Books & ReadingThe Lightning Thief Read-alikes

"Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods."

"Percy Jackson and the Olympians" Series
1. Lightning Thief
2. Sea of Monsters
3. Titan's Curse
4. Battle of the Labyrinth
5. The Last Olympian
Companion Book: Percy Jackson - the Demigod Files


Fiction

ANATOPSIS
J 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 demigod tutor Mr. Pound and attempts to prevent him from carrying out his evil plans."

CLABBERNAPPERS
J Bailey
"Eleven-year-old Oklahoma rodeo champion Danny Ray is sent to the kingdom of Elidor, where he sets sail across the Checkered Sea to rescue a kidnapped queen, despite the enemies found there and the dubious help of the prince and princess."

GODDESS OF YESTERDAY
J Cooney, JPB Cooney
"Taken from her home on an Aegean island as a 6-year-old girl, Anaxandra calls on the protection of her goddess while she poses as two different princesses over the next six years, before ending up as a servant in the company of Helen and Paris as they make their way to Troy."

DARK IS RISING
J Cooper
"On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark."

REVENGE OF THE WITCH
J Delaney
"Last Apprentice" series, Book 1
"Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties." Capturing witches Binding boggarts Driving away ghosts For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried-some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin,
the most evil witch in the county?"

IRIS, MESSENGER
J Deming
"Iris Greenwold is generally disappointed in the real world until her birthday when she mysteriously receives a copy of Bullfinch's Mythology. Suddenly her humdrum life is turned upside down and her dreams are not quite what they seemed."

SEA OF TROLLS
J Farmer, JPB Farmer
"After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister 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."

NOBODY'S PRINCESS
J Friesner
Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world.

INKHEART
J 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."

CRY OF THE ICEMARK
J Hill
"Icemark Chronicles" Book 1
"After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country. Ultimately, it is Thirrin's vision and determination that will see her through to victory."

RAVEN'S GATE
"Gatekeepers" series, Book 1
J Horowitz, J PB Horowitz
"Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle."

AKHENATEN ADVENTURE
"Children of the Lamp" series, Book 1
J 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."

MISTER MONDAY
"Keys to the Kingdom" series, Book 1
"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 on a quest to learn the truth about himself and the key."

MERCHANT OF DEATH
"Pendragon" series, Book 1
JPB Series Pendragon
"Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon, having learned he is a Traveler--someone who can ride "flumes" through time and space, is soon off to the alternative dimension of Denduron where he teams up with Loor, a girl his age from the warrior-territory of Zadaa, in an attempt to save the gentle Milago people from slavery."

YOUNG WARRIORS: TALES OF STRENGTH
J Pierce
"Fifteen original short stories by various authors relate the exploits of teenage warriors who defeat their enemies with cunning and skill as they strive to fulfill their destinies."

WEE FREE MEN
"Discworld" series
J Pratchett, JPB Pratchett
"A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland."

THE GOLDEN COMPASS
"His Dark Materials" trilogy, Book 1
J Pullman, JPB Pullman
"D*mons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to unite the universe -- if it isn't destroyed first."

WATERSTONE
J Rupp, JPB Rupp
"Twelve-year-old Tad, finding that he holds an ancient wisdom and the power to draw beings together, embarks on a quest to seek a powerful crystal which, when retrieved from the evil Nixie, will restore balance to the world."

DUSSSIE
J Springer
"At age thirteen Dusie makes the horrifying discovery that she, like her New York artist mother, is a Gorgon--a Greek mythological monster sprouting snakes from her head and capable of turning humans into stone with one angry look."

AMULET OF SAMARKAND
"Bartimaeus" trilogy, Book 1
J Stroud, JPB Stroud
"Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace."

ODYSSEUS IN THE SERPENT MAZE
"Young Heroes" Series, Book 1
J 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

Non-Fiction

DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT WORLD MYTHS
J 292 Davis
"Davis introduces readers to ancient Greek gods and African trickster tales, among others from world mythology. The tales are arranged by geographical area and are accompanied by photographs and illustrations."

FAVORITE GREEK MYTHS
J 292 Osborne
Retells twelve tales from Greek mythology, including the stories of King Midas, Echo and Narcissus, the Golden Apples, and Cupid and Psyche.

THE MINOTAUR
J 292 Schulte
"Tells the story of the minotaur, a monster in Greek myth with the head of a bull and the body of a man, which lived in the Labyrinth in Crete until killed by the hero Theseus."

THE ODYSSEY
J 883 Mitchell
"A retelling of Homer's epic that describes the wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story."


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