Books about Ancient Greece: Must-Read Books for Young Learners

Books about Ancient Greece: Must-Read Books for Young Learners

This year my oldest, who is 10 years old, began studying ancient history along with American history. We dedicated one term to Greek history, but didn’t get all the way through the spine, so we’ll begin where we left off when we cycle back to this period. I read some of the picture books to my younger boys at night, but they didn’t do a full study of Greek history. My oldest read Greek Myths last year, and this year he read the books by Rosemary Sutcliff. We read a lot of biographies from Mathematicians are People, Too and The Children’s Plutarch.

Have you studied Ancient Greece yet? What were your favorite books?


The Story of the Greeks by H.A. Guerber and Christine Miller


The D’Aulaire Book of Greek Myths by D’Aulaires

Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff


Of Numbers and Stars by D. Anne Love

The Fabled Life of Aesop by Ian Lendler and Pamela Zagarenski

Pythagoras, What’s Your Angle? by Julie Ellis


Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick

The Parthenon by Elizabeth Mann (architecture biography)

Mathematicians are People, Too (compilation of short biographies including a lot of Greeks)

The Children’s Plutarch: Tales of the Greeks by F. J Gould


Our Little Athenian Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles

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