Ancient Egyptian
Annotated Bibliography

(including reviews from multiple sources)
by Jodie M. Apeseche


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"Top 10: Must Have" Egyptian Books



Defrates, Joanna. What Do We Know about the Egyptians? Peter Bedrick Books, New York. 1997 






Hart, George, ed. Ancient Egypt. The Nature Company Discoveries Library and Time-Life Books. 1995 






Hart, George. Ancient Egypt (Eyewitness Books No. 23). Knopf, New York. 1990






Haslam, Andrew and Alexandra Parsons. Ancient Egypt (Make it Work). Two-Can Book, Thomson Learning, New York. 1995.






James, John and Louise. How We Know about the Egyptians. Peter Bedrick Books, New York. 1997. 



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Macaulay, David. Pyramid. Houghton Mifflin, New York. 1982






Morley, Jacqueline, Mark Bergin, and John James. An Egyptian Pyramid (Inside Story). Peter Bedrick, New York. 1991






Morley, Jacqueline. How Would You Survive as an Ancient Egyptian? Franklin Watts, New York. 1996






Stanley, Diane. Cleopatra. Morrow, New York. 1998.







Steedman, Scott. The Egyptian News. Candlewick, Massachusetts. 1997



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Complete Annotated Bilbiography



Allan, Tony. Pharaohs and Pyramids (Usborne Time Traveler). 1998E D C Publications; ISBN: 074603069X



Aided by a magic time travel helmet, complete with a language decoder and an invisibility button, you are whisked away to meet Nakht and his family back in the time of the New Kingdom. Luckily, you have the ability to live vicariously through the adventures of this wealthy landowner. While in Memphis, the home of your host family, you meet Pharaoh, his Vizier, priests, soldiers, peasants, and slaves. You enjoy a feast with the family, travel up and down the Nile, visit a holy temple and the pyramids, go to school, attend a reception at Pharaoh’s palace in Thebes, and ultimately engage in battle against some Nubian tribesmen.~JMA


MummiesAliki. Mummies Made in Egypt. 1985
HarperTrophy; ISBN: 0064460118 (paperback)
Ty Crowell Co; ISBN: 0690038593 (hardcover)

Although it took 70 years to make a mummy, Aliki skillfully synopsizes the process in a step by step, articulate, and fascinating way. Starting with the ancient Egyptians’ desire for eternal life, the necessity for mummies is explained as the need to recognize the departed body so that the ba (soul) and ka (invisible twin of the person) can successfully return to it. Discussed are the role of the embalmers and other skilled artisans required for such an elaborate send-off. A Rainbow Reading book for those who wish to have a follow up video.~JMA "A fine source (describes) Egyptian gods and goddesses of the dead; explains the symbols and foundation of the belief in the afterlife; (and presents) the elaborate rituals (and methods of mummification). . . . The art is stunning, the text uncompromisingly informative and clear."--New York Times..



Balkwill, Richard Clothes & Crafts in Ancient Egypt 1998
Dillon Press; ISBN: 0382397037 (Hardcover)



Berger, Melvin Baboons Waited on Tables in Ancient Egypt! : Weird Facts About Ancient Civilizations : A Weird-But-True Book (Strange World) 1997


Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590937790 (Hardcover)


Broida, Marian Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors : An Activity Guide 1999


Chicago Review Pr; ISBN: 1556523602 (Hardcover)





Brown, Deni Action Pack: Tutankhamun & Ancient Egypt 1996



DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789410052 (Hardcover)






Bunting, Eve. I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert. 1997 Harcourt Brace; ISBN: 0152004793


From Horn Book

In rhythmic verse, Heb-Nefert, now a mummy, relates the story of her life of leisure as the wife of the pharaoh's brother. Soft watercolors showcase her beauty in life (with kohl-rimmed eyes and flaxen wig) and in death (ejeweled . . . from head to toeand lovingly wrapped in layers of linen). Ancient Egypt fans will enjoy the details about clothing, life on the Nile, and mummification. -- Copyright © 1997 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved

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Casselli, Giovanni In Search of Tutankhamum : The Discovery of a King's Tomb (In Search Of) 1999


Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872265439 (Hardcover)






Chapman, Gillian The Egyptians (Crafts from the Past) 1997


Heineman Library; ISBN: 1575725568  (Hardcover)




Chisholm, Jane and Struan Reid. Who Built the Pyramids?Usborne Publishing, England. 1997


E D C Publications; ISBN: 0746020368 (paperback)
E D C Publications; ISBN: 0881107964 (hardcover)

If you have one of the most-often asked questions by children about the pyramids and Egyptian life in general, then this book has the format and straightforward answers to those questions. Each chapter is arranged by a topic question with several subsequent follow-up inquiries per two-page spread. Index included.~JMA


Climo, Shirley. The Egyptian Cinderella. Harper Collins, New York. 1992

Harpercollins Juvenile Books; ISBN: 0064432793 (paperback)
Ty Crowell Co; ISBN: 069004822X (hardcover)

In this version of Cinderella, set in Egypt in the sixth century B.C., Rhodopis, a Greek slave girl, is given rose-red slippers by her kindly old master. Teased by the other servant girls for being so different in appearance, she none-the-less comes to be chosen by the Pharaoh as his queen, after he has searched all of Egypt to find the owner of the tantalizing slippers. A brief author’s note claims the tale to be part fact and part fable.~JMA "A stunning combination of fluent prose and exquisitely wrought illustrations."-- School Library Journal, starred review.



