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20 Best Greek Mythology Books for Kids

Date
Apr, 21, 2020

Last Updated on January 15, 2021 by Celeste

According to this health article in CNN, reading is fundamental to the family’s happiness. And it is a lot of fun too! If you want to read more books with your kids, but not sure what subject, consider Greek mythology books. Introducing children to Greek mythology at an early age is an excellent way to inspire them to be adventurous and imaginative. It is also a great way to learn more about Greece and the world.

Greek mythology is fun

Most Greek heroes in the tales of Greece accomplish amazing tasks. Greek mythology is full of immortal gods, beautiful and intelligent goddesses as well as human beings and other weird creatures that kids can relate to.

Your vacation to Greece

Finally, reading books about Greek mythology is also a great way to prepare your kids for your next vacation in Greece! They will love visiting the locations mentioned in their treasured stories. Below are our favourite Greek mythology titles for kids and teens.

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Best Greek mythology books for kids

Early Myths Books Series

Early Myths is a very successful series of books about Greek heroes: Odysseus, Perseus and Jason & the Golden Fleece. Perseus won a prize at the Moonbeam Children’s Awards at the end of last year. These multimedia books are available on the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and there are audiobooks and paperbacks.
A must-have introduction for anyone starting Greek Mythology with their little ones.

Best for ages: 4 – 10

Greek Myths for Young Children

I am a fan of Usborne and their Greek Myths for Young Children is a must-have for every home collection. The Greek myths are a fascinating part of our cultural heritage, and young children will find these stories of gods, mortals and monsters irresistible. This collection of the best-known stories are retold in a magical and sensitive way.

Best for ages: 4 and up

Heroes in Training Series

The Heroes in Training Series is a fun collection of books that cover the adventures and exploits of the Greek gods when they were kids. It’s full of silliness, mishaps and a host of famous Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes as kids.

Best for ages: 6-9

DK Readers: Greek Myths

From heroic warriors battling monsters, to the fantastic legends of gods and goddesses, help your child learn all about Ancient Greece through exciting stories. The publications of DK Readers are part of a five-level, highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading.

Best for ages: 7 – 9 years

Wonder Woman vs. Circe

Wonder Woman vs. Circe is a fast-paced illustrated comic book that features the mythological Amazon Princess, Wonder Woman as she battles to capture the evil Circe.

Best for ages: 7-10

Goddess Girls Book Series

Goddess Girls Series are novels about a special school on Mt Olympus that teaches all the talented boys and girls such as Pandora, Artemis, and Persephone. Every one of these books is a story about how a special girl goddess navigates the challenges that she faces in school and all the fun adventures she gets into while making friends, learning and growing up.

Best for ages: 8-12

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog, is a book for youngsters who love pets. The stories in this volume are narrated from the perspective of Argos, Odysseus’s dog. He recounts their adventures from his unique point of view.

Best for ages: 8 – 12

A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures

A must-have for every family who loves reading, history and mythology. Packed with action, adventure, tragedy, and triumph, A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology acquaint kids ages 9-12 with all the fantastic and memorable classic Greek myths. The book is organized into two main parts.

The first section of A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology introduces the gods and goddesses, from Apollo to Hades, as well as nymphs, satyrs, centaurs, and the mortal descendants of Zeus, such as Hercules and Midas.

Part two is dedicated to the myths themselves: Pandora’s Box, Prometheus’ Discovery of Fire, the Trojan Horse and many more. Sidebars feature word definitions and fun facts, as well as games and projects. As with all the other books in the Child’s Introduction series, Meredith Hamilton’s witty and charming illustrations add yet another dimension to the excellent and absorbing text.

Best for ages: 9 – 12 years

Weird But True Know-It-All: Greek Mythology

Classic stories from Greek mythology come to life in this latest single-subject themed book in the Weird But True spin-off series,Know-It-All.

