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The Demigods of Olympus

If you missed the interactive stories in the Demigods of Olympus app, never fear! The Demigods of Olympus: An Interactive Adventure, will be released as an e-book, on-sale at all e-retailers on July 14. You are the demigod, and your quest begins! Use your skills in this interactive and customizable e-book. Combining four short stories,…

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A Summer Visit to the MFA

I always have a good time at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Becky and I took a stroll through the ancient Greek and Roman collection yesterday and found some unexpected surprises. Now first . . . this Assyrian demigod. According to the description, he is holding two animals “who are urinating on him…

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Sword of Summer cover revealed!

I’m delighted to share with you the final cover for The Sword of Summer, the first book in the series Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard. If you missed the reveal, with a sneak peek of chapter two, you can check it out on USA Today’s site. The book will be published on October…

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The Riordans go to the Ancient Lands

We have just returned from a family vacation to the Mediterranean, where we caught up with old friends like Poseidon, Athena, and many others. The Riordans had not visited the region since I finished The Last Olympian. I supposed it’s becoming a tradition that every time I finish a Greek-Roman series, we visit Greece and…

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Some Good Reads for Summer

I’ve been reading a lot the past few months — as usual an assortment of adult and children’s books, fiction and nonfiction. If you’re looking for some reading suggestions for kids this summer, here are a few great ones I’ve come across: The Iron Trial, by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. Middle grade fantasy. Callum…

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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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