Best Mythology Books for Kids and Teens

At some point during their grade school years, lots of kids go through a big mythology phase -- they can't get enough of stories about gods, goddesses, and other mythological creatures. And that love can continue through the teen years. There's more than just Greek and Roman mythology, too. The fantastic (in every sense of the word) books on this list draw from Indian, Norse, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean myths. For more great fantasy reads, check out our Fantasy Books for Kids and Thrilling Books for Teens Who Love Fantasy.

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Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth

age 5+

Stunning art, epic adventure of gods' quest to make humans.

By: Duncan Tonatiuh (2020)
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Dragon Pearl

age 8+

Fox-spirit teen brings Korean myths to adventurous sci-fi.

By: Yoon Ha Lee (2019)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: Pandava, Book 1

age 9+

Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.

By: Roshani Chokshi (2018)
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Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes

age 9+

Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's two series.

By: Rick Riordan (2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1

age 9+

Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.

By: Rick Riordan (2016)
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

age 9+

Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure in boy-demigod tale.

By: Rick Riordan (2005)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

age 9+

Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.

By: Rick Riordan (2014)
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Phoenix: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 1

age 9+

Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.

By: Jeff Stone (2012)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1

age 9+

Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.

By: Sayantani DasGupta (2018)
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Zeus: King of the Gods: Olympians, Book 1

age 9+

Fiery start to educational graphic novel series.

By: George O'Connor (2010)
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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

age 10+

Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.

By: Michael Scott (2007)
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The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1

age 10+

Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.

By: Rick Riordan (2010)
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The Night Parade

age 10+

Gentle fantasy spotlights Japanese mythology.

By: Kathryn Tanquary (2016)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

age 10+

Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.

By: Rick Riordan (2015)
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Race to the Sun

age 10+

Fun girl hero drives fast-paced, modern take on Navajo myth.

By: Rebecca Roanhorse (2020)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1

age 10+

Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.

By: Rick Riordan (2015)
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Gilded

age 12+

Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.

By: Christina L. Farley (2014)
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Lovely War

age 13+

Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.

By: Julie Berry (2019)
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Norse Mythology

age 13+

Gaiman makes myths compelling, accessible to modern readers.

By: Neil Gaiman (2017)
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Only Everything

age 13+

Greek myths spark sweet, modern romance with heart.

By: Kieran Scott (2014)
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