Monday, August 2, 2010

Egypt: Books we are reading - 1

So right now we just did a Vacation Bible School that was centered around Egypt.  It was a great time!  So needless to say since we are starting Ancient History this year in our homeschool I have been reading lots of Egypt books to the kids.  I'll be posting what we have read and others that I would love to read in the next month.

Today we read Pharaoh's Boat, by David L. Weitzman.  It was an interesting book about one of the two boats built and then buried next to the great pyramid in Giza for Cheops.  Not only is it a good book about Egypt, but also goes into great detail about how the Egyptians made boats all without nails and the great detail that goes into archeology.

We also read a short book called Kids in Ancient Egypt, by Lisa A. Wroble.  This book seems to be currently out of print, but if you want a short book about Ancient Egypt it is pretty good.  Check your local Library, there is a line of the "Kids in" book series.
Kids in Ancient Egypt (Wroble, Lisa a. Kids Throughout History,)
Mummies and Pyramids (Usborne Discovery), by Sam Taplin.  My son and I enjoyed reading this porch outside selling lemonade.   The internet links are also a lot of fun.  Mummies and Pyramids (Usborne Discovery)

Another great Usborne book is from the See Inside Board Book series.  We have quite a few of these.  The See Inside Ancient Egypt, by Rob Lloyd Jones.  These books are a lot of fun.  My son particularly likes the page where a guy is falling off the Pyramid and is yelling Aghh!  He has been taking these two books to bed
each night.

The VBS program we do is put out by GROUP.  It has really driven home that the worlds in the Bible are true historical accounts of things that happened long ago.  The only thing better would be a real trip to Egypt to see the pyramids in person!

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