Reading levels for Rick Riordan books

Rick Riordan is a fabulous author who writes action books that guys (and girls) like. His Olympians have been on the New York Times Best Seller lists -- over 30 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus are in print in numerous languages -- and he has won many literary awards, including the Mark Twain award. Here is his portfolio with descriptions and reading information.

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bookcover of The Maze Of Bones (39 Clues) by Rick Riordan39 Clues 

**STARRED REVIEW** School Library Journal
**STARRED REVIEW** PublishersWeekly

Rick Riordan writes the first book in this popular Scholastic series.

In this book readers are introduced to Dan and Amy Cahill. Their Aunt Grace has just passed on and when they attend the reading of her will they find out how extraordinary their family really is. Descended from important and powerful people -- like Ben Franklin -- family members are offered a choice of a million dollars or the chance of tremendous power; power than can only be won if they solve a mystery with 39 clues. Dan and Amy choose the puzzle but this puts them in competition with other family members, some of whom aren't very nice. Humor and adventure are nicely mixed.

Book #1 The Maze Of Bones
Word Count: 45,905
Page Count: 224
Accelerated Reading level: 4.3 / points: 7.0
AR quiz: 125985
Lexile: 610L

Book #11 Vespers Rising
Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson team up in this book which serves as a bridge between the old 39 CLUES series and the new one, titled CAHILLS VS. VESPERS. The different stories are about various Cahill family members throughout time.

Word Count: 54,570
Page Count: 240
Accelerated Reading level: 5.0 / points: 8.0
AR quiz: 143674
Lexile: 690L

bookcover of The Lightning Thief  by Rick RiordanPercy Jackson And The Olympians

**STARRED REVIEW** School Library Journal

Percy doesn't know it, but he's a 12-year-old demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon. When evil forces start to stalk him, his mother sends him to a summer camp where he finds out that he isn't the only demigod(ess). Historically the camp has been a safe zone. But now with a war breaking out between the gods, he and his new friends find out that this is no longer the case.

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Book #1 Lightning Thief
Word Count: 87,223
Page Count: 400
Accelerated Reading level: 4.7 / points: 13.0
AR quiz: 89885
Lexile: 740L

Book #2 Sea Of Monsters
Word Count: 63,976
Page Count: 304
Accelerated Reading level: 4.6 / points: 9.0
AR quiz: 105933
Lexile: 740L

Book #3 Titan's Curse
Word Count: 72,995
Page Count: 336
Accelerated Reading level: 4.2 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 114711
Lexile: 630L

Book #4 Battle Of The Labyrinth
Word Count: 85,079
Page Count: 384
Accelerated Reading level: 4.1 / points: 12.0
AR quiz: 122983
Lexile: 590L

Book #5 Last Olympian
Word Count: 89,002
Page Count: 416
Accelerated Reading level: 4.3 / points: 13.0
AR quiz: 130543
Lexile: 620L

Book #1 Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel
Robert Venditti & Rick Riordan

Word Count: 10,290
Page Count: 128
Accelerated Reading level: 3.1 / points: 1.0
AR quiz: 140486
Lexile: GN470L

Book #2 Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel
Robert Venditti & Rick Riordan

Word Count: 7,523
Accelerated Reading level: 2.9 / points: 1.0
AR quiz: 159208

Book #3 Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel  10/08/13
Robert Venditti & Rick Riordan

no reading info currently available

bookcover of The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Kane Chronicles

Brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey, bringing them closer to the truth about their family and its links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Word Count: 124,305
Page Count: 544
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 18.0
AR quiz: 137173
Lexile: 650L

Word Count: 113,038
Page Count: 464
Accelerated Reading level: 4.8 / points: 17.0
AR quiz: 143960
Lexile: 710L

Word Count: 98,599
Page Count: 416
Accelerated Reading level: 4.8 / points: 15.0
AR quiz: 151411
Lexile: 690L

bookcover of  The Son of Sobek (Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan Book #3.5  THE SON OF SOBEK

Well, this is interesting.  The description at GoodReads describes this book as an audio e-book narrated by Rick Riordan.  It looks like a regular book for Kindle at Amazon.  
Page Count:  51
no reading information currently available

bookcover of The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide by Rick RiordanKane Chronicles Survival Guide
Rick Riordan with Mary-Jane Knight

An illustrated guide to the Kane Chronicles includes information about the characters, the magical places, artifacts of power, and Egyptian history and mythology.

Word Count: 13159
Page Count:144
Accelerated Reading level: 7.2 / points: 2.0
AR quiz: 150748

bookcover of The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick RiordanHeroes Of Olympus

Those who want more Camp Half-Blood are going to be pleased with this follow-up series which features new characters Jason, Piper, and Leo.

Book #1 Lost Hero
Word Count: 127,859
Page Count: 576
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 19.0
AR quiz: 140427
Lexile: 660L

Book #2 Son Of Neptune
Percy is confused.  Hazel is supposed to be dead.  And Frank is a klutz.  What is really going on here?

Word Count: 117,675
Page Count: 544
Accelerated Reading level: 4.7 / points: 17.0
AR quiz: 146841

bookcover of THE MARK OF ATHENA (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick RiordanBook #3 Mark Of Athena
The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death?

Word Count: 132,818
Page Count:  608
Accelerated Reading level: 4.8 / points: 20.0
AR quiz: 154635

bookcover of HOUSE OF HADES (Heroes of Olympus, #4)  by Rick Riordan
Book #4  House of Hades   10/08/13 

 4.72  Stars from  2,721 GoodReaders 

In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood.  That means the demigods have that long to find the Gates of Death so they can stop Gaea's armies.

bookcover of Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod DiariesThe Demigod Diaries
Four short stories plus original art, interviews, puzzles, and games reveal new insights into the world of Percy Jackson and the other heroes of Olympus.

Word Count: 46958
Page Count:  256
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 7.0
AR quiz: 153379

bookcover of The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan
The Demigod Files
How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate?  What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan. 

Word Count: 23,809
Page Count:  160
Accelerated Reading level: 4.3 / points: 3.0
AR quiz: 129142
Lexile: 630L

compiled by GoodBooksforKids staff
(updated August 2013)