If you like “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series
by Rick Riordan…try these books…
The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
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After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her great-
grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. A sinister creature lures the kids' mom
through a door in the basement. Desperate not to lose her, they follow their mother into an
underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Book One of the “Amulet” trilogy.
1 Stonekeeper, The
2 Stonekeeper's Curse, The
3 Cloud Searchers, The
Anatopsis by Chris Abouzeid
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.
The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is
ticking off the minutes until doomsday.
1 House With a Clock in Its Walls
2 Figure in the Shadows, The
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
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 One of the “Artemis Fowl” series.
1 Artemis Fowl
2 Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
3 Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
4 Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
5 Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony
6 Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
7 Artemis Fowl: Atlantis Complex
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
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. Book One of the “Underland Chronicles”.
1 Gregor the Overlander
2 Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
3 Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
4 Gregor and the Marks of Secret
5 Gregor and the Code of Claw
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a
dragon’s egg. Part of the “Magic Shop” series.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Jennifer Murdley’s Toad
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love
Monster’s Ring, The
Skull of Truth, The
The Fire Thief by Terry Deary
Retelling of the tale of Prometheus, in which Prometheus becomes a time traveller in order to
escape the wrath of the gods and befriends a Victorian orphan. Book One of the “Fire Thief” trilogy.
1 Fire Thief, The
2 Flight of the Fire Thief
3 Fire Thief Fights Back, The
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
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 One of the “Sea of Trolls” trilogy.
1 Sea of Trolls, The
2 Land of the Silver Apples, The
3 Islands of the Blessed, The
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the
mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. Book One of the “Ranger’s
1 Ruins of Gorlan, The
2 Burning Bridge, The
3 Icebound Land, The
4 Battle for Skandia, The
5 Sorcerer of the North, The
6 Siege of Macindaw, The
7 Erak's Ransom
8 Kings of Clonmel, The
9 Halt's Peril
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
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. Book One of the “Inkheart” trilogy.
The Akhenaten Adventure by Philip Kerr
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. Book One of the “Children of the Lamp” series.
1 Akhenaten Adventure, The
2 Blue Djinn of Babylon, The
3 Cobra King of Kathmandu, The
4 Day of the Djinn Warriors, The
5 Eye of the Forest, The
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
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.
1 Skulduggery Pleasant
2 Playing with Fire
3 Faceless Ones, The
Have a Hot Time, Hades! by Kate McMullan
Hades, king of the underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths. When he and his siblings
were born, their father Cronus swallowed them whole because of a prophecy that said one of his
children would be mightier than he. Can Hades and his brothers and sisters overthrow their big, bad
dad? Book One of the “Myth-O-Mania” series.
1 Have a Hot Time, Hades!
2 Phone Home, Persephone!
3 Say Cheese, Medusa!
4 Nice Shot, Cupid!
5 Stop That Bull, Theseus!
6 Keep a Lid on It, Pandora!
7 Get to Work, Hercules!
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
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. Book One of the “Fablehaven”
2 Rise of the Evening Star
3 Grip of the Shadow Plague
4 Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
5 Keys to the Demon Prison
Mister Monday by Garth Nix
Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the
minute hand of a clock. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with
them a plague. A man named Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a
mysterious house that only he can see, so that he can learn the truth about himself and the key. Book
One of the “Keys to the Kingdom” series.
1 Mister Monday
2 Grim Tuesday
3 Drowned Wednesday
4 Sir Thursday
5 Lady Friday
6 Superior Saturday
7 Lord Sunday
The One-Eyed Giant by Mary Pope Osborne
Retells a part of the Odyssey in which King Odysseus fights the Cyclops. Book One of “Mary Pope
Osborne’s Tales from the Odyssey”.
1 One-Eyed Giant, The
2 Land of the Dead, The
3 Sirens and Sea Monsters
4 Gray-Eyed Goddess, The
5 Return to Ithaca
6 Final Battle, The
Magyk by Angie Sage
As she is being pursued by those who killed her mother, Princess Jenna is whisked away and
carried to safety by the Extraordinary Wizard and Boy 412, whom she believes to be her father and
brother. Book One of the “Septimus Heap” series.
The Pig Scrolls by Gryllus the Pig by Paul Shipton
A translation of an ancient Greek manuscript written by Gryllus, a talking pig who was once a man,
describes the many adventures that he and his companions—a junior prophetess and a bumbling
goatherd—experience while traveling to Delphi to try to prevent the universe from coming to an end.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
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. Book One of the “Mysterious Benedict Society” series.
1 Mysterious Benedict Society, The
2 Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The
3 Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma, The
Now You See It… by Vivian Vande Velde
With Wendy’s new glasses, she begins to see cheerful corpses, old crones disguised as teeny-
boppers, and portals to another world—a place where everyone knows of the glasses’ powers and will
do anything they can to get them.
H.I.V.E.: Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a
sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the
odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E. Book One of the “H.I.V.E.” series.
Young Adult Titles
Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the shapeshifters
who rule the two factions agree to marry in the hope of bringing peace, despite deep-seated fear and
distrust of each other. Book One of the “Kiesha’ra” series.
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a
magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey
In the year 1145, as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first
Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her
people the dragon’s claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother’s dark secrets.
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
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.
Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman
Accustomed to a carefree existence, fourteen-year-old Parker Baer meets the girl next door and finds
his life taking a menacing turn as he begins to absorb some of her terrible powers. Book One of the
“Dark Fusion” series.
1 Dread Locks
2 Red Rider's Hood
3 Duckling Ugly
So This Is How It Ends by Tui Sutherland
During an earthquake in the year 2012 five teens are transported seventy-five years into the future,
where the end of the world is imminent, and are drawn together by a mysterious force. Book One of
the “Avatars” series.
1 So This is How it Ends
2 Shadow Falling