Folktales, Fairytales & Mythology

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The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Reading Level: Grades 6-9

The author of the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series strikes gold again in this first episode of his new series "Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard." 

Magnus Chase has been living on the streets ever since the wolves burst into the apartment and killed his mother.  With her last breath she told him to hide and never go to his uncle for help.    On his sixteenth birthday he can hide no more.  Fate, in the form of his uncle, has found him. In moments Magnus recovers (and loses) a powerful, magical sword, fights a ferocious fire giant, dies and is taken to Valhalla, a paradise for warriors, where he discovers he is the son of the god of spring and summer.

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If you enjoyed this Norse mythological adventure try:

The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

Loki's Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and

Runemarks by Joanne Harris

The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni

Reading Level: Grades 5 - 8

What would you do if you discovered there was a secret day between Wednesday and Thursday that only a select few could experience, and in which some people are trapped?

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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma by Diane Fox, Christyan Fox

Reading Level: Ages 3 - 8

A cat tries to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but his dog friend has a lot of questions, and finds so many plot holes, that things quickly go awry.

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Death's Academy by Michael Bast

Reading Level: Grades 4 - 6

Midnight "Night" Smith is the son of the most infamous Death ever. Because of his father's bad reputation most other young hoodies (Deaths) are not allowed to associate with Night and he also cannot get a sponsor to help him practice for his entrance exams for Death's Academy. After being caught trying to illegally kill a chipmunk by a halo (Guardian Angel) Night ends up grounded. While sneaking out one evening Night accidentally stumbles across evil unicorns and overhears their plan to attack the Death's headquarters, but who will believe the son of a disgraced criminal?

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Itsy Bitsy Spider by Dosh Archer

Reading Level: Grades K - 3

On a rainy day an injured spider is rushed to City Hospital with injuries caused by a terrible waterspout accident.

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