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Egypt

Felucca on the Nile
Imagine being ten years old, exploring inside the pyramids, seeing real mummies or floating down the Nile! Traveling around Luxor, here's what one of my kids said, " Karnak was a jumble of things, reliefs, pictures, statues and columns. It is hard to say which is my favorite, but I think it's the giant pink granite scarab beetle by the sacred lake." Egypt is fascinating for children and perfect for those school reports about ancient Egypt.
  Cairo
    Giza, Saqqara, Dashur – Pyramids
    Luxor – Valley of the Kings
   

Shopping

     

You can return from Egypt with your bags loaded with stone goodies – alabaster eggs, small pyramids, carved stone cats, miniature canopic jars and obelisks, scarabs galore. Gold and silver jewelry for kids is fun too. Buy T-shirts with your child’s name embroidered in hieroglyphics.

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Egyptology egypt childrens books  
Egyptology
Emily Sands

Join Emily Sands' expedition to find the lost tomb of Osiris. A jeweled amulet glows on the cover, inside the book, there are fold-out maps, postcards, drawings and photographs, ticket stubs, mummy cloth, a scrap of papyrus. "The pyramids reminded me of all I came to Egypt to discover – the dusty tombs, the ornate temples, the golden treasures." (Activity book)

And, don't miss the the hieroglyphs writing kit from the desk of Emily Sands: Egyptology Code-Writing Kit.

 

     
Who Was King Tut?
Roberta Edwards, True Kelley

Illustrated biography of King Tutankhamun, growing up as prince in ancient Egypt, plus mummy-making and historic tomb discovery by Howard Carter. (Chapter book)

 

 
     
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs  

Nine stories of adventure and mystery, myths of Ra, the first pharaoh of Egypt, Isis and the cobra, Horus the Avenger, Thutmose and the sphinx, Hatshepsut, Tutankamen, and more. Delightful illustrations, this is a gem! (Picture book)

 

     

Explore ancient Egypt – history, treasure, war, gods, pyramids, daily life and the afterlife. Over 100 photos of mummies, statues of pharaohs, clothing, jewelry, tomb reliefs, and detailed reconstruction drawings. (Picture book)

 

 
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where are the great pyramids  
Where Are the Great Pyramids?
Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

Illustrated history of the world's oldest and largest buildings – the pyramids at Saqqara and Giza, how the pyramids were built, preserving the pharaoh for the afterlife, new discoveries about the pyramids. (Chapter book)

 

     
Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht
Richard Platt, David Parkins

1464 BC. Nakht, studying to be a scribe, keeps a journal of his adventures in Memphis, site of the great tomb pyramids. Along with a hippo hunt, visiting Giza, meeting Hatshepsut, Nakht and his sister discover a tomb robbery in progress. Wonderful illustrations and historical details. (Chapter book)

 

 
egyptian diary journal of nakht
     
The Pharoah's Secret adventure kids Luxor egypt
 
The Pharaoh's Secret
Marissa Moss

Travel with Talibah and her brother Adom to Luxor and step into a mystery surrounding the pharaoh Hatshepsut and her advisor Senenmut. Riddles, hieroglyphs, a villainous archaeologist, and the great monuments of Deir El Bahri and temple of Karnak, this is the next best thing to a trip to Egypt. (Chapter book)

 

     
Mummies in the Morning
Mary Pope Osborne

When the magic tree house whirls Jack and Annie into ancient Egypt, they go deep inside the great stone pyramid. Will they decipher the hieroglyphs on the pyramid wall to find the Book of the Dead and discover a way out? (Easy reader)

 

 
     
Egyptian Gods & Goddesses  

There were more than 1000 ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. Some looked liked animals. Some looked like people. Kids can read for themselves about gods, festivals and the underworld. (Easy reader)

 

     

Find out why this black stone is the key to ancient Egypt – where the stone was found, what's inscribed, and how Champollion (having decided at age 11 that he'd read the hieroglyphics) solved the puzzle. (Chapter book)

Also, Seeker of Knowledge, a picture book.

 

 
The Ridde of the Rosetta Stone egypt kids
     
The Egyptology Handbook kids books ancient egypt non-fiction  
The Egyptology Handbook
Emily Sands, Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward

The companion book to Egyptology, this is a super introduction to the wonders of ancient Egypt - history and dynasties, the great pyramids and tombs, food, dress, work and play, warfare, hieroglyphs, gods and religion, tales and myths, plus activities to do in each section and stickers. Beautifully illustrated with drawings and photos. (Activity book)

 

     
Fun with Hieroglyphs
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catharine Roehrig

Find out what hieroglyphs mean and how to say them, then write like an Egyptian with 24 different rubber stamps, plus counting, hieroglyphic word puzzles, and secret messages. (Activity pack and book)

 

 
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childrens books Cleopatra Queen of Egypt  
Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt
Clint Twist, Ian Andrew

Like a long lost scrapbook, step into the life and times of Cleopatra, one the most famous women in history. Inside are maps, fictional diary, artifacts, tomb paintings, mosaics, jewelry and hairstyles, colorful paintings and portraits of key figures. Good for older kids. (Activity book)

 

     
Cleopatra
Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema

Fascinating biography of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, her fight for the throne, romance with Julius Caesar, building an empire, life in Alexandria with Mark Antony, and death by poison. Richly illustrated. (Picture book)

 

 
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Clever Ali cairo folk tale kids  
Clever Ali
Nancy Farmer, Gail de Marcken

Ali tends the homing pigeons for the greedy Sultan of Cairo, but one of his pigeons dares to eat the sultan's cherries brought from far away. How will Ali get three hundred cherries in three days? A charming tale, filled with jewel-like illustrations and calligraphy. (Picture book)

 

     
Living in ... Egypt
Chloe Perkins, Tom Woolley

Kids can read for themselves about Egypt, famous for its ancient monuments. Spend the day with Amira, meet her family in Cairo, go to school, find out about religion, languages, holidays, learn about the long history of Egypt, and eat typical Egyptian food. (Easy reader)

 

 
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We're Sailing Down the Nile toddlers books egypt  
We're Sailing Down the Nile
Laurie Krebs and Anne Wilson

Climb aboard the river boat! A delightful introduction to Egypt today – shop at a souk in Aswan, picnic on an island in the Nile, visit an oasis, explore the museums in Cario, hike to the pyramids, plus life in ancient Egypt. Beautiful two page, colorful illustrations, and perfect for younger kids.
(Picture book)

 

(More children's books on other Egypt pages)
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