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Ancient Egypt is a popular topic for all children to study and on the curriculum at Key Stage 2. We have a selection of non fiction and fiction suitable for Key Stages 1 - 3 in this section.
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Hear all about Ancient Egypt from the great teller of tales, Rami the cat - history like it's never been told before! Join Marcia Williams on a journey to Ancient Egypt. Explore the myths and wonders of this ancient civilization, meet Ra the creator, the cursed boy-king Tutankhamen and Cleopatra, the last pharaoh in these stories of mystery and adventure. Packed with jokes, comic illustrations and fascinating facts, this hugely entertaining fictional biography will make you look at the Ancient Egyptians in a whole new light!
Powerful pharaohs, deadly curses, beautiful queens, legendary cities, tombs filled with gold ... you'll know it all by the time you finish this smart and wacky book! Did you know that ancient Egyptians formed the world's first police force? The 365-day calendar? We have ancient Egypt to thank for that, too! And the next time your parents tell you to brush your teeth, you can tell them that ancient Egyptians invented the first toothbrush and toothpaste. In this cool book, you'll find out what life was like 3,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River, explore the lives of famous pharaohs determined to leave their mark no matter the cost, and get the low-down on famous battles for power. Discover weird facts about famous people-from Cleopatra to King Tut-and about famous places, from Alexandria to Thebes. It's a must-have for all budding Egyptologists, archaeologists, or kids who want to be in-the-know about this fascinating civilisation!
Shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019 | This hilarious and fascinating book written by by award-winning author Chae Strathie is packed with historical facts and brought to life with rich, humorous illustrations by super-talented Marisa Morea. A kid's life in ancient Egypt might sound like fun with all the cool pyramids and glorious sunny weather, but actually it was rather tough! Learn how difficult life really was, from dodging Deathstalker scorpions and cleaning up cow dung, to fetching water from the well, eating roast hedgehog and being slammed in the stocks for being naughty at school! Probably the first book about ancient Egypt that involves bubble wrap and skateboards! Packed with facts and fantastic illustrations, this funny and accessible introduction to ancient Egypt is a must-read for kids with a passion for horrible history Other titles in the series include: Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Aztec Age
Level 2 - National Geographic Kids Reader | Published in the UK by Collins, the National Geographic Kids Readers are a valuable resource for classroom and library collections. Beautifully designed and produced, with clear text boxes and layout, interactive features such as quizzes and benefiting, of course, from the superb photography that the parent magazine is renowned for. Each book has been carefully levelled against Book Bands and all have the key information text features such as index, contents and glossary, making them very useful for guided reading. But their main appeal is in the genuinely engaging writing and the sound research behind every title. Many children prefer to read information books about the real world and with attractive, appealing texts like these it is no wonder!
The adventures never stop for zebra turned gladiator Julius, and they get funnier with each book. Julius and his friends are shipwrecked and wash up on the shores of Egypt where, thanks to a series of happy coincidences, and to the disgust of his stupid brother Brutus, Julius is proclaimed a god. Milus the lion warns him it will all end in tears, and it nearly does – expect chariot races, mummy disguises, crocodiles to the rescue, and the return of the emperor Hadrian. In amongst the silliness are many real historical facts but children will love this for the action and the laughs. X out of X all round!
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 | This is a book to savour as you travel back in time to the land of the Pharoahs.. Sumptuous in feel and beautifully produced, it is also packed-full of information about ancient Egypt which is made readily accessible by clever presentation and the use of flaps and fold outs which reveal just the right amount of facts about specific subjects such as scribes or canopic jars. A perfect introduction to a very special culture and country.
Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. One day when he is playing a computer game with an Egyptian theme, Ka jumps on the keys and spells out the name Bubastis, which was the centre of cat worship in Ancient Egypt. Could Ka really be leading a double life and what is she trying to tell Topher?
In a Nutshell - Move over Miss Marple, Violet's on the case! For Violet Remy-Robinson there's a mystery around every corner! Her Aunt Mathilde, a renown Egyptologist, is visiting London to investigate a mummy which she suspects may hold a clue to the location of the Lost Tomb of Queen Nefertiti. But clearly someone else has the same idea as the mummy has been stolen! Violet and her friends set about gathering clues and prime suspects - and give us an interesting introduction to Ancient Egypt along the way. This is a delicious whodunnit with a cast of exotic and captivating characters and more twists and turns than an Egyptian Serpent. Becka Moor's wonderful illustrations (in violet of course!) add to the charm. Readers who find Violet’s adventures to their taste will also enjoy the Royal Babysitters series by Clementine Beauvais, also illustrated by Becka Moor, and the Witch Wars books by Sibeal Pounder illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. - Charlotte Carus
Adventure stories don’t come more action-packed than the exploits of Jake Atlas. As the book opens, the Atlas family are about to fly off to Egypt on a working holiday (Mum and Dad are Egyptologists) and the family tension is so strong you can almost hear it twang; tension of a different kind quickly racks up when Jake’s parents are kidnapped. To save them he and his twin sister Pandora team up with a couple of unscrupulous if well-equipped tomb robbers. After years of academic failure Jake can finally use his true talents, dodging explosions, outthinking the bad guys, even wrestling a giant snake. It’s great fun, the Egyptian settings giving it an extra edge and the developing relationship between Jake and Pan (and latterly their parents who’ve been keeping secrets of their own) gives it a cool credibility too. This is definitely one to recommend to fans of the Alex Rider books, and readers would also enjoy Defender of the Realm by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby.
Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the Awful Egyptians' most horrible facts ready for readers to uncover, including: why the Egyptian people worshipped a dung beetle, which pharaoh married her grandfather and what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do! Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover
Step back in time to the amazing world of the Egpytians and find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask. Tony Robinson is brilliant at explaining the past by telling hilarious stories about the disgusting and the beautiful things that have happened and how and why things were done. With chapters on 'Gods with Beaks' and 'Alive when you are Dead' he covers belief and religion and also explains everything you could want to know about pyramids. Click here for the Weird World of Wonders website which includes a brilliant game created by Aardman Digital !
Classic character Stanley - made flat when a billboard fell on him - is back for an exciting new adventure inspired by the original Flat Stanley titles. This time Stanley responds to an archaeologist who wants some help. So Stanley posts himself off to Egypt so that he can set about finding the ancient treasure that is hidden in the pyramid. Stanley has to keep his wits about him to beat the tomb raiders and save the treasure.
It’s 2517 BC, and the river Nile has flooded. Unable to plough their fields, Nebka follows his uncle to build the pyramid of Khafre. It’s back-breaking work, all for the glory of the Pharaoh. Then he meets a mysterious prisoner claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne, and is drawn in to a deadly plot…
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Book Award 2011 | Best-selling author Rick Riordan who created Percy Jackson has once again created some non-stop thrilling action in this headlong adventure as the Egyptian past comes alive and threatens two present day children. Carter and Sadie, the children of world famous Egyptologist Dr Julius Kane, have no idea what to expect when their father invites them to a special night at the British Museum. Carter and Sadie watch horrified as Dr Kane’s experiment goes horribly wrong causing the Rosetta Stone to explode bringing forth Set, an Egyptian god, who banishes their father, and causes them to flee for their lives. In alternate chapters, Carter and Sadie tell the desperate story of their survival as they travel across the world to save their father. The reborn power of ancient Egypt is a fascinating and dramatic force to be reckoned with. (9+)
To set the scene for this book, Egypt’s long and distinguished history is carefully laid out in a clear timeline which divides it into eight sections from before 3000BC to the present. The incredibly rich history and culture of the country which has been described as “the gift of the Nile” is then explored through glorious illustrated examples matched with concise and informative text.
My Royal Story : Princess Hatsheput's Diary 1490 BC | In 1490 BC, Asha, the daughter of King Tuthmosis, lives a carefree life at the royal court in Thebes. But when a prophecy foretells that ‘a young woman will prove to be the best man in the Two Kingdoms’, she’s soon caught up in a whirlwind of treason, treachery and danger…
A terrific book for 4+ year olds that will teach them how to read and write hieroglyphs. You’ll find 48 pages of colour pages of rhymes that match letters of the alphabet to Egyptian symbols: A is for Archer, Z is for Zoo! There’s also some special text on each page for slightly older children to actually learn the hieroglyphic alphabet as well as providing information about the Ancient Egyptian culture as well. A stencil is also included for kids to write their own secret messages to each other. Great fun…
Tony Lightspeed is always bringing home sick and injured animals, so when he turns up with an unconscious man dressed from head to tie in rather stinky bandages, his family aren't too surprised. But then they discover that the man is an ancient Egyptian pharaoh named Sennapod, who has been dead for over 4,000 years. Brought back to life by two dastardly grave robbers, Sennapod is on the run. Can he persuade the Lightspeeds to help him?
Caroline Lawrence has a real gift for bringing history to life through the four main characters in her impressive ‘Roman Mysteries’ series. This is the 15th in and the four heroes have plenty of puzzles to solve in a thrilling quest but danger lies around every corner.
Take a journey back in time to the glory days of Ancient Egypt, when pharaohs ruled, the pyramids were built and the mighty Nile was the source of all life. This book contains fascinating information such as how Egyptians worshipped their Gods, buried their dead and built the pyramids, as well as amazing details about day-to-day life. With over 50 embedded flaps to lift, this book is not only informative but interactive, making it an accessible and engaging way for children to learn about life in Ancient Egypt. It is intricately illustrated by David Hancock.