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Our Egyptian children's books give children a fascinating and accessible insight into this incredible era. They look at the history of Ancient Egypt and how this time changed the world.

  • Starters Collection - 8 Books

    Nick Pierce

    Product Code: STTE
    Collection 7 years +
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    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

    Format: paperback
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  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: SPVG
    Collection 9 years +
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    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
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  • History Essentials Collection - 5 Books

    Product Code: HSTE
    Collection 8 years +
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    Know a young history buff? These books will encourage them to take a step back in time...

    Each book offers a combination of facts, photographs of fascinating artefacts and reconstructions of key events and daily life.

    Backed by the latest research and evidence, these fast-paced, dramatic reads will bring history to life for Key Stage 2 students.
    Format: paperback
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  • Histronauts Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: HSTR
    Collection 7 years +
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    Travel back in time with The Histronauts and bring history to life by reading the stories and facts in this fun three-book collection!

    With lovable characters and a graphic novel-style narrative, each book is perfect for creating loyal history fans from reluctant readers, and there are plenty of activities to keep them engaged throughout the series.

    Children will explore the Egyptian, Roman and Viking eras as they uncover the secrets of the past and learn facts in an interactive and exciting way.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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  • History Year by Year

    DK

    Product Code: YBYH
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Enjoy a journey through time - all the way from mammoths and mummies to flying and Facebook!

    Stretching from the prehistoric era through to the present day, this DK hardback offers a visual timeline of the history of the world. It's packed with photographs and original artefacts that give a snapshot of each era and highlights the major events that changed the world.

    As well as the tidbits of what was happening around the world, this book also provides concise and accessible overviews of major events including the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of Communism. There is also a section called 'Child of the Time', which reveals how children in history lived and honed their skills e.g. the training plans of a Spartan warrior.

    Children will be able to put historic events across the world into context by reading through the timeline and learn about eras including Ancient Greece, Rome, the Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, the World Wars and the moon landing in 1969.
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  • Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago

    Mike Jolley

    Product Code: STMI
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This history book teaches children all about ancient civilisations while helping them develop their observational skills at the same time.

    It's bursting with scenes that have mistakes to spot e.g. a Mayan warrior is wearing a watch and a Viking using a compass. The answers are easily highlighted on the next page, so children can learn and use this knowledge in their history lessons. All of these errors provide perfect discussion points, too.

    Featuring 10 different ancient civilisations, the Where's Wally?-style approach makes this book perfect for budding history detectives. The eras covered are Ancient Egypt, Viking times, Ancient Rome, the Mughal Empire, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Empire of the Mayans, Ancient China, the Stone Age and the time of the pirates.
    • £3.99
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  • See Inside: Ancient Egypt

    Rob Lloyd Jones

    Product Code: AEBIS
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Take a journey back in time to the glory days of Ancient Egypt, when pharaohs ruled, the pyramids were built and the mighty Nile was the source of all life. This book contains fascinating information such as how Egyptians worshipped their Gods, buried their dead and built the pyramids, as well as amazing details about day-to-day life. With over 50 embedded flaps to lift, this book is not only informative but interactive, making it an accessible and engaging way for children to learn about life in Ancient Egypt. It is intricately illustrated by David Hancock.
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  • Egyptians

    Stephanie Turnbull

    Product Code: AOLSP
    Hardback 7 years +
    Who were the ancient Egyptians? Why did they build pyramids and how were mummies made? These and other questions are answered with short, informative text, vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page.
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  • Awful Egyptians

    Terry Deary

    Product Code: AQWNS
    Paperback 7 years +
    All the Awful Egyptians' most horrible facts ready for readers to uncover, including why the Egyptian people worshipped a dung beetle, which pharaoh married her grandfather and what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do! Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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  • Rome & Romans

    Heather Amery

    Product Code: APNEO
    Paperback 7 years +
    Take a trip back in time to the age of the Romans in this volume, designed both for children studying history for the first time and those investigating a particular interest. Detailed illustrations and an imaginary helmet should help them to recreate the past and imagine life as a Roman.
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  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

    Gill Harvey

    Product Code: AEUTE
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a new edition of the popular and successful encyclopedia describing the remarkable history of Ancient Egypt. You can discover remarkable facts of one of the world's oldest civilisations from its origins as a group of settlements along the banks of the Nile, its rise to one of the world's greatest civilisations to its decline at the hands of the Roman Empire. It is filled with stunning photographs and detailed illustrations. It includes a comprehensive factfinder featuring a time chart, a list of who's who and details of recent archaeological finds. It includes internet links that offer a fascinating selection of recommended web sites - with sound, animation or video clips which provide additional information for projects and homework.
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  • Mummies of Ancient Egypt

