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Girls and Goddesses: Stories of Heroines From Around the World

*This item also available on Hoopla. Twelve myths and legends celebrate the courage of heroines from around the world as they confront and defeat dragons, monsters, wolves, demons, and even the sun.

Girls and Goddesses: Stories of Heroines From Around the World

Lari Don
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.208 Don)

*This item also available on Hoopla. Twelve myths and legends celebrate the courage of heroines from around the world as they confront and defeat dragons, monsters, wolves, demons, and even the sun.

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Aesop's Forgotten Fables

This anthology revitalizes 40 of Aesop's lesser-known fables, such as The Fisherman and His Music and The vain crow.

Aesop's Forgotten Fables

Fiona Waters
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.208 Aesop's Fables Wat)

This anthology revitalizes 40 of Aesop's lesser-known fables, such as The Fisherman and His Music and The vain crow.

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Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World

*This item also available on Cloud Library. Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther...there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality.

Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World

Korwin Briggs
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 201.3 Bri)

*This item also available on Cloud Library. Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther...there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality. This A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time

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Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide

Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures that fall between the realm of real and imaginary on the scientific spectrum. Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide offers a closer look at fifty of these amazing creatures. The fifty cryptids are arranged in order alphabetically, and in addition to speculative illustrations, include details like when they were first reported, whether they are terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic, and each have a reality rating of 1 to 6, in which 1 means that the cryptid has been confirmed as a hoax, and 6 means the cryptid has been proven as real.

 

Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide

Kelly Milner Halls
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 001.944 Hal)

Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures that fall between the realm of real and imaginary on the scientific spectrum. Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide offers a closer look at fifty of these amazing creatures. The fifty cryptids are arranged in order alphabetically, and in addition to speculative illustrations, include details like when they were first reported, whether they are terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic, and each have a reality rating of 1 to 6, in which 1 means that the cryptid has been confirmed as a hoax, and 6 means the cryptid has been proven as real.

 

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Zeus, King of the Gods

Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods--and he must begin by destroying his own father.

Zeus, King of the Gods

George O’Connor
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN 292.211 Oco)
Series: Olympians Series

Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods--and he must begin by destroying his own father.

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The Lost Frost Girl

With a name like hers, Owl never expected her life to be normal, at home or at school. But when Owl finds out that she is Jack Frost’s daughter, her world shifts beyond what she could ever imagine. Determined to meet him, Owl delves into Jack’s wonderful world of winter and magic—the kind of place she thought only existed in fairy tales. And as she notices frost patterns appearing on her skin and her tears turning to ice, Owl starts to wonder if being Jack Frost’s daughter means that she has powers of her very own.

The Lost Frost Girl

Amy Wilson
(Juvenile Fiction - J Wilson)

With a name like hers, Owl never expected her life to be normal, at home or at school. But when Owl finds out that she is Jack Frost’s daughter, her world shifts beyond what she could ever imagine. Determined to meet him, Owl delves into Jack’s wonderful world of winter and magic—the kind of place she thought only existed in fairy tales. And as she notices frost patterns appearing on her skin and her tears turning to ice, Owl starts to wonder if being Jack Frost’s daughter means that she has powers of her very own.

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Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

*This item also available on Cloud Library. Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

Liesl Shurtliff
(Juvenile Fiction - J Shurtli)

*This item also available on Cloud Library. Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

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The Legend of Greg

*This item also available on Cloud Library. Greg isn't ordinary . . . he's actually an honest-to-goodness, fantastical Dwarf! He discovers the truth the day his dad brings home a gross new tea--one that awakens bizarre abilities in Greg. Then a murderous Bro-Troll kidnaps his dad and Greg is whisked away to the Underground, where Dwarves have lived for centuries right beneath the streets of Chicago.

The Legend of Greg

Chris Rylander
(Juvenile Fiction - J Rylande)

*This item also available on Cloud Library. Greg isn't ordinary . . . he's actually an honest-to-goodness, fantastical Dwarf! He discovers the truth the day his dad brings home a gross new tea--one that awakens bizarre abilities in Greg. Then a murderous Bro-Troll kidnaps his dad and Greg is whisked away to the Underground, where Dwarves have lived for centuries right beneath the streets of Chicago. With the help of some awesome new friends and a talking ax, Greg learns all about the history of the Dwarves, which has been marked with tales of epic failure since the dawn of time. However, the return of the magic they once wielded means big changes are afoot, escalating tensions with the Dwarves' sworn enemy: the Elves.

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Mañanaland

*This item also available on Cloud Library and Libby. Twelve-year-old Max, who loves the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow, sets out on a dangerous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds, armed with a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides.

Mañanaland

Pam Muñoz Ryan
(Juvenile Fiction - J Ryan)

*This item also available on Cloud Library and Libby. Twelve-year-old Max, who loves the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow, sets out on a dangerous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds, armed with a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides.

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Race to the Sun

*This item also available on Cloud Library, Hoopla, and Libby. Guided by her Navajo ancestors, seventh-grader Nizhoni Begay discovers she is descended from a holy woman and destined to become a monsterslayer, starting with the evil businessman who kidnapped her father. Includes glossary of Navajo terms.

Race to the Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse
(Juvenile Fiction - J Roanhor)

*This item also available on Cloud Library, Hoopla, and Libby. Guided by her Navajo ancestors, seventh-grader Nizhoni Begay discovers she is descended from a holy woman and destined to become a monsterslayer, starting with the evil businessman who kidnapped her father. Includes glossary of Navajo terms.

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