence, and keep them locked up and under heavy guard.
To save his friend, Hiccup must brave the Hairy Scary Librarian and his dreadful army of Meathead Warriors and face off against the formidable Driller-Dragons. Will he make it out and live to see his next birthday?
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, everyone’s favorite reluctant Viking hero, has three months, five days and six hours to discover America, get back to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents and win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race. Can he do it?
Stranded on the exceptionally dangerous, and possibly haunted, Beach of the Broken Heart, Hiccup must face Ug the Uglithug and complete the Impossible Task–or die trying.
Along the way, he’ll have to battle Berserks, dodge Scarers, and save Fishlegs from being fed to the Beast, all while being hunted down by an old enemy with a dark secret about the mysterious Lost Throne.
With Toothless by his side, and time to stage his rescue running out, what’s a Hero to do?
A dragon rebellion is coming–filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the Archipelago. Razor-wings, Tonguetwisters, and Vampire Ghouldeaths are attacking Vikings and seem to be seeking one soul in particular: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third!
Only a King can save them…and only a champion with all of the King’s Lost Things can be King. In his adventures, Hiccup has collected quite a few “things” himself.
But can a scrawny Viking save the entire Archipelago from certain doom? To find out, Hiccup will have to outwit a witch, fight his arch-enemy, and beat back an army of bloodthirsty dragons with just one sword.
The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings’ darkest hour upon them. Hiccup has become an outcast, but that won’t stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life.
He must find the Dragon’s Jewel in order to save his people…but where should he begin?
In Hiccup the Viking’s misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, and it’s friend versus foe to decide the fate of the world.
In this, the penultimate title in the amazing story arc that began with How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup is faced with a personal dilemma against the backdrop of an impending battle and the possible destruction of everything he knows.
The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup’s quest is clear… But can he end the rebellion?
Can he prove himself to be king? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!
Additional How to Train Your Dragon Books:
Long ago, the world was full of dragons. But what happened to them? Where are they now?
These pages are taken from the notebooks of Viking Hero Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third when he was just a boy.
A keen dragonwatcher, Hiccup paints a picture of the brilliance and fire and spirit of that lost dragon world.
Featuring dragon profiles, dragon anatomy, dragon riding tips and lots more must know info e.g. how to spot the difference between an arsenic adderwing and a glow worm (you don’t want to mix those two up) and what to do when confronted with a Hellsteether.
This is a must for all keen dragonwatchers out there.
This guide is a must-have for fans of the New York Times bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series that inspired the hit move and TV show.
This gift book features all of the dragon species from the series plus brand-new ones created just for this book, with color illustrations of each and every one!
This companion to the New York Times bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series is a must-have for all heroes!
Within this journal, you’ll find brave quotes from Viking hero and dragon-whisperer Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, rousing Viking songs, and jokes that Toothless thinks are very funny indeed.
And don’t miss the useful Dragonese phrases, scenes from your favorite How to Train Your Dragon adventures, and blank pages for you to fill with your own dragon doodles and heroic musings.
A World Book Day 2012 exclusive short story in the How to Train Your Dragon series. The Isle of Berk is being stalked by a deadly sea dragon called the BIG DREADER, fires are ravaging the forests and the Hairy Hooligans are trapped on the island without any food!
All except Toothless who has found a stash of eggs that he plans to keep all to himself… But not if the BIG DREADER has anything to do with it!
Vikings are brave. But Hiccup isn’t like other Vikings. He’s afraid of everything… including the sea.
When Hiccup heads off for his very first ocean voyage, his seasickness is the least of his worries! The Vikings are lost in a terrible storm, and it’s up to Hiccup to help them find their way home again.
Join your favourite heroes and dragons from Berk in this action-packed activity book with over 250 glow-in-the-dark stickers!
Full of games, puzzles, colouring and more, this activity book will keep Dragons fans busy for hours!
A dragon-filled activity book perfect for fans of How To Train Your Dragon! This sticker book is packed with games, activities and over 1000 stickers of all of your favourite Dragons characters.
Race your dragons with your friends and find out who can fly the furthest – will it be Toothless, Stormfly, Hookfang or the new Light Fury?
Full of games, puzzles, colouring and more, this activity book will keep Dragons fans busy for hours!
Everyone’s favourite heroes Hiccup and Toothless are back for a brand-new adventure!
Read the story of the film in this fun, full-colour storybook!
This definitive, official guide gives you the lowdown on all of Toothless and Hiccup’s adventures – from how they first met to their biggest battles.
Learn dragon myths, Viking legends and battle stories in this bumper book of Berk.
How to Train Your Dragon Movies
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How to Train Your Dragon TV Series:
And if all the movies and specials aren’t enough for you, you have three How to Train Your Dragon TV series to check out!
All three TV series are based on the world of Berk. The first TV series, Dragons: Race to the Edge is an eight-season how that is a follow-up to the first movie leading up to How to Train Your Dragon 2.
It has six seasons in all.
The additional TV series are spin-offs entitled: Dreamworks Dragons: Rescue Riders and Dreamworks Dragons: The Nine Realms.
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