For Fans of Rick Riordan
Devour everything Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus? Never fear! Whether it's the Greek mythology that has you hooked or if you love it when…
(Grades 6+) Phoebe is in the foster system. Trouble seems to follow wherever she goes, but it's not her fault -- is it? Well...maybe. In this series opening novel, Phoebe discovers that she is the daughter of the Greek God Zeus, and her birth is connected to a prophecy that fortells the end of Olympus. She will need all her ingenuity and the help of her two best friends if she is to reveal her true role in this prophecy. Great for fans of Percy Jackson!
(Grades 6+) Paola is excited to spend the summer with her best friends Dante and Emma. A series of disappearances prompt warnings from her mother about la Llorona and other folklore creatures, which science-loving Paola doesn't believe. But when Emma goes missing, Paola begins to wonder if her mother's stories might be true.
(Gr 6+) Twelve year old Alice Queensmeadow was born without either magical skills or color in a land called Ferenwood that celebrates both. She sets off on an adventure to find her missing father in a mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore where the normal rules don’t apply. Her guide in the quest is Oliver, a boy she doesn’t quite trust, but must rely on to survive.
(Gr 6+) At the center of a land of prosperity lies a desolate swamp with a warning--If any monarch enters, the country will fall--and the princess is fascinated by its forbiddenness. In a town of joy, only the one girl is sad, and she is strangely drawn to this bleak place. Together, can they unlock the secrets of Dreadwillow Carse?
(Gr 5-8) Claudia loves art, wants to be an artist, and spends a lot of time hanging out at the museum. When she sees a painting move, she meets Pim--a boy who lives inside the paintings. She's sucked into the world behind the canvas, a collective of every painting since the Renaissance, to help Pim get free from an evil witch.
(Grades 5-8) Prince Alexos has known his whole life that he is supposed to be the champion of Athene. Having this sort of fate weighs heavily on him; it's not fun to grow up lonely, with everything thinking he needs to be perfect all the time. But with help from some allies, Alexos will find a way to make his own destiny and become great on his own.
(Grades 9 and up) Scotch is two people - at home, she's a dutiful daughter, and at school she has much more personality. She doesn't fit in anywhere. But that's nothing when the world starts to fall apart. A volcano appears, Scotch's brother is sucked into a telephone line, and she comes across a Sasquatch. And that's not the end of it. Click to read a book review.
(Grades 5-7) People avoid Zahrah because her hair is made of living vines. But being inherently in touch with nature makes her special - she can also talk to the wind and fly. When a friend is hurt, Zahrah sets off on a perilous journey to save him, with her powers as her guide.
(Grades 5-6) You would think claiming an inheritance means getting money, a house, or maybe some old jewelry from a relative. For Serafina, it means gaining the title of Baba Yaga (a witch from Russian folktales) and the ability to answer any question at all. That, and a house on chicken legs. Serafina isn't all that excited, and hilarity and adventure ensue.
(Grades 5-9) This is a mermaid tale that stands out. In the series starter, Sapphy and her brother live with their mother on the coast. Their father disappeared years ago, but Sapphy remembers him teaching her a strange song about a place called Ingo and a man who dove into the water to be with his mer-love - a man with the same name as Sapphy's father himself. Soon, Sapphy and Conor learn that they, too, can meet the Mer people and enter Ingo. But at what cost?
(Grades 5-7) Do you feel like there just isn't enough time in the seven days you're given each week? For Jax, that's about to stop being a problem - he wakes up the morning after Wednesday and finds out it's not Thursday, it's the eighth day, a special time only certain people can live in. But of course, new problems arise when he meets Evangeline, who is on the run, and whose saving could mean the demise of all the regular humans who live in the other seven days of the week.
(Grades 5-6) If you love fairy tales and mythology, this beautifully written book is for you. Minli lives near the Fruitless Mountain, where she and her family work hard and still live in poverty. So Minli decides to seek out the Old Man of the Moon and change her family's life. Her journey takes her into the path of many memorable characters, like a talking goldfish and a king. Click to watch the book trailer.