Myths & legends for kids

Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Nine Worlds in Nine Nights: A Journey Through Imaginary Lands

Hiawyn Oram, David Wyatt

Take a journey into the fantastical worlds of the imagination in this breath-taking, stunningly illustrated gift book.

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Mythologica

Mythologica

Victoria Topping, Dr. Stephen P. Kershaw

An illustrated encyclopedia of characters from Greek mythology.

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Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts

Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts

Lonely Planet Kids

Join famous monster hunter Van Helsing on a globetrotting quest to find haunted castles, restless spirits, terrifying dragons, wicked witches, gremlins and lots more. Discover where each beasty has been spotted, what their...

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Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland

Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland

Kevin Crossley-Holland, Frances Castle

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Usborne Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths

Usborne Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths

A collection of Greek myths, featuring the Greek heroes and monsters, with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. It includes a section after the stories that gives...

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 Read reviewNorse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jeffrey Alan Love

An extraordinary and enthralling illustrated anthology of Norse Myths from a Carnegie-Medal winning author.

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Myths and Legends of the World

Myths and Legends of the World

Lonely Planet Kids, Julia Iredale, Alli Brydon

Get ready to travel through time with 21 dazzling stories of daring and deceit, reward and punishment. Meet gods and goddesses, serpents, coyotes, talking fish and clever spiders, and discover different versions of how the world...

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The Iliad

The Iliad

Gillian Cross, Neil Packer

Gillian Cross's fine retelling of Homer's epic story captures all the heroism and savagery of war and shows why the 'Iliad' has been called the first tragedy and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization --Front...

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How Turtle Got His Shell and Other Stories

How Turtle Got His Shell and Other Stories

James Vance Marshall, Francis Firebrace

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Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake

Warnayarra the Rainbow Snake

Pamela Lofts, At,Lajamanu,School Children

This story is based on a story told by the senior boys class at Lajamanu School, a bi-lingual school where Aboriginal children are taught to read and write their own language, Warlpiri. The illustrations are adapted from original...

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Fairy Tales of Ireland

Fairy Tales of Ireland

W. B. Yeats, P. J. Lynch

A magical collection of twenty classic Irish fairy tales by one of Ireland's greatest writers, the Nobel Prize-winning W. B. Yeats - with intricate, traditional illustrations throughout by P. J. Lynch.

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40 Inspiring Icons: Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals

40 Inspiring Icons: Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals

Sylvie Baussier, Almasty

Angry gods... Divine goddesses... Mere mortals in peril... The top 40 Greek gods and heroes of all time are here!

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

David Walser, Jan Pienkowski

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Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: Two of the Greatest Stories Ever Told

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey: Two of the Greatest Stories Ever Told

Gillian Cross, Neil Packer

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Tales of the Greek Heroes

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Roger Lancelyn Green, Rick Riordan

Features the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.

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 Special priceThe Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Roger Lancelyn Green, Arthur Hall, John Boyne

Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit...

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Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths

Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

A large format reprint of an introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece includes all of the D'Aulaires' original, detailed illustrations.

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Illustrated Tales of King Arthur

Illustrated Tales of King Arthur

Sarah Courtauld, Natasha Kuricheva

A fully illustrated collection of retellings of the classic stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, from the sword in the stone to the last battle.

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Children's Edition)

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Children’s Edition)

Howard Pyle, Scott McKowen, Arthur Pober

When Arthur pulls the embedded sword from the stone, his future as the King of England is foretold. This imaginative retelling of the classic legends recounts the story of Arthur's formation of the Knights of the Round Table, his...

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Gareth Hinds

With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer's epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it's never been told before.

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Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts

Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts

Good Wives and Good Warriors

You might have heard of the unicorn and the griffin, but what about the unifin? This fantastical flipbook collects together magical and mythical creatures from all over the world, then lets you mix and match their fronts and backs...

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Russell Punter, Fabiano Fiorin

A superbly illustrated graphic novel retelling the epic Greek legend. When Odysseus sets off from the city of Troy to his home on Ithaca, little does he suspect the terrifying dangers that stand in his way. Man-eating giants, a...

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Neil Gaiman, Ms Divya Srinivasan

First published in Overstreet's FAN magazine #4 --Copyright page.

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Whisper of the East

Whisper of the East

Franziska Meiners

This enchanting collection of Arabian folk tales charmingly retold and illustrated by Meiners takes readers into the fascinating world of the East. Full color.

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 Read reviewUnder the Canopy: Trees around the World

Under the Canopy: Trees around the World

Cynthia Alonso, Iris Volant

A gorgeous picture book that explores the cultural myths and history behind trees all over the world, revealing the beauty behind these giants living among us.

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Myths of the Norsemen

Myths of the Norsemen

Roger Lancelyn Green, Roger Green

The great Norse sagas are full of magic and heroic deeds. In this book, Odin's wanderings, Thor's hammer, the death of Bakkur, the vision of Ragnarok - tales which have been told since time immemorial - are given a fresh life.

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African Tales

African Tales

Gcina Mhlophe, Rachel Griffin

This anthology includes eight traditional tales from all over Africa. Sumptuous hand-sewn collage artwork decorated with African beads adorns these unforgettable tales of bravery, wisdom, wit and heroic deeds.

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D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

Mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts, Athena, goddess of wisdom, Helios the sun, greedy King Midas--here are gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece brought to life in the myths that have inspired great...

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Illustrated Myths from Around the World

Illustrated Myths from Around the World

Various

A rich collection of classic and lesser known myths from all around the world. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

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Maui and Other Maori Legends

Maui and Other Maori Legends

Peter Gossage

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Tales of Troy and Greece

Tales of Troy and Greece

Andrew Lang

The roars of the hungry Minotaur came nearer and nearer - his feet could be heard thundering along the echoing floor of the labyrinth .

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Odyssey

Odyssey

Manuela Adreani

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

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The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey

The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey

Homer, Sebastien van Donnick

Striking and bold illustrations and an excellent new retelling of rejuvenate Homer's classic story 'The Odyssey', to inviting modern readers inside. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

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A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts

A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts

Olento Salaperainen

A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts offers a beautiful introduction to a whole host of mythical creatures, from fairies, gremlins and gnomes through to dragons, giants and creatures of the deep. Wonderful illustrations accompany...

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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

Roger Lancelyn Green, David Almond

King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, this book attempts to bring the world of...

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Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.  

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Greek Myths

Greek Myths

Marcia Williams

Eight favourite Greek myths - illustrated in colourful, cartoon-strip style!

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Marcia Williams

A comic-strip re-telling of some of Britain's best-loved Arthurian stories and legends.

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An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings

An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings

Rob Hodgson, Aidan Onn

Do you know how to escape from a stalking werewolf? Have you always wanted to learn the difference between a hobgoblin and an imp, and do you know the secret to avoiding the sharp claws of the ancient Eloko monster? Learn all...

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Beowulf

Beowulf

Gareth Hinds

Grendel's black blood runs thick as Beowulf defeats the monster and his hideous mother, and red fires rage in the hero's final battle against a ferocious dragon.

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