Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

The gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st Century! They still fall in love with mortals and have children who are half-god, half-human, like the heroes of the old Greek myths. Percy Jackson is about to find out that he is one of those children.

Join Percy and his demigod friends as they journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way they must fight mythological monsters and Percy must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

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2010 Book of the Year Announced

Older Readers Category

Winner 

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Honour Books

The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke
A small free kiss in the dark by Glenda Millard

Shortlisted books

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Loving Richard Feynman by Penny Tangey

What do you think? Did the judges get it right?

Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Salman Rushdie

Haroun is the son of Rashid, the greatest of all storytellers who conjures up magical worlds and brings laughter to the city of Alifbay. Then one terrible day, everything goes wrong. Haroun’s father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller’s gift to his father.

“I couldn’t recommend ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ highly enough. A mystical journey through the universe, while there’s much for earthlings to enjoy as well.” – Marcus

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Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

Stephanie’s Uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn′t fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source – Skulduggery Pleasant – the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.

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