Best Greek Mythology Books for Kids & Teenagers


There are so many great books introducing Greek myth and legend to young fresh minds, that it’s worth reminding ourselves of some of the many remarkable books are out there.

Many of these wonderful books with Greek mythological themes are often accompanied by fantastic illustrations making them great for the imaginative minds of kids and teenagers.

Lovers of Greek mythology will also get a blast from the brilliant storytelling ability of these master writers and illustrators. If you think a painting can be beautiful, then consider some of the covers and drawings in these books. They’re truly marvellous artistic creations of the highest caliber.

The aim with this selection of books is to show everyone the best way to introduce kids and teenagers to Greek mythology, while fuelling the imagination of teenagers and young adults with their power.

Who wouldn’t want to at least flick through a few pages of some of these amazing books?

Books especially suitable for kids:

A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology – Heather Alexander, Meredith Hamilton (Illustrator)

A Fantastic Voyage into Greek Mythology – Sofia A. Souli

A-MAZ-ING MINOTAUR – Julie Rix, Juliet Snape (Illustrator)

A Wonder Book – Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Atticus The Story Teller’s 100 Greek Myths – Lucy Coats, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator)

Beasts of Olympus series – Lucy Coats

Brick Greek Myths – Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas, Amanda Brack and others

Classic Myths to Read Aloud: The Great Stories of Greek & Roman Mythology – William F. Russell

Cupid and Psyche – Marie Charlotte Craft, Kinuko Y. Craft (Illustrator)

D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths – Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words & Wisdom from Greek & Roman Mythology

Goddess Girls series – by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Greek Gods and Goddesses – Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark (Illustrator)

Greek Mythology series – Teri Temple, Robert Squier (Illustrator)
– a large number of beautiful looking books including Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty

Greek Mythology Books for Kids: A Collection of Greek Stories and Greek Gods for Children – Anthony Clark, Robert Harper (Illustrator)

Greek Mythology For Kids: From the Gods to the Titians – Baby Professor

Greek Mythology – Nicos Walsh

Greek Mythology’s Adventures of of Perseus: A Choose Your Path Book – Blake Hoena

Greek Myths – Ann Turnbull, Sarah Young (Illustrator)

Greek Myths – Marcia Williams

Hercules: The Man, the Myth, the Hero – by Kathryn Lasky, Mark Hess (Illustrator)

Hercules The World’s Strongest Man – by Alex Frith, Linda Cavallini (Illustrator)

Heroes of Greek Mythology – Charles Kingsley

Heroes and Monsters of Greek Myth – Bernard Evslin

Heroes in Training series – Joan Holub
– including Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

Icarus – by Dan Mishkin. Rick Hoberg (Illustrator)

Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths – Matteo Pincelli and Russell Punter

Jason and the Argonauts: The First Great Quest in Greek Mythology – Robert Byrd

King Midas and the Golden Touch – Charlotte Craft, Kinuko Y. Craft (Illustrator)

National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology – Adrienne Mayor and Blake A. Hoena

Oh My Gods!: Mythlopedia Series – Megan E. Bryant

Pandora series (The Mythic Misadventures series) – Carolyn Hennessy
– including Pandora Gets Jealous

Pegasus – Marianna Mayer

Pegasus, the Flying Horse – Jane Yolen, Li Ming (Illustrator)

Perseus (Early Myths collection) – Simon Spence

Stickman Odyssey, Book 1: An Epic Doodle – Christopher Ford

Tales From the Odyssey, Part 1 – Mary Pope Osborne
Tales From the Odyssey, Part 2 – Mary Pope Osborne

The Adventures of Daedelus and Icarus – Maria Mary Papaoulakis, Eduardo Enrique Compdepadros (Illustrator)

The Adventures of Hermes, God of Thieves: 100 Journeys through Greek … – Murielle Szac

The Battle of the Olympians and the Titans – Rich Pellegrino

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus – Aliki Brandenberg

The Iliad and the Odyssey – Marcia Williams

The McElderry Book of Greek Myths – Eric Kimmel, Pep Montserrat (Illustrator)

The Minotaur – Russell Punter, Linda Cavallini (Illustrator)

The Odyssey – Louie Stowell, Mattco Pincelli (Illustrator)

The Odyssey – Gillian Cross, Neil Packer (Illustrator)

The Trojan horse: How the Greeks Won the War – Emily Little

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters – Donna Jo Napoli, Christina Balit (Illustrator)

Young Zeus – by Brian Karas

Z is for Zeus – Helen L. Wilbur

Books with Greek Mythological themes for advanced readers:

Goddess Interrupted – Aimee Carter

Heroes of Olympus series – by Rick Riordan:
* The Lost Hero
* The Son of Neptune
* The Mark of Athena
* The House of Rhodes
* The Blood of Olympus
* The Demigod Diaries

Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi – Rob MacGregor

Mythology – Lady Hestia Evans (The Five Mile Press)

Nobody’s Princess – Esther Friesner

Pegasus series – Kate O’Hearn
– including The Flame of Olympus (Pegasus, # 1)

Percy Jackson series – by Rick Riordan:
* Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
* Percy Jackson ant the Sea of Monsters
* Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse
* Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
* Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian
* The Demigod Files
* Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Persephone – Kaitlin Bevis

Starcrossed – Josephine Angelini

The Fire Thief – Terry Deary

The Goddess Test – Aimee Carter

The Hardy Boys: The Shattered Helmet – Franklin W. Dixon

The Medusa Legacy (trilogy) – Linda Temple
– including The Medusa Deception, The Dodona Prophecy and The Olympus Reckoning

Thief of Olympus – Elizabeth Rose

Graphic Novels, Manga and Comics:


Olimpos (Olympos) – Aki

Perseus and Medusa – Blake A. Hoena, Eve, Sebastion Facio, Daniel Ferran (Illustrator)

The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel – Rick Riordan

PSYCHE & EROS The Lady And The Monster (A Greek Myth) – Marie P. Croall

The Adventures of Hercules – Martin Powell, Jorge Gonzalez, Alfonso Ruiz (Illustrator)

The Godyssey – Rob Liefeld

Olympian series (Graphic Novels) – by George O’Connor:
– including HADES: Lord of the Dead

Only Everything (True Love series) – Kieran Scott