If you enjoy traversing the wondrous world of Percy Jackson, you may enjoy some of these other fantasy and mythical tales for children.

Compiled by:
Children's Services Staff
The Barren Grounds

David Robertson
J Roberts

Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything—including them.

City of the Plague God

Sarwat Chadda
J Chadda

13-year-old Sikander Aziz has to team up with the hero Gilgamesh in order to stop Nergal, the ancient god of plagues, from wiping out the population of Manhattan in this adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology.

The Dragon Warrior

Katie Zhao
J Zhao
Series: Dragon Warrior

12-year-old Faryn Liu may be destined to command the Jade Emperor's arm of demon fighting dragons, but first she must complete a daring quest across San Francisco's Chinatown before the Lunar New Year. 

The Eye of Zeus

Alane Adams
J Adams
Series: Legends of Olympus

Meet Phoebe Katz, a 12-year-old foster kid from New York City who's been bounced around the system her entire life. One day, Phoebe and her friends Angie and Damian discover a new prophecy—one that may fix everything. The catch: Phoebe has to collect talismans from six Greek monsters, including the fang from a nine-headed Hydra, a talon from the Nemean lion, and a feather from the Sphinx.

Felice and the Wailing Woman

Diana Lopez
J Lopez
Series: Monstrous

The 12-year-old daughter of La Llorona vows to free her mother and reverse the curses that have plagued the magical town of Tres Leches.

The Guardian Test

Christina Soontornvat
J Soontor
Series: Legends of Lotus Island

Young Plum is shocked to discover that she's been accepted to the Guardian Academy on Lotus Island, an elite school where kids learn how to transform into Guardians. But if she can't embrace her inner animal form soon, she'll have to leave school and lose the first group of real friends she's ever known. 

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom

Sangu Mandanna
J Mandann
Series: Kiki Kallira

Drawn into the mystical world she created, 11-year-old Kiki Kallira must battle against her fear and anxiety to save two worlds—the real and imagined—from the wrath of an ancient deity bent on total destruction.

Lia Park and the Missing Jewel

Jenna Yoon
J Yoon
Series: Lia Park

12-year-old Lia Park must venture to the undersea kingdom of the Dragon King in Korea to save her parents from an evil diviner.

Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

Louie Stowell
J Stowell
Series: Loki: A Bad God’s Guide

After one prank too many, trickster god Loki has been banished to live as a kid on Earth. If he can show moral improvement within one month, he'll be allowed to return to Asgard. If not? Eternity in a pit of angry snakes. As Loki suffers the misery of school lunch, discovers the magic of internet videos, and keeps watch for frost giant spies, will he finally learn to tell good from bad, trust from tricks, and friends from enemies?

The Manifestor Prophecy

Angie Thomas
J Thomas
Series: Nic Blake and the Remarkables

It's not easy being a Remarkable in the Unremarkable world. All Nic Blake wants is to be a powerful Manifestor like her dad. But before she has a chance to convince him to teach her the gift, a series of shocking revelations and terrifying events launch Nic and two friends on a hunt for a powerful magic tool she's never heard of. 

Maya and the Rising Dark

Rena Barron
J Barron
Series: Maya and the Rising Dark

A 12-year-old girl discovers her father is the keeper of the gateway between our world and The Dark, and when he goes missing, she'll need to unlock her own powers and fight a horde of scary creatures set on starting a war.

Pilar Ramirez and the Escape From Zafa

Julian Randall
J Randall
Series: Pilar Ramirez

While doing research for her documentary about her cousin, Natasha, who disappeared in the Dominican Republic 50 years ago during the Trujillato, 12-year-old Pilar Violeta Ramirez is transported to Zafa. Zafa is an island where Dominican myths and legends come to life; it's also where her cousin is being held captive in a sinister magical prison. Pilar must defeat the Dominican bogeyman if she hopes to free Natasha and return home to Chicago.

The Storm Keeper's Island

Catherine Doyle
J Doyle

Fionn Boyle, terrified of the sea, must spend the summer with this older sister, Tara, and their grandfather on Arranmore, an island that has been known to make people disappear.

Winston Chu Vs. the Whimsies

Stacey Lee
J Lee

Winston Chu saves the owner of a curiosities shop from a robbery only to be gifted a broomstick and a dustpan for his trouble—items that turn out to be more a curse than a blessing when they sweep away important stuff, like his baby sister.