The Best Children’s Books About Egypt And Egyptian History

“What are the best Children’s books about Egypt ?” We looked at 156 of the top Kids Egypt books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 17 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Kids Egypt ” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 125+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 17 Best Children’s Books About Egypt

17 .) Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs written by Marcia Williams

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books for Topics
  • Goodreads

The stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their gods beginning with Ra rising from the waters of the Niles to create the gods of earth, sky, and rain. In this retelling of nine tales, Marcia Williams uses her signature comic-strip style to capture the rich mythology and early history of this great civilization.…

16 .) Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile written by Tomie dePaola

Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bayond The Bookends
  • Nile Scribes

Little William Everett Crocodile and his friend Pete take a class trip to a Cairo museum where they encounter a jewel thief.

15 .) Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris written by Dugald Steer

Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris

Lists It Appears On:

  • ARCE
  • Books for Topics

Purports to be the journal of Emily Sands during her travels in Egypt in 1926 to find the lost tomb of Osiris. Based on real Egyptology, each chapter covers a different place in Egypt.

14 .) Fun with Hieroglyphs written by Catharine Roehrig

Fun with Hieroglyphs

Lists It Appears On:

  • ARCE
  • Goodreads

Discover the secrets of hieroglyphs, the language of the ancient Egyptians, with this innovative kit from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

13 .) If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt written by Ken Sheldon

If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt

Lists It Appears On:

  • ARCE
  • Books for Topics

If I Were A Kid in Ancient Egypt . . . What games would I play? Would I have a pet? Would I go to school? Kids today share many of the same experiences as kids who lived in the ancient world – even though thousands of years have gone by. If YOU were a kid living in ancient Egypt . . . Would you go to school or gym class? What would you eat for breakfast and dinner? What toys would you play with? What “house rules” would your parents expect you to obey? Where would you hang out with friends? If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt offers a fascinating look at the daily life of children growing up many years ago – and how it compares to life today.

12 .) Mummies Made in Egypt written by Aliki

Mummies Made in Egypt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bayond The Bookends
  • Goodreads

Describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt.

11 .) Secrets of a Sun King written by Emma Carroll

Secrets of a Sun King

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books for Topics
  • The School Run

It’s November, 1922. In a valley in Egypt the tomb of a long dead pharaoh is about to be discovered. The world watches and waits for news with baited breath. Thirteen-year-old Lilian Kaye is eagerly following the story. One morning the news takes a sinister turn: a man- a famous Egyptologist- disappears. All that remains of him are his feet. Then Lil’s grandfather is taken suddenly ill, and when a mysterious package turns up for him from the Egyptologist, Lil starts to believe there is truth to the rumours of a pharaoh’s curse.

10 .) Tales of Ancient Egypt written by Roger Lancelyn Green

Tales of Ancient Egypt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Making Them Readers

Retells twenty stories of magic, adventure, and mythology first told in ancient Egypt.

9 .) The Scarab’s Secret written by Christina Balit

The Scarab’s Secret

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books for Topics
  • The School Run

A tiny scarab beetle saves the Pharaoh from a trap that would have led to his death. Includes facts about ancient Egypt.

8 .) The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs written by Tamara Bower

The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Nile Scribes

A tale, based on a story found in ancient papyrus scrolls, about a shipwrecked sailor who finds fortune when he is befriended by a serpent that is the Prince of the magical island of Punt.

7 .) We’re Sailing Down the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt written by Laurie Krebs

We're Sailing Down the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Nile Scribes

As the riverboat sails down the Nile River, remnants of Egypt’s long history and aspects of its present culture are revealed on its banks. Includes end notes with additional information about ancient Egyptian culture.

6 .) Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery written by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books for Topics
  • Making Them Readers
  • The School Run

Asked to travel to Egypt to help with an urgent archaeological expedition, Flat Stanley suspects that he might be helping grave robbers and must rely on his quick thinking, unique flatness, and new friends to make things right.

5 .) Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, #3) written by Mary Pope Osborne

Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, #3)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bayond The Bookends
  • Goodreads

Jack and his younger sister take a trip in their tree house back to ancient Egypt, where they help a queen’s mummy continue her voyage to the Next Life.

4 .) Mummy Cat written by Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown

Mummy Cat

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bayond The Bookends
  • Goodreads

Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author’s note

3 .) The Egypt Game (The Game, #1) written by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Egypt Game (The Game, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • ARCE
  • Bayond The Bookends
  • Goodreads

A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.

2 .) The Time Travelling Cat And The Egyptian Goddess written by Julia Jarman

The Time Travelling Cat And The Egyptian Goddess

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books for Topics
  • Making Them Readers
  • The School Run

Topher’s cat, Ka, is not always who she seems to be. Sometimes she disappears for days and all that Topher has left by his bedside is a stone carving of a cat. Topher decides to follow her one day and he ends up in Egypt where he finds danger.

1 .) The Egyptian Cinderella written by Shirley Climo

The Egyptian Cinderella

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bayond The Bookends
  • Books for Topics
  • Goodreads
  • Nile Scribes
  • The School Run

In this version of Cinderella set in Egypt in the sixth century B.C., Rhodopes, a slave girl, eventually comes to be chosen by the Pharaoh to be his queen.

