I have been receiving several pitches lately about avoiding or preventing summer brain drain. I must admit that academics will only be a very small part of “Camp Coleman” this summer. Both of my sons do really well academically during the school year and normally their teachers encourage me to just let them enjoy their summer vacations. One thing that the boys do year-round though is read…a lot. I have mentioned how much my oldest son Michael enjoys Rick Riordan’s books many times in the past (most recently in 8+ Boy-Approved Book Gift Ideas) so he was excited when I was asked to be part of a PERCY PACK campaign supporting the 10th Anniversary of the Percy Jackson series as well as other upcoming Rick Riordan releases. Basically, I’ll be sharing highlights that Rick Riordan fans might enjoy and sharing some fun giveaways for Mom in the City readers – including this month’s giveaway, a Percy Jackson Box Set.
SUMMER SPECIAL DEAL: JUNE 15 – JUNE 22
If you and/or your kids are eBook fans, you can nab The Lightning Thief – the first book in the Percy Jackson series – at a discounted rate of $.99 across all eBook accounts (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.). A sneak peek chapter excerpt from the upcoming Riordan book Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer is also included.
MAGNUS CHASE SNEAK PEEK ON RICKRIORDAN.COM
You can also read an excerpt of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer online at ReadRiordan.com.
BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
If you have a super-fan on your hands, consider Barnes & Noble’s exclusive Collector’s Edition of The Lightning Thief in celebration of the 10th anniversary. It includes additional content from both the author and illustrator along with a specially designed jacket and endpapers.
10TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITY KIT
Lastly, you can download a special 10th Anniversary Percy Pack Activity Kit.
One lucky Mom in the City reader will win a Percy Jackson box-set in celebration of the 10th anniversary. To enter to win, simply let me know your (or your child’s) favorite character in the Percy Jackson series in the “Comments” section below or by sending an email with “Percy Pack” in the Subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be chosen on June 30th at noon.
Disclosure: I (on behalf of Michael!) am receiving books, merchandise and prizing from Disney-Hyperion as a member of the Percy Pack. As always, all opinions of the Colemans are their own.
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