Stacking the Shelves #3: December’s Book Box

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

About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

2 comments on “Stacking the Shelves #3: December’s Book Box

  1. Ooh nice new reads! Some new to me ones in there! Hope you enjoy all the new lovelies!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. I was a 90s kid, too, so I loved Goosebumps. I hope you enjoy all these!

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