Resources: Ancient Egypt
Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris
A fictional journal chronicling Miss Emily Sands' search for the tomb of
Osiris in Egypt in 1926. Beautifully illustrated, with pull outs, flip ups, and enough to
keep kids and adults entertained for hours. Though this is a fictional story, it is filled
with wonderful information about Ancient Egypt. A true favorite! Also,
check out the Egyptology website.
History News: The Egyptian News (Candlewick Press)
Life in ancient Egypt is presented in the form of a newspaper (very colorful) written at the
time. A cool series.
Horrible Histories: The Awesome Egyptians
by Terry Deary
Like all Horrible
Histories books, this one is filled with both the whimsical and the gruesome. With
great comic-like illustrations and lots of spot-on information, this is an extremely enjoyable
read. Check out the entire series! Don't forget to look for Horrible Science, Horrible
Geography and Murderous Maths books, too!
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt by
For those who love The Magic School Bus series, this oversized book is
quite a find. Written in comic style (unlike the MSB books), the always stylish Ms. Frizzle
leads a group of tourists (not her normal students) through Egypt.
Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
As with all
Aliki books, the illustrations are simple and beautiful. This is a great mummy book for those
who don't want to look at actual photos of mummies. Wonderful explanations of how mummies were
made and why, as well as information on Egyptian funerals, pyramids and the Egyptian the
Pyramids by Anne Millard
great overview of Pyramids throughout time and cultures. Includes sections on Egyptian, Nubian,
Mayan, Aztec, and modern pyramids. Lots of color pictures.
Pyramids by Scholastic First
This series is writen for younger readers. Each book includes several clear,
plstic pages that change the scenes when turned. Just the right size for smaller hands. A great
Totally Amazing Mummies
Put out by Golden
Books, this cartoony book is bright, colorful, and not as creepy as many other mummy books. The
illustrations are reminiscent of Larry Gonick, though they are by Andrew Peters. A great
introduction with chapters on Pyramids, mummy making, and the Egyptian Underworld, as well as
bog mummies, ice mummies, and more.
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! by David
Like the title suggests, this book focuses on the icky side of Egyptian mummies -
removing the organs, stuffing the body, keeping the smells at bay, tomb robbers, and much more.
Written in a humorous style and illustrated with wacky cartoon people, this book may be gross,
but it isn't too scary.
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder! by Jacqueline Morley
In the style of You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy, this humorous and
informative book is a great way to learn about what it took to build the pyramids!
Make Your Own Egyptian
Pyramid by James
Putnam and Pat Doyle
Found in the book section, this punch out and snap together
paper model kit is really pretty cool. There are many pyramid-making kits like this, so look
Mythmatical Battles is a dueling card game for two players
or two teams. It blends mythology and multiplication to create an innovative game which lets
kids drill multiplication while engaging in epic mythological battles. Each player uses his own
Mythmatical Battles Deck, with 55 cards featuring gods, heroes, and monsters from Greek, Celtic,
Norse, or Egyptian mythology. (post #55)
Digest Ultimate Explorer: Ancient Egypt
This kit includes tiny models of
Ancient Egyptians, as well as a larger model of the god Horus, to paint (be warned - the paint
doesn't stick well - other model paint might work better), a large fold-out temple, a poster
about King Tut's tomb, an Egyptian game, rubber stamps, and a book. Fun for a rainy day!
Ancient Egypt: An
Introduction to its History and Culture
An expansive site on Ancient Egypt.
Cosmetics in Ancient
An article by Prof. Hamed Abdel-reheem Ead.
introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphic writing and numbering. Interactive examples allow users to
create hieroglyphic numbers and fractions."
From the Cleveland Museum of Art. Includes coloring pages and instructions for making a Pharaoh
the rest of this wonderful Egypt
site, as well!
folktale in flash.
Kids: The Mystery of King Tut
"Suddenly someone leaps out of the shadows and
strikes the king with a fatal blow to the back of the head. Tut's nine-year reign comes to a
quick and mysterious end. That's one of many theories about how Egypt's most famous king died at
Geographic Kids: Three Queens of Egypt
"Cleopatra, Hatshepsut, and Nefertiti
were three outrageous queens who showed the ancient world what girl power was all about."