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Great Reads for Greek Geeks

Last Updated: September 15, 2023

Athena the Brain by Joan Jolub and Suzanne Williams

Athena the Brain
by Joan Jolub and Suzanne Williams

Athena has always been above average. She’s never quite fit in at Triton Junior High, but who would’ve guessed that Athena is actually a goddess? Principal Zeus’s daughter, to be exact. When she’s summoned to Mount Olympus Academy, Athena thinks she might actually fit in for the first time in her life. But in some ways, school on Mount Olympus is not that different from down on Earth, and Athena is going to have to deal with the baddest mean girl in history — Medusa!

The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn

The Flame of Olympus
by Kate O’Hearn

Reborn as the Flame, thirteen-year-old Emily has saved Olympus from destruction but when the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, Emily and her friends become entangled in the conflict as old grudges are unearthed and new enemies are discovered.

Have a Hot Time, Hades by Kate McMullan

Have a Hot Time, Hades
by Kate McMullan

In this story with a modern twist, Hades tells his own version of how he became King of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.

Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pop Osborne

Tales from the Odyssey
by Mary Pop Osborne

Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant.

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.

Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton

Adventures of Achilles
by Hugh Lupton

Achilles is the son of a king and a goddess and also the best warrior in Greece. So when Prince Paris claims Helen from a Greek king and Troy declares war, everyone knows that Achilles will be vital to the Greek cause. With the help of the gods, can young Achilles lead his fellow countrymen to victory against the Trojans?

Goddess Power: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women by Yung In Chae

Let the goddesses take you on an odyssey–10 tales about Greek mythology for kids. It takes you on an extraordinary journey through the triumphs and tragedies of these remarkable women. From Gaia, Goddess of Earth, to Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, these legendary ladies’ stories are paired with stunning artwork that brings the myths to life.

Iris, Messenger by Sarah Deming

Iris, Messenger
by Sarah Deming

After discovering that the immortals of Greek mythology reside in her hometown of Middleville, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Iris listens to their life stories, gaining wisdom, beauty, and startling revelations about her past.

Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy

Pandora Gets Jealous
by Carolyn Hennesy

Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened.