by Rick Riordan Year Published: 2005 Mythology
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction - Zeus' master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
by Marian Hale Year Published: 2006 Historical Fiction
Galveston, Texas, may be the booming city of the brand-new twentieth century, but to Seth, it is the end of a dream. He longs to be a carpenter like his father, but his family has moved to Galveston so he can go to a gook school. Still, the last few weeks of summer might not be so bad. Seth has a real job as a builder and the berach is within walking distance. Thinkgs seem to be looking up, until a storm warning is raised one sweltering afternoon. No one could have imagined anything like this. Giant walls of water crash in from the sea. Shingles and bricks are deadly missiles flying througjh the air. People not hit by flying debris are swept away by rushing water. Forget the future, Seth and his family will be lucky to survivve the next trwently-four hours.
Dark Water Rising is 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's book of the year.