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Ancient Egypt for Kids
Best Children's Books

Teaching ancient Egypt for kids has never been more fun!  In recent years, children's book authors have created a whole shelf full of engaging, age-appropriate kids story books that take place during this time period.

Developmentally, kids story books are an excellent vehicle for teaching ancient Egypt for kids in the younger grades (since children this young lack the context needed for direct methods of history instruction to be effective.) And what child isn't curious to learn more about Egyptian mummies, those 'huge triangles', and more. The following kids story books set in ancient Egypt can be a great addition to your classroom library or lessons on ancient Egypt for kids. If you know of other kids story books about this time period, let us know!

Books for younger kids are near the top and older kids are near the bottom.

Best Books on Ancient Egypt for Kids

Bill and Pete Go
Down the Nile

 by Tomie dePaola
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

We're Sailing
Down the Nile

A Journey Through Egypt
 by Laurie Krebs
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Skippyjon Jones in
Mummy Trouble

 by Judy Schachner
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

How the Sphinx
Got to the Museum

by Jessie Hartland
2nd grade - 4th grade

Seeker of Knowledge
The Man Who Deciphered
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
2nd grade - 5th grade

Of Numbers and Stars
The Story of Hypatia
by Anne Love
2nd grade - 5th grade

Egyptian Cinderella
by Shirley Klimo
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Shipwrecked Sailor
An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs
by Tamara Bower
2nd grade - 5th grade

Pharaoh's Boat
by David Weitzman
4th grade - 8th grade

Temple Cat
by Andrew Clements
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Great Ancient Egypt
You Can
Build Yourself

by Carmella Van Vleet
4th grade - 6th grade

by Diane Stanley
3rd grade - 6th grade

Mummies Made
in Egypt

by Aliki
3rd grade - 5th grade

by Catherine Andronik
3rd grade - 6th grade

Muti's Necklace
The Oldest Story in the World
by Louise Hawes
1st grade - 4th grade

Egyptology series
by Emily Sands
(really Dugald Steer)

5th grade - 9th grade

Cleopatra VII:
Daughter of the Nile

(Royal Diaries series)
by Kristina Gregory
4th grade - 8th grade

Curse of the Pharaohs
My Adventures with Mummies
by Zahi Hawass
4th grade - 8th grade

DK Eyewitness
Ancient Egypt

by George Hart
5th grade - 8th grade

Pharaoh: Life and
Afterlife of a God

by David Kennett
5th grade - 8th grade

Mummies in
the Morning

Magic Tree House #3
by Mary Pope Osborne
1st grade - 4th grade

Mummies and

A Nonfiction Companion to
Mummies in the Morning

(Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)

Secrets of the Sphinx
by James Cross Giblin
5th grade - 9th grade

A Place in the Sun
Solving a Mystery of
Ancient Egypt

by Jill Rubalcaba
5th grade - 8th grade

The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keattey Snyder
6th grade - 8th grade

The Red Pyramid
by Rick Riordan
4th grade - 8th grade

The Golden Goblet
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
6th grade - 8th grade

Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia (the teachers/sisters behind this website)

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