Read Alikes for Percy Jackson

Books Like Percy Jackson:
11 Super Series to Read Next

by Devon Corneal

Find info here: http://www.readbrightly.com/books-like-percy-jackson/

There’s a lot for young readers to love in Rick Riordan’s novels — wise-cracking kid protagonists with cool powers, modern life layered with ancient myths, seemingly impossible quests, and insurmountable odds — and kids burn through them faster than he can pen new ones. If you know a middle grade reader who has already finished the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, tackled the Kane Chronicles, and caught up with the latest Magnus Chase book … never fear, we’re here to help! We’ve picked a few series featuring a new cast of characters that are sure to help tide over even the most dedicated of Percy Jackson fans.

  • Seven Wonders Series

    by Peter Lerangis

    This series is kid-tested and mother-approved. My son can’t put the first book in The Seven Wonders series down and I love that he’s begging to stay up late to read it again. This five-book series begins on Jack McKinley’s 13th birthday — when he discovers he only has a few months to live unless he can find the magic Loculi hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

  • Mark of the Thief Trilogy

    by Jennifer Nielsen

    Nic was only sent down into the cave to search for gold from Julius Caesar’s treasure, but when he finds a magical amulet that belonged to the emperor, his days as a slave for the Roman Empire will soon be over. Or so he thinks. As the holder of the amulet, Nic suddenly possesses new magical powers, but whether he can control them is another matter entirely.

  • Will Wilder Series

    by Raymond Arroyo

    Twelve-year-olds get into a lot of trouble, but not many of them manage to unleash an ancient enemy determined to destroy their hometown. Although, when the name of your town is “Perilous Falls,” bad things are bound to happen. Thank goodness Will Wilder has his great-aunt Lucille to help him fix things. She may look sweet, but she’s deadly and happens to be the curator of a museum of supernatural artifacts. Demons and monsters, beware!

  • The Blackwell Pages Series

    by K.L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr

    If your favorite Rick Riordan character is Magnus Chase, and not Percy Jackson, this series may be for you. Set in South Dakota, the first book in this trilogy introduces readers to Matt Thorsen, a descendant of Thor and soon-to-be slayer of monsters and trolls. And just to keep things interesting, Ragnarök is coming and, unless Matt and his friends find Thor’s hammer and shield, this time it really will be the end of the world.

  • The Cronus Chronicles Trilogy

    by Anne Usru

    Charlotte Mielswetzski and her cousin Zee have to find out what’s making their friends sick, but things don’t go quite according to plan. First they end up in the Underworld and then discover that the world as we know it is filled with Nightmares, Pain, and Death. To make matters worse, Charlotte and Zee learn that it’s up to them to save everyone on Earth and in the Underworld. No biggie. Easy peasy.

  • Gods of Manhattan Series

    by Scott Mebus

    New York City is cool, but nothing special, right? That’s what Rory Hennessy thought until he discovers Mannahatta, a parallel city existing with Manhattan that’s filled with magic and mystery and ruled by the Gods of Manhattan, which, oddly enough, include Babe Ruth. When Rory is asked to right a great wrong, things become more dangerous than he ever imagined.

  • Theodosia Throckmorton Series

    by R.L. LeFevers

    Theodosia Throckmorton spends a lot of time at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities. It’s not always fun, especially since she’s the only one who can see the black magic and curses enveloping the museum’s collection. To protect her father, the museum’s curator, and the rest of the staff, Theodosia must call on ancient Egyptian magic to remove the evil forces around every corner.

  • Children of the Lamp Series

    by P.B. Kerr

    Twins John and Philippa Gaunt are descended from genies — well, djinn to be exact. Yes, they can grant wishes and make things disappear. But they don’t know how to control that power, until they meet their Uncle Nimrod. After that, things get really interesting.

  • Addison Cooke Series

    by Jonathan W. Stokes

    I kid you not, my son read this book in two days. It was the first book he deemed worthy of the devotion he showed to Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan’s multiple universes. So thank you, Addison Cooke and your Incan adventures, for reminding me that action, humor, and a sarcastic 12-year-old boy is all a parent needs to remind her son why he loves to read. Now we just have to wait for Addison Cooke and The Tomb of Khan to come out in September 2017!

  • Bartimaeus Trilogy

    by Jonathan Stroud

    Everyone knows that the sorcerer’s apprentice always gets in trouble, and Nathaniel is no different. To get revenge on a ruthless wizard, Nathaniel summons the powerful djinni Bartimaeus. But he soon learns he can’t control him and finds himself trapped in a circle of betrayal and murder.

  • Atlantis Saga Series

    by T. A. Barron

    We’ve covered Norse, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman mythology, touched on genies, and sought out Incan treasures — but let’s not forget about the Lost City of Atlantis. The first book in the Atlantis Saga series opens in Ellegandia, where a young boy named Promi and his friend Atlanta join together to save their home from the ravages of a war between the spirit and human worlds.

Poetry: Various Forms

FORM IT: HORIZONS POETRY PROMPT

Source: http://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2017/01/23/form-poetry-horizons-prompt/

BY HEATHER EURE

Form It is a prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. This time, we’re going to “form” horizons.

Prompt Guidelines and Options

  1. Consider how you are feeling today, as you approach your topic. Are you sorrowful? Overflowing with joy or good humor? Maybe you’re in a snarky frame of mind. Or feeling perplexed. Perhaps you’re just in the mood to tell a story or express gratitude or awe. You could also consider the nature of the topic itself. Think on these things before you…
  2. Choose a form that either matches or purposely works against how you feel as you approach your topic, or that matches or purposely works against the nature of the topic itself. Options:

Acrostic (good for creating puzzles and mystery or dedications)

Ballad (excellent way to tell a story)

Catalog Poem (useful for building intensity, praise, or a sense of magic)

Ghazal (helpful for emphasizing “longing” or for exploring metaphysical questions)

Haiku (good for creating immediacy or focusing in on emotion)

Ode (excellent way to praise something or someone you love or admire)

Pantoum (useful for plumbing depressive or anxious themes)

Rondeau (helpful for giving form to extremes of either sadness or dark wit)

Sestina (good for exploring confusion, questions, worries, neuroses, fears in an oblique way)

Sonnet (excellent way to confine a bombastic theme or reign in a potentially sappy or overly-sentimental theme; also an excellent way to “work against” a topic humorously)

Villanelle (useful for themes that feel resistant to answers; also can be used to “work against” a topic, using mocking humor)*

  1. Be specific. Think nouns instead of adjectives.
  2. Consider doing a little research about the topic you are covering: its history, associated words, music, art, sculpture, architecture, fashion, science, and so on. Look for unusual details, so you can speak convincingly and intriguingly.

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