The 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.
Lemonade Day is a free, Indianapolis -wide program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. Each kid who registers will receive a bright yellow backpack - inside is everything you need to prepare for Lemonade Day. It’s easy to sign up, here’s how:
1. Pair Up:You must have a “caring adult” – that could be a parent, grandparent, older sibling or other responsible adult.
4. Prepare for Lemonade Day:When you get your backpack, you’ll find two workbooks: one for you and one for the adult working with you. Spend the next few weeks – at your own pace – working through these lessons about starting, owning and operating a business.
These library branches are having programs to help you get started:
Business Plans 101 for Kids Lawrence LibrarySaturday, April 3, 2010 @ 3:30pm This program presented by Oogles ‘n Googles will introduce kids to entrepreneurship.
Lemonade Day Activities Central Library Monday, April 5, 2010 anytime from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm A variety of activities to help kids learn about this fun entrepreneurial opportunity.
Lemonade Day: Design a Lemonade Sign East 38th Street Branch Saturday, April 10, 2010 @ 2:00pm Get ready for Lemonade Day on May 2nd by learning how to design a sign for your lemonade stand.
6. Set Up Your Stand on May 2nd: Check the Lemonade Day Indianapolis Official Website. That site will be posting information about other places (in addition to your neighborhood) where you can set up your stand, so be sure to re-visit their web site in the coming days…..On May 2nd, you’ll be one of thousands of kids across the Greater Indianapolis Area selling lemonade – think about how to stand out from your competitors and have a blast…and make some summer spending money!
The 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:
Beginning February 1st you can take the Challenge to show what you know about Indiana’s Black History. You can pick up a game card with the challenge questions at any IMCPL library branch or you can take the Challenge online beginning Feb. 1, 2010. The first 5,000 entrants to the Indiana Black History Challenge will receive a prize. All participants who complete the Challenge with 10 correct answers are entered into a drawing for the grand prize – a Family Fun Pack, including:
an overnight stay at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis
four tickets to the Indiana State Museum
a gift certificate to the Best Chocolate in Town
a family membership to the Indiana Historical Society
Every day in February check this blog for more interesting black history in Indiana and more good books!