Have a Hot Time, Hades! by Kate McMullan
7 word summary: Greek mythology explained from Hades’s perspective? Yes!
Fantasy, mythology. Series (Myth-o-Mania). Reads well as a stand-alone. Share with ages 7-12.
First-born of the Greek gods, Hades tells the story of his birth, his siblings (including the “myth-o-maniac” [liar] Zeus), and the battle with his father Cronus and the Titans. Humorous and informative, Hades explains exactly how he ended up as Ruler of the Underworld (hint: it involves a poker game with Zeus!) With a sprinkling of illustrations, plenty of white space, and an attractive font size, this is ideal for Greek Mythology geeks or fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. Recommended.