Have you ever wished you had the powers of a demigod? I know I have. Who wouldn't want a flying horse or the ability to make water obey your commands? Super strength and agility aren't too shabby either. My kids agree with me and couldn't have been more excited to discover the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan!
I’ve partnered with Disney Book Group for this epic summer reading challenge and for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set Giveaway! All opinions are my own.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a 5 book series that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks! That might seem like a myth but it is 100% true and for good reason. This series has it all, fun, action, friendship, and kids with some pretty epic power sets.
Bonus: the Percy Jackson series is a learning experience too. Readers will learn about Greek mythology, including the Olympians, the Titans, the Minotaur, the Furies, and so much more in an engaging and entertaining way.
In Book One: The Lightning Thief, the action starts up almost immediately. Percy is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. But that is the least of his worries. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
That doesn't seem hard at all right? Good luck Percy!
Discover more about the world of Percy and Rick Riordan's other books at ReadRiordan.com.
Why We Love Percy Jackson and the Olympians
First off, did I mention it's about demigods? It's like following the adventures of Hercules only this time the main characters are more like us. Kids can see themselves in these heroes and heroines and relate to their struggles to fit in, do their best, and try not to get eaten by monsters along the way.
Second it's just a fun read. Parents, I encourage you to read these books with your kids. I love this series and could read it over and over again. Not only will you enjoy it, but this will allow you to have discussions with your children about what they are reading. Talk about your favorite demigods or if you found out you were one which cabin do you think you would belong in.
Summer Reading Bingo
Take Percy and his friends with you all Summer long. Challenge your Demigods in training with this Summer Reading Bingo! I suggest as a prize, picking up more Rick Riordan books. See the complete list here: ReadRiordan.com
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set Giveaway
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This sounds like a great read for the young ones! I really enjoy reading in the summer months. Thanks for the giveaway!
My youngest son is very into the Percy Jackson movies right now. He can’t pull himself away.
What a great giveaway! These books must be really good to be on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks. That’s amazing.
I’m hoping that my son will read a couple of books over the summer. This one Is one of the books I’m hoping he will like. The movie is so much fun I’m sure the book is too.
Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway. This sounds like a really amazing book. It would be perfect for my nephew.
These sound like fabulous books for kids! I bet mine would enjoy these. I’ll have to enter the giveaway for sure.
I remember when my daughter loved the Percy Jackson series. It was so popular with her and her friends.
These books sound so exciting! I will have to grab them for my girls.
My nephews are into this book series. This is a great giveaway. I would like to win it for them.
My godson LOVED this series so much. There was a time you’d always find a book in his hand. I haven’t read it yet, but the giveaway gives me the perfect chance to try to win a set so I can get all caught up. Thanks!
Cool giveaway! My son loves Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It’s an awesome series.
Wow, I can’s wait to see this on a big screen, But for now, I’m gonna read it.
I’m a huge reader but for some reason I never gave Percy Jackson a try. I totally should though because it’s totally up my alley.
I’m a mom so I already have super powers (smile) but if I had to choose one it would probably be the power of invisibility
I really love watching the Percy Jackson series and I am sure I can also enjoy reading these books,I will check this out!
If I could have a super power I think I’d pick healing.
What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing. Summer reading is so important!
I am going to have to take my kids to the library to get it then going on their summer reading plans.
My little sister is eleven and an avid reader. I should recommend this series to her after she’s done reading her Wings of Fire books
Summer is the perfect season for reading. For me, is the only season when I have time to read!
I would pick to fly for super powers
I would want to heal people!
“If you could pick powers what would you choose?” The power to keep my incredible, youthful beauty.
I’d choose to be able to fly. That way I wouldn’t have to wait in long lines at the airport!
I was going to say I would pick the power to fly but I loved Edye’s comment about the power to heal.
I would change time.
I would love to be able to disappear. Kids arguing, bringing the fight to me? Nope, I’m invisible now. Work it out! Lol!!!
I would want to be able to fly so I wouldn’t have to drive.
I think I’d like the power to be invisible. Could do a lot of stuff with that or….not do a lot of stuff with that …whatever lol
I would pick the ability to apparate anywhere.
I would choose speed.
I would definitely choose healing power.
I would love the power of flight. I think it would be fun. These books sound amazing.
I would choose telepathy.
I would love to have the ability to fly.
If I could pick a power I think it would be teleportation or healing.