Crosher, Judith Ancient Egypt (See Through History Series) 1993

Viking Pr; ISBN: 0670847550 (Hardcover)




Clare, John Pyramids of Ancient Egypt (Living History) 1992


Harcourt Brace; ISBN: 0152005099 (Hardcover)




Crosher, Judith Technology in the Time of Ancient Egypt (Technology in the Time Of) 1998


Raintree/Steck Vaughn; ISBN: 0817248757 (Hardcover)





David, Rosalie. Growing Up in Ancient Egypt. Troll. 1993  Troll Assoc; ISBN: 081672718X


Describes daily life in ancient Egypt, discussing life in the city, life in the country, pets and toys, meals, and other aspects.~card catalog description

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Deary, Terry and Peter Hepplewhite. The Awesome Egyptians (Horrible Histories). Scholastic, New York. 1997  ISBN: 0590031686

From the Horrible Histories series comes this fresh look at those awesome Egyptians with "the nasty parts left in". Written to its young audience, chapter headings may entice "Ten things you’ll probably never need to know about pyramids", may humor "How to be a peasant in ten easy lessons", or may intrigue "Some unusual (but true) uses for mummies". So read on, it’s doubtful that you’ll be bored!~JMA




Deem, James. How to Make a Mummy Talk. Bantam, Doubleday, Dell Publishing Group, New York. 1997


Bantam Books; ISBN: 0440413168 (paperback)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); ISBN: 0395624274 (hardcover)

A blend of Egyptology and factual anthropology gives this book a practical and interesting introduction to the clues mummies leave behind about the civilizations from which they came. Spiced with humor, the author takes the mystery out of the mummy and lays waste to the bad "wrap" they have received. Includes black and white diagrams (no gruesome photographs here), index, and bibliography.~JMA




Defrates, Joanna. What Do We Know about the Egyptians? Peter Bedrick Books, New York. 1997  Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872263533


An illustrated survey of ancient Egypt's history, religion, and sociology.~card catalog description

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dePaola, Tomie. Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile. Putnam, New York. 1987


Paper Star; ISBN: 0698114019 (paperback)
Putnam Pub Group Juv; ISBN: 0399213953(hardcover)

It’s another grand adventure for Bill and Pete, this time setting out on a school swimming field trip down the Nile to visit the grand pyramids. Of course the adventure wouldn’t be complete without brushing Bill’s teeth and foiling the nefarious "Bad Guy’s" scheme to steal the Sacred Eye of Isis by enshrouding him in mummy wrappings made of toilet paper.~JMA




Der Manuelian, Peter. Hieroglyphs from A to Z. Scholastic, New York. 1996 ISBN: 0590400088


A rhyming book of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, authored by a member of the curatorial staff of the Department of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, which includes each letter/symbol association and a section describing the why and the what of hieroglyphs.~JMA




Donnelly, Judy. Tut’s Mummy Lost...and Found (A Step 3 Book). 1988


Random House (Merchandising); ISBN: 0394891899 (paperback)
Demco Media; ISBN: 0606039422 (hardcover)

"Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb. Information about ancient Egyptian life is interspersed in a clear, smooth fashion throughout. A good way to get reader into nonfiction."--Booklist.

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Donohughue, Carol The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs : The Story of the Rosetta Stone and the Race to Decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs 1999

Oxford Univ Pr Childrens Books; ISBN: 0195215532 (Hardcover)



Dowswell, Paul. The Egyptian Echo. 1997  E D C Publications; ISBN: 0746027516

From cover to cover, readers gain insights among the historical facts found in the noteworthy news pages, along with excitable tabloid journalism ("King Tut in God Swap Shock") and special features such as "Dress to Impress-Tut Style". So Scribes, is that outdated old clay slab weighing you down? Well, then check out the papyrus that this little newspaper is written on.~JMA




Fisher, Leonard Everett. Moses.   Holiday House, New York. 1995 Holiday House; ISBN: 0823411494


From Horn Book

Expansive double-page illustrations saturated with color portray the life of the biblical prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt. Fisher's retelling begins with Jochebed and Miriam's hiding the baby Moses to save his life, ends with the prophet's death at age 120, and faithfully relates the details of the Exodus. The useful, well-executed picture-book biography includes a map and a family tree. Bib. -- Copyright © 1995 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.




Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Holiday House, New York. 1997


Holiday House; ISBN: 0823415082 (paperback)
Holiday House; ISBN: 0823412865 (hardcover)

Bold, colorful illustrations, inspired by ancient hieroglyphs, portray the gods and goddesses worshiped by ancient Egyptians. Concise write-ups detail the parentage, powers, and images of these divine beings that embodied aspects of air, wind, sky, earth, rain, water, life, and death.~JMA

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Giblin, James Cross. Riddle of the Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egypt. 1993


HarperTrophy; ISBN: 0064461378 (paperback)
Demco Media; ISBN: 0606028706 (hardcover)

This text explains how the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone helped unlock the mysteries of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Reading like a mystery and biography, Champollion’s progress and ultimate success was blocked by his belief that the hieroglyphs represented things, not sounds. Reversing his position after many years it was only the Rosetta Stone, with its writings in both Egyptian hieroglyphs and Greek, that allowed him to line up the two sets of symbols and make some startling discoveries! ALA 1991 Notable Children's Book.~JMA




Grant, Neil The Egyptians (Spotlights) 1996



Oxford Univ Press; ISBN: 0195212398 (Hardcover)




Gregory, Kristina The Royal Diaries : Cleopatra VII : Daughter of the Nile (Royal Diaries) 1999


Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590819755




Green, Robert Tutankhamun (Ancient Biographies , No 1) 1996


Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 053120233X (
Hardcover) Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN:0531158020 (Softcover)


Guy, J.A. Egyptian Life (Early Civilizations Series) 1998 Barrons Juveniles; ISBN: 0764106287 (Hardcover)




Harris, Geraldine. Gods and Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology. Peter Bedrick Books, New York. 1992


Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872269086 (paperback)
Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872269078 (hardcover)

The author relates 26 fascinating stories from legend and myth as told by the ancient Egyptians which are vividly highlighted by 18 full color paintings and numerous line drawings. Notes at the end of the book further explain the symbolism shown in the drawings of the characters and corresponding events in the stories.~JMA "The book is magnificently illustrated in both full color and black and white. No other collection on the topic is as lively or as attractive."--School Library Journal.




Harris, Nathaniel. Mummies: A Very Peculiar History. Franklin Watts, New York. 1995


Franklin Watts; ISBN: 0531152715 (paperback)
Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531143546 (hardcover)

This volume presents an overview of mummification and embalming including ancient beliefs regarding life after death, rites, rituals, and ceremonies, and the latest in the science of cryogenics. Taking a closer look at mummies from the past, those preserved on purpose, those by accident, and how it’s done in modern times, this book examines the amazing and sometimes bizarre facts about these time capsule corpses.~JMA

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Hart, George, ed. Ancient Egypt. The Nature Company Discoveries Library and Time-Life Books. 1995  ISBN: 0783547633


A dynamic reference complete with full-color illustrations, photographs, detailed diagrams, and fold out pages that compliment each subject per two page spread. Interesting topics such as Social Order, Serving the Gods, Set in Stone, Family Life, Writing and Education, Artists at Work, Feasts and Festivals, Healing and Magic, Trade and Tribute, Collapse of an Empire are vividly introduced. So if you're interested in why an ancient Egyptian mother would eat a mouse, then this is the book for you. Dynasties of Ancient Egypt, glossary, and index are appended.~JMA


Hart, George. Exploring the Past: Ancient Egypt. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1988

A resource volume that presents an overview of life in ancient Egypt discussing such topics as the Pharaoh, religion, mummification and afterlife, the role of scribes and craftsmen, home and family, and common occupations. This oversized edition intersperses text with colorful and detailed line drawings presenting both in an uncluttered format. A great social studies tool.~JMA




Hart, George. Ancient Egypt (Eyewitness Books No. 23). Knopf, New York. 1990


Knopf; ISBN: 0679907424 (paperback)
Knopf; ISBN 067980742X (hardcover)

Readers travel through this mini museum and witness the visual testament left by the ancient Egyptians and chronicled by striking Eyewitness photography, this resource documents their artifacts, such as mummies, pottery, weapons, jewelry, toys, tools, housewares, and instruments along with somewhat erratic text and captioning. Not for the eye weary.~JMA

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Haslam, Andrew and Alexandra Parsons. Ancient Egypt (Make it Work). Two-Can Book, Thomson Learning, New York. 1995.

World Book Inc; ISBN: 0716646048(paperback)
World Book Inc; ISBN: 071664603X (hardcover)

From Horn Book

Well organized and easy to read, small blocks of text introduce all areas of ancient Egyptian life: clothing and dwellings, geography and agriculture, artwork and religion. The numerous color photographs use modern children as models. Unfortunately, the photographs that illustrate the many intricate craft projects are too small to be of use, and the directions lack sufficient detail. -- Copyright © 1995 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.



Haynes, Joyce Egyptian Dynasties (African Civilizations) 1999


Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531202801 (Hardcover)





Heide, Florence Parry and Judith Heide Gilliland. The Day of Ahmed's Secret. Mulberry, New York. 1990

Mulberry Books; ISBN: 0688140238 (paperback)
Lothrop Lee & Shepard; ISBN: 0688088945 (hardcover)

The build-up of Ahmed’s secret intensifies as he spends a typical day delivering butane gas to customers all about the bustling streets of Cairo. His secret is secured in a universal theme of success and self-esteem set against a vivid backdrop not generally encountered in picture book format. ALA Notable Book. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.~JMA




Hodge, Susie Ancient Egyptian Art 1998


Heineman Library; ISBN: 1575725509




James, John and Louise. How We Know about the Egyptians. Peter Bedrick Books, New York. 1997.  ISBN: 0872265366


An illustrated survey of life in Egypt during the era of the Pharaohs, discussing family life, farming, trade, hunting and fishing, religion, and warfare.

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Kindersley, Barnabas and Anabel. Children Just Like Me. Dorling Kindersley, England. 1995  ISBN: 0789402017


Handsome photographs and informative text give a snapshot of various young people from around the world depicting their homes, schools, family life, and culture. Children are shown from all walks of life and across many geographical regions, with each two-page spread dedicated to a featured young person.~JMA


King, David Egypt : Ancient Traditions, Modern Hopes (Exploring Cultures of the World) 1997
Benchmark Books; ISBN: 0761401423 (Hardcover)





Kerr, Daisy. Ancient Egyptians (Worldwise). Franklin Watts, New York. 1997


Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531152944 (paperback)
Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531144011 (hardcover)

The small format, easily readible font, engaging pictures, and informative text, makes this an attractive book for the classroom. The table of contents makes for efficient student use and capably covers the major features of ancient Egyptian life, such as, family life, entertainment, mummmies, religion, arts and crafts, government and war, pyramids, and more. Colorful illustrations are detailed with inviting captions.~JMA


Koenig, Viviane and Veronique Ageorges. The Ancient Egyptians: Life in the Nile Valley (Peoples of the Past). Millbrook, Connecticut. 1992.  ISBN: 1562941615

An advanced text, that details the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians in the Nile Valley, describes their work, clothing, schools, social, economic, and religious traditions. The approach is straightforward and provides enough rich detail to make this an engaging text. Table of contents, time table, glossary, and index all serve to make this a very useful research tool for young egyptologists.~JMA

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Kondaetis, Christos The Ancient Egypt Pack : A Three-Dimensional Celebration of Egyptian Mythology, Culture, Art, Life and Afterlife 1996   

Bulfinch Pr; ISBN: 0821223275 (Hardcover)



Ladau, Elaine Egypt (True Books-Geography: Countries) 2000
Children's Press; ISBN: 0516211722 (Hardcover)



Ladau, Elaine The Curse of Tutankhamen (Mysteries of Science)1996


Millbrook Pr; ISBN: 0761300147 (Hardcover)





Lattimore, Deborah Nourse. The Winged Cat: A Tale of Ancient Egypt. Harper Collins, New York. 1995


HarperTrophy; ISBN: 0064434249 (paperback)
Demco Media; ISBN: 0606084347 (hardcover)

Merit, a servant girl in the temple of the cat goddess, Bastet, witnesses the High Priest drown the sacred cat in a fit of rage. Believing her guilty of the crime instead, Merit is forced by the Pharaoh to the Netherworld to prove her innocence. Sumptuous illustrations carry the reader on her compelling drama, as she uses magic spells from the Book of the Dead to reach a satisfying conclusion. The author notes that the hieroglyphs carry hidden messages for those who wish to unravel their mysteries.~JMA

"Engrossing (illustrations), filled with elements of traditional Egyptian art, will bring viewers back to look again and again."--School Library Journal.


Longley, Elizabeth. Watch It Grow: Egyptian Pyramid. Nature Company/Time Life, New York. 1997.

 Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872262553 (paperback)
Time Life; ISBN: 078354877X (hardcover)

Text and illustrations depict the construction and uses of the pyramids in ancient Egypt and explore how people lived and worked in that time.


Lumpkin, Beatrice. Senefer, A Young Genius in Old Egypt. Africa World Press, New Jersey. 1992

AFRICA WORLD PRESS INC.; ISBN: 0865432457 (paperback)
AFRICA WORLD PRESS INC.; ISBN: 0865432449 (hardcover)

This story was inspired by the life of Ahmose the scribe and Senmut, an advisor to Pharaoh Hatshepsut. As indicated in the book's forward, Ahmose has been attributed to the writings, 3,500 years ago, from which we have learned so much about Egyptian mathematics. In this story, Senefer is a carpenter’s son who later becomes a famous mathematician and engineer. Vivid descriptions invoke fascinating settings that accurately detail the unique lifestyles of ancient Egyptians. As he learns the Egyptian number system from his mother while at market, Senefer comes to the attention of several scribes who help get him into their school, the House of Life. Seeing Hatshepsut atop her golden throne set Senefer thinking about the great obelisks he would one day raise in Pharaoh's honor.~JMA

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McIntosh, Jane. Archeology (Eyewitness). Knopf, New York. 1994.  Knopf; ISBN: 0679865721



The Eyewitness series is the best thing to happen to reference books since the encyclopedia was invented, and this volume on archeology is no exception. Lushly illustrated with the crispest, most detailed full-color photographs imaginable, this book makes archeology look fun and interesting. Twenty-six two-page spreads cover everything from the basics ("Why Excavate?") to the mysterious ("Mounds and Monuments") to the gruesomely cool ("Human Remains"). Topics are global, from Pompeii to the American Southwest. Although ostensibly geared to 9- to 12-year-olds, reading this book is like visiting a museum of archeology, and adults will get as much out of it as kids. --Therese Littleton




Macaulay, David. Pyramid. Houghton Mifflin, New York. 1982


Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); ISBN: 0395321212 (paperback)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); ISBN: 0395214076 (hardcover)
See also video section.

Macaulay takes a closer look at what it took to construct a pyramid using an imaginary temple for the plot of his story and intricate pen and ink illustrations. Architectural details fascinate, as does information about the people, tools, and supplies needed to make such lasting and impressive monuments to their pharaohs. Glossary appended.~JMA "David Macaulay's brilliant Pyramid shows, detail by detail, how the great pharaohs' burial places were conceived and constructed. . . . His draftsmanship is unexcelled, and his book is pharaonic in opulence and design."--Time.



MacDonald, Fiona Women in Ancient Egypt (Other Half of History) 1999


Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872265676 (Hardcover)




MacDonald, Fiona. The World in the Time of Tutankhamen. Dillon Press, New Jersey. 1997 Dillon Pr; ISBN: 0382397479



Focussing on Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Australasia, the author describes facets of life in each of these very different geographic regions (such as famous rulers, discoveries and inventions, how people lived, beliefs and ideas) as juxtaposed against the timespan encompassing the life and death of Tutankhamen.~JMA

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Mann, Elizabeth. The Great Pyramid. Mikaya Press, New York. 1996  Mikaya Pr; ISBN: 0965049310


One of the magnificent wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid at Giza, generated 23 years of hard labor during which quarrying, lifting, and placement of 2,300,000 2-ton stone blocks was needed...indeed it would even be a modern day marvel. The history of its construction and the civilization that produced it unfolds in this tale of a monument built as a passage to the heavens for pharaoh Khufu which still stands 4,500 years later. Adorned with handsome illustrations, rare archival prints, and crisp photography, the text weaves a mesmerizing story that speaks to a young audience in clear, accessible language.~JMA



Martell, Hazel Mary. The Kingfisher Book of the Ancient World from the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome. Kingfisher, New York. 1997


Kingfisher Books; ISBN: 0753450097 (paperback)
Kingfisher Books; ISBN: 1856975657(hardcover)

A great classroom resource that explores remote worlds and cultures amidst hundreds of rich illustrations, clear photograph, and period maps. Civilizations, dynasties, and empires are represented from such times and places including the Ice Age, the Fertile Crescent (Mesopotamia), Ancient Egypt, the Far East (Chinese and Japanese), the Indus Valley and India, the Aegean, Ancient Rome, the Middle East (Persian and Phoenician), Ancient Europe (Celtic), Africa, the Americas (Mayan), and Oceania (Aborigines). Enough information is given to whet the appetite for further research. Appended glossary of people, places, and terms compliments a chronology for each of the ancient civilizations.~JMA




Martin, Amanda. Ancient Egypt (My World). World Book/Two-Can, Illinois. 1998


World Book Inc; ISBN: 0716694158 (paperback)
World Book Inc; ISBN: 071669414X (hardcover)

MY WORLD series takes readers on a voyage of discovery through the eyes of a child. In this book, children will meet Hunefer and find out what it is like to live in his world of ancient Egypt in the city of Thebes. Each two-page spread features one aspect of Egyptian life. As Hunefer narrates the story, you learn about the region, family life, homes, food, clothing, games, travel, beliefs, etc. Supporting hands-on projects, based on actual artifacts, will bring the world of ancient Egypt to life for a large target audience.~JMA

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Matthews, Rupert. Ancient Egyptians at a Glance. Peter Bedrick Books, New York. 1997.




McGraw, Eloise Jarvis The Golden Goblet (Puffin Newbery Library) 1990


Viking Pr; ISBN: 0140303359 (Hardcover)


Mellett, Peter. Learn About Pyramids. Lorenz Books, New York. 1998 ISBN: 185967643X

A hands-on fact file project book which includes 19 informative sections on pyramid builders from around the world. The math and science connections are stronger than the historical research significance of this resource. A sampling of the 25 projects consists of finding volumes of pyramids, testing the strength of the pyramidal shape, moving loads with levers, reducing friction, scale, and crystal chemistry.~JMA



Millard, Anne The New Book of Pharaohs 1998
Copper Beech Books; ISBN: 0761308598 (Hardcover)




Millard, Anne The World of the Pharaoh 1998



Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872262928  (Hardcover)




Millard, Anne. Mysteries of the Pyramids. Copper Beech Books, Connecticut. 1995.  ISBN: 1562941941


From Horn Book

An attractive yet shallow volume presents scattered facts about Egyptian pyramids, including their construction, purpose, and exploration, and the historical mysteries that modern archaeologists have yet to solve. The book also contains a brief section on the pyramids of South and Central America. Color illustrations and photographs accompany the simple text. A time line is included. Ind. -- Copyright © 1996 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Millard, Anne. Pyramids. Kingfisher, New York. 1996



Copper Beech Books; ISBN: 1562941941 (paperback)
Kingfisher Books; ISBN: 1856976742 (hardcover)

From Booklist , 05/01/96

Gr. 4-6. Millard's examination of pyramids is sure to be popular: the nicely designed, oversize format; attractive, full-color illustrations; and concise, clearly written text are very appealing. Millard's own interest in Egypt is evident, as more than half the book is devoted to Egyptian pyramids from all three kingdoms. She provides a wealth of information on their design, construction, and purpose, as well as on ancient funerary practices and the workers' roles. Far less detailed information is supplied for pyramids in the Americas, and a single double-page spread covers pyramids in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Although unfamiliar terms are defined in the text, an illustrated glossary provides additional information.--This Chris Sherman Copyright© 1996, American Library Association. All rights reserved.



