We are going to be covering Ancient History this year at both a 1st grade and 5th grade level, so I've been looking for picture books of myths and legends to compliment the history readings, and found some beautiful ones at our library. So far we've found:
- The Trojan Horse retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton
- Hercules by Robert Burleigh illustrated by Raul Colon (we really like many of the books he's illustrated)
- King Midas and the Golden Touch as told by Charlotte Craft illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft (this book is gorgeous!)
- King Midas The Golden Touch by Demi
- Persephone written by Pomme Clayton and illustrated by Virginia Lee (eerily beautiful cover)
- There's a Monster in the Alphabet by James Rumford (a different kind of alphabet book)
- and our own copy of the classic D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths.