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BISAC Subject JNF052030

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology

Ali Baba: Fooling the Forty Thieves [An Arabian Tale]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From the pages of Arabian Nights comes an amazing tale of chance and adventure. Ali Baba, a poor man who makes his living selling wood, stumbles upon a secret cave where 40 bandits have been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 398'.352

Alien Investigation: Searching for the Truth about UFOs and Aliens

Imagine . . . you're in the woods after dark. Eerie green lights appear in the distance. Then there's a sudden flash and everything is dark again. You decide to take a closer look. You come… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • ATOS: 7.1
  • Dewey: 001.942

Amaterasu: Return of the Sun [A Japanese Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

This graphic novel tells the story of Amaterasu, the Japanese Shinto goddess of the sun. Amaterasu’s parents create the first eight islands of Japan. Amaterasu’s father later puts his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 299.5'6113

Anansi and the Box of Stories: [A West African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The sky god Nyame owns all the stories in the world. He keeps them to himself in a box in his kingdom in the clouds. But Anansi thinks the stories should be shared by all creatures. So one… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 398.2

Arthur & Lancelot: The Fight for Camelot [An English Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

King Arthur rules his realm from the shining castle of Camelot. Arthur relies on the wisdom of his wife, Guinivere, and on the bravery of his Knights of the Round Table. But dark forces are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5'352

Atalanta: The Race against Destiny [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Atalanta is the best hunter, swiftest runner, and the all-around most eligible bachelorette in ancient Greece. She’s also a woman with a secret: a fortune-teller has given her a stern warning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Beastly Monsters: From Dragons to Griffins

From the Series Monster Mania

Ancient dragons breathed fire and gobbled up humans. Fierce mythical griffins had the heads of eagles and the bodies of lions. More recently, people have reported chupacabras drinking the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 398.24/54

Beowulf: Monster Slayer [A British Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Beowulf is a brave and mighty warrior, known to have the strength of thirty men. At home in Geatland, Beowulf hears about the terrible troubles of his father's friend, Hrothgar, the king of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 741.5'973
Fall 2019

Bloodthirsty Vampires

From the Series Unexplained (Alternator Books ® )

Explore the possibility that vampires exist through historical evidence and popular theories. High-interest subject matter paired with creepy photos and illustrations will captivate readers. Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 398/.45

Bokuden and the Bully: [A Japanese Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Bokuden was a great swordsman who liked to travel. One day, while riding a ferry, a bully started bothering the other passengers. He took the best spot on the boat and waved his sword around… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 398.2

Calamity Jane

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Calamity Jane was always in search of adventure. Nothing scared her—not rattlesnakes or wild horses or even Wild Bill Hickok. Quicksand could not keep her down. As an army scout, Calamity… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 978.02'092

Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks?: And Other Questions about Animals

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Bats are blind. An old dog can’t learn new tricks. The early bird catches the worm. You may have heard some of these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 590

Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?: And Other Questions about Earth, Weather, and the Environment

From the Series Is That a Fact?

If the groundhog sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. Moss grows only on the north side of a tree. No two snowflakes are alike. You may have heard these common sayings or… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 550

Casey Jones

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Casey Jones was the most famous railroad engineer there ever was. Casey had one hang up. He had to be on time. He expected his trains to be on time too. One night Casey was asked to drive a… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 385.36092

Chilling Ancient Curses

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fear Fest

Have you heard of the deadly mummy's curse that protects King Tut's tomb? How about the cursed Hope Diamond, said to bring ruin to whoever owns it? Read on to learn more about the making and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 133.4/4

Close Encounters

From the Series Origins: Urban Legends

Strange lights are seen dancing above a ridge of mountains in Appalachia—too quick to be satellites and too random to be planes. Large symbols have been pressed into fields of crops, visible… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.9

Creatures

From the Series Origins: Urban Legends

A hiker spots a large, ape-like creature walking through the woods. Neighbors discover hoof prints on their roofs. Swimmers see a dark, snake-like shadow moving under the water. Creatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.6
Fall 2019

Death Uncovered — Library Bound Set

From the Series Death Uncovered

Set

Death Uncovered is a nonfiction series from Full Tilt Press. Each book unearths mysteries of many aspects of death, from ghost stories and near-death experiences, to ancient myths about the… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone. Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Demons and Dragons

From the Series Mythical Beasts

Supernatural fiends and fire-breathing tormentors loom large in myth and folklore, grabbing animals and people to satisfy their huge appetites. They turn the world of humans topsy-turvy with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 398.24'54

Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?: And Other Questions about Your Health and Body

From the Series Is That a Fact?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Humans use only ten percent of their brains. If you cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way. You may have heard these common sayings and beliefs before… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 610

Does It Really Take Seven Years to Digest Swallowed Gum?: And Other Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask

From the Series Is That a Fact?

It takes seven years to digest swallowed gum. A penny placed on a train track can cause a train to derail. The average human consumes four spiders per year while sleeping. You may have heard… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 610

Eerie ESP

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fear Fest

Can people really sense the future? Or know what someone else is thinking, even if that person hasn't said a word? Read this book to find out! You'll also uncover freaky facts about an author… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 133.8

El caballo de Troya (The Trojan Horse): La caída de Troya [Un mito griego] (The Fall of Troy [A Greek Myth])

From the Series Mitos y leyendas en viñetas (Graphic Myths and Legends)

For ten years, the battle raged. Thousands of ancient Greece's best warriors battled their enemies, the Trojans, in a desperate attempt to win back King Meneleus's beautiful wife, Helen… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5'973