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The Egyptian Cinderella

Shirley Climo

The Egyptian Cinderella takes the familiar story of Cinderella and transports it into the context of Ancient Egypt. Rhodipis is an orphaned slave girl from Greece, whose red slipper ends up in the hands of the Prince of Egypt. Follow her story as the Pharaoh searches for Rhodipis and makes her the Egyptian Queen. There is also an accompanying KS2History planning unit available. 

Pharaoh's Fate

Camille Gautier &‎ Stéphanie Vernet

This is a visually appealing and beautifully illustrated non-fiction text that explores life in Ancient Egypt. Someone is plotting to murder the pharaoh and this book walks the reader step by step through Egyptian life to investigate the clues. This is the kind of non-fiction text that children want to look at again and again. 

Secrets of a Sun King

Emma Carroll

This story is set in 1922 around the time that Howard Carter famously excavated Tutankhamun’s tomb. Thirteen-year-old Lilian Kaye enjoys following the newspaper reports about Howard Carter’s progress. A mystery parcel raises lots of questions and soon after Lilian has an opportunity to join a voyage to Egypt. What follows is an exciting adventure that will take Lilian to the very heart of Howard Carter’s fascinating discoveries. Filled with historical intrigue and intelligently drawn characters, this is highly recommended for upper Ks2. 

 

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An Egyptian Adventure (The Histronauts)

Frances Durkin &‎ Grace Cooke

This is a really engaging book that is a fun hybrid between graphic novel, activity book and information text. The story, told in graphic novel form, follows a group of friends who travel back in time and explore life in Ancient Egypt. At various different points in the story there are relevant puzzles, fact boxes, activities and project ideas. This book has a high visual appeal and is a great addition to your library of Egyptian topic books. 

The Red Pyramid

Rick Riordan

Fans of Percy Jackson will enjoy this Egyptian adventure from the same author. This fast-paced narrative follows the story of two siblings who find themselves thrown into the world of Ancient Egypt, complete with gods, pharaohs and ancient magic. This is a good choice for upper KS2, full of adventure and mystery.

The Story of Tutankhamun

Patricia Cleveland-Peck & Isabel Greenberg

This award-nominated book tells the story of Tutankhamun. The text explores the story of Tutankhamun's life (or what is known of it) and, in more detail, the story of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and its legacy. The text is accompanied by bold, cartoon-like illustrations that both engage the reader and add a visual dimension to the facts presented.

Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris

Emily Sands

This is a beautiful and unusual hands-on text that will engage and enchant pupils and teachers alike. Egyptology recounts the lost expedition of Emily Sands in her 1926 scrapbook journal. Encounter jewels, mummy cloth, hieroglyphs and a working board game.  Egyptology brings art, literacy and history together in a stunning and imaginative way. This book is a real gem and certainly one with the wow factor. 

Meet the Ancient Egyptians

James Davies

This is a really engaging non-fiction text about Ancient Egypt. Each page has a short chunk of text accompanied by simple, bold illustrations or infographics. We like the way this book is presented in a way that appeals to reluctant or younger readers without compromising on factual content. 

So You Think You've Got It Bad: A Kid's Life in Ancient Egypt

Chae Strathie & Marisa Morea

Published in collaboration with The British Museum, this children's information book offers a humorous and informative introduction to daily life in Ancient Egypt and has a high appeal to readers in KS2. The book compares modern-day life for children to different aspects of daily life for the Ancient Egyptians, including clothes and hairstyles, education, family life, pets, food and hobbies. 

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Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery

Sara Pennypacker

Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery is a good choice of text for a younger class or for less confident readers. In this quick-paced adventure, Stanley is airmailed to Egypt to search the great pyramids for ancient treasure at the request of an archaeologist. 

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs

Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams returns with her distinctive comic-book style to present exciting tales from Egyptian mythology. These stories have plenty of humour and a great visual appeal, proving particularly popular for engaging reluctant readers.

Egyptian Things to Make and Do

Emily Bone

This book is both an essential for teachers planning an Egyptian topic and an easy-to-follow instructional text in its own right. Projects in Egyptian Things to Make and Do include a pharaoh’s headdress, a moving Egyptian god puppet, a mummy in a sarcophagus and more.

