Alexander, Lloyd     
The Arkadians
To escape the wrath of the king and his wicked soothsayers, an honest young man joins with a poet-turned-jackass and a young girl with mystical powers on a series of epic adventures.

Buckley, Michael     
The fairy tale detectives
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

Cadnum, Michael     
Nightsong : the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
Expands on the myth of Orpheus, a young poet and musician who undertakes a terrifying journey to ask the rulers of the Underworld to return the princess Euridice, his beloved bride, after she is killed by a venomous serpent.

Cadnum, Michael     
Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun

Carman, Patrick     
The dark hills divide

Colfer, Eoin     
Artemis Fowl
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
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.

Collins, Ross     
Medusa Jones
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.

Coville, Bruce     
Juliet Dove, Queen of love
A shy twelve-year-old girl must solve a puzzle involving characters from Greek mythology to free herself from a spell which makes her irresistible to boys.

Dalkey, Kara     
Little sister
Thirteen-year-old Fujiwara no Mitsuko, daughter of a noble family in the imperial court of twelfth century Japan, enlists the help of a shape-shifter and other figures from Japanese mythology in her efforts to save her older sister's life.

DuPrau, Jeanne     
The city of Ember
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Durst, Sarah Beth     
Into the Wild
Having escaped from the Wild and the preordained fairy tale plots it imposes, Rapunzel, along with her daughter Julie Marchen, tries to live a fairly normal life, but when the Wild breaks free and takes over their town, it is Julie who has to prevent everyone from being trapped in the events of a story.

Falcone, L M     
Walking with the dead

Funke, Cornelia Caroline     
Dragon rider
After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.

Harley, Bill     
The amazing flight of Darius Frobisher
When his adventurous father disappears during a hot-air balloon flight, ten-year-old Darius is torn away from his beloved housekeeper and sent to live with an obnoxious aunt until a strange bicycle repairman with a secret changes his life.

Lawrence, Caroline     
The thieves of Ostia : a Roman mystery
In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why.

McCaughrean, Geraldine     

McMullan, Kate     
Have a hot time, Hades!
Puts a modern spin on the Greek myth of how Zeus became the Ruler of the Universe, as told by Hades, Ruler of the Underworld, who insists that Zeus cheated.

Mull, Brandon     
The candy shop war
When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

Nix, Garth     
Mister Monday
Although Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die, he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock, and now some bizarre creatures--including Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers--will stop at nothing to get the key.

Osborne, Mary Pope     
The one-eyed giant
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.

Stewart, Paul     
Beyond the Deepwoods
Thirteen-year-old Twig, having always looked and felt different from his woodtroll family, learns that he is adopted and travels out of his Deepwoods home to find the place where he belongs.

Stone, Jeffrey S     
Five young warrior-monk brothers survive an insurrection and must use the ancient arts to avenge their Grandmaster.

  January 2010