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Best Books on Ancient Egypt

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The Egyptian Cinderella
Shirley Climo - 1992-02-28 (first published in 1989)
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"Climo has woven this ancient tale, a mixture of fact and myth, with clarity and eloquence. The beauty of the language is set off to perfection by Heller's arresting illustrations. A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations that makes] a winner for story hours, as well as a useful resource for the study of Cinderel...
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The Kane Chronicles, Book One The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan - 2018-04-03
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Since his mother's death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter's been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants—school friends and a chance at a...
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Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Mythology for Kids
Morgan E. Moroney - 2020-02-25
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Unearth the magic and mythology of ancient Egyptian gods and goddessesFrom the rising of the morning sun to the summer flooding of the Nile River, the ancient Egyptians believed powerful gods and goddesses ruled over every aspect of their daily lives. This Egyptian mythology guide takes you on a trip through the sands of time to explore the world o...
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Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2
The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery
Jeff Brown - 2009-04-21
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Ancient pyramids can be flat-out dangerous!Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, there are places he can get to that no one else can. So when Stanley receives a letter from an archaeologist, he travels by airmail to Egypt to help find an ancient treasure deep in the heart of a great pyramid. But what if even the flattest boy on eart...
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Seeker of Knowledge
The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Rise and Shine)
James Rumford - 2003-06-23 (first published in 2000)
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In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge.James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the anci...
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder!You Wouldn't Want to… book cover
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder!You Wouldn't Want to…
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Jacqueline Morley - 2013-09-01 (first published in 2004)
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The ancient Egyptian pyramids are one of the wonders of the worldbut what was it like to work on one? Experience for yourself the lives of laborers, scribes, artists, and embalmers as they prepare the Pharaohs final resting place. This new extended edition includes a map and a timeline of ancient Egypt, and a selection of fascinating facts....
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The Golden Goblet
Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw - 1986-05-06 (first published in 1961)
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Ranofer struggles to thwart the plottings of his evil brother, Gebu, so he can become master goldsmith like their father in this exciting tale of ancient Egyptian mystery and intrigue. Newbery Honor Book...
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Casting the Gods Adrift
Casting the Gods Adrift
Geraldine McCaughrean - 2005-06-30 (first published in 1998)
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A thriller set in ancient Egypt between 1351 and 1354 BC. Tutmose and Ibrim's father, the animal dealer, is commanded by the new pharaoh Akhenaten, to bring him animals - lots of animals - for his new capital city. The boys' father is delighted. But he has no idea what the pharaoh's strange new religion will mean for all of them. A thriller set in ...
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Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Eloise Jarvis McGraw - 2018-03-20 (first published in 1953)
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This compelling story of adventure, romance, and intrigue, set in ancient Egypt, was written by the three-time Newbery Honor and Edgar Award winning author Eloise Jarvis McGraw.Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom in ancient Egypt, under the rule of Queen Hatshepsut. Mara is not like other slaves; she can read and write, ...
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Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Book of Going Forth by Day
Ogden Goelet - 2015-01-20 (first published in 1550)
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Maybe the most stunning presentation of this book in 3300 years: For the first time in 3,300 years, The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Papyrus of Ani is showcased in its entirety in seventy-four magnificent color pages.Egyptian mythology: Upon death it was the practice for some Egyptians to produce a papyrus manuscri...
Pyramid by David MacAulay
Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards
Treasury of Egyptian Mythology by Donna Jo Napoli
Tut's Mummy by Judy Donnelly
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!You Wouldn't Want to… by David Stewart
Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne
The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle by Claudia Logan
Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green
Temple Cat by Andrew Clements
Tutankhamen's Gift by Robert Sabuda
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
Egyptian Mythology by Geraldine Pinch
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson
MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN SCROLL by Scott Peters
Mummies and Pyramids by Mary Pope Osborne
National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt by Crispin Boyer
1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt by Nancy Honovich
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw
Ancient Egypt by Marcia Williams
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Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt by John Baines
Akhenaten by Dominic Montserrat
Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs by Gail Gibbons
Pharaoh's Boat by David Weitzman
Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids by Dorothea Arnold
Tutankhamun's Armies by John Coleman Darnell
If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt by Cobblestone Publishing
We're Sailing Down the Nile by Laurie Krebs
Who Built the Pyramids? by Jane Chisholm
Egyptian Diary by Richard Platt
Cleopatra by Diane Stanley
You Wouldn't Want to Be Tutankhamen!You Wouldn't Want to… by David Stewart
Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
How the Sphinx Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie Depaola
The Cat of Bubastes A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
Ramses by Christian Jacq
Secrets Of The Sphinx by James Cross Giblin
The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess by Julia Jarman
The Story of Egypt by Joann Fletcher
Howard and the Mummy by Tracey Fern