Tweens are always on the go, and they need plenty of entertainment to keep them entertained. Greek mythology is a great way to keep tweens entertained, and it’s also a great way to teach them important life lessons.
Whether you’re reading the Iliad or hearing about Hades’s capture of Cerberus, these 20 best greek mythology books for tweens will keep them entertained for hours on end.
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The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan is a great way to teach your tween about Greek mythology.
These books are perfect for tweens because they are easy to read and follow, but also relate to important life lessons.
It is a pentalogy of fantasy novels written by Irish-American author Rick Riordan, and the first book series in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles.
A young demigod named Percy Jackson lives in a world filled with Greek gods in the 21st century, where the Titans threaten to destroy all of humanity.
Greek mythology is a timeless classic that has captivated audiences for centuries. For many, these myths are an important part of their childhood memories.
If you’re looking for a good book that your tween will love, try the Beasts of Olympus series by Lucy Coats.
This series is about the Greek gods and goddesses who live on Mount Olympus with their children. The books follow different characters as they go through everyday life with gods and goddesses around them.
The books also teach kids lessons on how to be brave and how to stand up for what they believe in.
Plus, each book comes with a fun activity at the end where kids can learn more about the characters and make clay sculptures!
What better way to spend time than learning about Greek mythology?
Trials of Apollo Series by Rick Riordan is an amazing book. It’s about a boy named Percy Jackson who is the son of Poseidon, the god of sea and water.
He has dyslexia and ADHD but he can’t remember his life before he was 12 years old. One day, he goes to the Camp Half-Blood where all demigods live.
There, he meets two new friends: Hazel Levesque and Frank Zhang. They are both children of Pluto (Hazel) and Mars (Frank).
Together they go on many adventures in order to save the world from Gaea, the Earth Mother goddess who wants to destroy everything so that she can create a new world for herself.
After facing many monsters and many other obstacles, Percy, Hazel and Frank finally arrive at Mount Olympus where they and her army.
Later on in the book, Percy meets a god named Apollo who is stuck with him for two weeks and he is very annoying.
They go to help out Bianca di Angelo because she was kidnapped by Gaea but when they get there they realize that it was a trap by Gaea herself.
The main reason is that she needed a new “Olympian” which is a god/goddess from the old times when the gods and the titans were fighting each other.
Apollo was chosen because his mother, Leto, is the only immortal of her three children.
Together they fight off Gaea and save Bianca di Angelo but Apollo sacrifices himself for his sister by giving up his immortality to Gaea so she can’t attack them ever again.
This book had many great adventures that I would definitely read again. I really liked it and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Greek Mythology!
The Goddess Girls is a series of children’s books written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, published by Simon & Schuster under the Aladdin imprint.
The first book in this series is set in the mythical world of Greek mythology and it centers on four girls who attend Mount Olympus Academy to develop their divine skills- Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, Artemis.
They are friends with different personalities: Athena is intelligent while Artemis is bold; Persephone has mysterious qualities while Aphrodite is “effortlessly” beautiful.
The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan is a great way to introduce your tween to Greek mythology.
The books are full of exciting action and adventure, but they also include important life lessons about friendship and courage.
A conflict between Greek and Roman demigods, as well as Gaea (Roman name Terra), is the theme of the novels.
Also in the fourth book of the series, there is a fight against Tartarus, which, in Greek mythology, represents the darkest and deepest part of the underworld.
One thing that makes these books even better for your tween is the inclusion of Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood.
These three main characters are great examples of teamwork and the importance of loyalty in your life. Your tween will never stop laughing when reading this book series!
A graphic novel series that follows the family of Zeus and also a modern take to Greek Mythology. It is written for young adults but even I have enjoyed reading it!
There are five books in this series that follow these children as they begin fighting against evil forces that threaten Olympus!
Book 1: “A new kind of hero” This book is titled “A New Kind Of Hero”. The main focus of the story is on four siblings who are based on Zeus’ children from Greek Mythology.
They go to a diner where they encounter a problem that no other mortals could solve. Suddenly, they were able to fly and control all types of weather!
Book 2: “The Lightning Thief” This is the second book in the series and is titled “The Lightning Thief”.
The main focus of this story is on Percy Jackson, who just found out that he is a demigod. He discovers his father’s magical lightning bolt has been stolen!