Zeus, Hades, Aphrodite, Hera, Poseidon, Hercules, Achilles, Ares, Apollo, Athena, Artemis, Dionysus, Prometheus! Fans of Rick Riordan will find this is the perfect companion book to dive a little deeper into the incredible stories from Greek mythology. Weird-but-true facts accompanied by lush original full-color art cover everything kids need to know about all their favorite Greek gods, heroes, monsters, quests, muses, and famous philosophers. 

Best for ages: 8 – 12 years

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set


Children who love ancient history and mythology love the books and movies of Percy Jackson. Percy Jackson & the Olympians, often shortened to Percy Jackson or PJO, is a pentalogy of fantasy adventure novels written by Rick Riordan. More than 69 million copies of the books have been sold in more than 35 countries.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years

National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology: Begin Your Quest for Facts, Photos, and Fun Fit for Gods and Goddesses

You cannot go wrong with National Geographic. This magazine is jam packed with fascinating facts and awe-inspiring imagery that brings your favorite fierce mythological heroes to life, introducing kids to gods of ancient worlds.

Best for ages: 8 – 12 years

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes.

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes is an excellent introduction to Greek Mythology for kids. It takes us into that magical world of the Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and other mythical creatures. A must-have for every fan of Ancient Greece and mythology and a great gift. Very suitable for young readers.

Best for ages: 8 – 12 years


D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

In print for over fifty years, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to excite young readers. If you’re looking for a great book on Greek mythology for kids, D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is easily the best one out there. It’s written in a style so simple and clear that children should have no problem understanding it, but the language is also very colorful and evocative. It entertains as it informs.

Best for ages: 8-12

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters is the book for kids who want to be highly informed on Greek mythology. This book covers numerous myths, offer lessons about the various gods, gives an insight into Greek history, culture, and geography and it does it all in an easy-to-read and enjoyable manner.

National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places.

Best for ages: 8-12

Goddess Power: A Kids’ Book of Greek and Roman Mythology: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women

Being a mom of two girls, I never get enough of books highlighting powerful women, even if they are mythological creatures. This one should be in every girl’s book cupboard.

Best for ages: 9 to 12

The Olympians Series Mythology books

The Olympians Series are tastefully illustrated books that cover the adventures of all the major Greek gods starting with Zeus all the way to Athena, Ares, Hades, and many others.

Best for ages: 9-14

Olympians Boxed Set: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon & Aphrodite

This sturdy Olympians Boxed Set includes paperback editions of the first six Olympians books by the above mentioned multiple New York Times–bestselling author/illustrator George O’Connor.

Best for ages: 9 – 14 years

Best Greek Mythology books for 10 and up

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Tales of the Greek Heroes talks about the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Adolescents will love the captivating storylines and the behind-the-scenes journey.

Best for ages: 10 and up

Oh My Gods! (Mythlopedia): A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology

In Oh My Gods, superstars of Greek mythology meet the modern age–complete with profiles, headshots, and family trees; fascinating sidebars; and irreverent surprises, for readers ages 10-14. Just as it’s title, a fun adventure for 10 and up!

Best for ages: 10 – 14 years

Greek Myths

Greek Myths is a Greek mythology book that illustrates sixteen well-written Greek myths and perfectly worded for (pre-)teenagers enjoy. The stories are written in a narrative and storytelling manner that is easy to digest for kids.

Best for ages: 11 and onwards.

I hope you find this list of our 20 best Greek mythology books for kids to be helpful!

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Celeste

Celeste was born and raised in the Netherlands but lives in Greece for 25 years. She studied at the Dutch Institute of Athens underneath the Acropolis and currently lives with her family in an Athenian suburb. Celeste is the founder of Family Experiences Blog. Whether you and your family live in Greece or are visiting, this blog will show you the very best ways in which to celebrate family life here.

4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kristin Roberts

    February 11, 2021

    Hi!
    Do you know of any kids Greek Mythology books that specifically tell the story of Apollo & Daphne?
    None of the publishers list the stories included in their books!
    Thx

  2. Reply

    koperen keukenkraan met uittrekbare slang

    May 4, 2021

    We houden absoluut van je blog en lezen bijna al je artikelen

    • Reply

      Celeste

      May 12, 2021

      Wat lief, dank je wel!!

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