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 10 Thrilling Books for Teens Who Love Fantasy.

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The Adventures of Odysseus Book Poster Image
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2007)
(2006)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
(2018)
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Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes Book Poster Image
Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's two series.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
(2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
(2016)
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure in boy-demigod tale.
By Rick Riordan
(2005)
(2005)
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Phoenix: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
(2012)
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Quicksilver Book Poster Image
Clever novelization of the various Hermes myths.
By Stephanie Spinner
(2005)
(2005)
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The Sea of Trolls Book Poster Image
Exciting fantasy-adventure based on Norse myths.
By Nancy Farmer
(2005)
(2005)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
(2018)
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Zeus: King of the Gods: Olympians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fiery start to educational graphic novel series.
By George O'Connor
(2015)
(2010)
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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
(2007)
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The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
(2010)
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The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths Book Poster Image
Lavish handbook introduces Greek characters and myths.
By Lady Hestia Evans, Dugald A. Steer, Clint Twist
(2009)
(2009)
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The Night Parade Book Poster Image
Gentle fantasy spotlights Japanese mythology.
By Kathryn Tanquary
(2016)
(2016)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Book Poster Image
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
(2015)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
(2015)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
(2014)
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Norse Mythology Book Poster Image
Gaiman makes myths compelling, accessible to modern readers.
By Neil Gaiman
(2017)
(2017)
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Only Everything Book Poster Image
Greek myths spark sweet, modern romance with heart.
By Kieran Scott
(2014)
(2014)
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