Kids’ Greek Mythology Books | Have Your Say

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 22, 2013

What is your favorite book that fits into the genre of Greek Mythology? This is the question we posed to TCBR’s readers and here is what they had to say:

D’aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths

By Edgar D’aulaire

Quirky illustrations that are evocative; clear graceful re-tellings of the myths. Very accessible without being simplistic. Retains the magic of the myths.

—Shared by Bonny Becker

PercyJacksonBoxSetPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

By Rick Riodan

Riveting action that captures the Harry Potter crowd, but explains dyslexia which could also capture the Joey Pigza crowd as well.  Well written, but could inspire kids to go check out the classic tales that the series is based on.  I have, so far, replaced 3 or 4 copies in our library.  They have ALL walked.  In my library, that is a sign of a popular book that the kids want to read.

—Shared by Marcia Berbeza

TheChildrensHomerThe Children’s Homer: The Tale of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

By Padraic Colum/Willy Pogany

A very child-friendly retelling  of The Iliad and The Odyssey, full of all the adventure and drama that Homer intended for his epics. (for ages 4 grade and up)

—Shared by Wendy Braun

HadesHades: Lord of the Dead

By George O’Connor

I love his take on the Persephone myth, and the art is amazing.

—Shared by Maria Selke

OhMyGodsOh My Gods!: Mythlopedia Series

By Megan E. Bryant

My son became a huge fan of Greek mythology because of Percy Jackson, which turned our family on to looking for more great books on the topic. The Mythlopedia series, which begins with Oh My Gods!, is very fun for kids (and adults) to read while still being informative.

—Shared by Melissa Hambrick

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Category: Ages 9-12, Mythology, Teens: Young Adults

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The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

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