Topic Books about the Greeks for Children in KS2

So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece by Chae Strathie

In this hilarious book children will learn just how tough life really was, from living on a diet of blood soup whilst wearing nothing but a cloak, to having to learn a poem that was over 15,000 lines long! Thanks, but no thanks, Homer! 

The Odyssey

by David Walser 

Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there? From the gory tale of the Cyclops to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, Homer's classic, The Odyssey, is filled with stories of bravery, cleverness and heroism.


Greek Gods & Heroes

by Sylvie Baussier 

The angriest gods… the bravest mortals… the 40 most iconic Greek gods and heroes of all time are here! In this fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how the Greek mythology sparked humankind's imagination and why these epic stories have been retold for thousands of years.

Tales of the Greek Hereos

by Roger Lancelyn Green

The mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.


Groovy Greeks

by Terry Deary

All the most horrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to uncover, including why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax. 

Greek Myths 

by Geraldine McCaughrean

Discover the drama and thrill of 16 classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious, beautifully illustrated story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box.


Meet the Ancient Greeks

by Andy Stanton

These incredible short introductions are just the thing for children who are beginning to explore ancient history. Get to know the basics on Ancient Greece from religious ceremonies to day to day life, with easy-to-digest, humorous text that is reminiscent of the bestselling Horrible Histories series.

The Iliad (Illustrated Classics)

by Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross's brilliant retelling and Neil Packer's glorious illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told. Perfect for KS2 readers.


Eyewitness: Ancient Greece

by DK

Experience Greece in all its glory as you bow down to gods and goddesses, meet the mythical minotaur, wage war with Alexander the Great, take a trip to a temple and cross the finish line at the Olympic Games. Crammed full of information to engage, educate, and entertain. 

A Visitors Guide to Ancient Greece by Lesley Sims

This is a handy guide for would-be time-travellers. It is full of fascinating historical information about interesting tourist attractions, important festivals and the fashions and customs of ancient Greece. Written in an amusing style with a guide to the best villas, hotels and markets.


You Wouldn't Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece

by Fiona Macdonald 

Your life will be spent fetching and carrying, and pampering the egos of your masters. You really wouldn't want to be a slave in ancient Greece! This title in the popular series features bright illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail.

Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths

by Usbourne

This wonderful collection of Greek myths is a thrilling and informative read. Featuring the best-known of all the Greek heroes and monsters, with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur.


Here Comes Hercules!

by Stella Tarakson

When Tim Baker breaks his mum's favourite vase, it's the least of his problems. The Greek hero he's released in doing so is in danger of doing far worse! A hilarious read and a great introduction to greek mythology.


100 Facts Ancient Greece

by Fiona MacDonald 

100 Facts Ancient Greece invites children to take an in-depth look at this fascinating civilization in stunning detail. Discover everything you need to know, including how the Greeks lived and how their ideas have inspired modern sports, entertainments and politics.


Beasts of Olympus by Lucy Coats

What begins as just another ordinary day for Demon ends up being far from normal ... because travelling on a rainbow to Mount Olympus is a bit odd for anyone, even if your dad is the Greek God Pan! The first in an action-packed series, the original and funny narrative brings to life the gods, goddesses and mythical beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.

Who Let the Gods Out? 

by Maz Evans

The first book in the hilarious bestselling Who Let the Gods Out series. When Elliot accidentally releases Thanatos, a wicked death daemon, will Zeus and his crew, who have been enjoying a cushy retirement, be up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?


The If Odyssey

by Peter Worley

The If Odyssey draws out the philosophy that lies behind each story in Homer's epic tale. Explore with Odysseus the value of happiness, non-existent entities, moral dilemmas, the philosophy of prophecy, and the nature of love among many other philosophical issues for children aged 8+. 

The Story of the Olympics

by Richard Brassey

From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for children everywhere. Packed with comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, plus amazing information and entertaining insight.


The Tale of Troy

by Roger Lancelyn Green

A retelling of The Iliad and The Odyssey, The Tale of Troy is a fantastic book for KS2 children to explore Greek Mythology. An additional appendix includes an author profile, who's who, activities, glossary and more.


Magical Myths and Legends

by Michael Morpurgo

From brave heroes and battling beasts to mighty gods and magic spells, these are timeless tales to treasure forever. Eye-catching colour illustrations bring the magic of these myths and legends to life. 

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