Tag Archives: Mythology

The Grimm Curse (Once Upon A Time Is Now)

Author: Stephen Carpenter Publisher: Product Description Fifteen year-old Jake Grimm is the last living descendent of the Brothers Grimm, who wrote the famous fairy tales in the 1800’s. But Jake grew up with foster parents in Los Angeles, never knowing his true destiny until he ran away from his unhappy foster home, to the place […]

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

The Wicked Woods

Author: Kailin Gow Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com Product Description Briony had to move to Wicked, Massachusetts to live with her Great Aunt Sophie after her family disappears on vacation. The woods at the edge of Aunt Sophie’s inn are filled with secrets and inhabitants both seductive and deadly. Among them is a beautiful boy name Fallon who […]

Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description 2011 EPIC Ebook Award Finalist They’ve been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human. […]

Harry Potter Et La Coupe De Feu / Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (French Edition)

Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Gallimard

Stories of Dragons (Young Reading, Level 1)

Author: Christopher Rawson Publisher: Usborne Books Product Description Intended for beginner readers, these stories about dragons are written in simple text for readers who have, or are gaining confidence in reading alone.

Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description The Magic Tree House series has become a staple for inspiring kids to read. Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary skills for which she’s known to […]

The Sorceress

Rating: (78 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Book Three in the New York Times bestselling series. Nicholas Flamel’s heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie […]

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Ridley Pearson Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II:   In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney […]

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Rating: (112 reviews) Author: Lewis Carroll Publisher: MacMay Product Description Both of the original Lewis Carroll tales Alice in Wonderland written in 1865 and Alice Through the Looking-Glass written in 1872. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are classic works of nonsense literature written by English author Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis […]

Cirque Du Freak #9: Killers of the Dawn: Book 9 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan)

Rating: (35 reviews) Author: Darren Shan Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Outnumbered, outsmarted and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and […]

Cirque Du Freak #10: The Lake of Souls: Book 10 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan)

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Darren Shan Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “If you step through after Harkat, you might never come back. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk?” Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey? […]

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Mary-Jane Knight Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description It’s the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy, “manual-size” POB with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.  

Greek Myths for Young Children (Stories for Young Children)

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Publisher: Usborne Books Product Description The Greek myths are a fascinating part of our cultural heritage, and young children will find these stories of gods, mortals and monsters irresistible. This collection of the best-known stories are retold in a magical and sensitive way.’

Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description In Monday with a Mad Genius, travel with Jack and Annie to Italy in the Renaissance, a time when every new morning brought with it the promise of artistic and scientific wonder. There, they meet none other than Leonardo […]

Tales of the Greek Heroes (Puffin Classics)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Roger Lancelyn Green Publisher: Puffin Product Description Some of the oldest and most famous stories in the world—the adventures of Perseus, the labors of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts—are vividly retold in this single, connected narrative of the Heroic Age, from the coming of the Immortals to the […]

Magic Tree House Research Guide #21: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Leprechaun in Late Winter (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Do the folk stories about leprechauns match our ideas about them today? Are there other fairies in Irish tradition? What are the origins of these stories? Why do people believe in leprecahuns and fairies? Find out the answers to […]

The Soldiers of Halla (Pendragon)

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: D.J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Product Description The final showdown for Halla is here in The Soldiers of Halla, Book Ten in D.J. MacHale’s #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series. Amazon.com Review Book Description It has all been leading to this. Every victory. Every loss. All the thrills and sadness; the […]

Hush, Hush

Rating: (130 reviews) Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy […]

Fire (Graceling)

Rating: (74 reviews) Author: Kristin Cashore Publisher: Dial Product Description She is the last of her kind… It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And […]

The Lion & the Mouse

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Jerry Pinkney Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney’s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop’s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he’d planned to eat, the […]

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set: Books 1 – 5

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description The complete Percy Jackson & the Olympians series in hardcover, packaged in a gorgeous, reclosable “steamer trunk” fit for demigods. This perfect gift for Percy fans boasts a hidden compartment containing an exclusive Camp Half-Blood map and stickers.

Cirque Du Freak #10: The Lake of Souls: Book 10 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan (Mass Market))

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Darren Shan Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? Be careful what you fish for….

