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Greek Mythology Books

20 Best Greek Mythology Books for Kids

Date
Apr, 21, 2020

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If you want your kids to read more books, start with Greek Mythology books. I believe that introducing kids to Greek mythology at an early age is an excellent way to inspire them to be adventurous and imaginative.

Most Greek heroes accomplish amazing tasks and 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.

Reading Greek Mythology books is also a great way to prepare your kids for your next vacation in Greece!

These are our favorite Greek mythology books for kids and teens.

Best Greek mythology books for kids

Early Myths Books Series

Early Myths has three books to date: 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 kids.

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 L3: 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. 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 is a book 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 kids who love pets. The stories in this book 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

Best for ages: 8 – 12 years

Weird But True Know-It-All: Greek Mythology

Best for ages: 8 – 12 years

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set

Kids 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

Best for ages: 8 – 12 years

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. A child’s introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the 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

This 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.

Best for ages: 8-12

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

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 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

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.

Best for ages: 10 and up

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

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 kids to 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 Greek mythology books to be helpful!

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Celeste

I am Celeste and this is my Family Travel Blog. The first and only one about Greece in English and Dutch with real stories. This is where I share my experiences on family travel and activities in Greece and tips on how to make wonderful family memories.

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