Mythology

A Touch of Darkness (Staff Pick)

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A Touch of Darkness (Hades x Persephone Saga) By Scarlett St. Clair Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728258454
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Published: Bloom Books - August 13th, 2021

The first in a series that's coming to an end in November, and the book that made me a Scarlett St. Clair fangirl! A Hades x Persephone retelling, based in the alternate modern-day world of New Greece. Persephone, living as a mortal, is forced to embrace her inner goddess after meeting Hades, and manages to find love along the way ;)

- Halle


Lore Olympus (Staff Pick)

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Lore Olympus: Volume One By Rachel Smythe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593356074
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Published: Inklore - November 2nd, 2021

The myth of Hades and Persephone brought to life in breathtaking, beautiful illustrations. A color palette to die for, this romantic take on an ancient tale will steal you heart.

- Jen


Ancient Night (Staff Pick)

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Ancient Night By David Alvarez (Illustrator), David Bowles Cover Image
By David Alvarez (Illustrator), David Bowles
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646142514
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Published: Levine Querido - March 14th, 2023

A richly illustrated Mesoamerican myth about the light of the moon. A perfect addition to a bedtime story collection, and a good primer for diving into more tales from the Sea Ringed World.

(The Spanish edition of this title is also available here: Noche Antigua)

- Stacey


D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths (Staff Pick)

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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths By Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Michael Chabon (Preface by) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781590171257
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Published: NYR Children's Collection - May 31st, 2005

The Olympians have always hogged the spotlight when it comes to mythology. Yet the world of the Norse gods is in many ways more interesting. It is darker, funnier, and more psychologically complex. But the defining feature of these tales is a recognition of impermanence that also makes them deeply poignant. Pair with the d’Aulaires’ companion volume of Greek myths.

- James


The Golden Age

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The  Golden Age: Ovid's Metamorphoses By Ovid, Ana Sender (Illustrator), Heinz Janisch (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Ovid, Ana Sender (Illustrator), Heinz Janisch (Adapted by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780735844711
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Published: NorthSouth Books - October 4th, 2022

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths for a new generation, this beautifully illustrated selection from Ovid's Metamorphoses will introduce kids to some of the well trodden myths alongside the less while known stories of transformation.

Katherine


Bestiarium Greenlandica

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Bestiarium Greenlandica: A Compendium of the Mythical Creatures, Spirits, and Strange Beings of Greenland By Maria Bach Kreutzmann (Editor), Engell Ujammiugaq (Introduction by), Agust Kristinsson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Bach Kreutzmann (Editor), Engell Ujammiugaq (Introduction by), Agust Kristinsson (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781777081706
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Published: Eye of Newt Books - April 19th, 2022

Everyone know what a leprechaun is. Or a fairy, or a unicorn. But why dont as many know about Amaroq the giant wolf that can steal your soul if threatened? And Eqalussuaq the shark that brings fish to widows and orphans?

John


Mythic World

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Mythic World By Kerby Rosanes Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780593186022
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Published: Plume - March 29th, 2022

A coloring book of mythic detail. Rosanes' art is gorgeous enough to hang in just black and white, but also allows for a ridiculous amount of detailed coloring without the repetition of other detailed coloring books. Bring myths and monsters to life with your own flair! (Particularly great if you, say, happen to be stuck inside with limited mobility)

Stacey


Have a Hot Time Hades

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Have a Hot Time, Hades! (Myth-O-Mania #1) By Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781434234377
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Published: Stone Arch Books - July 1st, 2011

This book is the bridge between My First Greek Mythology and Percy Jackson. It turns out the myths as you know them are completely false, because they’re all told by Zeus, and he’s a big old myth-o-maniac (that’s ancient Greek for Big Fat Liar). Don’t worry though, Hades will tell you everything you need to know in this tell-all about how he became god of the underworld.

Katherine


Women and Other Monsters

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Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology By Jess Zimmerman Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807054932
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Published: Beacon Press - March 9th, 2021

In Women and Other Monsters, Jess Zimmerman explores the mythological and cultural ways that women have been portrayed as monsters, particularly in the Greek pantheon. We are Gorgons, who turn men to stone with our ugliness; we are Charybdis, murderous and unseemly in our hunger; in all the ways we are unideal, we are monstrous. Zimmerman’s experience and her articulation of it was so crisp and felt so real. This book made me feel deeply seen and more at ease with my own monstrosity.

Meaghan


The Sea-Ringed World

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The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by) Cover Image
By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781646140152
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Published: Levine Querido - February 23rd, 2021

This beautiful, inky book celebrates tales and myths from the Native people of the Americas, helping to preserve stories that deserve appreciation. No collection of kids' mythology books is complete without this one!

Stacey


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