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Dear Rick Riordan, ... Now What??

Submitted by bookshop@secret... on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:17pm

Tuesday was release day for the latest in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, the Mark of Athena. After witnessing the wonder on the faces of the kids (and their parents!) as they took the new long-awaited hardcover in hand for the first time, I couldn't help but feel sorry about the inevitable dismay they will feel as they close their finished book and realize that they have at least a year to wait before the next installment is available. If you or your child is suffering from Percy Jackson withdrawals, have no fear! I have assembled a list of books below to help fill the emotional void left by Mr. Riordan's pen!

Please feel free to leave questions comments below!


Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Three The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Three) (The Heroes of Olympus #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423140603
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2012

In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?

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The Sea of Trolls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689867460
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2006

We recently read this book for our Nordic themed meeting of the Young Readers' Society (our book club for kids 8-12). Nordic mythology moves the characters and plot forward in this first book in Nancy Farmer's trilogy. When Jack and his sister Lucy are kidnapped by Vikings, Jack is forced to rely on his quick wit and undeveloped magical ability to get them back home again. Ages 10+

Athena the Brain (Goddess Girls #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416982715
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Published: Aladdin - April 6th, 2010

A fun modern spin on the Greek myths! Kids who were drawn to the mythology in the Riordan books will love this series by Joan Holub about your favorite goddesses in their pre-teen years. Ages 8-12

The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1 (The Brotherband Chronicles #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142421949
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

John Flanagan's new series is set in the same world of his previous fantasy series, The Ranger's Apprentice. Skandian warriors enter into a contest of strength, which some take very seriously. Will Hal and Stig be able to hold their own? Ages 10+

Theodosia And The Serpents Of Chaos (The Theodosia Series) Cover Image
By R. L. LaFevers, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618999767
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Published: Clarion Books - May 5th, 2008

Set in 1906 London and Cairo, this series brings together history and mystery in an Indiana Jones like adventure that kids will love. If this first is a hit, check out the other three in the series, or R.L. La Fevers' other series for slightly younger readers, Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist.

Flight Of The Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist #1) Cover Image
By R. L. LaFevers, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547408453
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 13th, 2010

Nathaniel Fludd’s life has taken a turn for the worst. With his parents lost at sea, he lands on the doorstep of a distant cousin—the world’s last remaining beastologist. Soon Nate is whisked off on his first expedition, to Arabia, where the world’s only phoenix prepares to lay its new egg. When disaster strikes, Nate quickly finds himself all alone.

The Ruins of Gorlan: Book One (Ranger's Apprentice #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142406632
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2006

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!