Mythology Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to Mythology.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient IndiaWilliams, Marcia2014LE
MG
Early Civilization6000-5000 BCEAsiaIndiaHindu MythologyM
F
PB
The Palace of IllusionsDivakaruni, Chitra Banerjee2008YA
A
Early Civilization6000-5000 BCEAsiaIndiaHindu MythologyM
HF
N
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and PharaohsWilliams, Marcia2013LEEarly Civilization3200 BCE-400 CEAfricaEgyptMythology
Egyptian Gods
F
M
PB
BullElliott, David2019YAClassical Age3000 BCEEuropeGreeceAthens
Theseus and the Minotaur
MN
Gilgamesh the King (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)Zeman, Ludmila1998LEEarly Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
M
F
PB
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)Zeman, Ludmila1998LEEarly Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
M
F
PB
The Revenge of Ishtar (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)Zeman, Ludmila1998LEEarly Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
M
F
PB
Gilgamesh the KingSilverberg, Robert1984YA
A
Early Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
F
M
N
The Red TentDiamant, Anita1997YA
A
Early Civilization1600 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Biblical Patriarchy
MN
The Song of AchillesMiller, Madeline2012YA
A
Classical Age1200 BCEEuropeGreeceAchilles
LGBTQ+
MN
Gilgamesh the HeroMcCaughrean, Geraldine2002UMGEarly Civilization1200 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
MPB
CB
The Trojan WarColidge, Olivia2001UMG
YA
Classical Age1194–1184 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMCB
Inside the Walls of TroyMcLaren, Clemence1996YAClassical Age1194–1184 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMN
A Thousand ShipsHaynes, Natalie2021YA
A
Classical Age1194–1184 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMN
The Silence of the GirlsBarker, Pat2019YA
A
Classical Age1194–1184 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMN
Waiting for OdysseusMcLaren, Clemence2000YAClassical Age1184–1174 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMN
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the IliadSutcliff, Rosemary2005MG
UMG
Classical Age1184 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMN
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1Pope Osborne, Mary2010MGClassical Age1184-1174 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMCB
The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the OdysseySutcliff, Rosemary2005MG
UMG
Classical Age1184-1174 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMN
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2Pope Osborne, Mary2010MGClassical Age1184-1174 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMCB
The Adventures of OdysseusLupton, Hugh2012MGClassical Age1184-1174 BCEEuropeGreeceTrojan WarMPB
CB
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek MythsD'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar1992LE
MG
Classical Age900–850 BCEEuropeGreeceGreek MythologyMPB
QuiverSpinner, Stephanie2002UMG
YA
Classical Age900-800 BCEEuropeGreeceGreek MythologyM
F
HF
N
CirceMiller, Madeline2018YA
A
Classical Age800 BCEEuropeGreeceGreek MythologyMN
The Ch'i-lin PurseFang, Linda1997LEEarly Civilizations800 BCE-1300 CEAsiaChinaChinese TalesM
F
PB
Daughter of SpartaAndrews, Claire2021YA
A
Classical Age400 BCEEuropeGreeceSpartaMN
Sita’s RamayanaArni, Samhita2011MGClassical Age300 BCEAsiaIndiaRamayanaMGN
A Tail of CamelotLeung, Julie2016MG
UMG
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
CB
The Sword and the CircleSutcliff, Rosemary1981UMG
YA
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
N
Sword at SunsetSutcliff, Rosemary1963YA
A
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
N
Black Horses for the KingMcCaffrey, Anne1996UMG
YA
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsF
M
CB
The Once and Future KingWhite, T.H.1987YA
A
Early Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
N
The Kitchen KnightHodges, Margaret2007LEEarly Medieval400EuropeGreat BritainArthurian LegendsM
F
PB
The White StagSeredy, Kate1937UMGEarly Medieval406–453EuropeHungaryAtilla the HunF
M
CB
Beowulf, Dragon SlayerSutcliff, Rosemary2016UMG
YA
Early Medieval500ScandinaviaScandinaviaAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Beowulf
MN
The Lost Queen, Book IPike, Signe2018AEarly Medieval550-556EuropeScotlandArthurian LegendsM
F
N
The Forgotten Kingdom, Book IIPike, Signe2021AEarly Medieval573EuropeScotlandArthurian LegendsM
F
N
The Witch's HeartGornichec, Genevieve2021YA
A
Early Medieval700EuropeScandinaviaNorse MythologyM
F
N
Way of the WavesRamirez, Janina2019UMG
YA
High Middle Ages790-1100ScandinaviaNorwayVikingsMCB
A Child's Introduction to Norse MythologyAlexander, Heather2018LE
MG
High Middle Ages790-1100ScandinaviaNorwayVikingsMPB
The Saga of Erik the VikingJones, Terry1983UMG
YA
High Middle Ages790-1100ScandinaviaNorwayVikingsMN
Riddle of the RunesRamirez, Janina2018UMG
YA
High Middle Ages790-1100ScandinaviaNorwayVikingsMCB
Norse MythologyGaiman, Neil2017YA
A
High Middle Ages790-1100ScandinaviaNorwayVikingsMN
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse MythsD'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar2005LE
MG
High Middle Ages790-1100ScandinaviaNorwayVikingsMPB
Odd and the Frost GiantsGaiman, Neil2008MGHigh Middle Ages800ScandinaviaNorwayVikingsF
M
PB
CB
Arthur and the Golden RopeTodd-Stanton, Joe2020LE
MG
High Middle Ages800ScandinaviaIcelandVikingsM
F
PB
GN
Root MagicRoyce, Eden2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1963North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsF
M
CB
City of the Plague GodChadda, Sarwat2021MG
UMG
Early Civilization2021Western AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
OV
M
N

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel