KS2 / KS3: Percy Jackson series

Bringing to life ancient mythology in modern-day USA with no-end of thrills and even laughs along the way, the Percy Jackson series is a must for anyone who loves fantasy adventure and Ancient Greek history! Percy Jackson was just a normal kid – until he accidentally vaporised his maths teacher. Turns out, he’s the son of a Greek god and the all-powerful Zeus believes he’s the thief who stole his master lightning bolt . . .  so now Percy has to spend his time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive . . . Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson adventure series spans six titles bringing to life myth and legends as never seen before.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look.

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 God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive.

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

I look like a normal kid. Only there's a difference. Poseidon, God of the Sea is my dad. Which sounds cool, but actually means there is usually someone (or something), somewhere, trying to kill me.

Now I live at Camp Half-Blood, with other kids like me. But Camp Half-Blood is a bit different to most summer camps. Instead of toasting marshmallows and singing campfire songs, we battle giant cannibals at dodgeball.

This time, we're under attack, and I need to get my hands on the Golden Fleece or we'll be invaded by monsters. Big ones.

Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

It's not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human.

But when you're the son of a Greek God, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a Goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh and guess what. The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive . . .

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

Being the son of a Greek God, nothing in my life has been straightforward. Or monster-free.

And it looks like that's not going to change anytime soon now that my arch enemy Luke wants to invade Camp Half-Blood via an ancient labyrinth.

If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it's goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond . . .

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

Normally when you turn sixteen you get a really cool present.

But, being sixteen and the son of Poseidon can never be that simple. So instead, I get a prophecy that says the fate of the entire world on my shoulders. Great.

On top of that, Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is attacking New York City and the dreaded monster Typhon is heading our way. So, it's me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil.

Happy birthday to me!

Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo by Rick Riordan

A hilarious short story from Rick Riordan, that unites Percy Jackson with the god Apollo -  exclusively for World Book Day 2019.

When the god Apollo asks for a favour, it's never going to be straightforward. So Percy sets off to bring her back - but one of the singers is after a shot at a solo career, and is holding up New York! With the bright lights of Broadway in the background, can Percy find the rogue performer, and return her to Apollo - in time for his big number on Mount Olympus?