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Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus Book 1: The Lost Hero – Chapters One and Two! Really. Right Now. Today!

Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus Book 1: The Lost Hero – Chapters One and Two! Really. Right Now. Today!

The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan said in his blog on June 1st:

“Right now, there are only “locked” sample chapters from The Lost Hero. Bronze coin keychains, like the symbol above, were given out at BEA  (Book Expo America) with the pass code, and for the present, that’s the only way to unlock the chapters. If you weren’t at BEA, or can’t find someone who got the coin, don’t worry! In a few weeks, we’ll open the sample chapters for everyone.”

Well, guess what, you didn’t have to find someone with a keychain, that someone found you! Thanks to Joe who gave us this terrific bit of information in a comment this morning…here is the pass code: “if you go to the password is newhero you can read the first two chapters… cant wait”.

NOTE: The two chapters have been moved to look on the left side. You don’t need a password anymore either.

I tried it, it works. 47 pages worth! I couldn’t help it, I read the last sentence in the second chapter. I know, I know, bad habit, I shouldn’t have done that…but oh, wait until you read that last sentence! No! Don’t start there like I did! You’ll ruin it!

Thanks again to Joe! What a great way to start the summer.

The book comes out on October 12, 2010. 

Now I’m going to go read the rest…

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Book News – New Camp Half-Blood Series: The Heroes of Olympus

Book News – New Camp Half-Blood Series: The Heroes of Olympus

riordan-medal1The second series by Rick Riordan, the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, is also about Camp Half-Blood and will be called The Heroes of Olympus. The first book, called The Lost Hero, will come out October 12, 2010.

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood.. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.

Sounds good!

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The Red Pyramid – Sneak Peek

The Red Pyramid – Sneak Peek

red-pyramid-coverThe Kane Chronicles is a new series by Rick Riordan – the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Book one will come out May 4, 2010. Here is what Mr. Riordan has to say about these new adventures:

“My Egyptian mythology series will be called the Kane Chronicles, and the first book’s title is The Red Pyramid. The series follows brother and sister Carter and Sadie Kane, who accidentally help unleash the Egyptian gods into the modern world, and then discover they are the only ones who can set things right. …What Egyptian gods will you meet? What powers do Carter and Sadie have that will allow them to combat immortal gods? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out!”

We do have to wait a few more months to read these, but just released today is chapter one – get a sneak peek before anyone else:



May 4, 2010

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Newbery Medal

Newbery Medal

When You Reach Me

The Newbery Medal is awarded every year by the American Library Association to the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.

The 2010 Newbery Medal Winner is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

The 2010 Newbery Medal Honor Books are The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate & Claudette Colvin.

Previous year’s Newbery Medal Winners are:

2009 2008 2007 2006
The Graveyard Book Good Masters Sweet Ladies The Higher Power of Lucky Criss Cross
2005 2004 2003 2002
Kira Kira Good The Tale of Despereaux Crispin the Cross of Lead A Single Shard
2001 2000 1999 1998
A Year Down Yonder Bud Not Buddy Holes Out of the Dust
1997 1996 1995 1994
The View from Saturday The Midwife's Apprentice Walk Two Moons The Giver
1993 1992 1991 1990
Missing May Shiloh Maniac Magee Number the Stars

Full List of all Newbery Medal Winners and Honor Books Since 1922

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