Best Children's African History Books

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1. Who Was King Tut?

Author: by Roberta Edwards
Penguin Workshop
112 pages

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Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds.This Who Was …?

Is complete with 100 black-andwhite illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.

2. We All Belong: A Children's Book About Diversity, Race and Empathy

Author: by Nathalie Goss
ISBN: 979-8670945912
Published at: Independently published (July 30, 2020)

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Get your copy of the #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Tolerance & Manners (Amazon, UK, Sept.2020). We all live in the one world together. Let’s see how we’re different in some ways and the same in other ways. We all Belong’ is a beautifully written and illustrated children’s picture book that recognises and celebrates the diversity in a caring group of children.

A wonderfully flowing, rhyming poem about respect… Whatever our culture, whatever the colour of our skin. If you like ‘All the ways to be smart’, you will treasure this. A stunning poem about inclusion, with excellent representation of different cultures.

Much-needed in today’s society. By recognising differences between cultures and races, and appreciating that everyone is beautiful, children can grow up with empathy – appreciating others around them. ‘We all Belong’ gives young readers a safe space to see themselves and others through a diverse group of characters.

The book includes an activity at the end, to help children appreciate how we are all similar in some ways and different in other ways too. Awards#1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Tolerance (UK) #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Manners (UK) #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on First Day of School (UK) #1 New Release in Children’s Around the World Books (US) #1 New Release in Children’s Books on Immigration (US) #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Multiculturalism & Tolerance (Canada) Amazon, August & September 2020It’s vital that kids see differences, rather than live in a colour-blind world.

3. Where Are the Great Pyramids? (Where Is?)

Author: by Dorothy Hoobler
Penguin Workshop
112 pages

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The Great Pyramids of Egypt-all kids over the age of five recognize them instantly. These massive tombs were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly how the ancient Egyptians did it! In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler tell the story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza and offer a fascinating look at the culture of the afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactly how mummies were made.

Easy to read and scrupulously researched, this explores the mysteries that have attracted countless visitors to the pyramids for centuries.

4. Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt: Egyptian Mythology for Kids

Author: by Morgan E. Moroney
Rockridge Press
160 pages

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Unearth the mythology of ancient Egyptstories of gods and goddesses for kids 8 to 12From the rising of the morning sun to the summer flooding of the Nile River, the ancient Egyptians believed powerful gods and goddesses ruled over every aspect of their daily lives.

This Egyptian mythology guide takes you on a trip through the sands of time to explore the world of pharaohs and sphinxesancient Egypt! Featuring illustrated myths of incredible Egyptian gods and goddesses, these stories describe the magic each deity performed along the Nile.

You’ll also learn about how Egyptian mythology was a key part of ancient Egyptian culture, like pyramid building, the mummification process, and even the worshiping of cats. This Egyptian mythology collection includes:Narratives from the NileExplore the gods and goddesses of Egyptian mythology, from the familiar to the lesser-known, through 20 easy-to-follow myths.

Amazing artworkTake a look at the gods, goddesses, and artifacts of the long-extinct ancient Egyptian empire with captivating illustrations and photos. Fast pharaoh factsDig into ancient Egyptian mythology and culture with plenty of awesome facts on everything from hieroglyphs to the popular board game, Senet.

5. Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country

Author: by Atinuke
80 pages

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Discover the amazing diversity of the African continent in this beautiful book, with words by Atinuke and lively illustrations from Mouni Feddag. Atinuke’s first non-fiction title is a major publishing event: a celebration of all 55 countries on the African continent!

Her beautifully-written text captures Africa’s unique mix of the modern and the traditional, as she explores its geography, its peoples, its animals, its history, its resources and its cultural diversity. The book divides Africa into five sections: South, East, West, Central and North, each with its own introduction.

This is followed by a page per country, containing a delightful mix of friendly, informative text and colourful illustrations. The richest king, the tallest sand dunes and the biggest waterfall on the planet are all here, alongside drummers, cocoa growers, inventors, balancing stones, salt lakes, high-tech cities and nomads who use GPS!

This is non-fiction at its most exciting, exhilarating and energetic, illustrated with passion and commitment by a great new talent, Mouni Feddag.

6. 1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt (NATIONAL GEOGRA)

Author: by Nancy Honovich
National Geographic Kids
96 pages

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Mummies, pyramids, pharaohs, King Tut! Kids everywhere are fascinated by the wonders of ancient Egypt, and this colorful reference book is jam-packed with 1,000 fascinating facts. From the Great Pyramid and the Valley of the Kings to the Nile River and Cleopatra, discover all you have ever wanted to know about this ancient civilization.

Unearth ancient hieroglyphs and their meanings; find out what was in King Tut’s tomb; and get insights about the science of mummification. Learn about ancient Egyptian gods and famous pharaohs, and follow Egypt’s battles for power in the world. After this deep dive into Egyptology, you’ll be able to dazzle your friends and family with your newfound knowledge.

7. Who Was Nelson Mandela?

Author: by Pam Pollack
Penguin Workshop
112 pages

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As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa.

He became the country’s first black president and went on to live his dream of change. This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was…?Series.

8. Cleopatra

Author: by Diane Stanley
48 pages

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Queen of Egypt at the age of eighteen, Cleopatra’s passion was to untie the world under Egyptian rule. Legendary leaders risked their kingdoms to win her heart, and her epic life has inspired countless tales throughout history. A timeless story of love, war, and ambition, this pictorial biography from acclaimed author/illustrator Diane Stanley is sure to entertain and educate.

