Best Books About Ancient Egypt For Kids And Adults

7 Best Books about Ancient Egypt for Kids and Adults

Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating civilizations in history. It is also one of the most studied and written about civilizations in history. There are literally hundreds of books on ancient Egypt, so it can be hard to find the best ones. 

This list includes some of the best fictional and non-fictional books for kids and adults in ancient Egypt that are available today.

The ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to develop a writing system and a complex form of mathematics. They also were one of the first civilizations to develop astronomy, and they could predict solar eclipses and other celestial events. However, the pyramids at Giza still remain an unsolved mystery as to how they were built nearly 5,000 years ago without modern machinery.

The following books are some of the best in ancient Egypt that you can find.


Book Name


Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra Book One)


Return of the Mummy (Goosebumps Book 23) 

Children's Scary Stories

Cleopatra: A Life 


The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Popular history

The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone

Popular history

The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians (Dover Books on Astronomy)


Chariots of the Gods

alternative history

Egyptian Book of the Dead


7 Great Books to Read on Ancient Egypt

1. The Mummy by R.L. Stine

This is a book for kids, and it is an exciting read because it has a lot of pictures and information about ancient Egypt. It’s also a great bedtime story and will excite your child to learn more about ancient Egypt as they grow up.

2. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

This book is for adults who want to learn more about Cleopatra, her life, her family, her empire, and the world she lived in during one of the most important historical periods! This is a great book to read if you want to know more about this fascinating woman who was ahead of her time!

3.The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a book about the history of Ancient Egypt. The author, Toby Wilkinson, will cover everything from the origins of Ancient Egypt to being part of the Roman Empire. This book has the most ratings on Amazon.

4. 1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt

Learn all about the ancient Egyptian civilization by exploring the great pyramids and exploring King Tut’s tomb. This resource explores the myths and history of ancient Egypt. You will learn about the gods, pharaohs, and battles which have shaped Egyptian culture and left a lasting mark on this vital civilization.

5. The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the world. It is a block of hieroglyphs carved on both sides that offers our only clue to understanding ancient Egyptian writing. It also famously spells out how King Ptolemy III conquered other lands, including Thrace, Syria, and Cyren. This ancient stone slab was discovered in Mesopotamia and became a critical piece of evidence when trying to solve a centuries-old mystery.

6. Heir of Ra (Blood of Ra Book One)

Amazon international best seller. Fiction/Adventure. Be warned that some language & violence may make this story unsuitable for younger audiences, but the captivating plot will keep adults and older teens riveted to the page.

7. The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians (Dover Books on Astronomy)

Architectural great J. Norman Lockyer asserts that the ancient Egyptians built their monuments “in strict relation to the stars.” In this celebrated study, he explores how astronomy influenced architecture during the period of pharaohs.

8. Chariots of the Gods

The book Chariots of the Gods proves that Earth has been visited by advanced aliens from other worlds. One of the main points made in this article is that there is hard scientific evidence, such as ancient ruins and cities, to back up the idea that there was an extraterrestrial intervention at some point in human history.

Egyptian Book of the Dead

It is the most complete and beautiful example of ancient Egyptian philosophy that still exists. The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the most important books in history and has greatly influenced our culture. A modern-day masterpiece, it has transcended many boundaries to become an integral part of the world’s spiritual heritage. Besides being an original and artistic rendering of life after death, it also served as a guidebook to assist people in their journey through death.

What Makes These Books Unique?

These books are, in my opinion, the best because they are not just textbook-style information. They are stories that make you want to learn more about ancient Egypt.

The seven books on this list all provide different views of ancient Egypt, and the diversity of these perspectives makes them a unique and exciting read.

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