The 125+ Additional Best Kids Books About Or Featuring Egypt

# Books Authors Lists
18 A Puzzling Day in the Land of the Pharaohs – A Search-and-Solve (Gamebook) Scoular Anderson Goodreads
19 Aïda Leontyne Price Goodreads
20 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt James Putnam Goodreads
An Egyptian Adventure (The Histronauts)
  Books for Topics
22 Ancient Egypt Nel Yomtov Goodreads
23 Ancient Egypt Nancy Ohlin Goodreads
24 Ancient Egypt   ARCE
25 Ancient Egypt (Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides, #6) Ken Jennings Goodreads
26 Ancient Egypt (Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures) Joanna Cole Making Them Readers
27 Ancient Egypt Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Inquisitive Archaeologists and Artists of All Ages Suzanne Beilenson Goodreads
28 Ancient Egypt: An Interactive History Adventure Heather Adamson Goodreads
29 Ancient Egypt: Start Exploring George Hart Goodreads
Ancient Egypt: Treasures, Tombs and Tutankhamen.
31 Ancient Egyptian Design Coloring Book Ed Sibbett Jr. Goodreads
32 Ancient Egyptian Fashions Tom Tierney Barnes & Noble
33 Ancient Egyptians James Putnam Goodreads
34 Ancient Egyptians (Kingfisher Readers Level 5) Philip Steele Goodreads
35 Ancient Egypts Wildlife: An AUC Press Nature Foldout Dominique Navarro Goodreads
36 Anubis Speaks! A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead Vicky Alvear Shecter Goodreads
37 Birds of the Nile Valley: An AUC Press Nature Foldout Dominique Navarro Goodreads
38 Casting the Gods Adrift Geraldine McCaughrean The School Run
39 Cigars of the Pharaoh (Tintin, #4) Hergé Goodreads
40 Cleopatra   ARCE
41 Cleopatra Rules!: The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen Vicky Alvear Shecter Goodreads
42 Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile – 57 B.C. (Royal Diaries #2) Kristiana Gregory Goodreads
43 Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt Clint Twist Goodreads
Discover Ancient Egypt at the Carnegie.
45 Egypt Joyce A. Tyldesley Goodreads
46 Egypt Magnified   Books for Topics
47 Egypt: In Spectacular Cross-section Stephen Biesty Goodreads
48 Egypt’s Flora and Fauna: An AUC Press Nature Foldout Dominique Navarro Goodreads
49 Egypt’s Prehistoric Fauna: An AUC Press Nature Foldout Dominique Navarro Goodreads
50 Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht, Young Scribe Richard Platt Goodreads
51 Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Henry Barker Goodreads
52 Egyptian Myths Jacqueline Morley Goodreads
53 Egyptian Things to Make and Do   Books for Topics
54 Egyptians Stephanie Turnbull Goodreads
55 Egyptology (Ologies, #2) Emily Sands Goodreads
56 Flash: Dog of Old Egypt   ARCE
57 Fun facts about Egypt Merrily Home Goodreads
Gods & Pharaohs from Egyptian Mythology
59 Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Janeen R. Adil Goodreads
60 Graphic Mythologies: Egyptian Myths   ARCE
Graphic Nonfiction: Cleopatra, The Life of an Egyptian Queen
62 Hieroglyphs Joyce Milton Goodreads
63 Hieroglyphs for Children   ARCE
64 Hieroglyphs from A to Z: A Rhyming Book with Ancient Egyptian Stencils for Kids Peter Der Manuelian Goodreads
65 Hieroglyphs from a to Z: Memory Game POMEGRANATEKIDS Goodreads
66 His Majesty, QueenHatshepsut   ARCE
67 History News: The Egyptian News Scott Steedman Goodreads
68 How Djadja-em-ankh Saved the Day   ARCE
69 I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert Eve Bunting Goodreads
70 In the Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians Henrietta McCall Goodreads
Into the Mummy’s Tomb: The Real-Life Discovery of TutAnkhAmuns’s Treasure.
72 Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake Rob Lloyd Jones Goodreads
73 Life in Ancient Egypt: A Coloring Book   ARCE
74 Meet the Ancient Egyptians   Books for Topics
75 Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Ancient Egypt Joanna Cole Goodreads
76 Mummies Joyce Milton Goodreads
77 Mummies and Pyramids (Magic Tree House Research Guide, #3) Will Osborne Goodreads
78 Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book about Ancient Egypt Gail Gibbons Goodreads
79 Mummy James Putnam Goodreads
80 Muti’s Necklace: The Oldest Story in the World Louise Hawes Goodreads
81 My Story: Cleopatra Kristiana Gregory The School Run
82 Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy (Zet Mystery Case, #4) Scott Peters Goodreads
83 Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll Scott Peters Goodreads
84 Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll (Zet Mystery Case #1) Scott Peters Goodreads
85 Mystery of the Egyptian Temple (Zet Mystery Case #3) Scott Peters Goodreads
86 Nefertiti of Egypt Mary Englar Goodreads
87 On the Banks of the Pharaoh’s Nile   ARCE
88 One Blue Hippo   Nile Scribes
89 Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt James Baikie Goodreads
90 Pharaoh’s Boat David L. Weitzman Goodreads
