Mythology

  Loki's Wolves by Kelly Armstrong

Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendents of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok--the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendents of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world.

 

 

  Medusa Jones by Ross Collins

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.

 

  Fire Thief series 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

  Companions series by Julie Golding

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.
 

 

  Pandora series by Carolyn Hennesy

After capturing jealousy from a priestess in Crete, Pandy, her friends Alcie and Iole, and her little dog Dido, brave many obstacles as they travel to Egypt in search of the second of the seven evils--vanity.

 

  Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub

Athena learns that she is a goddess when she is summoned to Mount Olympus by her father, Zeus, and she must quickly adjust to her new status, make friends with the other godboys and goddessgirls, and catch up with all the studies she missed while attending mortal school.

 

 

  Heroes in Training series by Joan Holub

When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.

 

 

  Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler

After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.

 

 

  Beastologist series by R.L. LaFevers

In 1928, when timid ten-year-old Nate learns that his parents have been lost at sea, he joins his father's cousin on a flight to Arabia where they must oversee the death and rebirth of the phoenix, thus beginning his training as a "beastologist."

 

 

  Myth-o-mania series by Kate McMullan

In this story with a modern twist, Hades tells his own version of how he became King of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.

 

 
 
  Mythlopedia series

This fun new series offers a fascinating way to introduce youngsters to the characters in Greek mythology. Each book contains an introduction that explains the origins of mythology, an A-Z Hall of Fame featuring the key characters in each book, full profiles of each character with their amazing myths, and much more.

 

  Twelve labors of Hercules by Robert Newman

Join Hercules as he completes the twelve tasks needed to atone for killing his family. In a fit of madness, Hercules has killed his family and offended the gods. As punishment, King Eurystheus has set him 12 seemingly impossible tasks. They will take our hero all over the known world and test the limits of his strength and ingenuity. Can he overcome the odds?

 

  Pegasus: the flame of Olympus by Kate O'Hearn

Reborn as the Flame, thirteen-year-old Emily has saved Olympus from destruction but when the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, Emily and her friends become entangled in the conflict as old grudges are unearthed and new enemies are discovered.

 

 

  Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborn

In these books based on episodes from Homer's Odyssey, Mary Pope Osborne brings to life the exciting adventures of one of the greatest heroes of all time.

 

 

  Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

 

 

 Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

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.

 

 

  It's all Greek to me by Jon Scieszka

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.

 

 

  Young Heroes series by Jane Yolen

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.