This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.
I can’t believe we are already talking about back to school but as we head into our family’s last days of summer we wanted to take some time to celebrate all the fun we had this summer. We really encouraged our girls to pick a book series to read over the summer and Brooklin was so thrilled to finish hers. She of course picked Percy Jackson and the Olympians to read and loved it. We even created this fun FREE Percy Jackson Outdoor Adventure Hunt Printable to go along with the series.
Reading series like these helps Brooklin inspire her little sister, who is learning to read. So, for our last summer adventure, we took the whole family for a campfire at the beach to tell mythology stories. We first started with the story of Zeus and how he was hidden as a child in a cave on the Cretan Mount Ida. From there, we told stories about what it might have been to make decisions like Zeus and had a really good time.
We were inspired by the author of the Percy Jackson series, Rick Riordan, who started this series as a bedtime story for his children, just making up his own mythological adventures.
So, with the Percy Jackson series as our example, we made up our own mythological adventures with Zeus. We also roasted some marshmallows and enjoyed hearing about all of Brooklin’s favorite parts in the books. For instance, a lot of school-aged kids always wonder why certain subjects in school matter. Well, in the Percy Jackson series, Percy does end up using a lot of what he learns in mortal school on his otherworldly adventures, which Brooklin loved. This is kind of the perfect segue as we head back to school.
In fact, her little sister has vowed that as soon as she can, she wants to read the series too!
It’s great seeing strong female characters in books as well and Percy Jackson has his friend, the demigod Annabeth, who proves that girls are strong and capable of anything!
I hope that finishing an entire 5-book series this summer will inspire her to pick up another series next summer. Celebrating her wins and using stories to help create family memories is what it is all about.
You can learn more about the series by Rick Riordan on ReadRiordan.com
Did your kiddos read any book series this summer? How are you enjoying your final days of summer before school?
This is one series my children haven’t read. My daughter is older now but she did enjoy reading the Harry Potter series when she was younger.
Its great that you encourage summer reading with your children. She looks like she enjoy the book!
Jennifer Sikora says
This sounds like a great series!
I can’t believe the summer is ending so soon. I want to read the series with my kids. I have heard such good things about it.
I love reading and I love when my kid is reading. I am always looking for new interesting books for him. Thanks for this suggestion!
Ruth I says
I am now curious about this book. I need to get my copy and read the series too!
Love a book with a good role model! Looks like an amazing read for this age group.
Kelly Stilwell says
My girls loved those books when they were younger. Such great stories! We homeschooled, too.
Amy Desrosiers says
My oldest enjoys these kinds of books too. Now that she is almost 13, she like adventure.
Cyn Gagen says
My niece and nephew love the Percy Jackson series. It really appeals to my nephew’s love of history and my niece’s love of adventure.
I’ve seen quite a few people reading this series this summer. Seems it’s one to check in to! I think my kids would enjoy!
Mama to 6 Blessings says
I have heard great things about this series from homeschool friends. I need to check it out for my kids. Congratulations on the accomplishment!