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Books to teach children about Ancient Egypt

Books to teach children about Ancient Egypt

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11

If your children are learning about the Egyptians, read some of these fiction and non-fiction books together. A description of each book is provided, along with a suggested age range.

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Fiction Books

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx
(Age Range: 6-9)

What will happen when Marcy has to follow her father Arthur to Egypt, where he is looking for the Book of Toth? Can she save him?

The Curse of the Tomb Robbers

British Museum: The Curse of the Tomb Robbers
(Age Range: 7-9)

Learn how to read hieroglyphs in this puzzle adventure story. Can friends Nub and Iteti stop a gang of tomb robbers who are plotting to raid Queen Neith’s tomb?

The Ancient Egypt Sleepover

The Ancient Egypt Sleepover
(Age Range: 8-11)

When Mo wins a sleepover in the museum, it is much more dangerous than he anticipates…

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess
(Age Range: 8-11)

What is stray cat Ka trying to tell her new owner, Topher, when she jumps on his computer keyboard and spells out the name of a city in ancient Egypt?

Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll

Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll
(Age Range: 8-11)

Will 12-year-old detective Zet be able to solve the clues to find a stolen scroll and return it to its rightful owner? Learn fascinating facts about Ancient Egypt as you read this story by the creator of over 300 museum and VR exhibits!

The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure

The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure
(Age Range: 8-11)

In their second adventure, Lara, Rufus, Tom and Barney travel through the wonders of Ancient Egypt to unearth one of the greatest treasure troves in history!

Secrets of a Sun King

Secrets of a Sun King
(Age Range: 9-11)

Lilian Kaye finds a mysterious package that will lead her to a tomb in Egypt and a deadly curse. This exciting story is set in 1922 and is based around the tomb of Tutankhamun.


Non-Fiction Books

Egypt Magnified

Egypt Magnified
(Age Range: 5-11)

Children enjoy hunting out the details in this book, supplied with a magnifying glass. This is a fascinating way to present the subject.

Everything Ancient Egypt

Everything: Ancient Egypt
(Age Range: 7-11)

A great reference book for general use, this National Geographic book if full of facts and illustrations.

Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt (DK Eyewitness)
(Age Range: 7-11)

This reference book is packed with information and illustrations, in the usual DK format. Perfect for independent research.

Egyptology

Egyptology
(Age Range: 7-11)

This beautifully produced book is a firm classroom favourite; its unusual approach, including letters and even a board game never fails to draw children in.

Horrible Histories: Awesome Egyptians

Awesome Egyptians
(Age Range: 7-11)

In typical Horrible Histories form, this book presents “all the foul facts” about the Ancient Egyptians.

Mummies Unwrapped

British Museum: Mummies Unwrapped
(Age Range: 7-11)

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to the process of mummification.

Pharaoh's Boat

Pharaoh’s Boat
(Age Range: 9-11)

This book tells the story of the Cheops’ boat, buried near the Great Pyramid.

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