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Recommended for Grades 4-6

All books can be found in the Juvenile Fiction or
Juvenile Paperback section by author’s last name.
*This book is part of a series or trilogy.

Book Cover      Cadnum, Michael
STARFALL: PHAETON AND THE CHARIOT OF THE SUN
Expands on the myth of Phaeton, a young man who undertakes a long and dangerous journey to the gates of dawn to confront the mighty god of the sun, Apollo, and is granted one wish.

Book Cover Colfer, Eoin
ARTEMIS FOWL *
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Book Cover Collins, Ross
MEDUSA JONES
In ancient Greece, Medusa Jones, a gorgon, and her friends, a minotaur and a centaur, are mocked and sneered at by the other Acropolis Academy children whose parents are kings and gods, but when they go on a school camping trip together, the "freaks" become true heroes.

Book Cover Cowell, Cressida
HOW TO TWIST A DRAGON’S TALE: THE HEROIC MISADVENTURES OF HICCUP THE VIKING *
When the tremors from the erupting volcano on Volcano Island begin to cause the Exterminator dragon eggs to hatch, Hiccup knows it is up to him to restore the missing Fire-Stone and save the Tribes from being wiped out.

Book Cover Coville, Bruce
THOR’S WEDDING DAY
Thialfi, the Norse thunder god's goat boy, tells how he inadvertently helped the giant Thrym to steal Thor's magic hammer, the lengths to which Thor must go to retrieve it, and his own assistance along the way.

Book Cover DiTerlizzi, Tony
THE WYRM KING *
Wyrm kings--gigantic, multiheaded, hydra-like creatures--begin to wreak havoc on South Florida, and Nick and Laurie Vargas, along with the Grace kids and Noseeum Jack's son, must race to stop the menace.

Book Cover Falcone, L.M.
WALKING WITH THE DEAD
After his father brings home an ancient mummy from the museum of oddities, Alex starts having strange dreams and is shocked when the mummy comes to life and asks for his help.


 

Book Cover Farmer, Nancy
SEA OF TROLLS *
After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.

Book Cover Gaiman, Neil
ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS
An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard.

Book Cover Golding, Julie
THE COMPANIONS QUARTET: SECRET OF THE SIRENS *
Upon moving to her aunt's seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.

Book Cover Harris, Joanne
RUNEMARKS
Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world.

Book Cover Hennesy, Carolyn
PANDORA GETS JEALOUS *
Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened.

Book Cover Iserles, Inbali
THE TYGRINE CAT
Lost and alone, Mati seeks acceptance from a pack of feral cats at Cressida Lock, but in order to defeat the assassin on his trail, Mati must unlock the secret of his true identity and learn to harness an ancient and deadly feline power.

Book Cover Kessler, Liz
EMILY WINDSNAP AND THE SIREN’S SECRET
When Neptune tells Emily and her merman father and human mother to return to Brightport to try to make merpeople and humans work more closely together, Emily faces problems with old enemies, her new, half-merfolk friend Aaron, and a mystery related to a group of legendary lost sirens.

Book Cover LaFevers, R.L.
THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS *
Twelve-year-old Theo is able to see black magic and ancient curses that cling to the artifacts in the London museum where her father works. Using her special talents, she must use old Egyptian magic to remove the curses and protect her father and the rest of the museum employees from the ancient, sinister forces that lurk in the museum’s dark hallways.

Book Cover Laurie, Victoria
ORACLES OF DELPHI KEEP
In 1938, orphans Theo and Ian lead a group of friends through a portal that takes them from Dover, England, to Morocco in their quest to locate six silver boxes before the ancient prophecies therein are found by the evil Demogorgon's offspring.

Book Cover Napoli, Donna Jo
THE GREAT GOD PAN
A retelling of the Greek myths about Pan, both goat and god, whose reed flute frolicking leads him to a meeting with Iphigenia, a human raised as the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra.

Book Cover Osborne, Mary Pope
TALES FROM THE ODYSSEY: THE ONE EYED GIANT *
Retells a part of the Odyssey in which King Odysseus fights the Cyclops.

Book Cover Riordan, Rick
PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF *
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, 12-yr old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods and joins his friends on a quest to prevent a war between gods.

Book Cover Riordan, Rick
THE RED PYRAMID *
Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.

Book Cover Springer, Nancy
DUSSSIE
At age thirteen Dusie makes the horrifying discovery that she, like her New York artist mother, is a Gorgon--a Greek mythological monster sprouting snakes from her head and capable of turning humans into stone with one angry look.

Book Cover Storrie, Paul
AMATERASU: RETURN OF THE SUN
In graphic novel format, retells the story of Amaterasu, the beautiful and kind Japanese sun goddess and her angry brother Susano, the storm god.
[Located in the Juvenile Graphic Novel section.]

Book Cover Ursu, Anne
THE CRONUS CHRONICLES: THE SHADOW THIEVES *
After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil.

Book Cover Yep, Lawrence
CITY OF FIRE *
Twelve-year-old Scirye and her companions travel to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island created by magic, where they enlist the help of volcano goddess Pele in an attempt to stop an evil dragon and a mysterious man from altering the universe.

Book Cover Yep, Lawrence
THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE *
A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world.

Book Cover Yolen, Jane
YOUNG HEROES: ATALANTA AND THE ARCADIAN BEAST *
Twelve-year-old Atalanta discovers a home and friendship with a bear, misunderstanding from town-dwellers, and grudging respect from the great hunter Orion, as together they pursue mysterious creature that killed her father.


*Check out some of these titles in the JUVENILE NON-FICTION section! 
Book Cover Mythology – Juv 201.3 P54

Book Cover Mythology – Juv 291 H21        

Book Cover Gods and Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology – Juv 299.3 H31

Book Cover Dragon’s, Gods & Spirits from Chinese Mythology – Juv 299.51 S21
Book Cover The Usborne Book of Myths and Legends – Juv 398.2 M63

Book Cover Mythology of India – Juv 398.2 S88



Youth Services Librarians, 2010

Last updated: 8/12/2010 9:38:10 AM