Morley, Jacqueline, Mark Bergin, and John James. An Egyptian Pyramid (Inside Story). Peter Bedrick, New York. 1991


Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872262553 (paperback)
Time Life; ISBN: 078354877X (hardcover)

The social life and custom of ancient Egyptians are explored in this engaging text. Detailed illustrations depict the construction (from foundation to finishing touches) and uses of the pyramids, including life in the town, the people, the Pharaoh's court, and festivities. The ending ultimately leads to the final crossing of the River Nile to the Land of the Dead and the sealing of the tomb. Table of contents, glossary, and index make this a valuable research tool. This book is definately for those who which to engage in more in-depth study of the topic. The captioned pictures alone can also make for interesting browsing and learning.~JMA

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Morley, Jacqueline. How Would You Survive as an Ancient Egyptian? Franklin Watts, New York. 1996


Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531153037 (paperback)
Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531143457 (hardcover)

Social life and customs make up the body of this non-fiction work , starting with an incredible time spiral taking the reader from present time back to the age of the ancient Egyptians. The entire book attempts to personalize the experience for the reader by asking questions such as; How would you keep yourself amused? What kind of house would you live in? What would you be afraid of?~JMA



Murdoch, David DK Discoveries: Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh 1998



DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789434202 (Hardcover)



Nardi, Marco Art and Civilization Ancient Egypt 2000


NTC/Contemporary Publishing Co.; ISBN: 0872266176 (Hardcover)


Nicholson, Robert and Claire Watts. Ancient Egypt (Journey into Civilization). Chelsea Juniors, New York. 1994

Chelsea House Pub Paperbacks; ISBN: 0791027287 (paperbck)
Chelsea House Pub (Library); ISBN: 079102704X (hardcover)

This volume contains an eye-pleasing format which includes brief, yet informative, text alongside clear photographs and colorful pictures. Table of contents, index, glossary, and a recipe for Egyptian bread are helpful.~JMA


Odijk, Pamela. The Egyptians. Silver Burdett Press, New Jersey. 1989 ISBN: 0382098862

This slight but significant, fact-filled text discusses the civilization of ancient Egypt, including the hunting, medicine, clothing, religion, laws, legends, and recreation, and presents all in a highly organized and accessible format. Full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations invite student research and exploration. Glossary, time line, famous Egyptians, and index are all provided. Great classroom resource.~JMA

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Pace, Mildred Mastin. Wrapped for Eternity: The Story of the Egyptian Mummy. McGraw-Hill, New York. 1998Peter Bedrick Books; ISBN: 0872265498


An advanced look at the scholarship and suspense behind the riddle of ancient Egypt's many mummies. Extensive information is given about grave robbers, the scientists who unwrapped the mummies, as well as, answers to the question of where all the mummies have gone.~JMA




Patch, David Craig Fun With Amulets : Magic Charms from Ancient Egypt 1997


Viking Childrens Books; ISBN: 0670877611 (Hardcover)




Payne, Elizabeth Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books) 1999


Random House (Merchandising); ISBN: 0394846990 (Hardcover)




Perl, Lila. Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure: Secrets of Ancient Egypt. 1990


Clarion Books; ISBN: 0395547962 (paperback)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); ISBN: 0899194079(hardcover)

This is a thoroughly documented account of the ancient Egyptian way of death that with its countless artifacts has in turn given us rich insights as to their way of life. Taking the reader through various chapters from the first Egyptian mummies to the tomb and afterlife, the text is accompanied by black and white photographs and illustrations. Bibliography and index included.~JMA impressively researched and invitingly written volume.-ALA, Booklist



Pickels, Dwayne Egyptian Kings and Queens and Classical Deities (Looking into the Past.) 1998

Chelsea House Pub (Library); ISBN: 079104677X (Hardcover)





Pipe, Jim. Mystery History of a Pharaoh's Tomb. Copper Beech Books/Aladdin, Connecticut. 1997. ISBN: 0761305912


Using a variety of mazes, puzzles, games, and mind-boggling challenges, readers are drawn in to look at the various aspects of life in an ancient Egyptian city. Each two-page spread presents one facet of social life and presents several questions or mysteries to solve. Although each page provides some answers to these conundrums, detailed explanations are found at the end of the book, along with a tomb robbers'game.~JMA

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Putnam, James. Eyewitness Books: Mummy. Knopf, New York. 1993 ISBN: 0679838813


This research volume is what we've come to expect from Eyewitness books detailing the eternal secrets of mummies from those found in ancient Egyptian tombs to those bodies preserved in bogs, sand, and ice. Fascinating photography, at times grisly, is set among somewhat compacted text and captioning.~JMA




Quie, Sarah. Myths and Civilization of the Ancient Egyptians. Peter Bedrick Books, 1998. ISBN: 0872262820


This book explores the mythology and civilization of the ancient Egyptians using an intriguing format alternating one myth, then one non-fiction piece. The well-told stories are enhanced by dramatic illustrations, plus factual text and accurate artwork reconstructions and artifacts.



