Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Percy Pack: Celebrating 10 Years of Percy Jackson / Give The Gift of Percy Jackson #ReadRiordan

It's been so much fun being apart of the ReadRiordan experience. Through this I've enjoyed connecting to readers, hosting giveaways, donating some of the books I received to young readers, and most importantly, it got my son that much more excited to read Percy Jackson. 

With the holidays fast approaching, book giving is one of the best gifts you can give. Recently I gifted my son with the entire set of Percy Jackson books. Thankfully his classroom Scholastic book orders had them for a fabulous price. Not only did this benefit his classroom teacher, but he also now has his own set of Percy Jackson books. 

The Percy Jackson book set is simply awesome. This makes the best gift for any Percy fan or for those up and coming fans. With all the holiday sales happening, now is a great time to purchase books and still keep your holiday budget under it's limit. From online book orders to in store purchases, there are a variety of books on sale, including some Percy Jackson ones! 

I have to say, out of all the Percy books, the box set is in my favorite. I love the artwork on the book, and on the new paperback overs. If I had this as a teen, I would most likely still have the set today. Since Percy came out after I was in college, I didn't start reading them until after I had kids. Better late than never right? You're never too old to read YA or Kidlit books. There's a wide variety of books that are part of the Percy series. Check out some of the new releases from Rick Riordan below. 

If you're not sure where you can donate books to, this set I purchased went to Safe Place, a shelter for abused women & children. There's a variety of great places to donate books this year. From toy drives, to shelves, schools, and children's hospitals. Books make the best gifts!



Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse--Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends--one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena--Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

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Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarök, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

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Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

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* Thank you to Disney-Hyperion for the invitation to be apart of this! Per FTC Disclosure Guidelines, through out #ReadRiordan, I received books, merchandise and prizing from Disney-Hyperion. This however did not sway my personal thoughts and reviews shared through out the campaign. 

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Good children's literature appeals not only to
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