Best Books About Greece For Kids

Take a virtual island hopping trip to Greece. Learn about ancient Greeks and Greek history and mythology. Have fun learning about modern Greece and Greek culture as you visit mainland Greece and some of the Greek islands. From ancient Athens to mount Olympus, learning about the oldest civilisation and the birth of world democracy. Greek books make a fascinating edition to your homeschool library.

Here is a list of nonfiction and fiction books for children that we recommend for Greece that would work well with the 193 Little Adventures Greece pack.

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"Echo Echo" by Marilyn Singer retells Greek mythology through clever poems! Read one way, it's the classic story. Read it backwards, and a whole new perspective emerges! Explore familiar tales like Pandora's box and Daedalus & Icarus with stunning illustrations. A unique and delightful twist on classic myths!

This Usborne book packs six exciting Greek short stories like "The Wooden Horse" into a exciting adventure with gorgeous illustrations! Perfect for young readers, it includes pronunciation help online and a guide to the mighty Greek gods. Packed with information and action, this is a thrilling introduction to Greek legends.

"National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology" takes young adventurers on a global quest! Packed with cool facts, funny bits, and awesome pictures, it explores myths from Greece, Norse lands, China, and more. Kids will meet legendary heroes and gods from all over the world, making history exciting and fun!

"Greek Myths and Mazes" isn't just a book, it's an adventure! Timeless tales of gods and Greek classics like Hercules' trials and Odysseus' journey through intricate mazes. Learn about Greek folktale, myths, ancient civilizations and history while solving puzzles. Stunning illustrations bring ancient Greece to life for explorers of all ages!

"Olympics Quest" puts YOU in the ancient Greek games! Train hard, because your dad expects greatness. This interactive adventure for older children makes history fun with funny pictures, but be warned: life in this ancient world of Athens wasn't always sunshine for the ancient spartans.

"Tools of the Ancient Greeks" dives into the amazing inventions, ideas, and athletic feats of this long-ago civilization! From cool science discoveries to engineering wonders, kids will explore how Greece influenced the world we know today. Fun facts, stories about famous Greeks, and hands-on activities make learning about history exciting!

Lingo Dingo and the Greek Chef is a fun way for kids to learn Greek! Lingo helps a chef bake a birthday cake, but there's a twist: the chef only speaks Greek! Over 50 words and phrases are sprinkled throughout the story, helping kids learn a new language without even realising it. This heartwarming adventure builds confidence and paves the way for a lifelong love of Greek language!

The main character Pythagoras and his pals struggle to tune their instruments for a music contest. Their quest for perfect harmony leads to a groundbreaking discovery: pleasing music relies on specific math ratios! With this knowledge, they transform their instruments and win the competition with beautiful sounds!

This is one of a set of maths educational adventure books, a great introduction to study maths and learn about Greek mathematicians!

This history book brings Greek ancient history to life with tales of heroes and kings and ancient society! It focuses on the exciting stories, laying the groundwork for future learning about social and economic aspects. Kids will remember funny anecdotes about famous figures, sparking curiosity to learn more later on. It's like planting seeds of history - knowledge and culture grow together!

Ever wondered what philosophy is all about? This kid-friendly book explores Socrates' ideas and shows you how to think like a philosopher! Learn to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore the world with curiosity. It's an adventure in thinking for kids and grown-ups alike and equally applicable in modern times.

Dive into the amazing world of dolphins with National Geographic Kids Everything Dolphins! Nat Geo nonfiction books are packed with fun facts, stunning photos, and interactive activities, this book explores everything dolphin-related: their daily lives, different species, and even conservation efforts. Kids will meet real-life dolphin experts and be captivated by these curious and intelligent creatures!

This first book of Greek words is a great way for young children learning Greek! With over 200 words, it uses pictures and English translations to introduce the Greek alphabet, basic vocabulary like animals and numbers. This fun and educational resource is one of the best ways for ages 0-5 to begin their Greek language journey!

The Zorba is a Greek dance often performed at Greek weddings, why not try the dance by following the video...

Bookshelf Must-Haves

These are great addition to the bookshelf
no matter where in the world you are currently studying

This photographer and writer team travel the world meeting kids and learning about their festivals and celebrations. 

Meet children from all over the world, learn about their everyday lives from rural farms to inner cities. 

A fun world atlas with lots of illustrations and snippets of information that kids just have to keep dipping into.

A beautifully illustrated book that takes you from the crystal caves in Mexico to the Blood falls in Antarctica...

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