REVIEW: 5 Kids' Egyptian Fact Books

We review 4 great non-fiction books, and one fiction 'pop-up' book, about Ancient Egypt for children. 

Whether you're a kid looking for a fact book, a parent looking to add something to your family library, or a teacher looking for course material, you're sure to find something here. And if you're planning a trip to Egypt, or to a museum, you might want them all!

DK Eyewitness:
Ancient Egypt


Packed with facts and amazing pictures, this book is like taking a trip to a museum without leaving home. It's easy to read and the pictures are well done. The book covers a broad range of topics, offering a great overview of ancient Egypt.

Included is a CD with ancient Egyptian clip art that could be used in school projects. Recommended for any home library.

Reading level: Ages 8 and up

#2: A TRUE BOOK: EGYPT Review:

Don't let this book's small size fool you! It's full of all sorts of facts. Unlike the other books on this list, it covers Egypt's history from ancient times up to the present. Inside, you'll find photos of ancient monuments. You'll also be treated to photos and information about kids in Egypt today.

If you're looking for something only about ancient Egypt, this book may not be for you. Still, it's a fascinating read.

Reading level: Ages 7 and up


This book reads like a magazine. The information is presented in a newsy format, with great pictures. It includes easy to understand diagrams. The colors are bright and punchy. 

This is an excellent volume for any home library and could be referred to again and again.

Reading level: Ages 8 and up

#4: WHO WAS KING TUT? Review:

This book covers the history of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. You'll learn about the discovery of King Tut's tomb, the ancient mummy curses, and the pharaoh's amazing treasures. In addition, this book offers fascinating details about the period. Included are hand-drawn black and white images, diagrams, and even hieroglyphics. 

Should you have a chance to visit a King Tut exhibit, this is a must read before you go. 

Reading level: Ages 7 and up


This amazing looking book is studded with 'jewels'. Open it up and you'll find pop-up style flaps to lift, and paper tabs that move and open. 

Designed like a diary or a scrapbook, the contents document a fictional search for a lost tomb. It is written from the point of view of an adult, so it may feel too grown up for some readers. Still, it's beautifully done, and the look of it alone will draw kids and adults alike into its pages.

Reading level: Ages 8 and up

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