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Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Book One: The Lightning Thief

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After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Book Two: The Sea of Monsters

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When Camp Half-Blood, the only safe haven for demigods, comes close to being overrun by mythological monsters, Percy must find his best friend Grover, who is a prisoner on an island in the Bermuda Triangle, and then set out to save the Camp.

Book Three: Titan’s Curse

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When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.


Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth

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When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

 

If you like the series about Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you might enjoy this website http://www.rickriordan.com/.


Series: The Companions Quartet by Julia Golding

Book One: Secret of the Sirens

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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 Two: The Gorgon's Gaze

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Mallins Wood is home to the last surviving gorgon, and Col's mother, the gorgon's supernatural Companion, is determined to save it from encroaching development--even to the point of endangering Col and his best friend Connie, the most powerful Companion alive.


Book Three: Mines of the Minotaur

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When an unknown entity forces Connie to create destructive storms, the head of the Chartmouth Chapter for the Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures rescinds Connie's membership, leaving her on her own to discover what is happening.

 

Series: Young Heroes by Jane Yolen

Book One: Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

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Thirteen-year-old Odysseus, who longs to be a hero, has many opportunities to prove himself during an adventure which involves pirates and satyrs, a trip to Crete's Labyrinth, and the two young girls, Penelope and Helen, who play a major role in his future life.


Book Two: Hippolyta and the curse of the Amazons

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Thirteen-year-old Hippolyta, a princess of the Amazons, fights to save her people from destruction when her mother the Queen refuses to sacrifice her second-born male child.


Book Three: Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast

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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 a mysterious creature that killed her father.


Book Four: Jason and the Gorgon's Blood

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Jason, who will grow up to become the head of the Argonauts, leads five other boys on a dangerous quest to save the kingdom of Iolcus, learning along the way what it means to be in command.

 

Other Titles

The Demigod Files

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Readers can become experts on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide which includes interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by the author.

 

Anatopsis by Chris Abouzeid

Young Adult ABO
In the realm from which the Greek gods ruled the universe thousands of years ago, the immortal witch Anatopsis uncovers the true objectives of her demi-god tutor Mr. Pound and attempts to prevent him from carrying out his evil plans.

 

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
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When her mother suddenly decides to marry a near-stranger, Phoebe, whose passion is running, soon finds herself living on a remote Greek island, completing her senior year at an ancient high school where the students and teachers are all descended from gods or goddesses.

 

Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Young Adult CHI
After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.

 

Thor's Wedding day : by Thialfi, the Goat Boy by Bruce Coville
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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.

 

Iris, Messenger by Sarah Deming
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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.

 

Walking with the Dead by L.M. Falcone
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Twelve-year-old Alex and his sidekick, an ancient Greek corpse named Freddie, find themselves on a mission to the world of the dead. They dodge monsters, three-headed dogs, gorgons with snakes for hair and much more.

 

Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy
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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.

 

The Water Mirror by Kai Meyer
Young Adult MEY
In a place similar to Venice, Italy, two teenaged orphans, apprenticed to a maker of magic mirrors, begin to realize that their fates are tied to the magical protector of the city known as the Flowing Queen and to the ruler of Hell, respectively.

 

The Great God Pan by Donna Jo Napoli
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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.

 

The Alchemyst : The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
Young Adult SCO, YA CD FIC SCO
While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

 

The Iliad retold by Ian Strachan
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Retells the events of the war between Greece and the city of Troy, focusing on Achilles' quarrel with Agamemnon.

 

Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, recommends this website for mythology buffs. http://www.theoi.com/

 

Here is a short description about the website.
“Welcome to the Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.”
The Theoi Project: Guide to Greek Mythology was created and is edited by Aaron J. Atsma.
Website copyright © 2000–2007 Aaron Atsma, New Zealand.

 
     

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