Happy 10th Birthday to Percy Jackson!

Cover of Percy Jackson and the lightning thiefPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, the book that introduced us to Percy Jackson, Camp Half Blood and the modern day Greek gods, turns 10 this year. It’s hard to believe that this series has been around so long but it certainly seems to be as popular as ever. It’s been good to see Rick Riordan writing new series featuring different mythologies (Egyptian mythology in The Kane Chronicles and Norse mythology in the soon to be released Magnus Chase series) which really hook kids in and get them interested in mythology. One of my sons absolutely loves Percy Jackson and is an expert in Greek mythology!

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief has sold millions of copies worldwide and got plenty of accolades over the years:

  • Time magazine’s 2014 List of 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time
  • A bestseller here in New Zealand
  • Borrowed thousands of times from libraries across New Zealand
  • Plus a major movie!

To celebrate 10 years of Percy Jackson Rick Riordan and his publishers have put together an event kit so you can host your own Percy Jackson party. The event kit includes ideas for games and some activity sheets for kids. Download the kit and host your own party!

Do you love Percy Jackson? How will you celebrate Percy Jackson’s 10th Birthday?

Get ya geek on: Really useful resources for NCEA Classics

Cover image of "Ancient Greece: Life, myth and art"Think Homer is a bald yellow guy with a beer gut on The Simpsons? Don’t know the difference between the Colosseum and the Pantheon (except that one begins with C and the other begins with P)? Be wise like Athena and study hard for NCEA Classics with the help of these great web resources!

So where did we find these great resources? On The Pulse, the library’s website for teens.