Nearly 20 years after the debut of The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians saga remains one of the best-selling children’s book series in the world. Now, with a highly anticipated new television adaptation dropping on Disney+ at the end of December, a new generation of kids will have the chance to experience the trials and triumphs of Riordan’s teen demigods.
But what about your students who’ve already devoured the series (and its sequels) and are looking for more?
You guessed it: There’s a book for that! (Actually, there are several.)
Our librarians have put together a list of titles both new and old that will spellbind your students, send them soaring and introduce them (we hope!) to their new favorite fantasy heroes. You can check out a few key highlights below, then visit OverDrive Marketplace to find more.
"You’re going to see a lot of different kinds of fantasy on this list today. What there isn’t a lot of is high fantasy. World building. Maps. Characters that must join together to defeat a great evil. That’s where Megan Reyes comes in. She isn’t interested in making this easy for herself. No, she’s determined to tell four different characters’ stories all at the same time (five if you count the talkative fox). More than that, her fantasy land isn’t just some two-bit Middle Earth knockoff.
There is a LOT of history to cover between a variety of different kingdoms. Miraculously, she pulls it off. There’s exposition but no exposition dumps, if you know what I mean. Every single person in this book is distinct and complicated and not always in the right. You might have to catch up with what she’s telling you from time to time, but you never feel lost. It’s an amazing accomplishment and a superior book. If you want a challenging fantasy that’s a little longer than the rest and takes big swings (that pay off!) this is the book for you. Besides, who doesn’t love feathered dragons?"
Dragons are the source of some of the fiercest beastly tales around the world. And our story featured in this fantastical box is no different: Set foot in a land of dragons, witches, and magic with four unlikely heroes who must bind together to save their world.
⭐️ This is a one-time purchase of the January 2023 'SCALES & SMOKE' OwlCrate Jr Box.
Your purchase includes:
* Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy by Megan Reyes
* Signed bookplate and author letter from Megan Reyes
* Enamel Archives Pin Collection — Heroes of Havensong (designed by Jane Mount)
* Dragon Pin Banner (designed by OwlCrate Jr)
* Dragon Oven Bake Clay Kit (designed by OwlCrate Jr)
* Luckdragon Tassel Bookmark (designed by Kelly Leigh Miller)
* How to Train Your Dragon-inspired Shoe Accessory Set (designed by OwlCrate Jr)
* Bookworm Bowls Collection — Bowl #1 Inspired by Wings of Fire (designed by Andrew Kolb)
* Magical Monthly Recipe — Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl (designed by OwlCrate Jr)
* February 'Witches in Training' Sneak Peek Postcard (designed by VeepDoodles)
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Graphic by: Hey Atlas Creative
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