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The Lightning Thief 10th Anniversary Edition

I can’t believe it’s been ten years since The Lightning Thief was first published! In celebration, Barnes & Noble is offering a special exclusive hardcover edition of the book. I just got my copy, and here’s a little tour of what’s inside: The cover features John Rocco’s new series artwork and a title bar in…

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The Crown of Ptolemy

The House of Hades U.S. paperback edition is available as of Tuesday, March 30, and it includes the new Percy Jackson/Kane Chronicles short story “The Crown of Ptolemy,” narrated from Percy’s point of view. If you are waiting for the e-edition, that will be released later in the spring. Hope you enjoy!

Rick’s Recent Reads for February

A quick break from shoveling snow (and writing) to tell you what I’ve been reading. It’s quite a mix of titles. Adult historical fiction. (Very adult) After enjoying Faber’s most recent novel, The Book of Strange New Things, I decided to try this — his earlier novel set in 1870s England. I have to admire…

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Throwback Tuesday: A Post from 2006

Once in a while, I like to visit the blog archive and bring back a post from years ago. Here’s one from 2006 when my son Patrick was in second grade and was just becoming aware of the Newbery Award and what it meant for his reading assignments. He was . . . less than…

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Rick’s Reads in 2014

Okay, so I mentioned on Twitter that I’d read about thirty good books this year. The actual number is probably higher, but I went back and found some of the ones that really stood out. In case you’re looking for a book to check out, these I can heartily recommend! Be aware, however, that I…

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A Night at the Museum (Hey, That Sounds Familiar)

We got to go to the tree lightning ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum last night. Ironically, I took no pictures of the tree, but we did have fun exploring the place at night, when it is almost empty. The Greek and Roman collection at night — creepy and cool! I can imagine the conversations these…

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Rick’s Recent Reads

A quick report on my recent reads, as I’ve had the pleasure of making some great new fictional friends in the past month! It’s been a long time since a book has made me teary-eyed, but Gracefully Grayson had me sniffling at the end. The story is beautiful and authentic. To say it is the…

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Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes

During the Blood of Olympus tour, we announced Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, which will be published on Percy’s birthday, Aug. 18, 2015. This is very much like Greek Gods, except about (you guessed it) the Greek heroes like Hercules, Theseus, Atalanta, Perseus, Orpheus, and all the rest. Filled with Percy’s snark and sass. Illustrated with…

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Blood of Olympus, October 7!

The date is almost upon us! Below is the press release from Disney Publishing about the first printing for Blood of Olympus. Three million copies . . . that’s a lot.   Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces 3 Million-Copy First Printing of #1 Best-Selling Author Rick Riordan’s The Blood of Olympus, Finale in the Heroes of…

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Magnus Chase!

So yesterday on our webcast from Mount Olympus (er, the Empire State Building) I announced the title of my Norse mythology series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. So excited to share it with you! The first book will be out next October, 2015. The title for that first book will be announced at…

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