Meet Argus, the mythological creature with all the eyes. My students were asking for an Elf on the Shelf in December, but I didn't want to be cliché. (I bet they remember me years from now and it won't be because I helped them passed standardized tests.)
I have been reading several book series that introduce Greek Mythology to 9-12 year olds. Here are four and my ratings.
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
I love this series by Rick Riordan. I often read the first book and students read the rest.
Myth-o-mania by Kate McMullan
I read the original set with my stepdaughter when she was in elementary school. I was excited to see that they were rereleased.
Heroes in Training
Goddess Girls (also by Joan Holub)
I was less impressed with the girl versions of the myths. They are set in a modern school setting with crushes and make up and the like. In my opinion, girls deserve better.
To find out more about my rating system for books, click here.