Book Review: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

Book teaser on Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott written by Stacey Leerhoff


We’ve brought back the Community Read to our Dragons Summer Reading Program this year! To encourage rdragonsinabage.jpgeading and families sharing stories, the Charles City Public Library has the Community Read Program where registered families get the book “Dragons in a Bag” by Zetta Elliott to share together. Studies show that reading together with children not only increases their  vocabulary, listening skills and cognitive development, it’s a great way to bond with your child and this middle grade urban fantasy is sure to be a hit!! After all, who doesn’t love dragons?!! Miss Stacey sure does and she can’t wait to hear all about how much you do too.


“Dragons in a Bag” starts out when a young boy, Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a crabby old lady he thinks is his grandmother because his mom calls her “Ma.” But, he soon realizes she isn’t really his grandmother after all. And, she’s not really a crabby old lady either. She’s a witch and she needs Jaxon’s help delivering a bag of baby dragons to a magical world where they will be safe. Ma tells him there are only 2 rules: he must keep the dragons in the bag and they must not be given anything sweet to eat. Easy, right? What ensues is a hilarious and joyful adventure that is full of imagination as Jaxon and his two friends try to save the dragons. Read along with us this summer and find out if the dragons are safe or lost in Brooklyn forever! Don’t worry, Miss Stacey won’t be cantankerous as we share this story!