Rees, Rosemary The Ancient Egyptians (Understanding People of the Past) 1998
Heineman Library; ISBN: 0431077894  (Hardcover)



Reeves, Nicholas. Into the Mummy's Tomb. Scholastic, New York, 1992

A photographic journey takes the reader along on Howard Carter's monumental

discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb. The uncluttered and interesting format contains descriptions of the artifacts inside the tomb, their importance, the discovery in 1988 of more artifacts, and theories about the curse associated with the tomb Glossary and a brief description of how mummies were made are appended to the text.~JMA


Roden, Katie. The Mummy(In the Footsteps of). Copper Beech, CT. 1996

Copper Beech Books; ISBN: 0761304517(hardcover)
Demco Media; ISBN: 0606094628 (hardcover)

From Horn Book

A gruesome fictional story about an Egyptian mummy on a murderous rampage is presented on alternating pages with historical information about mummification and the supernatural legends surrounding the subject. The unusual format makes the story disjointed, and the informational material is scattered and slight. The illustrations are appropriately frightening. -- Copyright © 1996 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Roland, Claudine. History through Objects: The Sarcophagus, Life and Death on the Nile.Viking, England. 1991

This palm-sized book is like a guided tour of the sarcophagus. A minimal, yet meaningful, amount of information is provided along with full-color drawings and photographs. It gives the reader a sampling which can ignite their future interest in more detailed texts.~JMA




Rubalcaba, Jill A Place in the Sun 1997


Clarion Books; ISBN: 0395826454 (Hardcover)
Puffin; ISBN: 0141301236 (Softcover)




Sabuda, Robert. Tutankhamen's Gift. Aladdin, New York. 1997


Aladdin Paperbacks; ISBN: 0689817304 (paperback)
Atheneum; ISBN: 0689318189 (hardcover)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Bookbinder's Guild Merit Award Winner, a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. "Sabuda neatly distills the history of a celebrated young ruler while offering a visual treat on each page." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From Kirkus Reviews

A glimpse of the boy king, youngest son of Amenhotop III, which postulates that he enjoyed a quiet, relatively solitary childhood before his father's death. The boy is among those horrified by the destruction ordered by his brother Amenhotep IV when he proclaims the god of the sun as the one god; the book ends when King Tutankhamen succeeds to the throne, promising to ``rebuild the temples and fill them with monuments to the gods so the people will again have faith.'' The brief narrative is sufficient pretext for Sabuda's sumptuous double-spread illustrations, in which elegant black paper cuts create elegantly austere lines which are imposed on richly textured handmade Egyptian papyrus; solid areas of jewel-like colors are added to the resulting designs, which are based on ancient Egyptian artifacts. A handsome labor of love. Note. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.




Scieszka, John. Tut Tut (The Time Warp Trio). Viking, New York. 1996


Puffin; ISBN: 0140363602 (paperback)
Viking Childrens Books; ISBN: 0670848328 (hardcover)

From the Time Warp books comes this fanciful story laced with tongue-in-cheek humor and weird predicaments set in ancient Egypt. Three friends travel through time using The Book as their mode of transportation after finishing their school projects one day early. Suddenly, they find themselves in the temple of Hatsnat and stand accused of being grave robbers. Complete with a Nile adventure brimming with cranky crocodiles, a surf on a royal coffin lid, a missing sister turned dancing girl, and a search for an escape route from the top-secret mummy-making chamber, the exploits offer the reader a bellyful of laughs. Children's Books Editor's Recommended Book, 11/01/96 School Library Journal (starred review) .~JMA

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Smith, Iain. The Eye of the Pharaoh: A Pop-Up Whodunit. Dutton, New York. 1995

You be the detective and choose from three endings in this Egyptian whodunit. The crime scene is a mummy's tomb and a famous jewel, the Eye of the Pharaoh, is missing. Follow sassy suspects, classy clues, and the rare red herring.~JMA




Snyder, Silpha Keatley. The Egypt Game. Bantam, Doubleday, Dell Publishing Group, New York. 1967


Yearling Books; ISBN: 0440422256(paperback)
Atheneum; ISBN: 0689300069(hardcover)

A Newbury Honor Book, The Egypt Game is played by six friends who wear costumes and work on hieroglyphs in the land of Egypt a deserted storage yard behind an antiques and curio shop, when strange things begin to happen to the players. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?~JMA The deserted storage yard and shed behind the A-Z Antique and Curio Shop becomes the Land of Egypt for April and Melanie, who spend every available moment playing the Egypt game . . . Eventually other children are drawn into the game which culminates in the capture of a murderer. . . . The book has originality, and verve in plot, style, and characterization.--School Library Journal starred review.



Stanley, Diane. Cleopatra. Morrow, New York. 1998.


Mulberry Books; ISBN: 0688154808 (paperback)
William Morrow & Company; ISBN: 0688104134 ((hardcover)

From Horn Book

The authors have succeeded brilliantly in bringing the power and magnificence of Cleopatra and her world to life. Her compelling story is told in a simple, straightforward text, often focusing on episodes and details of interest to young readers, and carefully pointing out still-unresolved ambiguities in the source materials. The dazzling illustrations, complete with rich mosaic designs, give life and excitement to the dramatic story. Bib. -- Copyright © 1995 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Steedman, Scott. The Egyptian News. Candlewick, Massachusetts. 1997 ISBN: 1564028739


This collectors edition covers ancient Egyptian times from 3000 B.C. to 1100 B.C. with a concoction of witty headlines and meaty stories to back them up. Besides the news items ("Queen Rocks Nation"; and "Crazy King Causes Chaos"), you're in for a treat with selections from the Lifestyles pages. Learn how hunting can kill you or study up on which pets make the perfect ones. The property pages and want ads are a hoot. So if you are bargain hunting for a wide range of reed rafts suitable for hunting hippos and crocodiles, or just plain curious, search no more.~JMA




Steedman, Scott Egyptian Town (Metropolis)1998


Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531144666 (Hardcover)  Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531153444 (Softcover)




Steele, Philip Step Into... : Ancient Egypt 1997


Lorenz Books; ISBN: 1859675255 (Hardcover)


Stolz, Mary. Zekmat the Stone Carver: A Tale of Ancient Egypt.Harcourt Brace, New York. 1988 ISBN: 0152999612

A fictionalized account of how the great Sphinx came to be when a vizier approaches an Egyptian stone carver, Zekmat, and implores him to immortalize the vain and demanding Pharaoh, Khafre. Accepting the challenge, Zekmat, watching the night sky fall on the pyramids over the desert sands, spies a majestic lion and subsequently conceives of his glorious idea. Done in the stone washed colors of the desert, illustrations and story line hold the reader's interest, clearly highlighting the caste system of slave, workman, vizier, and Pharaoh, as well as, the beauty that the enduring monument bestows on us all.~JMA



