Matt Doeden

27 children’s books by the writer

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He's written numerous children's books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children. Jonathan Mayer was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He was encouraged in the arts by his parents and grandparents, and began illustrating sermons for his grandfather at a young age. After graduating from Nebraska Lutheran High School, he attended Bethany Lutheran College in Minnesota, where he earned a BA in studio art. He began work as a freelance illustrator immediately thereafter. He was married to Emily in 2008, and moved to Georgia in 2009, where he attended graduate school. He graduated with an MFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. He currently resides in Bellevue, Nebraska with his wife and son.

8-14 years

Dragon Behaviour

Matt Doeden, Jonathan Mayer

Dragon Behaviour

In popular dragon legends, dragons breathe fire and hoard treasures. But many kinds of dragons appear in stories from all over the world. What do these dragons eat? Where do they live? From dragons that fly to dragons that help ...

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8-14 years

The Anatomy of a Dragon

Matt Doeden, Jonathan Mayer

The Anatomy of a Dragon

You might think you know what dragons look like. But not all dragons look the same. You can find out how they fly and how they breathe fire. You can learn all about the powerful bodies of these mighty beasts ...

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8-14 years

Real-World Dragons

Matt Doeden, Rich Pellegrino

Real-World Dragons

Dragons are only myths from stories long ago, right? Not so fast. Dragon legends started somewhere. Explore the world of animals and find out which ones are most like the dragons from your favourite myths.

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8-14 years

Dragons in Mythology

Matt Doeden

Dragons in Mythology

All over the world, people have told stories about dragons. These stories have caught the interest of adults and children for hundreds of years. Meet some legendary dragons and listen in as these stories come to life.

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