Listen Together with Your Middle Grader – Mythology

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Listen Together with Your Middle Grader – Mythology

Do you miss reading together now that your child is on to full-length, middle-grade novels? Audiobooks to the rescue! Download the Overdrive app on your favorite device or fire up the old CD player. Get out the coloring books, modeling clay, or Legos or get the sound system set up to play MP3s or CDs in the car. Audiobooks are a hands-free, voice-saving way to continue enjoying books together with your 5th - 8th grader. This list is for readers who love mythology.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, Book 1
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson doesn’t know he is a demigod, that is until his mother sends him to Camp Half-Blood. In the company of other kids with strange powers, Percy discovers his absentee father is Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea. And that’s not all he learns about himself.
Format: MP3 on Overdrive.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Starring Odin, Thor, Loki and other well-known deities, dwarfs, and giants from Norse Mythology, this book follows a novel-like path from the creation of the nine worlds along the many plot threads thereafter. Gaiman honors the traditional folklore in his dramatic retelling of mythical events.
Format: MP3 on Overdrive.

The One-Eyed Giant & The Land of the Dead by Mary Pope Osborne
Tales from the Odyssey Series, Volume 1
Mary Pope Osborne brings the most thrilling scenes from Homer’s Odyssey back to life for modern day middle-graders. Experience legends from the Trojan War, the terror of the Cyclops, and the intrigue of a journey full of curses, cannibals, and conjurers as Odysseus makes his epic way home. 
Volume 2:
Sirens and Sea Monsters & The Gray-Eyed Goddess
Volume 3:
Return to Ithaca & The Final Battle   
Format: MP3 on Overdrive.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl Series, Book 1
Discover what happens when a twelve-year-old villain from a failing crime family kidnaps a fairy captain and holds her for ransom. Anti-hero Artemis Fowl now has to face the army of mythical creatures come to rescue her. High-tech gadgets and high drama characterize this sardonic fantasy crime caper.
Format: MP3 on Overdrive.  

Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm
No sanitized retellings here. It’s time to revisit twenty-two classic fairy tales translated to capture their original spellbinding qualities: beauty, wickedness, enchantment and gruesome retribution. Rediscover the gritty humanity within these tales that have mesmerized readers for countless generations and made them timeless.
Format: MP3 on Overdrive.