Friday, October 2, 2009

Percy Jackson Readalikes

Last week a parent asked for reading suggestions for her son, who is a big fan of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Below are a few of my suggestions followed by lists put together for Riordan fans by different public library systems.

If you haven't yet tried this fast-paced, Greek-mythology-inspired adventure series, go pick up a copy of The Lightning Thief and get ready for some fun!

Cronus Chronicles series by Anne Ursu
Hercules by Geraldine McCaughrean
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville
Odysseus by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Odyssey by Homer - various retellings for young people by Robin Lister, Adrian Mitchell and others
Perseus by Geraldine McCaughrean
Theseus by Geraldine McCaughrean


Charles said...

We recently discovered Jane Yolen and Robert J Harris's Young Heroes series. In these books the authors imagine adventures the heroes of Greek myth could have had when they were in their tweens/early teens. I admit that even as a parent I enjoyed them immensely and my 3rd graders are utterly hooked on them. We highly recommend them!

Laura Simeon said...

Thank you so much, Charles! I am not familiar with that series but will be adding it to our collection - it sounds wonderful!