This book is is exactly what it sounds like, a book of Greek Myths.

D’Aulaires Book of Greek MythsI loved the stories about monsters and gods and demigods. The illustrations are especially captivating and beautiful. I spent some time just looking at the well-drawn pictures. My favorite part was learning about the twelve Olympians–the main Greek gods.

If you’re thinking of reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians, read this first. It will help you to understand the monsters, sorcerers and places you will see in Percy Jackson.

Kids, if you want to read D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, persuade an adult to sit down and read it with you. They’ll even love the gorgeous illustrations.