Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday! This week we are exploring Mythology for kids, and today we have a list of book recommendations to explore further. Please send us a comment below if you know of any other great reading material about mythology.
Common Sense Media: Here is a terrific list of book recommendations for kids about mythology for ages 8-13+ including a picture book version of Odysseus, a Norse Myth book by Neil Gaiman, and a retelling of some Indian folklore:
Other collections of stories about Greek gods and goddesses include: Heather Amery’s Greek Myths for Young Children, Helen Alexander’s A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology and Marcia Williams’s Greek Myths.
The Cool Mythology book by Malcom Craft
This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks. It includes creation myths, legends and stories, fantastical creatures such as giants, dragons and the Phoenix, and mythological places like Atlantis and Avalon. It covers all the main world mythologies, including Sumerian, Incan, African, Native American, African, Egyptian, Persian, Hindu, Norse and, of course, Greek and Roman, including the famous Olympians (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon and others). (See Featured Image)
The Hero with a Thousand Faces book (first published in 1949) is a work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell, in which the author discusses his theory of the mythological structure of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world myths. (Teens and older)
You can also find Campbell’s interview series The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers now as a book: