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Suggested Books for Youth (Middle School +)

Suggested Books for Youth (Middle School +)

Caselli, Giovanni. Everyday Life of an Ancient Egyptian Craftsman. Peter Bedrick, 1986.  Attractive and well-research book with simple text (6th grade reading level).

Glubock, Shirley, Tamarin, Alfred.  The Mummy of Ramose:The Life and Death of an Egyptian Nobleman.  Harper and Row, 1978.

Red Land, Black Land

James, T.G.H. The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Bodley Head, 1972. Written by the former head of the Egyptian department of the British Museum.

Katan, Norma Jean. Hieroglyphs: The Writing of Ancient Egypt. Antheneum, 1981. For grades 6-8.


Mertz, Barbara. Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009. Recommended for High School +

Mertz, Barbara. Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009. Recommended for High School +

Lauber, Patricia. Tales Mummies Tell.  Crowell, 1985.  Mummies from Egypt, Peru and other areas.

McCaulay, David. Pyramid.  Houghton Mifflin, 1975.  Also available as a video.

The Golden Goblet

McGraw, Eloise. The Golden Goblet. Puffin, 1986.  Story set in Egypt.  A classic, highly recommended.

McGraw, Eloise. Mara: Daughter of the Nile.  Puffin, 1985. Classic fiction.

Miquel, Pierre. Ancient Egyptians. Silver Burdett, 1979.

Mayers, Florence. ABC: Egyptian Art from the Brooklyn Museum. Abrams, 1988.

Morley, J. Bergin, M & James, J.  An Egyptian Pyramid. Peter Bedrick Books, 1991.

Service, Pamela. The Reluctant God.  Atheneum, 1988.  Story of a boy who was to become pharaoh and the daughter of an archaeologist.

White, Jon. Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt. Putnam, 1963.

Woods, Geraldine. Science in Ancient Egypt. Watts, 1988.

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