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Adam Rex. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $16.99 (432 p) ISBN 978-0-06-206002-0
Mythology and magic collide with breakfast cereal in this dry-humored adventure from Rex (Fat Vampire), first in a planned trilogy. When sixth-grader Scottish Play Doe--who understandably prefers to be called Scott--moves to the small town of Goodborough, N.J., a community dominated by the Goodco Cereal Company, he starts seeing imaginary creatures. One of them, a world-weary "clurichaun" (akin to a leprechaun) named Mick, claims sanctuary with him, explaining that he's trying to escape Goodco, which stole his magic. Teaming up with his …