Note: We have not read all the books on this list. Most are either stocked by reliable catalogs or are by authors with who we are familiar.
Key text: * Famous Men of Greece by John Haaren
Alternative Option * The Story of the Greeks by Hélène Adeline Guerber
Optional Further Reading
Alexander the Great by Nikos Kazantzakis
Science in Ancient Greece by Kathlyn Gay
Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Luck of Troy by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Tale of Troy by Roger Lancelyn Green
Greek Myths by Olivia Coolidge
The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge
Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
The Crown of Violet by Geoffrey Trease – story of an Athenian boy and his family, with a Greek drama theme. OOP.
The Spartan Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Children of the Fox by Jill Paton Walsh
Theras & His Town by Caroline Dale Snedeker – an Athenian boy tries to adjust to life in Sparta. The text is better than the illustrations.
Lysis Goes to the Play by Caroline Dale Snedeker – life and theater in ancient Athens
Prince of the Double Axe by Madeleine Polland
The Secret Arrow by Kenneth Lillington – Sparta and Pericles
The Lion in the Gateway by Mary Renault – a retelling of the battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae