Greek mythology and the gods and goddesses who give their populations have endured for so long because they are exciting. It has never been easier for children to get acquainted with these stories and legends, along with a wealth of excellent works, as well as several books on Greek mythology that leave the original stories to invent new, fun things.
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Books about Greek mythology for preschoolers and new readers
1. The Little Library of Greek Myth: Zeus, by Sonia Elizabeth Corvaglia, illustrated by Anna Lang
Part of a series that also covers other myths and mythological figures, this book is for younger readers of Greek mythology. For example, Zeus is presented in his age-appropriate light, which creates a fun role for young people.
Buy it: Small Library of Greek Myth: Zeus on the Amazon
2. Ancient Mythology Collection, 16-Book Boxed Set, Illustrated by Geraldine McCagarian, Tony Ross
Sixteen well-known Greek myths have been adapted as short stories for young children (suitable for reading aloud for pre-schoolers or as early readers for slightly older children). Parental reviewers are thrilled that their children have entered this set more than once.
Buy it: Ancient Myths Collection Box Set on Amazon
Books about Greek mythology for the Tweens from early readers
3. Greek Mythology: Meet the Ancient Greek Heroes, Gods and Monsters by DK and Jean Menzies
Jason & the Argonauts, Pandora & # 39; s Box, and even lesser-known mythological figures such as Atlanta appear in this collection of more than 30 Greek myths, each retrieved in modern language, though with no original humor or suspense. The book also contains detailed illustrations, such as profiles of various deities and a map of Odysseus’ long journey from the Trojan War.
Buy it: Greek Mythology: Meet the ancient Greek heroes, gods and demons on the Amazon
4. The Book of Greek Myth D’Alaris by English D’Olayer and Edgar Parin D’Alayer
Famous authors like Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson) and RJ Palacio (Wonder) have rated this book as one of their top childhood influences. Whether your reader wants to write a story about the Greek gods or just be obsessed with the story of the Greek gods, this book is considered one of the gold standard for Greek mythology and legend.
Buy it: D’Alaris’ book of Greek myth on Amazon
5. National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, by Donna Joe Napoli, illustrated by Christina Ballit
Renowned children’s author Donna Joe Napoli and award-winning painter Christina Ballitt from National Geographic have teamed up to share the story of the Greek gods in this book. The publisher includes many helpful and interesting infographics and sidebars to enliven this work.
Buy it: Treasures of Greek mythology on the Amazon
6. Twelve Labors of Hercules in Brandon Terrell’s Greek Mythology, a Choice Your Path book
In this book, Hercules is not much earlier hero, he is you and you are him. Readers are introduced to the twelve works of Hercules in a format that invites them to determine their own destiny. Make the right choice and you will achieve immortality.
Buy it: Hercules of the twelve labors of Greek mythology on the Amazon
7. Strange but true! No-It-All: Greek Mythology by Sarah Wasner Flynn
This volume is a great introduction to Greek mythology for reluctant readers. Author Sarah Wasner Flynn combines a variety of lists, stat sheets and profiles in a fun but realistic way, making this book a great entry point for the gods and their influence.
Buy it: Strange but true! Learn all: Greek mythology on the Amazon
Books about Greek mythology for Tweens and Up
8. Oh my Gods! Illustrated by Stephanie Cook and Insha Fitzpatrick, Juliana Moon
If you think the cool crowd in middle school is scary, try going to school with the Greek gods! This is the basis of this clever and hilarious graphic novel about Karen, discovering her new life at Mount Olympus Jr. High, a New Jersey transplant in Greece.
Buy it: Oh my Gods! At Amazon
9. Olympians Boxed Set, Book 1-6, by George O’Connor
Covering Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Aphrodite, O’Connor’s graphic novel depicts the life of one of each of the Olympian deities. What’s interesting about his work is the dynamic artwork and the way O’Connor moves from dense prose to weaving gripping, action-packed narrative. The stories are accurate but readily adventurous. This boxed set includes a bonus poster of the Olympian family tree.
Buy it: Olympian boxed set, books 1-6 on Amazon
10. Olympians Boxed Set, Book 7-12, by George O’Connor
This set covers the rest of the Olympians, including the stories of Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus and Dionysus. Based on the first six books, O’Connor’s graphic novels continue to excite and amaze. The comics don’t give a damn about the content so be aware that the topics covered in the original mythology appear here.
Buy it: Boxed set of Olympians, books 7-12 on Amazon
11. Oh my Gods! Myth-Lopidia: Megan E. A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology written by Bryant
This book and its companion, Oh My Goddess !, if you want to introduce kids to the Greek gods or ask for a supplementary guide, read your twin myths. Funny bits are woven across, and the gods get treated to a sports card, each of which is profiled according to love interests, friends, enemies, pets, and more.
Buy it: Oh my Gods! Myth-Lopidia in the Amazon
12. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, by Rick Riordan, portrayed by John Rocco
While there are some nice and respectable volumes dedicated to the myth (D’Aulaires’ and Edith Hamilton’s, to name two), this collection is told from the perspective of Percy Jackson in the best-selling children’s series of the same name.
Buy it: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods on Amazon
Greek mythology books for older children (12 and over)
13. Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
Gareth Hinds has become well-known for adapting classics into graphic novels. His presentation of Homer’s epic is a great entry point for teenagers, and can be read as a companion to the original.
Buy it: Odyssey on Amazon
14. Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Heroes, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters and Spaces by Annette Giseke and Jim Tierney
There are many collections and guides of mythology but – on page 376 – it is one of the most comprehensive. This volume also covers Roman mythology and contains 700 characters and place details, many of which have been cross-referenced for a deeper understanding of the story.
Buy it: Classical Mythology A to Z on Amazon
15. The Black Ship Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliffe
Homer’s epic Iliad The best proof out there that the classic can be very exciting is no bar. As told by Rosemary Sutcliffe, the story contains all the thrilling drama of the poem and is often used in the classroom. The story continues in Sutcliffe’s Retailing The Odyssey, The Wonders of Odysseus.
Buy it: The Black Ship Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad on Amazon
16. Lore, by Alexandra Bracken
In this thrilling young adult novel, author Alexandra Bracken brings nine Greek deities into modern times হিসাবে mortals. The title character Lore, long before he escapes from his brutal world, largely avoids participating in Agon, a ritual in which the gods briefly kill each other in an attempt to acquire new divine powers. But this go-round, his help is sought and the result is an exciting myth-woven story set in New York City.
Buy it: Education on Amazon
Which Greek mythology book for kids do you like to share in your classroom? Let us know in the comments!
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