Early this summer I shared a way to encourage kids to read a wide variety of genres of books. It was a free printable punch card called Reading Everything Under the Sun. I think it is super important for kids to read and explore all different kinds of books. Today I want to share with you some wonderful myth books for kids with you. They are filled with tales from long ago. Your kids will love them!
Myths for Kids Books
This book is a classic. I remember it being my school library when I was a little girl. It is filled to the brim with myths from ancient Greece. I love the illustrations in this book.
The stories in this book are geared toward young children. The text is large enough that young readers can read this book themselves. How cool it is to open a door to past for young kids with this book!
This book is part of series of books based on Greek myths by Rosemary Wells. In this tale Max wants to get into Ruby’s jewelry box and Ruby doesn’t want him to explore it. She tells him the story of Pandora to get him to stay away from her box. We love Max and Ruby. We really enjoyed this series!
This book is great book for elementary age children. It has section on the gods and goddess and one of the myths themselves. Children will love getting to learn about all the gods and goddess and what they were in charge of. Then they can read stories about them.
This is wonderful book from the author of the Magic Tree House series. Children in third through six grade or children reading on those levels will enjoy this tale of the Odyssey. It is filled with action and adventure.
If you have a child that is interested in learning more about the gods found in myths, this a good book for them to look up information on them. My son loves to read dictionaries and encyclopedias on topics he is interested in. (He is a fact kind of guy!) If you have children like that, they will really enjoy this book.
This book is part of very popular series. Percy (the son of Poseidon) and his sidekicks are sent on quests by the Gods. These book are filled with action and adventure. This would be a great book to take on a car trip to read aloud to each other!
This wonderful book shares six Greek myths. They are Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. It is a great book for introducing kids to mythology and some of its biggest heroes.
While this book was designed to be read to children, I think a strong reader could read it with you. It shares both Greek and Roman Myths. Children will enjoy learning more about both cultures myths.
This book has a magazine layout. It doesn’t explore myths in too great a great depth, but will wet children’s appetite for learning more about myths wet. Kids will love the picture and the short passages about myths.
You can go to Introducing a Fun Way To Encourage Summer Reading to get a copy of this reading punch card. If you are interested in exploring some of the other genres shared on the card, you will want to check on my post on fables and science fiction books.
If I have left off your favorite book on myths, please leave me a comment below. I would love add it to our book list.