Greek Mythology Picture Book today, Percy Jackson in a few years!

Young Zeus Picture Book for Kids is Perfect Introduction to Greek Mythology

I am a self-confessed mythology geek so I am always touting the Percy Jackson series as Harry Potter Meets Greek Mythology and getting kids to try out this series.  But my five-year-old was a little left out; The Lightening Thief was too scary for him so he saw a different movie that day.  But now things are looking up for him.  Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas bridges the gap so perfectly between Greek Mythology and Percy Jackson in this wonderful and mythologically accurate picture book.  Karas tells the story of  Zeus as a youngster and how he became the King of Gods minus some gory details.

This book is now the new favorite bedtime story and G. Brian Karas softens the gory details while still keeping the story accurate and age appropriate.  While some book critics suggest that this book is appropriate for grades 1-4, my preschooler is loving this book so I am going to go a bit younger.  The nice thing is that this book covers many of the characters that I was not even that familiar with in such as the Hundred Handed Ones the Percy Jackson series so when your young one gets a bit older, she or he will be able to segue nicely into the series.  And from there, maybe even the National Mythology Exam?!

[picture book, for ages 5-10]

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Thanks for this tip…Our boys love the D’Aulair’s book of Greek Myths and anything myth-ish. We’ll check this one out, too. Nice post–I like knowing from parents with older kids how these different books sequence out. We’ll look ahead to Percy down the road!

  2. Daughter of Poseidon

    I love Greek Mythology. I even believe that I am a demigod. Sister to Percy Jackson. I know everything there is to know about the series and Greek Mythology. I need some way to get to Camp Half Blood.

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  4. Mark Vice

    Great post!

  5. Ticia

    Oooohhhhh, this looks awesome. I’ll have to look for it.
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