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7 Books for the Kid Who Loves Mythology

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I know a lot of you have kids out there that have devoured PERCY JACKSON and other great books about mythology. You may be wondering, is there anything else similar I can give them? The answer is, yes! The list below includes some of my favorite picks, some old, some new. Whether they’re explicitly continuing on with Greek mythology or branching out into other great mythologies, such as Irish or Norse, there’s a book here for everyone.

What’s my favorite? I love AMERICAN TALL TALES by Mary Pope Osborne. It’s illustrations bring to life some of our very own folk heroes from Paul Bunyan and his mighty ox to John Henry and his hammer that rivals Thor’s.

So, if your kid likes mythology:

American Tall Tales Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780679800897
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 1991

D'Aulaires' Book of Norwegian Folktales Cover Image
By Ingri D'Aulaire (Illustrator), Edgar Parin D'Aulaire (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780816699322
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Published: University of Minnesota Press - July 15th, 2016

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness Cover Image
By Hal Johnson, Tom Mead (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780761184614
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Workman Publishing - September 8th, 2015

The Creature of the Pines Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735231702
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

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The King with Horse's Ears and Other Irish Folktales Cover Image
By Batt Burns (Retold by), Igor Oleynikov (Illustrator)
$16.45
ISBN: 9781402737725
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sterling - February 1st, 2009

The Egypt Game Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416960652
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Published: Atheneum Books - October 23rd, 2007

Bull Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544610606
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 28th, 2017