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BISAC Subject JNF052030

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology

Superstitions

From the Series Origins: Urban Legends

A broken mirror means seven years of bad luck. Spooky events are more likely to happen on Friday the 13th. A black cat is a sign of trouble to come. Knock on wood if you don't want something… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.7

Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist

Everyone loves the stories of legendary creatures that just might really exist. This book relies on the latest information from cryptozoologists, experts who study these mysterious beings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 001.944

The Chocolate Tree: [A Mayan Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

Ever wonder where chocolate came from? We have the Mayan king Kukulkán to thank. Kukulkán is more than a king—he is also a god. One day he brings his people an amazing gift: a chocolate tree!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 398.2'0899742

The Dragon Emperor: [A Chinese Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

One night in ancient China, a special baby is born. He is an emperor, and he is also a dragon! The dragon emperor becomes a powerful ruler. But a warrior named Chi You is jealous. He plans to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death [A Mayan Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Can two young boys outsmart and outwit the lords of death? The Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, were blessed by the Mayan gods with special powers. But their incredible skill at playing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 398.2089'9742

The Lion and the Hare: [An East African Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The animals of the grasslands have a problem. A very hungry lion wants to eat them all! To keep the lion happy, they agree to send one animal for him to eat every day. When the hare learns it’ Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Magic Pomegranate: [A Jewish Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

The contest has begun! Three brothers travel to different countries to find the most unusual gift. The oldest brother finds a looking glass that shows him places far away. The middle brother… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 398.2
Fall 2019

The Poltergeist Enigma

From the Series Unexplained (Alternator Books ® )

Are poltergeists real? Fascinate readers with this dive into the historical evidence and popular theories that make the case for their existence. Eerie images and high-interest content will… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: 133.1/42
Fall 2019

The Roswell UFO Mystery

From the Series Unexplained (Alternator Books ® )

Roswell, New Mexico, is the location of several well-known UFO sightings. Historical evidence, theories, photographs, and more will aid readers as they explore the answers that might explain… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 001.94209789/43

Theseus: Battling the Minotaur [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Raised by his mother and tutor, young Theseus finally learns the truth of his birth: he is the son of King Aegeus, ruler of Athens. Armed with his father’s shield, he sets out to claim his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

The Smoking Mountain: The Story of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl [An Aztec Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From the ancient legends of the Aztecs, comes the story of a love as enduring as a mountain: The Aztec Emperor has many children, but Princess Izta is dearest to his heart. The Emperor has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

The Tale of La Llorona: [A Mexican Folktale]

From the Series On My Own Folklore

AY-EEEE! A spooky howl pierces the dark night. Is it the wind? Or is it the ghost called La Llorona? La Llorona is said to haunt moonlit roads and riverbanks, crying for her lost children… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 398.2

The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy [A Greek Myth]

From the Series 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 →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Thor & Loki: In the Land of Giants [A Norse Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

Out of the great halls of Asgard, home of the Norse Gods...came one of the greatest Norse legends. Thor, powerful god of thunder, and his brother Loki, the trickster, were eager to resolve an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Thor y Loki (Thor & Loki): En la tierra de los gigantes [Un mito escandinavo] (In the Land of Giants [A Norse Myth])

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

Out of the great halls of Asgard, home of the Norse Gods…came one of the greatest Norse legends. Thor, powerful god of thunder, and his brother Loki, the trickster, were eager to resolve an… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Tristan & Isolde: The Warrior and the Princess [A British Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

From an ancient legend comes a love story for all time. Strong and brave, Tristan is the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall and one of his finest English knights. Mark sends Tristan to Ireland… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Undead Monsters: From Mummies to Zombies

From the Series Monster Mania

For centuries vampires have been known for sleeping in coffins and using their fangs to drink the blood of their victims. Ancient mummies were said to be cursed to come after the living. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 001.944
Fall 2019

Unexplained (Alternator Books ® ) — eBook Set

From the Series Unexplained (Alternator Books ® )

Set

This absorbing series explores high-interest paranormal topics for middle grade readers. From ghostly specters to spontaneous human combustion, each title searches for answers to explain… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $263.94
  • Your Price: $197.96
  • 6 titles
Fall 2019

Unexplained (Alternator Books ® ) — Library Bound Set

From the Series Unexplained (Alternator Books ® )

Set

This absorbing series explores high-interest paranormal topics for middle grade readers. From ghostly specters to spontaneous human combustion, each title searches for answers to explain… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $175.92
  • Your Price: $131.94
  • 6 titles
Fall 2019

Unexplained (Alternator Books ® ) — Paperback Set

From the Series Unexplained (Alternator Books ® )

Set

This absorbing series explores high-interest paranormal topics for middle grade readers. From ghostly specters to spontaneous human combustion, each title searches for answers to explain… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $59.94
  • Your Price: $56.94
  • 6 titles

William Tell: One against an Empire [A Swiss Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

He wanted nothing more than to live in peace, until a petty tyrant forced him into a cruel choice: Swiss hunter William Tell is famous for his great skill with a crossbow. A mild-mannered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 949.4'01

World of Stories — eBook Set

From the Series World of Stories

Set

The world is full of fanciful stories that are told and retold over hundreds of years. Folktales, legends, and traditional tales are told here with magic, mystery, and humor. A werewolf's… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $199.95
  • Your Price: $149.96
  • 5 titles

World of Stories — Library Bound Set

From the Series World of Stories

Set

The world is full of fanciful stories that are told and retold over hundreds of years. Folktales, legends, and traditional tales are told here with magic, mystery, and humor. A werewolf's… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $106.60
  • Your Price: $79.95
  • 4 titles

World of Stories — Paperback Set

From the Series World of Stories

Set

The world is full of fanciful stories that are told and retold over hundreds of years. Folktales, legends, and traditional tales are told here with magic, mystery, and humor. A werewolf's… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $39.95
  • Your Price: $37.95
  • 5 titles