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Suggested Books for Children

Suggested Books for Children

The Shipwrecked Sailor

Aliki. Mummies Made in Egypt.  Crowell, 1979.  For the very young reader.  Nice illustrations.

Allan, Tony. The Usborne Time Travellers Book of Pharaohs and Pyramids.  Educational Development Corporation, 1977.  Focuses on homes, schools, field trips to monuments.  Cartoon-style illustrations, well researched.

Bower, Tamara. Shipwrecked Sailor. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014.

Bryan, Betsy & Cohen, Judith. You Can be a Woman Egyptologist. Cascade Press, 1993.  In series which deals with women in science careers.  For the younger reader.

Carnegie Museum. Discover Ancient Egypt at the Carnegie. 1990.  Workbook.  Can be used in classroom without visit to the museum.

Carter, Dorothy. His Majesty, QueenHatshepsut. HarperCollins, 1987.

If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt

If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt. Cobblestone Publishing, 2007

Conway, Lorraine. Ancient Egypt: Treasures, Tombs and Tutankhamen. Good Apple Inc., 1987. Excellent workbook for ancient Egypt.  Highly recommended.

Courtalon, Corinne. On the Banks of the Pharaoh’s Nile. Editions Gallimard, (Young Discovery Library), 1988.

Crosher, Judith. Ancient Egypt. Viking, 1992.

David, Rosalie. The Giant Book of the Mummy.  Reed, 1992.  Huge book with good information about mummies and Egypt.

Defrates, Joanna. What do we know about the Egyptians?  Peter Bedrick, 1991.  Series of questions such as “What did the Egyptians wear?” “Did the Egyptians have an army?” as basis for discussion.

Dexter, Catherine. The Gilded Cat. Morrow Junior Books, 1992.

Gods and Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology

Green, John. Life in Ancient Egypt: A Coloring Book.  Dover, 1989.

Grant, Joan. The Blue Faience Hippopotamus. Green Tiger Press, 1984.  For third grade and up.

Hall, Lynn. Flash: Dog of Old Egypt. Garrard, 1973.

Harris, Geraldine. Gods & Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology. Peter Bedrick Books, 1992.  Renditions of myths from Egypt accompanied by wonderful illustrations.  Good for read aloud periods.

Hart, George. Ancient Egypt. Knopf, 1990. Most of the volume is illustrations  of artifacts.  Highly recommended. In the Eyewitness Series.

Jeffrey, Gary. Graphic Mythologies: Egyptian Myths. Rosen Central, NY, 2006.

Jeffrey, Gary and Ganeri, Anita. Graphic Nonfiction: Cleopatra, The Life of an Egyptian Queen. Rosen Publishing, NY. 2005.

Ancient Egypt

Kamrin, Janice and CampsGustavo. Hieroglyphs for Children.

Lumpkin, Beatrice. Senefer: A Young Genius in Old Egypt.  Africa World Press, 1992.  The life of a young boy.

McCaulay, David. Pyramid.  Houghton Mifflin, 1975.  Also available as a video.

Manniche, Lise. The Prince Who Knew his Fate. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981.

Manniche, Lise. How Djadja-em-ankh Saved the Day.  Crowell, 1977.  Printed on a continuous piece of paper in imitation of a papyrus document.  Relates an ancient story much like a modern fairy tale.

Reeves, Nicholas. Into the Mummy’s Tomb: The Real-Life Discovery of TutAnkhAmuns’s Treasure.  Scholastic Books, 1992.  

The Egypt Game

Roehrig, Catherine. Fun with Hieroglyphs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990.  Set of hieroglyph stamps and book about the ancient language. Kids can use the stamps to write in “Egyptian.”

Schealer, John. The Sycamore Warrior.  Dutton, 1960.  Good insight into daily life in ancient Egypt.

Snyder, Zilpha. The Egypt Game. Dell, 1986.  Very popular account of two girls’ adventure in Egyptology.

Stanley, Diane & Vennema, Peter. Cleopatra. Morrow Junior Books, 1994.  Beautiful book on the last queen of Egypt and her relations with Rome.

Steedman, Scott. The Egyptian News. Candlewick Press, Cambridge, 1997.

Stoltz, Mary. Zekmet, the Stone Carver: A Tale of Ancient Egypt. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.

Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris

Sutherland, Joanna.  Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris. Candlewick Press, 2004.

Unstead, R.J. (editor). See Inside an Egyptian Town. Barnes and Noble, 1986. Highly recommended.

Usborne Cut Out Model: Make this Egyptian Temple.  Usborne, 1989.  Full-color punch out temple will give students a vivid idea of one feature of Egyptian daily life.

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