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Greek Mythology Books for Kids

10 Must-Have Greek Mythology Books for Kids

Greek Mythology is such a fascinating field for kids and adults alike! Full of exciting myths and stories about courageous heroes and their adventures, mythical creatures and the 12 powerful Olympian Gods, ruling the world from the top of Mount Olympus.

There are so many books for kids dedicated to Greek Mythology, which makes it very hard for parents to choose the best one for their young readers. In order to make your life easier, The Kids Love Greece Team has selected the 10 most popular ones, for kids of various ages.

Have a look at the following list of the 10 best Greek Mythology books for kids and choose the ones you like the most!

In addition to these wonderful 10 books, your kids could also discover the enchanting world of Greek Mythology, through the several fun online Greek Mythology Classes for kids offered by Kids Love Greece!

All our online classes for kids are broadcasted live from Greece and are led by an expert in Greek mythology. Kids and teenagers learn about various topics of Greek Mythology through interactive activities, fun games, puzzles and other fully engaging activities.

See more information and book your spot : Greek Mythology Online Classes

Young Zeus

The best introduction to Greek mythology with amazing illustrations and dialogue. Highly recommended for young readers!

Young Zeus is a lovely choice for younger Greek Mythology fans (4 – 8 years old) and a great introduction to the fascinating world of Greek Mythology.

In a fun and playful way, the acclaimed illustrator and author G. Brian Karas, narrates the story of young Zeus. He describes how Zeus managed to become the leader of the Olympian Gods and the master of the world. During this adventurous journey Young Zeus stands up for himself and benefits from the help of his family and friends.

Your kids will love this witty tale as well as the book’s beautiful illustrations!

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

Mythlopedia is a series where the superstars of Greek myth meet the modern age–complete with profiles, headshots, and family trees; fascinating sidebars; and irreverent surprises, for readers ages 10-14.

Oh My Gods! (Mythlopedia) is part of a book series where the superstars of Greek mythology meet the modern age. Its modern approach and magazine style layout, makes it tempting for teenagers and youngsters (aged 10 – 14 years old) to read.

It is an easy-to-read choice that engages young readers with fun and short descriptions of each of the Olympian Gods. One of the book’s best feature is its funny illustrations and artwork.

A great choice for parents who want their kids to get interested in Greek Mythology. Oh My Gods! (Mythlopedia) is also a great source of reference for all young fans of the Percy Jackson book series.

If your kids like Oh My Gods!, you could complete their Mythopedia collection with She’s All That! as well as All in the Family!

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

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

The Olympians Boxed Set (Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Aphrodite) is an ideal gift for preteens and teens (aged 10 – 14 years old), who want to explore the fascinating world of Greek Mythology. It is an engaging and informative series of graphic novels featuring the epic lives of the Greek gods.

Created by the New York Times–bestselling author, George O’Connor, the Olympians series raptly holds the attention of a difficult to reach age group of readers. The language is easy to follow and the illustrations are just lovely.

Collectors will adore this packaged set, with lots of new artwork and a free poster featuring the complete Olympians family tree. We are sure that your kids will love the books so much that will soon ask you to get them the rest of the Olympians book series!

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

This is a great book if you would like to introduce Greek mythology to young readers! Our kids started reading it when they were 7-8 years old.

A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology, is the newest book in Black Dog’s best-selling, award-winning series. A great book for young readers aged 8-12 years old, who wish to explore the fascinating world of Greek Mythology and discover several classic Greek myths and legends.

The first part of the book introduces kids to the mighty Olympian Gods and Goddesses, as well as other mythological creatures such as the nymphs, the centaurs, and the demigods. Part two is dedicated to the myths themselves: Pandora’s Box, Prometheus’ Discovery of Fire, the Trojan Horse are some of the enthralling stories captured by this lovely book.

Sidebars feature word definitions and fun facts, as well as games and projects. As a bonus, the book includes a Gods and Goddesses Family Tree Poster and Stickers!

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

The goddesses of classical mythology ruled the heavens, mingled with mortals, and overcame tremendous odds. 

Let the goddesses take you on an odyssey! A wonderful collection of 10 Greek Mythology stories and an ideal choice for kids aged 9 to 12 year old.

