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    Percy Jackson never asked to be the son of a Greek God. In fact, it’s caused him nothing but trouble. He was living the normal life of a twelve-year-old boy, playing basketball, skateboarding and going to school, when he accidentally vaporised his maths teacher and was revealed to be a demigod. Rushed by his mother to a camp set up to protect half-bloods like him, he soon discovers that a civil war is about to break about between the gods – one that would mean catastrophe for the whole planet. Pitched into a world of terrifying monsters and endless battles, Percy gets embroiled in the craziest situations: being accused of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt, travelling to the underworld and fighting monster after monster in his quest to save the world from destruction.

    Percy’s adventures with his friends from Camp Half-Blood – Grover Underwood, the satyr, and Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Athena, – are thrilling, action-packed and filled with humour and fantastic creatures. Percy is brave, loyal and sarcastic making him a perfect hero and a favourite with readers and critics alike. Readers selected book one Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief as the winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award in 2006 and in 2010 it was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise starring Logan Lerman.

    American author Rick Riordan was inspired to write the books when telling bedtime stories to his own son who was obsessed with Greek myths. When he had run out of real myths, Riordan started to make some up and Percy Jackson was born. His books have brought many young readers to mythology with their modern twists and dry humour and he has gone on to write series using Norse (Magnus Chase) and Egyptian (the Kane Chronicles) mythology as well as Greek.

    The Percy Jackson books are great for reading alone from 9 upwards or for sharing together: parents will love these books as much as younger readers, as the countless adult fans will attest. They are fast-paced and easy to follow but with lots to get your teeth into. Percy is a hero that many young readers will relate to, his struggle with ADHD and dyslexia proving that it’s not bad to be different –that can be what makes you creative and extraordinary.

     Start with book 1 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and you’ll race through the whole series in no time. The books can also be read as stand-alones but you’ll get the most out of them by reading them in order. 

    If you can’t get enough of all things Percy Jackson check out Rick Riordan’s series explaining the real stories behind the Greek myths and more adventures in Camp Half-Blood in the Heroes of Olympus series where new arrivals are pitched into more terrifying battles.

    All the Percy Jackson books in order:

    Book 1: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2005)
    Book 2: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (2006)
    Book 3: Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse (2007)
    Book 4: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth (2008)
    Book 5: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (2009)
    Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files (2009)

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    Book 1

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1 of Percy Jackson)

    Half boy. Half God. All Hero. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek Go... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Book 2)

    Coming soon to Disney+! Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. I look like a normal kid. Only there's a ... More

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    Book 3
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    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse (Book 3)

    Half Boy . Half God . ALL Hero . It's not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half... More

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    Book 4
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    Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth (Book 4)

    Coming soon to Disney+! Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Being the son of a Greek God, nothing in ... More

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    Book 5
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    Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian (Book 5)

    Coming soon to Disney+! Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Normally when you turn sixteen you get a... More

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    Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files (Film Tie-in)

    The Demigod Files: the perfect companion to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. The perfect companion ... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Rick Riordon's sequel to The Lightning Thief , Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters is now available to dow... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Camp Half-Blood Confidential (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Camp Half-Blood Confidential by Rick Riordan, r... More

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    Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    Brought to you by Penguin. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, the fourth fantasy adventure ... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian, the fifth fantastic adven... More

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    Book 10

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse , the third incredible adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available... More

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    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid, going to ... More

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    Camp Half-Blood Confidential (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    A companion guide to THE TRIALS OF APOLLO series, set in the world of PERCY JACKSON. Camp Half-Blood FYI is the fun... More

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