Now Percy must find out who took it before it falls into the wrong hands!
Book 3: “The Sea Of Monsters” This is the third book in the series and is titled “The Sea of Monsters”. The main focus of the story is on a boy named Tyson.
He had two problems, he was lost at sea and he had no memory of who he really was. His only friend was a salty whiny sea goddess, but she was going to turn him in if he didn’t do something!
Book 4: “The Battle of the Labyrinth” This is the fourth book in the series and is titled “The Battle Of The Labyrinth”.
The main focus of this story is on a 16-year-old girl named Annabeth Chase.
She always had a feeling in her gut that something was wrong, but it wasn’t until she heard about Luke Castellan did things start to make sense!
Book 5: “The Last Olympian” This is the fifth and final book in the series and is titled “The Last Olympian”.
The main focus of this story is on Percy Jackson. It was his final quest before he could finally settle down and relax! Unfortunately, the forces of Kronos were rising up against him and it didn’t look too good.
The “Married to Magic” series is a fantastic way to introduce Greek mythology to a tween. These books tell the story of Persephone, a girl who lives with her grandmother in an orphanage.
One day, she’s chosen by Hades, the god of the underworld, to be his wife and rule over the underworld with him.
Persephone doesn’t want this position though—she wants to spend her time being a normal girl on Earth. Persephone escapes from Hades and starts living with her friend Demeter, who is also her mother.
This book will teach your tween about life lessons such as how important it is to stay true to yourself and not care what others think of you.
Greek mythology has been around for thousands of years and is still a popular story today. It’s one of the first stories that many people hear and is definitely one that tweens will want to read about, too.
The Mythic Misadventures Series by Carolyn Hennesy, which includes Tales of the Trojan War, Tales of Ancient Greece, Tales of the Ancient Greeks, and Tales of Ancient Rome, provides an entertaining way to teach important life lessons.
This series introduces your tween to Greek myths that have a variety of themes that they can learn from.
They might learn about love and friendship while reading about Perseus and Andromeda or they could learn about bravery while reading about Odysseus or Hector.
These books are an easy way to entertain kids while teaching them important life lessons.
Argos was a loyal dog that Odysseus left behind when he went on his quest to find Penelope.
The story follows Argos as he waits for his master to return home. However, waiting turned into years and soon enough, everyone assumed that Odysseus died long ago!
Twenty years pass by as Odysseus tries to return to Ithaka. He begins the long journey home after spending 10 years beneath the walls of Troy.
During his journey, he defeats monsters, outwits the Cyclops, and battles the gods. His goal is to reunite with his family no matter what it takes.
This book is great for anyone who is looking for a book that is on the longer side. It has some beautiful illustrations and even though it is written for children, adults can still enjoy it!
Retelling the story of Perseus, the Greek hero who slays Medusa and beheads the Gorgon head, Percy Jackson, this book is a great way for your tween to get lost in a world of mythological adventure.
The book is written in a straightforward manner that is easy for elementary-level readers to follow and understand.
It’s also a great way for them to learn about important life lessons.
Homer’s epic poem tells the story of the Trojan War from Achilles’ perspective. The poem describes the battles and events that occurred during Agamemnon’s quarrel with Achilles.
Despite covering only a few weeks in the final year of the war, The Iliad mentions many Greek legends about the siege. However, the earlier events, like the gathering of the warriors for the siege, as well as the cause of the war, appear near the beginning.
The Iliad covers many important life lessons such as how one should strive for excellence and never give up; it also teaches readers about important historical figures like Achilles and Odysseus.
This classic book is perfect for your tween because it has lots of action, suspense, and adventure that will keep them on their toes throughout the entire story.
The Inheritance Cycle is a series of young adult fantasy novels written by American author Christopher Paolini.
The series follows the protagonist, Eragon, and his dragon Saphira as they journey to free Alagaësia from the oppressive rule of Galbatorix.
Along the way, they learn about their own races’ histories, fight in battles, and develop relationships with each other and others.
If you want to give your tween a fun and educational read that will keep them entertained for hours on end, try giving them these books!
What a Beast! A Look-It-Up Guide to the Monsters and Mutants of Mythology (Mytholpedia) by Sophia Kelly
If you’re looking for a book that can keep your tween entertained, then look no further. Mytholpedia is a super fun and easy-to-read book that will show your child the mythical creatures of Greek mythology.
