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Warren & Dragon Volcano Deluxe
By (author): Ariel Bernstein Illustrated by: Mike Malbrough
9780451481023 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship Apr 02, 2019
$19.99 CAD
Active 5.75 x 8.5 x 0.46 in 96 pages BLACK-AND-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS Viking Children's Books Viking Books for Young Readers
In this third chapter book about Warren and his alter-ego Dragon, an important lesson is learned in generosity…and exploding volcanoes!

Warren has been invited to a birthday party by one of his new classmates, so it’s birthday present shopping time! And the first toy he spots, a Deluxe Volcano Building Set Supreme is perfect…for himself. It’s too much money, his mother tells him, choosing another gift for his classmate. But Warren can’t stop thinking about exploding volcanoes, and soon he and Dragon are thinking up ways to make money and buy the volcano set for themselves. A bake sale? A magic show? A car wash? All great ideas…that is until Warren’s sister misinterprets their personal fundraising for charity fundraising and decides that everything they earn should go to the local children’s hospital. Does this mean that Warren and Dragon will have to give away all the money they make? Goodbye Deluxe Volcano Building Set Supreme!

Great message about learning generosity and caring…albeit in a funny and very kid-like way!

So So SO funny! These well-written chapter books are truly laugh-out-loud funny.

Perfect reading for reluctant readers. They’re short, funny, illustrated, and highly entertaining.

Great for boys. Warren loves inventing/building things with his friends, teasing his sister, and making up adventures with Dragon.

Calvin and Hobbes fans will love this dynamic duo of boy and (imaginary) dragon!

Hilarious black and white illustrations throughout by Mike Malbrough the illustrator of Marigold Bakes a Cake.

Ariel Bernstein and Mike Malbrough are both up-and-coming authors and artists. They’re young parents, social media savvy, and already well-connected with the children’s book world! Oh, and they’re NJ neighbors and friends!

Ariel grew up outside of Philadelphia (developing cheesesteak obsession), went to college at Barnard in New York (developing sushi obsession), and now lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her family (developing marshmallow obsession). She doesn’t have a pet dragon, but does have the occasional herd of deer show up in the backyard.

Besides writing children’s books, she’s worked in a movie theatre, at a Baskin Robbins, as a camp counselor, a paralegal, in human resources, and as a stay-at-home mom.

Visit her at

Author Residence: Livingston New Jersey

Author Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Before his career as a writer-illustrator, Mike was a freelance graphic designer, comic book artist, performer, and teacher with a career spanning two decades. He is the director of ORNG Ink, an after-school studio for young artists, and has received several awards and honors for his work in the community with children and teens.Mike lives in Orange, NJ, with his wife, two adventurous kids, and a cat named Agnes that hates him. Visit him at

Illustrator Residence: Orange, New Jersey

Marketing: Online and social media promotion

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