“Josh Lacey’s Dragonsitter stories are little masterpieces of comic storytelling.” Lovereading4kids
There are ten Dragonsitter books. You don’t have to read them in order, but the story will be even better if you do.
In The Dragonsitter, the first book in the series, Eddie and Emily Smith-Pickle have to look after their uncle’s dragon for a week while he goes on holiday.
Books For Keeps said: “This is a witty and perfectly formed little book that deserves to be read and reread: it packs an extraordinary amount of fun and adventure into its 64 pages and will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.”
The Daily Telegraph described the book as “short, sharp and funny” and We Love This Book said it is full of “belly-busting laughter for all the family.”
The Dragonsitter was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
You can see me reading the first couple of chapters in this video from The Reading Agency:
The Dragonsitter Takes Off
Uncle Morton’s dragon comes to stay with Eddie and Emily again.
This time, the dragon is hiding a secret…
“A brilliant follow-up to The Dragonsitter“
The Dragonsitter’s Castle
It’s Christmas. Eddie and Emily are going to stay with their dad in his new home. They bring a couple of unexpected guests…
“Full of fun, this is a perfect first chapter book for boys and girls alike.”
Books for Keeps
The Dragonsitter’s Island
Eddie, Emily and their mum go to stay on Uncle Morton’s island to look after his dragons. The island is full of surprises…
The Dragonsitter’s Party
It’s Eddie’s birthday. He’s having a magician and twenty friends. But he didn’t invite any dragons…
The Dragonsitter to the Rescue
Eddie and Emily visit London with their father, but one of the dragons slips away on a trip to the Natural History Museum.
The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat
It’s Halloween, so Eddie and Emily need some interesting costumes… Can the dragons lend a hand?
The Dragonsitter Detective
Eddie and Emily have travelled to Scotland for a very special event…
The Dragonsitter’s Surprise
Eddie and Emily are about to get the biggest surprise of their lives…
The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons
Eddie searches for dragons with Uncle Morton.
“This is sophisticated storytelling in a really accessible format, no wonder the series has now reached number ten.”
The fabulous illustrations in the Dragonsitter books are by Garry Parsons. You can see more of his work on his website.