The Scarab's Secret

Nick Would and Christina Balit

A popular choice for KS2, this is the simple tale of a small scarab beetle called Khepri who discovers a terrifying trap in the Pharaoh's newly designed tomb. Short enough to read in one sitting but deep enough to base a whole unit of work on, The Scarab's Secret is thought-provoking and beautifully illustrated. However, it can now be difficult to get hold of new copies of this text.

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

Julia Jarman

This novel is part of the popular Time-Travelling Cat series. Follow the historical adventures of Topher and his cat, Ka, as they travel back in time to Ancient Egypt. Meet Pharaohs, cat-worshippers and goddesses in this dramatic tale full of twists and turns. The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess is a great mystery story to read out loud.

Egypt Magnified

David Long & Harry Bloom

A treasure trove of information about Ancient Egypt presented in a seek-and-find format, with a magnifying glass included (because “every Egyptologist needs a magnifying glass”).

 

This fun and interactive book includes 16 scenes depicting daily life for the Ancient Egyptians, each with hundreds of miniature cartoon-style figures going about their daily activities. Readers familiar with the Where’s Wally? books will dive right in without hesitation as they search for different characters, animals, symbols and objects that all build up to create a detailed picture of different aspects of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation.

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If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt

Cobblestone Publishing

This information text offers an exciting insight into what life would have been like for children in Ancient Egypt. Step into a world where houses are made of mud bricks and children wore no clothes! If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt is an important non-fiction addition to your classroom library.

The Legend of Tutankhamun

Sally Jane Morgan & James Weston Lewis

Telling a story that continues to fascinate young and old readers alike, this powerfully visual book tells the story of the boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. The book explores the story and legacy of Tutankhamun as well as Howard Carter's ground-breaking discovery of the tomb and the treasures within. The pages are mostly set in eye-catching yellows and blues, evoking the dry heat of the desert set against the powerful Nile.