    Brianna Hall

    Product Code: ARJTE
    Hardback 8 years +
    Mummies are more than just bodies wrapped in bandages! You can learn about some famous mummies and where they were buried. It also helps you to find out why ancient Egyptians preserved their dead and why becoming a mummy was important to life after death.
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  • Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Egypt

    Tracey Turner

    Product Code: APXJV
    Paperback 7 years +
    Ancient Egypt was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of Egypt's toughest nuts.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

    Hachette Children's Books

    Product Code: AQCDC
    Hardback 7 years +
    Truth or Busted's ancient Egyptians title explores popular myths and legends about one of history's most fascinating periods in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Pharoah Phact Phile' in which we learn about some of Egypt's wackiest rulers, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The ancient Egyptians used children as scarecrows' or 'Ground-up mummies were used as medicine' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone interested in the Egyptians, or studying history at school!
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  • The Egyptian Enchantment a Lottie Lipton Adventure

    Dan Metcalf

    Product Code: APXRP
    Paperback 7 years +
    Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lottie loves helping her Great Uncle Bert with his new exhibits at the British Museum. But when she reads a magic spell that brings to life twenty mischievous Egyptian shabtis, the museum ends up in a complete mess! Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker track down the chaotic shabtis before they destroy the whole museum? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.
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  • The Prince and the Sphinx

    Cari Meister

    Product Code: BMAZP
    Paperback 8 years +
    When Prince Thutmose visits the Pyramids of Giza, he discovers the head of the Sphinx sticking out of the sand. To his surprise, the Sphinx tells him he will do great things for Egypt. Will the Sphinx's words come true, or is Thutmose simply dreaming?
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  • The Search for the Book of Thoth

    Cari Meister

    Product Code: BMAZO
    Paperback 8 years +
    Prince Neferkaptah has always loved learning. When he hears of a great book of knowledge called The Book of Thoth, he sets out to find it. But the gods have made his task difficult. Will Neferkaptah find the great book of the gods, or will he continue his search forever?
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  • Isis and the Seven Scorpions

    Cari Meister

    Product Code: BMAEN
    Paperback 8 years +
    The god Thoth creates seven giant scorpions to protect Isis and Horus as they flee from Set's palace. When Isis, Horus, and the scorpions arrive in a village, they need help, but a rich woman turns them away. The furious scorpions vow revenge. Will the rich woman pay for her selfish ways?
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  • Isis and Osiris

    Cari Meister

    Product Code: BMACI
    Paperback 8 years +
    Isis and Osiris have never trusted their brother Set. When Set hosts a huge banquet for Osiris, Isis is worried. Osiris falls for Set's trickery, and is separated from his beloved Isis. Will Isis be able to save Osiris?
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  • Pharaohs and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt

    Kristine Carlson Asselin

    Product Code: ARJTF
    Hardback 8 years +
    Ancient Egyptians believed pharaohs received their power from the gods. Pharaohs were absolute rulers and formed the link between the gods and humans. You can learn more about the pharaohs and their dynasties, including how they lived and how they ruled the people of ancient Egypt.
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  • Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Kathy Allen

    Product Code: ARJTC
    Hardback 8 years +
    The ancient Egyptians used thousands of hieroglyphs to record their history. But only a handful of people knew what these symbols meant! You can learn more about this ancient form of writing and discover what the ancient Egyptians had to say.
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  • Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

    Christopher Forest

    Product Code: ARJTB
    Hardback 8 years +
    Ancient Egyptians relied on gods and goddesses every day to rule the sky, bring the rain and more. You can find out why the Egyptians worshipped these powerful beings and the roles they played in everyday life.
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  • Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt

    Melanie Waldron

    Product Code: ARJLG
    Paperback 8 years +
    How did the River Nile shape Egyptian life? What is a shaduf and what was it used for? How did the Ancient Egyptians make papyrus paper? Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt looks at how the Egyptian Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Egyptian life through its geography. Read about how the Egyptians made use of desert oases, how they found and used resources such as limestone and granite for building pyramids in desert areas, and how early Egyptian settlers who had decided to build in areas around the River Nile prevented their houses from flooding.
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  • The Egyptians

    Jillian Powell

    Product Code: AQBKU
    Paperback 7 years +
    Covering different historical eras, this informative series details all the topics one would expect to find in a history series, such as family life, food, religion, entertainment and warfare. However, it focuses on the most gruesome parts of these topics.
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