Books Children

The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

August has been a fun month of reading.  I especially love meeting with my tweenies at book club!  This month we discussed The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

The Lightning Thief

These little bibliophiles are just as excited to read books as my adult book club members are with one exception; my tweenies get smothies! Aside from chatting about the book, book clubbers also get a few fun activities to enjoy, like word searches, crossword puzzles, etc.

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See that purple square? That’s the Percy Jackson Bingo game we played.  That’s how one clubber colored in her game card.  I kinda like it.

A few days later, several of us met up to watch the new movie Sea of Monsters.  My little critics were well behaved AND had no shortage of opinions about the movies and the books.


Have you read Percy Jackson?  What do you think?

Did I possibly spot the  author in a cameo?

Books Children Young Adult

Five Must Have Books for Tweens

If you still have holiday shopping to do, fear not, I’ve compiled five of the hottest series for tweens!

If you’re child likes adventure but is not quite ready for witches and wizards, try these adventurous titles:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan, is a series both tween boys and girls can enjoy. Additional series by Riordan include Heros of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and The 39 Clues.

Need more ? How about Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark.  Adventures in the the Happiest Place on Earth!

WAIT!! That’s not five books, that’s SEVEN!!

I know, gave you two extra.

I’ll have more gift suggestions later, stop back!