Tagholm, Sally Sightseers - Ancient Egypt : A Guide to Egypt in the Time of the Pharaohs 1999


Larousse Kingfisher Chambers; ISBN: 0753451824 (Hardcover)



Tanaka, Shelley Secrets of the Mummies : Uncovering the Bodies of Ancient Egyptians (I Was There) 1999

Hyperion (J); ISBN: 0786804734 (Hardcover)



Treays, Rebecca Hotshots Egyptians (Hotshots Series) 1996    E D C Publications; ISBN: 0746025572 (Hardcover)




Wilcox, Charlotte. Mummies and Their Mysteries. Carolrhoda Books, Minnesota. 1993


First Avenue Editions; ISBN: 0876146434 (paperback)
Carolrhoda Books; ISBN: 0876147678 (hardcover)

Mummies from around the world make their debut in this well laid out, if somewhat graphic, portrayal in which readers delight in mummified mysteries and discover the numerous clues to past civilizations they provide. The most famous mummies from Egypt are joined in their ranks by peers from the Incan Empire, America's cave mummies, and the European Bog People, just to name a few. Arrestingly crisp photography and riveting text have made this an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children and a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies recipient.~JMA

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Woods, Geraldine. Science in Ancient Egypt. Franklin Watts, New York. 1998.

Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531159159 (paperback)
Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531203417 (hardcover)



Achievement Software, Inc. Time Machine Trivia: Ancient Civilizations. Instructional Fair, T. S. Denison, Michigan. 1997.

Transport yourself back in time to experience firsthand history's exciting ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome, and Greece. You will meet the people, experience the events, and relive the history that created the birth of western civilization.

The Clue Finders: Fourth Grade Adventures. The Learning Company, 1998

Journey to Ancient Egypt on a quest for clues using math, reading, grammar, science, geography, and problem solving skills. Students become the clue finders and foil the sinister archaeologist’s wicked plot all the while covering a full year of educational material in a stimulating adventure format.~JMA

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Discovery Channel. Nile Passage to Egypt. Discovery Communications, Inc. 1995.

"Have you got what it takes to explore the Nile? Grab your camera and notebook and set sail in your felucca, filled with all the tools you’ll need to make your trip exciting. Cruise Lake Victoria, the legendary source of the Nile. Keep your personal diary. Plan your own trip. Or match minds with Ramses II, a 3,000 year old Egyptian pharaoh, in a challenging game of Senet. Make no mistake, Ramses hates to lose!" The best part of this program is creating your own personal, interactive journal that is filled with your thoughts, text from many sources, and pictures you take along the way. Great authentic assessment potential.


Page, Jason. Egyptians (Interfact: The Book and Disk that Work Together). World Book and Two-Can Publishing, Illinois. 1997.

This book and CD-rom are interactive quests for knowledge presented ina fun-filled format ideally suited for the elementary level.

Planet Earth. MacMillan Digital USA, Viacom, New York. 1996

This interactive database allows students to enjoy the wonders of the world on an intimate screen. Planet Earth delivers a fascinating journey for all ages with detailed physical and satellite maps, more than 750 photographs of geographic features and cultural images, exciting digital video clips with full narration, and compelling demographic data for every country on earth. Explore the 12 basic habitats found on earth and delight in the sumptuous photography and "see the world".~JMA

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Broderbund, California. 1997

Students will relive history as they track Carmen Sandiego through 18 historic adventures starting with Ancient Egypt and journeying through fabulous discoveries and historic events. Travel with the Vikings, see feudal England, gaze at the Incan and Aztec empires, witness the brilliance of Leonardo Da Vinci, relive the expeditions of Lewis and Clark, and experience the thrill of the first person in space. Carmen and her time-traveling tricksters plunder one precious relic from each of these destinations and it is up to you to find the clue!~JMA

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Interactive Books/Kits

Kondeatis, Christos and Sara Maitland. The Ancient Egypt Pack. Bullfinch Press, New York. 1996

This pack is in interactive format including pop-ups, horoscope charts, mask, board game, King Tut’s golden sarcophagi with paper mummy that unwraps, and paperback.~JMA

Krulik, Nancy. The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Craft Kit : Everything You Need to Create Your Own Egyptian Artifacts! (Creativity Zone). Scholastic, New York. 1996

Kit includes materials to make your own memorable souvenirs of Egypt, such as, hieroglyph stencils to use on papyrus-like paper, an ankh charm necklace with paper beads, a foam sculpture, and mini mummy.~JMA

Posters to Color: Ancient Egypt from the Tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amun.

Bellerophon Books, California. 1994

Large format (approximate dimensions 1.5 by 2 feet) posters from King Tut’s tomb. This would make a great addition to a wall display or for lessons on scale.~JMA

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Putnam, James. Ancient Egypt (Treasure Chest). Running Press Book Publishers, Pennsylvania.

Housed within a mini treasure chest, several trinkets and replicas provide interactive learning incorporating such items as, a scarab board game, hieroglyph rubber stamp set and hieroglyph decoder wheel, papyrus sheet, authentic beads and stone replica of shabti figure, a Senet game board, vellum Egyptian wall painting guide and more.~JMA

Putnam, James. Pyramid : An Interactive Guide to the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt/Includes Model, Books, Game (Action Pack). Dorling Kindersley, New York, 1994.

This kit boasts the three Is...innovative, informative, and interactive. It offers a model pyramid, poster, viewer, pyramid guidebook, board game, flipbook, secret letter, hieroglyph decoder, profile cards, bookmarks, and facsimile documents. The quality is first rate and will give the budding Egyptologist lots to do. The pack will also provide creative teachers with many models to build their own hands-on projects.~JMA


Sands, Stella, editor. Kids Discover: Pyramids. Kids Discover, New York. 1993.

Back issues of this magazine can be purchased from the publisher at reasonable rates.

