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The Lightning Thief - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for The Lightning Thief, book one of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first serve. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan

"Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse — Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he goes to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods."

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, the Greek gods, and mythology:

Rick Riordan’s website:

Read Riordan, The Official Home for Rick Riordan’s Demigods:

Riordan fandom wiki:

Encyclopedia Mythica:

The Theoi Project, “a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods”:

Included as well: An Ancient Greek alphabet activity, a Percy Jackson word search and crossword, a map of Percy’s journey activity, and a recipe for blue chocolate chip cookies!

Like Percy Jackson and the Olympians? There are four more books in the series, as well as several more series set in the same universe. Check them out!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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