Go Greek or Go Home – Greek Myths for Kids

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Greek myths appeal to kids especially with the popularity of the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. (Remember my essay, “Percy Jackson is My Therapist about how the books gave me an escape from a difficult time?) Yup, I’m a fan!

Greek Myths and Percy Jackson

Percy Jackson, a 12 year old boy with ADHD and dyslexia and a pattern of getting kicked out of school, learns that not only are the Greek gods alive and well, and living in the United States, but his own father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, making him a demi-god. Percy spends the series of light-hearted, funny books escaping from monsters, training at Camp Half-Blood and trying to save the world.

Greek Myths for Kids

Percy Jackson The Ultimate Handbook

Greek Myths for Kids

I recommend buying the Percy Jackson Ultimate Guide so you can quickly look up characters while you’re reading. It’s a compact, glossy book.

Complete Greek Myths for Kids

To help AJ understand the books and the many characters from Greek mythology, we began to explore all the non-fiction Greek myth books. Unfortunately, almost all the Greek Mythology books mixed up the Greek and Roman myths, irritating AJ to no end.

Last week, we finally found the only Greek myth book I can recommend. It’s the best, most well-researched book on Greek Mythology that doesn’t mix up the Roman names with the Greek names. It’s  Greek Myths retold by Ann Turnbull, illustrated by Sarah Young from Candlewick Press, 2010.

Greek Myths for Kids

Greek Myths took AJ a half day to devour it’s 167 pages; she gave it the thumbs up. “NO mixing up of the myths, mom!” she exclaimed. Turnbull created the ultimate guide of Greek locations, monsters, heroes, gods, and mortals. This is a must buy!

For the Greek, Roman, Norse . . . Myth Obsessed

Stay at Camp Half-Blood with Riordan’s new series, The Heroes of Olympus. I’ll give you a hint about this series . . . Latin and Roman.

Greek Myths for Kids

Check out this fun math and myth combo card game, Mythmatical Battles. You pick your myth, Greek, Norse, Egyptian or Celtic, and battle it out with multiplication facts. (Attacking product is the first one listed, defensive product is the second.) You’ll learn and practice facts about the mythology and practice the multiplication facts located at the bottom. Oh, and if you don’t know – you can consult “the oracle” aka. multiplication table. Talk about making math fun!

Greek Myths for Kids

Comments

  1. Gail tanner says

    This is awesome! The new national standards for 4th grade language arts have a huge mythology component and this would be a great companion piece. If I save it for indoor recess, the kids will be knocking each other over to get their hands on it. Thanks for the info!

  2. says

    This post could not come at a better time! My young son chose Greece and Greek Mythology to report on in school, after reading the Percy Jackson’s series with his father.
    Nightly, we are researching away. These recommended books appear to be perfect. I am ordering them right now.
    He wants to dress up like Hermes. If you have any idea where I can get winged sandals, a hat and his staff – I would be much obliged!

  3. says

    I bought all the above books. He is having a blast.

    We also got a kit that allows you to build a greek structure out of wood. This gives him some hands on tasks to balance out the words from the books.

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