91 Pharaoh’s Daughter: A Novel of Ancient Egypt Julius Lester Goodreads
92 Pharaoh’s Fate   Books for Topics
93 Pharaoh’s Arrow   Nile Scribes
94 Pocket Explorer: Ancient Egypt and the Nile Joyce Filer Goodreads
95 Pocket Genius: Ancient Egypt Rob Scott Colson Goodreads
96 Pyramid.   ARCE
97 Pyramids!: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt Avery Hart Goodreads
98 Return of the Mummy (Goosebumps, #23) R.L. Stine Goodreads
99 Science in Ancient Egypt Geraldine Woods Goodreads
100 Scott Peters’ Secret Book Of Mummies: 101 Cool Mummy Facts & Trivia Scott Peters Goodreads
101 Secret Histories: The Ancient Egyptians Imogen Greenberg Goodreads
102 Secrets Of The Pyramids: National Geographic Maze Adventures Graham White Goodreads
103 Secrets Of The Sphinx James Cross Giblin Goodreads
104 See Inside an Egyptian Town   ARCE
105 Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs James Rumford Goodreads
106 Senefer: A Young Genius in Old Egypt   ARCE
107 Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble Judy Schachner Bayond The Bookends
108 Sons of the Sphinx Cheryl Carpinello Goodreads
109 Temple Cat Andrew Clements Goodreads
110 The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle: Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt Claudia Logan Goodreads
111 The Blue Faience Hippopotamus.   ARCE
112 The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid Geronimo Stilton Bayond The Bookends
113 The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (Goosebumps, #5) R.L. Stine Goodreads
114 The Egyptian News   ARCE
115 The Egyptians Richard Platt Goodreads
116 The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt Emily Sands Goodreads
117 The Eyes of Pharaoh Chris Eboch Goodreads
118 The Giant Book of the Mummy.   ARCE
119 The Gift of the River Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft Goodreads
120 The Gilded Cat   ARCE
121 The God Catcher Scott Peters Goodreads
122 The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Leonard Everett Fisher Goodreads
123 The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery (Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #2) Jeff Brown Goodreads
124 The Great Wonder: The Building of the Great Pyramid Annabelle Howard Goodreads
125 The Jewel Fish of Karnak Graeme Base Goodreads
126 The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid Rick Riordan The School Run
127 The Legend of Tutankhamun   Books for Topics
128 The Mummy Makers of Egypt Tamara Bower Goodreads
129 The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Elizabeth Payne Goodreads
130 The Plot On The Pyramid Terry Deary The School Run
131 The Prince Of Egypt Collector’s Edition Storybook DreamWorks Goodreads
132 The Prince Who Knew his Fate   ARCE
133 The Pyramids Were Built: and Other Questions about Egypt Philip Steele Goodreads
134 The Red Pyramid   Books for Topics
135 The Runaway Mummy Michael Rex Bayond The Bookends
136 The Scribes of Alexandria Caroline Lawrence Making Them Readers
137 The Star-Bearer: A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt Dianne Hofmeyr Goodreads
138 The Story of Tutankhamun   Books for Topics
139 The Sycamore Warrior.   ARCE
140 The Tiny Traveler: Egypt Misti Kenison Bayond The Bookends
141 There’s A Pharoah In Our Bath! Jeremy Strong The School Run
142 TombQuest Book 3: Valley of Kings Michael Northrop Barnes & Noble
143 Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals Donna Jo Napoli Goodreads
144 Tut, Tut (Time Warp Trio #6) Jon Scieszka Bayond The Bookends
145 Unveiling the Kings of Israel David Down Goodreads
146 Unwrapping the Pharaohs: How Egyptian Archaeology Confirms the Biblical Timeline John F. Ashton Goodreads
Usborne Cut Out Model: Make this Egyptian Temple
148 Voices of Ancient Egypt Kay Winters Goodreads
149 What do we know about the Egyptians?   ARCE
150 Who was King Tut? Roberta Edwards Bayond The Bookends
151 You Can be a Woman Egyptologist   ARCE
152 You Wouldn’t Want to Be Tutankhamen!: A Mummy Who Really Got Meddled With David Stewart Goodreads
153 You Wouldn’t Want to be Cleopatra Jim Pipe and David Antram Barnes & Noble
Zekmet, the Stone Carver: A Tale of Ancient Egypt
155 Zet and the Egyptian Amulet Mystery (Zet Mystery #2) Scott Peters Goodreads
156 Zet and the Egyptian Mystery Cases (Zet and the Egyptian Mystery Cases #1-3) Scott Peters Goodreads

8 Best Egypt Children’s Book Sources/Lists

Source Article
ARCE Suggested Books for Children
Barnes & Noble 5 Tut-ally Cool Books About Ancient Egypt
Bayond The Bookends Children’s Books about Egypt for All Ages
Books for Topics Book Lists for Ancient Egypt
Goodreads Ancient Egypt for Kids
Making Them Readers Children’s Fiction Books About Ancient Egypt
Nile Scribes Top 5 Ancient Egypt Books for Kids
The School Run Best kids’ books about Ancient Egypt

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