Cirque Du Freak #12: Sons of Destiny: Book 12 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan (Mass Market))

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Darren Shan Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Time seemed to collapse… There was a sharp stabbing sensation in my stomach… Steve crowed, “Now I have you! Now you’re gonna die!” Dead if he loses – damned if he wins. The time has finally come for Darren to […]

A Christmas Carol

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: HighBridge Company Product Description The enchanting NPR holiday favorite is finally on CD. “Old Marley was as dead as a doornail”—and so, nearly, was Christmas itself when Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol” in 1843. Most traditions had been forgotten, and few if any employees got time off […]

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia (Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 4)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Philomel Product Description Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, Will and Evanlyn’s plans to return to Araluen are spoiled when Evanlyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Though still weakened by the warmweed’s toxic effects, Will employs his Ranger […]

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set, The (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Humans and half-bloods alike agree–Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series fit for heroes! Re-live the adventure from the beginning with this boxed set of the first three books. The Lightning Thief Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem […]

The Sorceress (Secrets Imrtl Nicholas Flamel)

Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Night World No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate (Night World)

Author: L.J. Smith Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters — they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World. In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her […]

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Book 5: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books for Children Product Description The prophecy surrounding Percy’s 16th birthday will be revealed in this final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series…

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

Rating: (91 reviews) Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from […]

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Rating: (70 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered […]

A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles)

Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Talk about out of the frying pan, into the fire! I was pretty sure that my freaky stepsister and that freaky field guide of hers would ruin my life. But now it looks like they’re going to ruin all of Florida, too! Okay, maybe […]

Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly […]

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Bernard Evslin Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror — the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom. Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty — mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful […]

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 2)

Rating: (64 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com In the Spiderwick Chronicles’ second book, things get even more exciting–and kind of scary–for the Grace kids, as the strange faerie world hinted at in The Field Guide blooms to full life around them. After making tentative peace with Thimbletack (a coveralled […]

Magic Tree House #40: Eve of the Emperor Penguin (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in […]

The Giving Tree (Slipcased Mini Edition)

Rating: (581 reviews) Author: Shel Silverstein Publisher: HarperCollins Amazon.com To say that this particular apple tree is a “giving tree” is an understatement. In Shel Silverstein’s popular tale of few words and simple line drawings, a tree starts out as a leafy playground, shade provider, and apple bearer for a rambunctious little boy. Making the […]

Swimmy (Knopf Children’s Paperbacks)

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Book Description Illus. in color. “An exquisite picture book. A little fish, the lone survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions.”–(starred) School Library Journal.  

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com Spiderwick fans will adore this gorgeous guidebook to the fantastical creatures featured in Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi’s spectacular series. The superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated “field guide” features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white […]

The Spiderwick Chronicles Deluxe Collector’s Trunk (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description For lovers of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, this Deluxe collectors set includes all five original bestselling titles, a special paperback edition of the Notebook for Fantastical Observations, six exclusive full color mini-plates and the keepsake box. A must have for […]

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons (Ologies)

Rating: (129 reviews) Author: Ernest Drake, Dugald Steer Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Dragonology is presented as a faux-scholarly book with everything you ever wanted to know about dragons. Purporting to be the actual writings of English Dragonologist, Dr. Ernest Drake, this book is filled with exquisite illustrations, fascinating faux-facts, a dragon alphabet, runes to decipher, […]

Raven Rise (Pendragon)

Author: D. J. MacHale Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Dark Day in the Deep Sea (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness–secrets they need if they’re going to save Merlin. But when the magic tree house leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, they’re not sure who […]

Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Book Description Every year, trolls knock down Kyri’s door and gobble up her Christmas feast. But this year, the trolls are in for a surprise: a boy and his pet ice bear on their way to Oslo have come in from the cold. And once the ice bear […]

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda’s Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath

Rating: (84 reviews) Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: “We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen […]

Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House #29)

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Amazon.com A cup, a compass, a key: the magic tree house has brought siblings Annie and Jack to Camelot, where they embark on a mysterious mission to find these enigmatic gifts. In this special hardcover addition to the bestselling Magic Tree […]

Battle of the Labyrinth, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Hyperion

The Water Horse

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Dick King-Smith Publisher: Yearling Book Description Now in paperback! From the award-winning author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes the story of how the Loch Ness monster finds his home, thanks to the human family that raises him.

Rover Saves Christmas

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Roddy Doyle Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com Although most grownups know Roddy Doyle better from his Barrytown comic novels (including The Commitments), he’s thankfully returned for a children’s book follow-up to his ridiculously ridiculous The Giggler Treatment. What’s the cast of kids from that nimble-witted book leaving on the mantel for Santa? […]