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Best Books About Ancient Egypt for Kids

We’ve rounded up the coolest and most exciting books about ancient Egypt, just for you! These books are like time machines, ready to transport you to a time when people believed gods walked among humans, and the Nile River was the lifeblood of an incredible society. Get ready to be wowed by the wonders of ancient Egypt as we dive into this extraordinary journey filled with adventure, history, and mummy-making secrets! These are some of our best books about Ancient Egypt for kids.

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British Museum: So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt

Written by Chae Strathie Illustrated by Marisa Morea
5-7
Shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2019! Related teaching resource pack available on the Nosy Crow website. Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum and developed in consultation with one of the world's leading Egyptologists. This hilarious and fascinating book written by by…
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British Museum: Find Tom in Time, Ancient Egypt

Illustrated by Fatti Burke
5-7
A brilliantly fun search-and-find puzzle book for children from 6+, developed in consultation with the British Museum! Tom's not only lost in time, he's lost his cat, too! Can you find Tom and his naughty cat, Digby, on every page? Packed with detailed artwork, fascinating ancient Egyptian facts and over…
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British Museum: The Curse of the Tomb Robbers (An Ancient Egyptian Puzzle Mystery)

Written by Andy Seed Illustrated by James Weston Lewis
7-9
Learn how to read hieroglyphs in this compelling puzzle adventure story, publishing 200 years after the Rosetta Stone was deciphered! Written by award-winning author Andy Seed, in consultation with experts at the British Museum, and sumptuously illustrated in colour by highly acclaimed artist James Weston Lewis. When ancient Egyptian friends,…
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British Museum: Maurice the Museum Mouse’s Amazing Ancient Book of Facts and Jokes

Written by Tracey Turner Illustrated by Mark Beech
5-7
A hilarious, historical fact and joke book from the British Museum collection This joke book is full of side-splittingly hilarious jokes and fascinating facts about civilisations found in the British Museum. Full of bite-size facts about amazing ancient worlds and jokes that will have you howling, Maurice the Museum Mouse's…
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British Museum 101 Stickers! Ancient Egypt

Illustrated by Sophie Beer
2-5
Take a tour of ancient Egypt in this vibrant sticker activity book from the British Museum! Fill the Nile with hungry hippos, add mummies into the embalming workshop and use stickers to add people building the pyramids. Then visit an archaeological dig to uncover amazing artefacts, before curating your very…
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British Museum Press Out and Decorate: Ancient Egypt

Illustrated by Kate McLelland
2-5
Make your own 3D decorations with this brilliant board book of press-out ancient Egyptian decorations from the British Museum! From sarcophaguses to scarab beetles and canopic jars to crocodiles, this book features 20 unique, intricately foiled designs that can be slotted together and to create 3D ornaments, hung up or…
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British Museum: Secret Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Discover the Sunken Cities

Written by Kate Sparrow Illustrated by Esther Aarts
5-7
Coinciding with the British Museum exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds in May 2016, this is the sensational story of two magnificent ancient aquatic cities, which once stood at the mouth of the river Nile. Now the ruins reveal how their inhabitants lived, worshipped and interacted with their foreign visitors.
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Mega Mash-Up: Pirates v Ancient Egyptians in a Haunted Museum

Written by Nikalas Catlow & Tim Wesson
5-7
Brandish your felt tips and find out what happens when the Ancient Egyptians, together with their spooky mummies, take on a crew of bloodthirsty pirates, those terrors of the seven seas. In a haunted museum! Imagine the chaos amongst the exhibits... All in glorious purple, too. The fourth in a…
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British Museum: Mummy!

Written by Lerryn Korda
0-2
A funny and informative lift-the-flap board book about all kinds of mummies This little ancient Egyptian girl can't find her mummy . . . and she needs your help! Could that be her behind the basket? Or is she hiding behind the Sphinx? After discovering a whole host of Egyptian…
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British Museum: A History of the World in 25 Cities

Written by Tracey Turner & Andrew Donkin Illustrated by Libby VanderPloeg
9-12
A stunningly illustrated book of extraordinary city maps, telling the story of human civilisation throughout history. A gorgeous, large-format gift hardback with a stunning neon cover, A History of the World in 25 Cities features 25 beautifully illustrated city maps from all over the world, from ancient history to the…
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British Museum: Mummies Unwrapped

Illustrated by Tom Froese
7-9
Unwrap the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mummies in this fascinating gift book from the British Museum What is a mummy? How exactly were they made? And is there really such a thing as a mummy's curse? Find out the answers to these questions and many more, in this gruesome guide…
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British Museum: Secrets of the Dead

Written by Matt Ralphs Illustrated by Gordy Wright
9-12
Travel back in time to discover secrets of mummies and other human remains from around the world in this fascinating book, publishing 100 years after the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb. From ancient Egyptian mummies and European bog bodies to the plaster citizens of Pompeii, painted people of the Steppe…
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