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
To help kick-off your child’s summer reading adventures, enter for a chance to win the complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set!
So if you’re pumped up like Emmett then read on to enter our LEGO Movie 2 Giveaway!
LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD Bonus Features
- Everything is Awesome Sing-along: Sing-along, trivia, games and more!**
- Commentary: Fun behind the scenes commentary by filmmakers
- They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2: Featurette highlighting A-list voice talent including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish
- Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short: Holiday themed animated short
- LEGO Sets in Action: Animations of the LEGO product tied to The LEGO Movie 2
- LEGO Designers: LEGO toy designers highlight key play sets in TLM2 product line
- Outtakes & Deleted Scenes: Never before seen scenes
- Super Cool Music Video: Music video by Beck featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island
- Promotion Spots: Fun custom spots featured during the theatrical campaign
**not available on DVD
LEGO Movie 2 Giveaway
About The LEGO Movie 2
Well, it’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens of Bricksburg are now facing a huge new threat. The DUPLO invaders from outer space are wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. In their quest to defeat them, they will travel to the faraway Sis-Star System, encounter new creatures, bad guys, and a song that will definitely get stuck inside your head.
Zak Half-Face Hulk Mug + Avengers Endgame Giveaway
With the Avengers Endgame movie coming out we wanted to share our love of a new favorite mug from Zak, the Zak Half-Face Hulk Mug, designed to put a smile in every sip.
The new Zak Half-Face Hulk Mug brings a whimsical element to any cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Designed as a way to merge your face with that of your favorite characters, the half-face mugs provide a sculpted replica of the bottom half of some of the most iconic characters. The painted mugs are made from high-quality ceramic so they’re microwave safe, and the unique design is sure to bring a smile to your faces.
Enter to win an Avengers Prize Pack
We’re giving away a prize pack of Avengers items to one lucky winner. The prize pack includes a Half-Face Hulk Mug, and four other Avengers items pictured above (water bottle, Thanos plush, Hulk 3D comic standee from Loot Crate, and Hulk Performa Shake bottle).
Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win. We’ll be drawing the prize during our #MarvelMondays Twitter chat between 9 am and 10 am PT on Monday, April 29 and you have to be present to win and claim your prize.
What’s that tingling? It’s just your Spider-Sense telling you that this prize pack is amazing.
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But before we get into our epic, web-slinging movie night, the kids decorated their own Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse tees Miles Morales style.
I asked him he was going to color in Peter B. Parker’s pizza belly. He said no but laughed about having a pizza belly and then asked for pizza for dinner. LOL!
Alright Spidey-Kids, I think we are ready for movie night and these pretty awesome Bonus Features.
Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse Bonus Features
We Are Spider-Man: Exploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Mantakes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
Spider-Verse: A New Dimension: With a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse.
Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains whowreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
2 Lyric Videos
- “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
- “Familia” by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.
Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive a Blu-ray Combo Pack of Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse, Miles Morales T-Shirts, Fabric Markers, Stickers, Spider-Verse bag, Figurine, and a Wristband.
Buy Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse
Pick up Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse on Amazon, Movies Anywhere, and other major retailers.
I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for this post and all time and efforts put into sharing my opinions and anything Feld Entertainment is offering, I was provided with complimentary tickets to this Feld show.
Marvel Universe LIVE Fun Facts
- It takes more computer power to run the show’s projections than to power a space shuttle.
- It took over 1 year to create the show.
- 8’5” is the Height of The Hulk
- Visually transports the audience around the world and galaxy.
- Average number of costume pieces is 5.
- Largest prop in the show is Loki’s Throne.
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