Scandinavian Dragons

In the Scandinavian countries Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, dragons are referred to as wurms, or lindwurms.

They have wings and two legs. Their bodies are 15 metres long, or more, and their two legs are not strong enough to support the entire weight of their bodies: so Scandinavian dragons drag their bodies along the ground, leaving a trail of slime and dead plants.

They have smooth, impenetrable hides, and soft, vulnerable underbellies. They have sharp talons as strong as iron.

They live in human burial mounds and abandoned buildings. They love to hoard treasure and can hibernate on top of a pile of treasure for many years.

Scandinavian dragons are intelligent and often capable of speech. They are also greedy and easily made angry. They breathe fire and inject venom with their fangs!

If you enjoyed this post and want to read more, you can find out more about dragons in The Dragon Companion: An Encyclopedia by Carole Wilkinson. This is an adult book, but it is okay for kids to read too. All the facts in this post were taken from this book.

Books written for kids about dragons that you might like to read are:

The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen

Fangs ‘n’ Fire by Chris Mould

The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit

The Fire Series by Chris D’Lacey

The Dragons of Wayward Crescent by Chris D’Lacey

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Most Wanted!

Our big bro and sis on the Teen Blog do a monthly round up of the most wanted teen books. We thought that was pretty cool, so we’re going to do it too. You know what little brothers and sisters are like – always nicking your stuff.

So here are the most wanted kid’s books. They are too hot to sit on the shelf, but if you follow the title links you can reserve your copy through the top left button where it says click to order.

It’s free to reserve kid’s books if you have a Children’s or Young Adult’s library card.


1 ) Divine Madness Robert Muchamore

2 ) The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan

3 )Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Jeff Kinney

4 )The Karate Mouse Geronimo Stilton

5 )Christmas Catastrophe Geronimo Stilton

6 )Little Darlings Jacqueline Wilson

7 )Field Trip to Niagara Falls Geronimo Stilton

8 )Warriors : Ravenpaw’s path. 2, A Clan in Need Erin Hunter.

9 )Now Morris Glietzman.

10=) Singing Sensation Geronimo Stilton

10=)A Fabumouse School Adventure Geronimo Stilton

10=)The Race Across America Geronimo Stilton

Dragons: Ancient Greek Dragons

The dragons of ancient Greece were like huge serpents. They had no wings or legs.  The English word dragon comes from the Greek word “drakon.” This word originally meant huge serpent.


Ancient Greek dragons lived in caves near water. They often guarded springs, shrines and treasures. They had excellent eyesight and often slept with their eyes open.


They could grow up to forty metres in length and their body contained poisonous black gore. They had a golden crest on top of their head that flashed light and a triple-forked tongue that absorbed nutrients to make venom.


They would kill their victims by injecting venom into them with their fangs, or by squeezing them to death. They also made a blood-chilling hissing sound.


Are you interested in dragons? We’ve got lots of dragon books in the library.