Here are the books we’ve been reading aloud for our Ancient Greece Unit. Aliki’s book, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus (affiliate link) has beautiful illustrations and the stories about the gods and goddesses are engaging. I really recommend that one!
We really, really like the First Greek Myths series by Saviour Pirotta. We continually check them out of the library!! They are all good. We’ve read Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa, Odysseus and the Wooden Horse, The Secret of Pandora’s Box. (affiliate links) There is also King Midas’s Goldfingers (affiliate link). Our library did not have that one, but it’s available at Amazon.
After we read Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa (affiliate link), we were inspired to make our own Medusa Craft (which you can see at this post).
LD has enjoyed Mary Pope Osborne’s books: The Magic Tree House, Hour of the Olympics. (affiliate link) And Osborne’s Tales From the Odyssey (a series of six books), such as The One-Eyed Giant (Book 1) is written on the same level as the Magic Tree House series. Again, LD has enjoyed this book a lot (we’re still on the first in the series of six). Note: These books have been combined into two volumes. You’ll find them now as Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 and Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2. All three of my kids have wound up reading these books and loved them!!
Classic Myths to Read Aloud: The Great Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology (affiliate link) has no illustrations, but LD has enjoyed the stories. If you want a book with similar stories (Daedalus and Icarus; Arachne the Spinner; Perseus; Odysseus) that has illustrations there is Greek Myths retold by Geraldine McCaughrean.
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths (affiliate link) is also a great choice for kids.
- Helen of Troy
The Wooden Horse
In the Cyclops Cave
Circe the Beautiful Witch
The Homecomin of Odysseus
The Boy Who Flew to High
The Midas Touch
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You might be interested in some of these related posts:
- Medusa Craft – Ancient Greece Unit
- Parthenon Craft
- Ancienct Greece Geography Project (post 1 and post 2)
- Ancient Greece: The Importance of the Seas (The kids designed their own boats.)