Summer Reading: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Box Set + Giveaway!
Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Disney Book Group. All opinions are 100% my own.
Yay for summer and double YAY for the a great book series to start your summer reading off with a bang! My daughter is so excited about the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which I’m challenging her to finish this summer! Her older brother was a huge fan and she couldn’t want to get started on these books. By author Rick Riordan, this 5-book series has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks!
As you can tell, my little reader loves to find comfy spots and settle in with a good book. Her little sidekick is always right by her side and I get the biggest kick that she reads aloud to him. She’s literally (pun intended!) been reading to him since she first started learning to read and as crazy as it is, I think he enjoys reading time as much as she does.
Exciting and educational, young readers not only go on a journey through these books, but they also learn about Greek mythology as the Percy Jackson series offers readers a fresh and exciting way to learn about the Olympians, the Titans, the Minotaur, and more while enjoying a fast-paced, highly entertaining adventure.
Book 1: The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. 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.
And the best part about this is that the fun doesn’t stop there because there are FIVE books in this series, and that means hours and hours of wonderful summer reading! My daughter is about 1/2 way through book one and as you can see, she can’t put it down! And when she does put them down, she uses them as pillows, apparently. Lol!
Most of all, I’m excited to know that we have summer reading covered for at least the next month as it’s always so wonderful to see your kids excited about reading. I love finding series that grip them because that insures a deep delve into a new world that holds their attention and stirs up their imagination and quite frankly, it’s smart parenting that keeps them away from technology and television. That’s a win/win in this mama’s book! (again – pun intended! ha!)
Make sure to check out Read Riordan to discover even more wonderful books, activities and information for young readers! You won’t believe the large amount of books and characters in Riordan’s ever-expanding universe of books, as well as in his imprint Rick Riordan Presents, which publishes middle-grade authors from underrepresented cultures and backgrounds with the intention of highlighting cultures and mythologies from around the world.
I’m excited to share that one lucky She Saved reader will win this Percy Jackson & the Olympians series box set. Join us on this adventure and challenge your young reader to finish the series by the end of the summer!
Open to U.S. addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney Book Group.
I will leave this giveaway open through June 30th (mnt time) … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!