Books about the Ancient Greeks

The front cover of Hercules: The Diary of a (Sort Of) Hero

The Greeks are fascinating, with their gods, their Games and their myths. This selection of brilliant books is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, aimed at primary-aged children.

  • Icarus Was Ridiculous

    Author: Pamela Butchart

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Icarus Was Ridiculous

    Author: Pamela Butchart

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Izzy and her friends are on a class trip to the British Museum. When one classmate fails to pay attention to the teacher, holding …

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  • The Odyssey

    Author: David Walser Illustrator: Jan Pieńkowski

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Odyssey

    Author: David Walser Illustrator: Jan Pieńkowski

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

    Homer’s classic Greek tale, The Odyssey, is retold for a contemporary audience in this thrilling picture book for older reade…

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  • Greek Myths

    Author: Jean Menzies Illustrator: Katie Ponder

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Greek Myths

    Author: Jean Menzies Illustrator: Katie Ponder

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A wealth of Greek myths and legends are told engagingly and simply in this gorgeously illustrated hardback, filled with colourful,…

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  • Who Let the Gods Out?

    Author: Maz Evans

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Who Let the Gods Out?

    Author: Maz Evans

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 10+

    A quirky fantasy adventure in which a human boy and a Greek goddess accidentally release an immortal supervillain who is determine…

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  • Old Gods New Tricks

    Author: Thiago de Moraes

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Old Gods New Tricks

    Author: Thiago de Moraes

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Can Trixie dos Santos trick five all-powerful gods into helping her save the world? Packed with characters from myths and legends …

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