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Stories of epic battles, curses and vendetta? Good versus evil? Virtues and vices? No genre can do that better than Greek mythology!

The books below are just some of the stories inspired by the ancient Greek myths that have shaped much of Western culture to this day. We've got inspiring powerful female gods, non-fiction insight into the everyday life of the ancient Greeks, contemporary retellings. And finally, some much-loved series from Loki to Percy Jackson and Beasts Olympus.   

Get ready to go on journeys underground and above the clouds, bring nature to life with Gaia and find out if the Greeks invented the world's most bloodthirsty sport with The Greeks! So many heroically epic stories to discover with these beautiful and adventurous books! 

If you'd like to look into more stories besides just ancient Greek ones, we've rounded up a separate list of books for kids that love myths and legends, brimming with more fun titles to look into!

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2023-01-12
Greek Mythology books for kids
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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

" If you like horror shows, bloodbaths, lying, stealing, backstabbing and cannibalism, then read on..."

Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson?

In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians.

Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head?

It's all here in black and white...

Featuring an exclusive bonus chapter from The Blood of Olympus , the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series!

Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide!

'Explosive' - Big Issue

'Action-packed' - Telegraph

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Who Let the Gods Out?

The first book in the hilarious bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT series, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize! 'I totally fell in love with Elliot and the gods, and I think you're all going to love them too.' ROBIN STEVENS 'One of the funniest new voices in children's literature. The laughs come thick and fast' DAVID SOLOMONS When Elliot wishes upon a star, he doesn't expect a constellation to crash into a dungheap on his family farm. The star is Virgo. She thinks she's perfect. Elliot doesn't. And together they release Thanatos, evil Daemon of Death ... epic fail. They need the King of the Gods and his noble steed. Instead, they get a chubby Zeus and his high horse Pegasus. Are the Gods really ready to save the world? And is the world really ready for the Gods? An exciting, laugh-out-loud hilarious and highly-acclaimed Percy Jackson-esque adventure. Shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Books Are My Bag Readers' Award. Hilarious and heartfelt, Who Let the Gods Out? is the first in a series centred on the Olympian gods - perfect for fans of Greek mythology! Loved Who Let the Gods Out? Make sure to check out the other books in the series, starting with book 2, Simply the Quest!

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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

Wry, witty and very funny diary-style story packed with doodles and comic strips about the frustration trickster god Loki feels at having to live trapped in the body of a weedy eleven-year-old boy.

After one trick too many, Loki is banished to live on Earth as a "normal" school boy. Forbidden from using his AWESOME godly powers, Loki must show moral improvement . As he records his lies THE TRUTH in his magical (judgemental) diary, it becomes clear Loki hasn't a clue how to tell good from evil, trust from tricks, or friends from enemies.

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Beasts of Olympus 1: Beast Keeper: Book 1

A boy is reunited with his long-lost father, the Greek god Pan, only to find himself taken to the kingdom of the gods. What begins as just another ordinary day for Demon ends up being far from normal . . . because travelling on a rainbow to Mount Olympus is a bit odd for anyone, even if your dad is the Greek god Pan! When he arrives, Demon is in for a shock. The stables are full of mythical beasts like the flatulent Cattle of the Sun and a very grumpy Griffin. All Demon's animal husbandry skills, polished on his mother's farm on Earth, are going to be put to a rather exacting test as he tries to sort out the chaos and deal with the upset and concern of the gods. Can the stableboy help the Nemean lion that Heracles has hurt, and avoid incurring Hera's wrath if he can't heal her pet Hydra . . . The first in a delightful action-packed series, acclaimed writer Lucy Coats uses her original and funny voice to bring to life the gods, goddesses and mythical beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.

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Oh My Gods!

Karen is just an average thirteen-year-old from New Jersey who loves to play video games with her friends and watch movies with her mom. But when she moves to Greece to live with her eccentric, mysterious father, Zed, suddenly everything she thought about herself - about life - is up in the air. Starting a new school can be difficult, but starting school at Mt. Olympus Junior High, where students are gods and goddesses, just might take the cake. Especially when fellow classmates start getting turned to stone. Greek mythology . . . a little less myth, a little more eek! And if Karen's classmates are immortal beings, who does that make her?

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The Greeks

Were charioteers the highest-paid athletes in history?

How did Heracles slay the many-headed Hydra?

Did the Greeks invent the world's most bloodthirsty sport?

Readers can discover the truth behind some of the most incredible ancient Greek stories and superstitions and unearth the most fascinating aspects of an ancient culture in this immersive book. With flaps to lift on every page, there's plenty of history to uncover.

