One of my favourite periods of history is Ancient Egypt. I was so enthralled with it as a child that when I started to travel it was the first place I visited on my own. Now teaching my own children books about the subject are the backbone to our learning. Although non-fiction is great through reading fiction books you can get an idea of what it may have been like to live in a period of time or a specific place. Here’s our reading list we are working through for history on Ancient Egyptian Fiction Books for School Kids.

fiction books about Ancient Egypt
Reading list of Fiction Books about Ancient Egypt for Kids Studying this period in History

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt is a huge span of time from 3500BC to around 300AD when the last of the Hieroglyphics were used. During that time there were 30 different Dynasties, plus a cross over with Ancient Greece and Rome.

From Pharos to Pyramids there is so much to learn and explore about this period. It can really spark your child’s imagination and love of history as well. As homeschoolers we love to immerse ourselves in a topic and read around it and explore it in more detail.

Here’s our list of fantastic fiction to read, enjoy and learn a little more about Ancient Egypt.

Fiction Books About Egyptians for School KIds

We have included affiliate links to some of the products and resources as an associate we may earn from qualifying purchases.

We’ve tried to include a variety of books suitable for 6 – 9-year-olds and we hope you enjoy reading them too.

The Egyptian Cinderella

The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo tells the traditional tale of Cinders but set in Ancient Egypt. We read it as not only was it a familiar tale but it also gave an insight into life at the time.

Marcy and The Riddle of the Sphinx

In Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton, Marcy the daughter of a great adventurer (from the previous book by the same author) journeys to Egypt to rescue her father despite her fears and overcome the Sphinx.

The Scarab’s Secret

Now out of print but possible to find second hand The Scarab’s Secret by Nick Would is one that when my eldest studied Ancient Egyptians in school they had in their book basket as well. Telling the story as a folk tale of the little scarab beetle that saved the Pharoh from the bobby trapped tomb. There is also a section about pyramids and tombs in the book which is quite informative.

The Plot on Pyramids

Building the pyramids is hard work especially if you have a horrible boss in the book The Plot on Pyramids by Terry Deary (for 7 – 9-year-olds) the boss is so terrible that he is murdered! In this fun book, you read along as the mystery is solved.

Flat Stanley’s: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery

One of my daughter’s favourite series I was so happy to see that Flat Stanley had an Egyptian book. In Flat Stanley’s: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery by Jeff Brown. Flat Stanley is airmailed to Egypt to help an Archaeologist find treasure in the great pyramid but it doesn’t go to plan despite him being so flat that he can get into the pyramid but can he get out?

Fiction Books About Significant Egyptologist For Kids

Both my kids were fascinated by the discoveries and how we know about Ancient Egypt so we found 2 fiction books that told the stories of 2 Egyptologist.

Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs

The first the story of Jean-Francois Champollion who deciphered the Hieroglyphs told in the story of Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs by James Rumford.

Howard and the Mummy: Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut’s Tomb

The other Howard Carter who discovered the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings as told in the book Howard and the Mummy: Howard Carter and the Search for King Tut’s Tomb by Tracey Fern.

Check out our Ancient Egyptian Craft Video

Want to make some Ancient Egyptian Crafts then check out the video below and go to our full tutorial on how to make an Egyptian Cartouche with Kids.

Ancient Egyptian Fiction for Older Kids

Some of the books we have found my oldest (last year of Primary School) has enjoyed reading along with us. So I’ve included them here as well. Although these are great for older kids, I did use them as read alouds whilst studying Ancient Egypt as a history topic more recently.

Casting the Gods Adrift

In this action-packed thriller Casting the Gods Adrift by Geraldine McCaughrean, you explore a little more of the early life in Ancient Egypt around 1300BC. When the Pharoh calls on an animal dealer to bring him lots of animals you don’t know what will happen especially as the Pharoh wants them for his new religion.

Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll

If you like solving mystery’s then the Kid Detective Zet series of books by Scott Peters are fantastic. All set in Ancient Egyptian times there is a little mystery and a lot of fun. The first in the series is the Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll.

The Red Pyramid: Kane Chronicles

We have been reading the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan recently and were delighted to find that The Kane Chronicles instead of having a Greek Influence have an Ancient Egyptian influence. The Red Pyramid is the first in the series.

Join Along Discovering History, Geography and More with The Magic Tree House Books and activities

Why not join us with this books based series of activities for 6 – 9-year-olds by signing up for our Newsletter and getting the activities in your inbox it’s the perfect way to explore areas that schools just don’t have time to cover and expand your child’s knowledge of the world.

More Fiction Books About Ancient Egypt For School Kids

We are still working our way through our list of books and will update above with more that we find that are good, however, I thought we would include those we are looking for below so you have a more complete list too.

Egyptian Picture Books

Ancient Egyptian Books for Older Kids

More Reading Lists of Books for School Kids

dinosaur books for school kids
Dinosaur Books for School Kids
stories about the middle ages for school kids
Stories about the Middle Ages for School Kids

Dinosaur Books for School Kids
Books about the Middle Ages for School Kids

reading list on ancient egypt fiction for school kids
Magic Tree House Resources Ancient Egyptian Fiction Books
Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.