Children’s Book List on Ancient Greece

Children's Books for Ancient Greece

We will soon be starting our unit on Ancient Greece and I am so excited!  I have been working on putting this children’s book list together and it is a great collection for learning history through living books.  These children’s books are all high interest with an easy reading level for grades 1-4.  This is hard to find when studying ancient cultures, so most of the books on this list are worth their weight in gold…but, still fit within in my budget.  Free.  You see, I was able to take my list to the library and all the books I needed were either at my library or the librarian was able to order them in for me through inter-library loan.  Homeschooling with living books doesn’t have to be expensive.  You can get the best books, if you are willing to plan ahead.

To help you out, I’ve included a free downloadable list for “Children’s Books on Ancient Greece.”  I hope you enjoy this selection of materials.  I especially geared it for grades 1-4.

 –>Click Here to Download<–  I’ve highlighted some of my favorites on the list below.

“If  I Were a Kid in Ancient Greece,” by Ken Sheldon.  This book covers great topics like school, home, entertainment, and daily life for children in an ancient Greek family.

I couldn’t contain my excitement when these books were recently released by Mary Pope Osborne featuring Alexander the Great and his horse.  Part of the Magic Tree House Series, these books are a comfortable and engaging read for most 2nd-4th graders.


“How the Greeks Won the War” by Emily Little.  This is a great children’s version of the Iliad for early elementary grades.

“I Wonder Why the Greeks Built Temples” by Fiona MacDonald

“You Wouldn’t Want to be a Slave in Ancient Greece” by Fiona MacDonald

And many more!!  Download the list to check it out!

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