This biography introduces readers to Rick Riordan, best-selling author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Readers will learn about Riordan's childhood in Texas, his career as a teacher there and in California, his early success with his adult mystery novel series about Tres Navarre, and the family inspiration for his Percy Jackson series, about a boy with ADHD and dyslexia. Readers will discover Riordan's lifelong love of mythology, which he has put into the Percy Jackson books as well as his Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Riordan's childhood, education, and life as an author. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.