This book has all the stories of Greek mythology, including the myths of gods, goddesses, and monsters.
I loved this book because it was an easy read and the illustrations were great. I also loved how it made me feel like I was taking a journey back in time to be able to explore my own past as well as the past of someone else’s children.
This is such a great way to learn about Greek mythology and also teach your kids about being respectful and not judging others based on looks alone.
I would recommend this book if you want to have fun with your tween or if you’re looking for some quick entertainment for yourself!
“The Odyssey is an epic poem traditionally attributed to an ancient Greek poet named Homer. It is one of the two major ancient Greek literary works attributed to Homer.
The poem is set in an indeterminate time somewhere between 1200 and 1100 BC, on the island of Homers home, the Cyclades. It tells how Odysseus, King of Ithaca, struggles to return home from the war against Troy.”
This book is a great way for your tween to learn about classic Greek mythology. The story follows Odysseus as he tries to make his way back home after fighting in the Trojan War.
He encounters many obstacles along his journey and when he finally makes it back home to Ithaca, all he finds are his wife Penelope and son Telemachus waiting for him.
The rest of the family has died during his time away which makes it more difficult for him to feel at home again.
But what makes this book so great is that it’s filled with important life lessons that will teach your children about important topics such as learning how not all heroes come home victorious and having patience with others who are going through tough times.
Bringing timeless myths of Greek myths together in a beautiful new book, Treasury of Greek Mythology provides stories of timeless appeal.
Awarded a silver honor book by the California Reading Associationcapitol choices 2012 list of notable titles for children and teens.
These lively tales tell of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena, as well as heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa. They are the creation of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and beautifully illustrated by Christina Balit.
Mythology is a collection of ancient myths and legends from around the world. The stories can be used to show the readers important life lessons while giving them entertainment at the same time.
With its timeless stories of gods and heroes, this classic has enthralled and delighted millions of readers all over the world.
No other book does an equally good job of bringing the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present – to life for the modern reader like Edith Hamilton’s mythology.
This book is perfect for all ages of children (and even adults) because it’s full of Greek mythology that is entertaining and also has valuable life lessons.
The first day of school is nerve-racking for Nicole Cassidy. It’s her hair and outfit she’s worried about. Imagining the teacher’s introduction, she hears snickers around the classroom.
Things at her new school are going to be a lot more challenging than she thought. The Kinsley High curriculum now includes a new subject: magic.
Like any other student she also has magic, but she is different from others. Because…
She’s a witch!
Aside from being a witch, she’s a descendant of Greek gods. Read the book learn more about Nicole Cassidy.
This book is “Top 100 Amazon Bestseller in the entire Kindle Store”.
The first year of Demigods Academy is about to start at Camp Half-Blood, but the campers are still a little nervous. There’s been a lot of new changes since they were last there, and they want to know what’s in store for them.
Join Percy Jackson and his friends as they explore the first year at Camp Half-Blood in Demigods Academy: Year One by Elisa S. Amore.
The first book in this middle-grade series is a story about Percy Jackson and his friends as they explore their time at Camp Half-Blood.
You get to see how their adventures differ from past ones, and it’ll introduce you to characters you might not have known before!
Wonder Woman vs. Circe is a Greek mythology book written by Laurie Sutton. In this book, Wonder Woman must battle the witch Circe in order to save her mother’s life.
Circe is Zeus’s daughter, but she turned from her father and became a wicked sorceress who spread chaos and destruction across Greece.
With the help of Hermes, Wonder Woman sets out on an adventure to defeat Circe and restore peace back to Greece.
The book teaches important life lessons about loyalty and self-sacrifice that tweens will truly appreciate.
No.1 New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS brings you an unforgettable tale of power, destiny, and redemption.
A lifetime ago, Lore Perseous left behind ancient Greek bloodlines that play a merciless game of power and control. But the game is going to start again…
This book is great for anyone who loves Greek mythology and wants to discover a story with twists and turns.
The Greek mythology ties in really well, and you won’t be able to predict what will happen next!
We all know the power of a good story and how it can shape our lives for years to come. That’s why we put together this list of 20 best Greek mythology books for tweens that are perfect for kids who love reading about gods, monsters, heroes, quests, and more!
Whether you want to read one book at a time or binge-read them all in order – these stories will engage your imagination with their amazing tales.
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