These great kids’ books will get kids excited about Greek mythology. They either tell the classic stories or use them as a source of inspiration for new and exciting stories. Kids will love these Greek mythology books, which feature everything from immortal gods and goddesses to strange creatures and demigods. There’s action, drama, and adventure in each one. (That’s why Greek myths have been around for so long.)
Beasts of Olympus Series by Lucy Coats, illustrated by Brett Bean
These stories about Olympus’s new stable boy, Demon, are sure to make kids laugh. Demon can talk to animals, which helps him get through both the dangerous animals he cares for and the unpredictable demands of the gods.
Ages 7 to 9
Myth-O-Mania Series by Kate McMullan, illustrated by Denis Zilber
Hades tells us the so-called real stories about the Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes. As a result of this, Zeus isn’t the good guy you think he is, Hercules isn’t as smart as you think he is, and Helen of Troy was just an innocent person who got hurt.
Wonder Woman vs. Circe by Laurie Sutton, illustrated by Luciano Vecchio
Circe is trapped in her own body by the powerful Trinity Beast in this fast-paced, illustrated start to a chapter book. The Amazon princess rescues and captures the evil witch.
Ages 7 to 10.
Goddess Girls Series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Mount Olympus Academy teaches the best kids and adults, like Pandora, Hestia, Artemis, and Persephone, who are all very good at their jobs. Each of these fun chapter books tells the story of a Goddess Girl who has to deal with the difficulties of school, friendship, and becoming a young adult.
Ages 8 to 12:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
An ADHD and dyslexic boy named Percy learns that monsters want to kill him because his father was… a Greek god? This is the story of Percy’s adventure. To be safe, he’ll need to reach Camp Half Blood. All of a sudden, Titans want to destroy the Olympians. Percy and his friends have to stop them from ending the world.
The Olympians Series by George O’Connor
Starting with Zeus and going on to Athena, Hades, Ares, and other Greek gods, these graphic novels are full of interesting, well-illustrated stories about the gods and their adventures.
Ages 9 to 14.
The Mythic Misadventures Series by Carolyn Hennesy
Pandy, a 13-year-old girl, borrows a mysterious box from her father, Prometheus. When she opens it, all the bad things in the world come out. Zeus tells her to go back and fix her mistake. He tells her to put the evils back where they came from. Each book tells the story of how to find and put one evil back into the box.
Ages 8 to 12:
Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy
Argos, Odysseus’s dog, is always there for him. He learns about his master’s journeys from the stories of birds and other animals, and then tells us about them in this unique version of The Odyssey.
Ages 8 to 12:
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco
In fact, this book about Greek heroes written by Percy Jackson is going to make you laugh out loud.
What a Beast! A Look-It-Up Guide to the Monsters and Mutants of Mythology (Mytholpedia) by Sophia Kelly
People love mythological monsters, so who doesn’t like one? In this fun book, you’ll learn all about your favorite animals, like the chimera, the harpies, the hydra, the pegasus, and a lot more.
Ages 8 to 10.
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
This illustrated book of Greek myths starts with the story of Gaea, Mother Earth. It then tells stories about the Titans, Zeus and his family, famous heroes, frightening monsters, and minor gods.
Ages 8 to 12:
Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull, illustrated by Sarah Young
Find out about sixteen myths that are well-written and beautifully illustrated. They are written in the same way as stories with dialogue.
Ages 11 and up
Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology by Lise Lunge-Larsen, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
As long as your kids like to learn about words, they’ll enjoy these illustrated word origin stories based on Greek and Roman mythology. What does Achilles’ heel mean? What do the muses have to do with museums? What did Narcissus do that we still remember him for, and why?
Ages 10 to 12:
The best way to learn about Greek mythology with amazing pictures and dialogue. Definitely worth it for young readers! If your child likes Greek mythology, Young Zeus is a great choice for kids between the ages of 4 and 8. It’s also a great way to learn more about the fascinating world of Greek Mythology.
Fun and playful, G. Brian Karas, a well-known illustrator and author who has written many books, tells the story of young Zeus and how he came to be a leader of the Olympian Gods and a master of the world. There are beautiful pictures in this book that kids love to look at. Reading age: 4-8 years old
Greek Myths for Young Children
Greek Myths for Young Children is a great way for young people to learn about Greek mythology (aged 4-9 years old). This book is a great gift for young people who like Greek mythology but don’t want to read too much about it. The quality of the colorful illustrations and the interesting text make this book a good choice. There are some well-known myths, like Pandora’s Box and Jason and the Golden Fleece. The Minotaur and Odysseus are also there. How to pronounce Greek names is at the end of the book, and both you and your kids will find it very useful.
Reading level: 4-9
Hour of the Olympics
A book called The Hour of the Olympics is part of the Magic Tree House series. It has been a best-selling chapter book for more than 20 years now. Great for kids who are 6 to 9 years old. You and your kids will learn about the ancient Greek Olympic games and the story of Annie, a girl who breaks the rules and wants to go to the only-for-men event. Will she be able to do it?