48. Rubalcaba, Jill. Ancient Egypt: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Egypt’s Past. National Geographic, 2007. 64pages. Tr. $15.31 ISBN 9780792277842
Brief Plot Description: This book introduces the mystery of ancient Egypt through the discovery of Egypt antiquities such as the Rosetta stone and the tablets of Amarna. The author also introduces the tomb of King Tut, mummies, tomb raiders, and the cause of death of the ruler of Egypt, Tutankhamen, through analyzing the results of a CT scan of his skull.
Genre(s)/Subject(s): Nonfiction, Egypt History, Middle East, Egypt Antiquities
Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Awards: Booklist Top Ten Series
Books Similar in Style, Content, Theme, or Characters: Ancient Egypt by Nelson Yomtov, King Tut’s Tomb: Ancient Treasures Uncovered by Michael Burgan, The New Cultural Atlas of Egypt by Marshall Cavendish
Programming/Lesson Ideas: Children can create some handmade mummies and hieroglyphic writing crafts.
Personal Thoughts: This book is a great guide book for tweens to explore the history of ancient Egypt. It is easy to understand with its illustrations and photos. The history of ancient Egypt is full of mystery, which likely captures tweens’ interest in reading this book. Through learning the past of Egypt, children can cultivate their curiosities and learn to respect other countries’ cultural heritages.