Demigod reading material

Welcome to our demigod library. Here you'll find a collection of books that we highly recommend for demigods in training and mortal parents who want to learn about this world. After combing through these books and graphic novels you'll know who all the gods and goddesses are, how to deal with different types of monsters, and all the fantastic histories of heroes past.

The Lightning Thief  (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

This first installment of Rick Riordan's best-selling series is a non-stop thrill-ride and a classic of mythic proportions. - Amazon

 

The Olympians Series by George O'Connor

The Olympians is a series of graphic novels about Greek mythology.

Each volume of the Olympians tells the story of one of the gods in the Olympic pantheon – accompanied by extensive back matter that tells the history behind each myth. Extensively researched and written and illustrated in a bold, dynamic style, these are action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and huge explosions.

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly--and mortal--personalities. - Amazon

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Readers longing for a return to Camp Half-Blood will get their wish in the first novel of the Heroes of Olympus series, which follows Riordan's popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and includes some of the same characters in minor roles. The new cast features Jason, Piper, and Leo, teen demigods who are just coming to understand and use their unique abilities as they learn how much depends upon their wits, courage, and fast-developing friendship. Setting up the books to come, the backstory of a master plan to unseat the gods is complex but is doled out in manageable bits with a general air of foreboding. Meanwhile, the action scenes come frequently as the three heroic teens fight monstrous enemies in North American locales, including the Grand Canyon, Quebec City, Detroit, Chicago, Omaha, Pikes Peak, and Sonoma Valley. Flashes of humor lighten the mood at times, but a tone of urgency and imminent danger seems as integral to this series as the last. With appealing new characters within a familiar framework, this spin-off will satisfy the demand for more. - Carolyn Phelan—Booklist

Heroes in Training Series by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams 

After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series! The terrible Titans--merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans--have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe....

Bullfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch

Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by Latinist and banker Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death in 1867. The work was a highly successful popularization of Greek mythology for English-speaking readers. Carl J. Richard comments that it was "one of the most popular books ever published in the United States and the standard work on classical mythology for nearly a century," until the release of classicist Edith Hamilton's 1942 Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes.

Announcing our New

SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE

Danger we’ve never seen before has descended on Camp Half-Blood. The Nature Spirits are plagued with misery, the Oracle is suddenly unable to prophesize, and, worst of all, the Olympians have gone missing. They were last seen together preparing for the Spring Festival of Rhea on Mount Olympus, but no one has heard from any of them since... We need your help to figure out what kind of mischief is afoot, and how to stop it.
 
Camp Half-Blood's Spring Adventure will be a 5-day journey for answers from April 10-14 in Prospect Park, from 8:30 am to 5 pm each day.  We will start the week with all our normal Demigod training activities, and then head out on a Quest to discover what is causing such epic disorder in the park.