The Best Mythology Books for Kids
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I heard a college professor once say that the three most important things to have knowledge of when studying literature are the Bible, Shakespeare, and mythology. Knowing about these will help readers understand many literary elements of things they read.
This exposure helps with literary analysis and history, and understanding symbolism and theme. Many of the stories from mythology are considered common knowledge. Knowing the story behind the Trojan horse, or why it was dangerous to look at Medusa, or what it means to be ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’ are key to understanding what an author is saying.
For very young kids, introducing them to these tales in a kid-friendly format will help them start to develop their literary vocabulary, in addition to helping them understand world cultures as they begin to learn history and geography.
What are your favorite mythology books for kids?
Our favorite mythology books for kids
- D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths by D’Aulaire. Ingri ( 1995 ) Paperback
- Greek Myths for Young Children (Stories for Young Children)
- Mythology The Gods, Heroes, and Monsters of Ancient Greece (Ologies)
- The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths
- DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Greece
- DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Rome
- DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations
- DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt
- Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes
- Eyewitness Mythology (DK Eyewitness Books)
- Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of ‘The Iliad’
- The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
- The Iliad/The Odyssey Boxed Set
- The Adventures of Odysseus
- The Odyssey
- The Odyssey (Puffin Classics)
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