This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

9. Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris

Author: by Emily Sands
32 pages

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Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt through a fascinating journal from a lost expedition a treasure trove of fact and fantasy featuring a novelty element on every spread. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years?

Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again.

But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples. Here are just a few of Egyptology’sspecial features: an extravagantly gilded cover, featuring a raised Horus hawk pendant with three encrusted gems a playable game of Senet ancient Egyptian checkers including board, pieces, original-style dice, and rules a souvenir booklet showing how to read simple hieroglyphs a scrap of textured “mummy cloth” a facsimile of the gilded mummy mask of King Tut a gilded eye-of-Horus amulet with a “jewel” at the endRich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands’s lively narration, Egyptology concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author’s delightful sense of fancy.

10. Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali

Author: by P. James Oliver

128 pages

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Oliver’s well-researched biography of Mansa Musa reads like an exotic tale of gold, glory, and adventure. During his long reign as Mali’s emperor, Mansa Musa led his empire into its Golden Age; presided over a spectacular, 60,000 person, 9,000 mile pilgrimage; founded a university in Timbuktu; and helped revolutionize architecture across the Sudan.

Oliver does not allow Musa’s story to get bogged down in detail by seamlessly weaving a lot of history into his narrative and by supplying curious readers with an extensive Glossary. Many of the African ancestors of today’s African-Americans came from West Africa.From 700 – 1600 A.D., one after the other, three great, black, commercial empires dominated West Africa.

They were powerful, prosperous, complex, stable – and large. At its height, the Empire of Mali was the size of all of Western Europe. Well-crafted and fast paced, Oliver’s book is enhanced by a liberal sprinkling of enjoyable drawings, clear and helpful maps, and interesting photos.


Story of the World, Text Bundle Paperback: History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times through The Modern Age

Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
1734 pages

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With over a million copies of the series now in print, The Story of the World has become an enduring favorite of young readers and their parents. Available in paperback, this four-volume narrative world history tells the story of the entire globe, from the earliest nomadic humans all the way to the Persian Gulf war at the end of the twentieth century.

Told in an entertaining, engaging style, The Story of the World uses the stories of women and men, countries and empires, rebels and rulers, peasants and presidents, to walk young readers through a continuous, chronological account of human events. The reading level of each volume increases slightly in difficulty, growing along with the developing ability of the children following the narrative thread.

Volume 1 is a read-aloud for grades 1-2, an independent read for stronger readers in grades 2-5; Volume 2 is pitched towards grades 2-6; Volume 3, towards grades 3-6; and Volume 4, tackling the difficult topics of modern wars, has a reading level of grades 4-8.Historical figures

12. Africa Is Not a Country

Author: by Margy Burns Knight
First Avenue Editions ™
48 pages

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Africa is not a country. From the tiny island nations of Comoros, Seychelles, and So Tom and Prncipe, to its largest country, Africa is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres. Unlike any other continent, it is divided into two almost equal lengths by the equator, and it is nearly as wide as it is long.

Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.

“The title says it all. Instead of the ‘vanishing tribes’ view of one Africa with tourists from different countries photographing the animals and primitive people, this informative picture book celebrates the diversity of the 53 nations that make up the continent today…

Readers will want to go on from here to explore in depth particular countries that interest them. The essential differences and connections are here.” Booklist

13. Weird But True Know-It-All: Ancient Egypt

Author: by Sarah Flynn
National Geographic Kids
192 pages

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Powerful pharaohs, deadly curses, beautiful queens, legendary cities, tombs filled with gold … You’ll know it all by the time you finish this smart and wacky book! Did you know that ancient Egyptians formed the world’s first police force? The 365-day calendar?

We have ancient Egypt to thank for that, too! And the next time your parents tell you to brush your teeth, you can tell them that ancient Egyptians invented the first toothbrush and toothpaste. In this cool book, you’ll find out what life was like 3,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River, explore the lives of famous pharaohs determined to leave their mark no matter the cost, and get the lowdown on famous battles for power.

Discover weird facts about famous people, from Cleopatra to King Tut-and about famous places, from Alexandria to Thebes. It’s a must-have for all budding Egyptologists, archaeologists, or kids who want to be in-the-know about this fascinating civilization!

14. DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt

Author: by George Hart

DK Children

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Now in Paperback!In Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt, travel back in time and discover one of history’s most remarkable civilizations from the legends of the great Pharaohs to the triumphs of the ordinary people. Explore the inside of the Great Pyramid in Giza, or learn how Tutankhamun’s tomb was found.

Images and supported text throughout the book showcase the pottery, weapons and other objects Ancient Egyptians left behind, the architecture they created, the food they ate, their system of Hieroglyphic writing, and more, giving an eyewitness account of this incredible empire.

For over 25 years, DK’s Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. In summer 2014 this award-winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and out. The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching jackets, and updated interiors ensure that the Eyewitness series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing world of education and remain the go-to source for homework help, research projects, reluctant readers, ESL students, and, as always, to satisfy the minds of curious kids.

15. National Geographic Kids Readers: Ancient Egypt (L3)

Author: by Stephanie Drimmer
National Geographic Kids
48 pages

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Dig into the amazing past of ancient Egypt in this new Level 3 Reader from National Geographic Kids. From pyramids and mummies to pharaohs and gods, kids will learn all about the history and culture of this fascinating land. Level 3 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers.

The expert-vetted text, along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.

16. Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Author: by Michaela DePrince
256 pages

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MADONNA! The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company.

“Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration! Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a devil child for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted.

But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes.

She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline.