Tomorrow, I will be doing book talks to middle school students about novels and graphic novels that based on mythology. This is my list thus far:
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Odd and The Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett*
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale
Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Sisters Weird by Vivian Vande Velde
The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
Both Pegasus books by Kate O’Hearn
Valkyrie by Kate O’Hearn
Most of these books made the list because they were actually on the library shelf when I went to put together my book talks. The Lightning Thief is NOT on the list because the students are reading it in ELA.
I really wanted to book talk The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda because I thought it was an engaging read and I learned a lot about Indian mythology from it. However, someone checked it out.
What books would you add to this list? Remember it’s for middle school.
*Terry Pratchett is my favorite and my best.