Topic Books about Ancient Egypt for Children in KS2

Egypt Magnified

by David Long

Explore ancient Egypt, from the Nile to the pyramids, and learn what life was life for pharaohs, slaves and scribes in this fascinating search-and-find adventure. Use the magnifying glass to spot over 200 things in each eye-boggling illustration. 

So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Egypt by Chae Strathie 

In this hilarious book, children will learn exactly how difficult life really was, from dodging scorpions and cleaning up cow dung, to fetching water, eating roast hedgehog and being slammed in the stocks for being naughty at school! 


The Story of Tutankhamun

by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Discover the troubles Tutankhamun faced as a young king, his untimely death, and his legacy, which lay hidden for centuries. Pore over his treasures, learn the steps of mummification, and see Tutankhamun's fascinating story bought to life. 

Pharaoh's Fate by Camille Gautier 

Discover all about ancient Egypt in this thrilling interactive adventure book. Someone is plotting to murder the pharaoh and it's up to you to stop them. Your journey will require you to decipher hieroglyphs, learn about gods and goddesses, hunt for clues and unmask the culprit before it's too late!


The Egyptian Cinderalla

by Nick Would

Poor Rhodopis has nothing, only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her. So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one away, Rhodipis is heartbroken. How is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharoah himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharoah has promised to find the slipper's owner and make her queen of all Egypt?

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Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton 

Arthur is a world-famous adventurer. If only his daughter Marcy shared his enthusiasm. Determined to bring out her adventurous side, Arthur sets off to Egypt to bring back the legendary Book of Thoth. But when he doesn't return, Marcy must follow in his footsteps. Can she overcome her fears to rescue her father?


Visitor's Guide to Ancient Egypt

by Lesley Sims

A spoof travel guide written with time-travellers in mind. It introduces young readers to all aspects of the history of the period, from how the Ancient Egyptians farmed and what they ate to their gods and how they worshipped.

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

by Donna Jo Napoli 

The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx.


An Egyptian Adventure

by Frances Durkin

When the Histronauts travel back in time to ancient Egypt they'll need your help to uncover the secrets of the past. In this new exciting activity book, you can explore dazzling tombs, decipher hieroglyphics, unwrap the art of mummification and learn how the gods ruled over the dead in the afterlife. 

You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy! 

by David Stewart

As an ancient Egyptian, your body is being prepared for the afterlife. But it's fairly disgusting business, and you can't be sure that you will always be treated with respect. This title features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail. 


Awesome Egyptians (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary

Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover which king had the worst blackheads, why some kings had to wear false beards and why the peasants were revolting. History with the nasty bits left in! 

Meet the Ancient Egyptians

by James Davies 

These incredible short introductions are just the thing for readers who are beginning to explore ancient history. Get to know the basics on Ancient Egypt from gods and worship to mummification, with easy-to-digest, humorous text that is reminiscent of the best-selling Horrible Histories series. 


Ancient Egypt (DK Find Out!)

by DK

For any kid that can't get enough Egyptian facts, DKfindout! Ancient Egypt is packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of Egyptian life. Discover how the Egyptians built the pyramids, how to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs, and take a look inside a mummy sarcophagus.

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaoh by Marcia Williams

Full of mystery, the stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are steeped in thousands of years of history. From the curse of Tutankhamen and the fall of Cleopatra, this comic strip retellings bring new life to the myths and wonders of this ancient civilization.


Stories from Ancient Egypt

by Joyce A. Tyldesley

Some of the most interesting and entertaining myths and legends from Ancient Egypt are given a lively re-telling. These include stories about the gods, such as The Creation of the World, Hathor and the Red Beer, myths about Osiris, Isis and Horus and a selection of other adventure stories.


The Legend of Tutankhamun

by Sally Jane Morgan

As the pages turn in this non-fiction book, you can witness the passing of a great King, his tomb being lost to the sand dunes, and its thrilling rediscovery. Powerful and vivid illustrations by James Weston Lewis bring the history, discovery and treasures of this young boy and his reign to life.


Secrets of a Sun King

by Emma Carroll

When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see it's from a famous Egyptologist, who has been found dead that very morning. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . .