The Percy Jackson Series

in Essential Reads

Author: Rick Riordan
Review by Essentialmom (for ages 7+)
We LOVED this series — the writing was engaging, quick and interesting.  The story pulls you in and you can’t wait to get to the next book the minute you put down the first.  There are definitely some scarier parts (with mythical monsters, gods, etc as an integral part of the books) but this is even a great read-aloud for slightly younger kids.  I’d probably advise for kids 7+ in general though.  The basics are that the children in the book (modern day kids) are descended from the Gods on Olympus — and Riordan somehow perfectly integrates modern situations with historical Greek Gods.  Fantastical and fun.
Rating: 5 out of 5