I know it must seem like I have ordered a ton of books from Scholastic in the past few weeks. I have purchased a lot over the past few months, but sadly my busy schedule has left me too busy to unpack some of the boxes. It’s only been two weeks since I unpacked my November order and I already have my December order.
I hadn’t originally planned on ordering more books this month. However, I want to finish rounding off some of my collections and decided to take advantage of some of the deals they had for the Scholastic Book Club.
In November, I received my order of the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This month I scored the complete collection of Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus. I’ve read all of these books before, but I really love the way Riordan created a fictional universe that featured some of my favorite mythological gods and goddesses. I’ve always loved mythology and I feel like these series can serve to help children and young adults become interested in the beliefs or ancient cultures. I know, I know. I’m a history nerd. Don’t rub it in.
I also decided to snag the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy by Rick Riordan. As I mentioned in last week’s To Be Read Thursday post, I have never read any of the Riordan series outside those that featured Percy Jackson and the Greek and Roman gods/goddesses. It’s my hope to begin some of these other series with my own son over the next few months. I really want him to expand his reading preferences.
As a child of the 90’s, I grew up with the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. Even as an adult, I take time to try and catch the latest books on Netgally if I get the chance. Scholastic had a deal where I could get 14 books for a fairly decent price and I found that I couldn’t resist. There’s no explanation needed for these books. With the renewed interest in the series after the movie two years ago, these books will be a hot commodity in my future classroom.
The last books in my order are a variety of books that were on sale. I snagged a new Goosebumps book featuring the series’ most iconic character, Slappy. Holes is a classic and although my son has seen the movie, he’s never read the book. The rest were just random books that caught my eye or happened to come in a pack with something else I wanted.
Here’s a list of everything I received in my December book order:
- The Heroes of Olympus #1: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
- The Heroes of Olympus #2: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
- The Heroes of Olympus #3: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
- The Heroes of Olympus #4: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
- The Heroes of Olympus #5: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
- Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine
- A Night in Terror Tower by R.L. Stine
- The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R.L. Stine
- How I Got My Shrunken Head by R.L. Stine
- The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by R.L. Stine
- Say Cheese and Die! by R.L. Stine
- Be Careful What You Wish For by R.L. Stine
- The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb by R.L. Stine
- One Day at Horrorland by R.L. Stine
- The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine
- Monster Blood by R.L. Stine
- Deep Trouble by R.L. Stine
- Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine
- I am Slappy’s Evil Twin by R.L. Stine
- Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
- The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- Middle School: The WORST Years of My Life by James Patterson