The Goddess Power: A Kids’ Book of Greek and Roman Mythology takes young readers on an extraordinary journey through the myths of several remarkable women from Greek Mythology, such as Gaia, Goddess of Earth, Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty and many more. The book’s wonderful illustrations and artwork, bring the myths of these amazing ladies to life.

Inside the book, Greek Mythology lovers will also find a Creature Encyclopedia, including many mythical creatures, a Greek Pronunciation Guide, which will help them pronounce the tongue-twisting names, as well as a Symbol and Strengths guide for each Goddess.

Greek Myths for Young Children (Stories for Young Children)

Our kids love this book. They both choose it every night for their stories. It’s an excellent introduction to Greek myths.

Greek Myths for Young Children is an excellent introduction to Greek Mythology for younger readers (aged 5-9 years old).

The quality of the colorful illustrations and the engaging text make this book a great gift for young fans of Greek Mythology who want to avoid too much detail.

It is a quick overview of the more well-known collection of myths, such as Pandora’s Box, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Minotaur, Odysseus, Hercules, King Midas and many more. At the end of the book, you will find a ‘How to Pronounce Greek Names’ guide which both you and your young readers will find quite handy!

Treasury of Greek Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters for children of 8 to 12 years old.

As New York Times online commented: “This is a book meant to dazzle its readers — and it does.”

Several of the most well-know stories of Greek Mythology are brought to life with lyrical narrations by the award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and wonderful artwork by the award-winning illustrator Christina Balit.

The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology is a great beginner book for all parents who wish to introduce the fascinating world of Greek Mythology to kids. While it doesn’t go into too much detail, the stories are well-written and attractive for younger readers (aged 8-12 years old).

The tales of the Olympian Gods and Goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena, as well as heroes and monsters, such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa, will fascinate and engage your kids’ imagination and encourage them to learn more on Greek Mythology.

National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology

Begin Your Quest for Facts, Photos, and Fun Fit for Gods and Goddesses and learn everything you need to know about Greek Mythology. Great for kids from 8 up to 12 years old.

National Geographic Everything Mythology is a lovely book covering several fascinating facts and awe-inspiring imagery that brings your kids’ favorite fierce mythological heroes to life.

It is a great choice for parents of young readers, who wish to introduce their kids to gods of ancient worlds, including that of Greek Mythology.

Full of interesting facts, colorful illustrations, and infused with humor, this fun journey through ancient lore will keep kids fascinated with every turn of the page.

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 enthrall young readers.

Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire.

Most probably many of you have read this wonderful book at some point during your childhood. It is a timeless classic, all Greek Mythology lovers should have in their libraries. Throughout the years this book has inspired many young readers and made them fall in love with the fascinating world of Greek Mythology.

Besides its captivating stories and myths of Greek Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters, your kids will be also enchanted by the book’s beautiful artwork.

In addition, if you are planning a trip to Greece with the family, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, is a great book to prepare your kids for the trip. After reading it, they will have a much better understanding and appreciation for the historical sites they will then visit in person.

This book is highly recommended for ages 8 to 12 years old. We would strongly suggest however, that you should also read it yourselves! Even if you have already read the book at some point in the past, we assure you that you will relive the joy it gave you all over again!

Percy Jackson & the Olympians

This is a pentalogy of adventure and fiction books written by Rick Riordan.

This is the ideal gift for all youngsters (aged 9 to13 years old) who love Greek Mythology!

Most kids are simply obsessed with Percy Jackson, the son of the sea god Poseidon, and his amazing adventures. One thing is for sure…once your kids start reading the Percy Jackson book series, they will not be able to put them down.

Accompany Percy Jackson and his other demigod friends as they go on a series of quests that will have them facing monsters, gods, and conniving figures from Greek Mythology. Do they have what it takes to save the Olympians from an ancient enemy?

This value-priced set includes the following 5 best-selling books of the series:
The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian.

Now with glorious new cover art and packaged with a special bonus poster!

Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy’s funny and thrilling adventures for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by readers aged 8-80.

Kids Love Greece recommends Percy Jackson inspired tours to the ancient sites in Greece for families. Have a look at our Mythology Tours inspired by Percy Jackson!

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  • You might also be interested in our Greek Myth books, called “Early Myths”. We have 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.
    Our multimedia books are available on the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and we also have versions as audiobooks and paperbacks.
    More details available on earlymyths.com

 

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