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J Fiction

Alexander, Lloyd  The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain)

Barry, Dave  Peter and the Starcatchers (Starcatchers Series)

Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.

Golding, Julia  Secret of the Sirens (Companions Quartet)

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.

Osborne, Mary Pope  The One-Eyed Giant (Mary Pope Osborne’s Tales from the Odyssey)

Retells a part of the Odyssey in which King Odysseus fights the cyclops.

Scieszka, Jon  It’s All Greek to Me

As they are about to go on stage, Joe, Fred, and Sam are transported back to the time of Zeus and the other gods in Greek mythology, who, strangely enough, behave much as the characters in the trio's class play.

J Non-Fiction

D’Aulaire, Ingri  Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths

Evans, Hestia  Mythology: the gods, heroes and monsters of ancient Greece

A heavily illustrated notebook filled with newspaper clippings, letters, and text, compiled by "Lady Hestia Evans" in "1825."

Tween Fiction

Becker, Tom  Darkside (Darkside Series)

Jonathan Starling's father is in an asylum and his home has been attacked when, while running away from kidnappers, he stumbles upon Darkside, a terrifying and hidden part of London ruled by the descendants of Jack the Ripper, where Jonathan is in mortal danger if he cannot find the way out.

Colfer, Eoin  Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl Series)

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.

Collins, Suzanne  Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles)

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

Cooper, Susan  The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising Sequence)

On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.

Deming, Sarah  Iris, Messenger

After discovering that the immortals of Greek mythology reside in her hometown of Middleville, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Iris listens to their life stories, gaining wisdom, beauty and startling revelations about her past.

Funke, Cornelia  Inkheart

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. Sequel: Inkspell

Kerr, Philip  The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp Series)

When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.

La Fevers, R.L.  Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.

Landy, Derek  Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant Series)

When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.

Law, Ingrid  Savvy

Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

Mull, Brandon  Fablehaven (Fablehaven Series)

When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.

Nimmo, Jenny  Midnight for Charlie Bone (Children of the Red King Series)

Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.

Riordan, Rick  The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)

After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Rowling, J.K.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter Series)

After he is rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

Sage, Angie  Magyk (Septimus Heap Series)

The 7th son of the 7th son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son, Septimus? The first part of this new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells, and a yearning to uncover the mystery at the heart of this story...who is Septimus Heap?

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.

Stewart, Trenton  The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society Series)

After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

Stringer, Helen  Spellbinder

Twelve-year-old Belladonna Johnson, who lives with the ghosts of her parents in the north of England, teams up with an always-in-trouble classmate to investigate why all of the ghosts in the world have suddenly disappeared.

Yep, Laurence  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.

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