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Teacher Resources

Blatner, Don. Seven Wonders of the World and More! Mark Twain Media/Carson-Dellosa. 1998

Challenging reading material covers ancient, prehistoric, and medieval wonders of the world. Each page highlights one of these accomplishments (e.g., the Great Pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge, etc.) as a reading selection and then supplies a reproduceable to enhance comprehension, vocabulary, research, and study skills.~JMA

Breyer, Michelle. Ancient Civilizations Brain Teasers. Teacher Created Materials, California. 1998

Covers the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China in challenging reproduceable worksheets that can be used for homework, transparencies for whole class work, or enrichment. Creative activities focus and develop student skills in the areas of logical and critical thinking, creative thinking, research, spelling, vocabulary, and spatial abilities.~JMA


Conway, Lorraine. Ancient Egypt Independent Learning Unit: Treasures Tombs and Tutankhamen. Good Apple, California. 1987

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Egypt, Kush, and Aksum (Ancient Civilizations Series). Frank Schaffer Publications, California. 1997

Harrast, Tracy and Louise Craft. Discover Ancient Egypt (A Carnegie Activity Book). Creative Company, Ohio. 1996

Hart, Avery and Paul Mantell. Pyramids: 50 Hands-on Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt. Williamson Publishing, Vermont. 1997.

Instructions on "how to" make games, toys, arts and crafts, cartouches, pyramids, amulets, costumes, jewelry, food, and more along with each item’s relevance to ancient Egypt. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.~JMA

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Hasse, Eileen McHenry. Collaborate, Celebrate: Social Studies and Science. LinguiSystems, Illinois. 1991. Unit 1: Puzzling Pyramids, pages 9 to 24.

A complete unit which deals with the social studies topic of ancient Egyptians and the pyramids. Student outcomes in language arts include sequencing, identifying temporal concepts, describing attributes, applying spatial concepts, and comparing/contrasting. Each lesson plan includes reproduceables, and supplementary activities.~JMA

Kaleidoscope: Count on It. Curriculum Associates, Massachusetts. 1994

From the Kaleidoscope series which examines many cultures, comes this resource related to math-from the history of number systems in Egypt to the use of shapes in modern buildings. Units include: Number Systems and Counting; Measurements; Shapes; and Calendars and Clocks. Book includes a reference glossary and time line.~JMA


Kennedy, Jan. Map Skills, Basic Skills Series. Instructional Fair, Michigan. 1998

This practical resource teaches students how to use maps as tools and provides challenging practice on a wide variety of map skills. It is very useful as an introduction to the hemispheres, continents, longitude and latitude, and in an overall map study program covering such areas as: directions, coordinates, map symbols, map reading, land and water formations, scale, geography terms, states/capitals.~JMA


The Mailbox (Primary), April/May 1997 issue. The Education Center, North Carolina. "Passage to Egypt" pages 40 to 44.

A few more ideas from our friends at Mailbox. Limited application.~JMA

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Matthies, Susanna. Egyptians, May, Minoans. The Learning Works, Inc., California. 1986. Pages 7-32.

Bulletin board ideas, assessments, and background information with several related activities per each focus area (e.g., the Nile, Egyptian history, pharaohs/queens, creation myth, the pyramids, hieroglyphs, temples, scribes, farming, trade, home life, mummification, Kingdom of the Dead, etc.)~JMA


Moore, Helen and Carmen Sorvillo. Pyramids to Pueblos: 15 Pop-up Models for Students to Make. Scholastic, New York. 1995.

Includes models for the Great Pyramid, Mesopotamian Ziggurat, a medieval castle, the Meridien Gate, and Taj Mahal, to name a few structures. These pop-ups provide a curriculum connection and promote interest for learners of diverse styles and strengths focussing on kinesthetic and spatial intelligences.~JMA

Sterling, Mary Ellen. Ancient Egypt. Teacher Created Materials, California. 1992

This whole language, thematic unit incorporates the books Pyramid by David Macaulay and The Egypt Game by Silpha Keatley Snyder to teach a variety of

language arts skills (e.g., vocabulary, comprehension, sequencing, outlining, creative writing, research, figurative language, alphabetizing, synonyms). It also features curriculum connections in the areas of math, science, and life skills.~JMA

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Wassynger, Ruth Akamine. Ancient Egypt. Scholastic Professional Books, New York. 1996

Comes with background information, activities, projects, literature links, reproduceables, poster, and web sites.~JMA


Vriesenga, Daryl. Hands on Geography. Instructional Fair, Michigan. 1994

The five themes supported by lessons and activities in this book are location, place, human-environmental interaction, movement, and regions. Specific cartography skills are found interspersed within the three major sections of this resource book and include: hemispheres, longitude, latitude, boundaries, map features, time zones, landmarks, and demographics Outline maps of each continent require students to find significant land forms and water features. Cookbook geography, imports, poetry, postcards, address books, natural resource hunt, travel brochures are just a few of the many other novel approaches to hands on geography that are presented here.~JMA


Wolf, Jean. Ancient Civilizations. Instructional Fair, Michigan. 1994

Centers, interactive bulletin boards, poetry, creative writing, mapping, critical thinking, reading comprehension...these are a few of the ideas presented in this volume covering several of ancient civilizations. Reproduceables and full-color posters are included for each of the three ancient civilizations, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman.~JMA

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National Geographic Television. Mummies Unwrapped (National Geographic Kids Video-Amazing Planet Series). National Geographic Television. 1997

Join Captain Rip Rayon and his alien crew on a hilarious and informative journey of the earth’s ancient mysteries. Their mission becomes yours as you travel to the Great Pyramids, ponder the purpose of Stonehenge, and discover deserted jungle cities. Next stop Egypt, Easter Island, and Siberia. Seek out the fabulous mysteries held here and at other intriguing locations throughout the world. The crew’s banter makes the learning fun and the dynamite photography is what you’ve come to expect from National Geographic. So hop on board for a ride of a lifetime.~JMA

PBS Home Video. Pyramid: Tours of the World’s Most Magnificent Structures Hosted by David Macaulay. Turner Home Entertainment. 1988

Based in part on his fascinating book, Pyramid, David Macaulay narrates an adventure to the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) at Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one still standing. Awe-inspiring footage brings this architectural marvel to light. Using accessible language for even younger children, Mr. Macaulay explores the history, archaeology, mythology, and religion of ancient Egypt. You actually visit the famous Cairo Museum and many of Egypt’s other historic sites. Partially animated, the story of the building of the great pyramid, including the tale of the kings, their courts, their heirs and the incredible culture of one of the world’s longest civilizations unfolds in lively fashion. ~JMA.

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