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Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom/Poseidon and the Sea of Fury: Heroes in Training Flip Book #1-2

Come along for legendary adventures with the first two books in the Heroes in Training series, now available in one action-packed flip book edition!

The terrible Titans are merciless giants who rule the earth, led by Cronus, the biggest, baddest Titan of them all. Cronus and his cronies have put the world into chaos-but the Titans' rule is about to be challenged by a group of young Olympians, led by ten-year-old Zeus, as they discover their powers and try to claim their rightful place as rulers in various realms of the universe.

This paperback bind-up includes Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom and Poseidon and the Sea of Fury .

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Gaia: Goddess of Earth

Imagine you made something that was so beautiful and powerful that everyone wanted to take it for themselves. And then you had to watch them destroy it. Would you fight for it? Meet Gaia, the ancient Greek goddess who created the Earth and the universe that stretched beyond it. She raised trees from their roots to the sky, sent waterfalls tumbling over cliffs and created the tides that sloshed on the shore. She gifted her creation to animals and mortals, and watched as they made it their home. But she also created a force she couldn't control: the ambition of gods. Gaia watched as the gods fought brutal wars and manipulated mortals such as Hercules and Achilles, disturbing peace on Earth. Storms raged, fires blazed and people, animals and plants suffered. Gaia begged the gods to look after her creation, but no one listened. But Gaia never gave up fighting for a better world. This is her story. Written and illustrated by two remarkable sisters, Imogen and Isabel Greenberg, this story is an exciting and action-packed adventure, with a poignant environmental message at the heart of it: the pursuit of power damages our natural world, and we all have to work together to protect it.

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Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls from the Greek Myths

Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls from the Greek Myths celebrates heroines from Circe to Psyche, from Athena to Artemis, re-telling their stories to inspire and empower a new generation of readers. Watch as Penelope cunningly outwits her suitors and discover how Artemis defeats two giants. See Circe perform powerful magic and follow Demeter on her brave search for her missing daughter. Beautifully illustrated with lively retellings which bring these much-loved myths to life.

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Tales of the Greek Heroes

Puffin Classics: the definitive collection of timeless stories, for every child.

Heracles hauling the triple-headed dog Cerberus from the underworld. Jason voyaging across oceans to seize the golden fleece. Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Tales of the Greek Heroes tells the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece.

Greek mythology has inspired stories for thousands of years, with tales of lost love and magic. Join our heroes in their journeys of resilience and revenge, guilt and love, and trials and betrayal.

This edition includes a special introduction by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series, inspired by the great Greek myths.

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Leo and the Gorgon's Curse

Buried amongst the treasures in Professor Brownstone's vaults lies a humble collection of books. Filled with legendary stories from his ancestors, they tell of fearless fighters and unlikely heroes. Venturing into Greek mythology, this is the fourth title in the Brownstone's Mythical Collection. Full of dangerous challenges, cunning monsters and godly heroes, this title is sure to be a hit with fans of the series and anyone interested in the fascinating tales of Greek mythology.

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British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece

Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum and developed in consultation with one of the world's leading experts on ancient Greece.

A kid's life in ancient Greece might sound like fun, what with all that brilliant sunny weather and watching the Olympic Games, but actually life for kids could be pretty hard. In this hilarious book, written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, children will learn just how tough life really was, from living on a diet of blood soup whilst wearing nothing but a cloak, to having to learn a poem that was over 15,000 lines long! Thanks, but no thanks, Homer!

Probably the first book about ancient Greece to feature a race between a go-kart and a goose, this is a must read for kids with a passion for horrible history!

Brought to life with rich, humorous illustrations by super-talented Marisa Morea.

Other titles in the series include: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Aztec Age, Prehistoric Times.

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Greek Myths for Little Children

Five famous Greek myths, specially selected and retold for younger children. Meet foolish King Midas, the wise goddess Athena and the musician Arion, find out what was inside Pandora's box and discover how the hero Heracles cleaned some VERY smelly stables.

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Athena: The Story of a Goddess

Discover the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, war and courage. From her extraordinary birth - sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache - to her refusal to take no for an answer. Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path. Follow Athena as she competes against her bad-tempered uncle; watch as she turns her enemy into a spider and join her as she keeps Odysseus safe on his remarkable journey home. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of one of the most fearless ancient goddesses, and the tales of a world where humans, gods and goddesses could meet. Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg, this is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making.

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12th January 2023

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