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The Egyptian Cinderella Shirley Climo The Egyptian Cinderella takes the familiar story of Cinderella and transports it into the context of Ancient Egypt. Rhodipis is an orphaned slave girl from Greece, whose red slipper ends up in the hands of the Prince of Egypt. Follow her story as the Pharaoh searches for Rhodipis and makes her the Egyptian Queen. There is also an accompanying KS2History planning unit available. Buy on Amazon Pharaoh's Fate Camille Gautier &‎ Stéphanie Vernet This is a visually appealing and beautifully illustrated non-fiction text that explores life in Ancient Egypt. Someone is plotting to murder the pharaoh and this book walks the reader step by step through Egyptian life to investigate the clues. This is the kind of non-fiction text that children want to look at again and again. Buy on Amazon Secrets of a Sun King Emma Carroll This story is set in 1922 around the time that Howard Carter famously excavated Tutankhamun’s tomb. Thirteen-year-old Lilian Kaye enjoys following the newspaper reports about Howard Carter’s progress. A mystery parcel raises lots of questions and soon after Lilian has an opportunity to join a voyage to Egypt. What follows is an exciting adventure that will take Lilian to the very heart of Howard Carter’s fascinating discoveries. Filled with historical intrigue and intelligently drawn characters, this is highly recommended for upper Ks2. Also features on: Reading for Pleasure Blog Buy on Amazon An Egyptian Adventure (The Histronauts) Frances Durkin &‎ Grace Cooke This is a really engaging book that is a fun hybrid between graphic novel, activity book and information text. The story, told in graphic novel form, follows a group of friends who travel back in time and explore life in Ancient Egypt. At various different points in the story there are relevant puzzles, fact boxes, activities and project ideas. This book has a high visual appeal and is a great addition to your library of Egyptian topic books. Buy on Amazon The Red Pyramid Rick Riordan Fans of Percy Jackson will enjoy this Egyptian adventure from the same author. This fast-paced narrative follows the story of two siblings who find themselves thrown into the world of Ancient Egypt, complete with gods, pharaohs and ancient magic. This is a good choice for upper KS2, full of adventure and mystery. Buy on Amazon The Story of Tutankhamun Patricia Cleveland-Peck & Isabel Greenberg This award-nominated book tells the story of Tutankhamun. The text explores the story of Tutankhamun's life (or what is known of it) and, in more detail, the story of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and its legacy. The text is accompanied by bold, cartoon-like illustrations that both engage the reader and add a visual dimension to the facts presented. Buy on Amazon Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris Emily Sands This is a beautiful and unusual hands-on text that will engage and enchant pupils and teachers alike. Egyptology recounts the lost expedition of Emily Sands in her 1926 scrapbook journal. Encounter jewels, mummy cloth, hieroglyphs and a working board game.  Egyptology brings art, literacy and history together in a stunning and imaginative way. This book is a real gem and certainly one with the wow factor. Buy on Amazon Meet the Ancient Egyptians James Davies This is a really engaging non-fiction text about Ancient Egypt. Each page has a short chunk of text accompanied by simple, bold illustrations or infographics. We like the way this book is presented in a way that appeals to reluctant or younger readers without compromising on factual content. ​ ​ Buy on Amazon So You Think You've Got It Bad: A Kid's Life in Ancient Egypt Chae Strathie & Marisa Morea Published in collaboration with The British Museum, this children's information book offers a humorous and informative introduction to daily life in Ancient Egypt and has a high appeal to readers in KS2. The book compares modern-day life for children to different aspects of daily life for the Ancient Egyptians, including clothes and hairstyles, education, family life, pets, food and hobbies. ​ Also features on: Reading for Pleasure Blog Buy on Amazon Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery Sara Pennypacker Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery is a good choice of text for a younger class or for less confident readers. In this quick-paced adventure, Stanley is airmailed to Egypt to search the great pyramids for ancient treasure at the request of an archaeologist. Buy on Amazon Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs Marcia Williams Marcia Williams returns with her distinctive comic-book style to present exciting tales from Egyptian mythology. These stories have plenty of humour and a great visual appeal, proving particularly popular for engaging reluctant readers. Buy on Amazon Egyptian Things to Make and Do Emily Bone This book is both an essential for teachers planning an Egyptian topic and an easy-to-follow instructional text in its own right. Projects in Egyptian Things to Make and Do include a pharaoh’s headdress, a moving Egyptian god puppet, a mummy in a sarcophagus and more. Buy on Amazon The Scarab's Secret Nick Would and Christina Balit A popular choice for KS2, this is the simple tale of a small scarab beetle called Khepri who discovers a terrifying trap in the Pharaoh's newly designed tomb. Short enough to read in one sitting but deep enough to base a whole unit of work on, The Scarab's Secret is thought-provoking and beautifully illustrated. However, it can now be difficult to get hold of new copies of this text. Buy on Amazon The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess Julia Jarman This novel is part of the popular Time-Travelling Cat series. Follow the historical adventures of Topher and his cat, Ka, as they travel back in time to Ancient Egypt. Meet Pharaohs, cat-worshippers and goddesses in this dramatic tale full of twists and turns. The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess is a great mystery story to read out loud. Buy on Amazon Egypt Magnified David Long & Harry Bloom A treasure trove of information about Ancient Egypt presented in a seek-and-find format, with a magnifying glass included (because “every Egyptologist needs a magnifying glass”). This fun and interactive book includes 16 scenes depicting daily life for the Ancient Egyptians, each with hundreds of miniature cartoon-style figures going about their daily activities. Readers familiar with the Where’s Wally? books will dive right in without hesitation as they search for different characters, animals, symbols and objects that all build up to create a detailed picture of different aspects of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. ​ Also features on: Reading for Pleasure Blog Buy on Amazon If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt Cobblestone Publishing This information text offers an exciting insight into what life would have been like for children in Ancient Egypt. Step into a world where houses are made of mud bricks and children wore no clothes! If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt is an important non-fiction addition to your classroom library. Buy on Amazon The Legend of Tutankhamun Sally Jane Morgan & James Weston Lewis Telling a story that continues to fascinate young and old readers alike, this powerfully visual book tells the story of the boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. The book explores the story and legacy of Tutankhamun as well as Howard Carter's ground-breaking discovery of the tomb and the treasures within. The pages are mostly set in eye-catching yellows and blues, evoking the dry heat of the desert set against the powerful Nile. ​ Also features on: Reading for Pleasure Blog

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