Paperback ISBN: 1481429523
Travel back in time to the age of the pyramids with this interactive trivia book fromJeopardy! winner and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings. With this book about ancient Egypt, you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with awesome ancient facts: Did you know that some Egyptians used to shave their eyebrows whenever a cat died? Or that some people worshiped a god of lettuce? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time.
Facts at Your Fingertips
Paperback ISBN: 1465445242
Featuring profiles for more than 180 pharaohs, gods, mummies, and ancient objects,Pocket Genius: Ancient Egypt looks at life along the Nile when Ancient Egyptians dominated northeast Africa for over 3,000 years. Highlighting King Tut, camels, hieroglyphs, and more,Pocket Genius: Ancient Egypt helps young readers discover the ancient and intriguing land of Egypt — from the tallest pyramids to the clothes worn and the games played; plus the military, fashion, art, and daily life in this encyclopedia for kids ages 8–12. Redesigned in paperback, DK's best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and from Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Facts at Your Fingertips
Hardcover ISBN: 0756698138
The prefect sized books for backpacks, DK's Pocket Genius series is bright, inviting, concise, and punchy — the ideal source for reference. Featuring essential information, full-color images, glossary, and top ten lists, these books are a brand-new type of encyclopedia for young readers. King Tut, Egyptian gods, camels, pyramids, and more — with Pocket Genius Ancient Egypt, readers will learn about the ancient and intriguing land of Egypt.
The Ancient Egyptians
School & Library ISBN: 1847808557
The first in a new series that introduces ancient historical periods to a young, modern audience. Learn about Ancient Egyptian culture in this fun and engaging book, filled with factual information and presented in a graphic novel style. Each spread focuses on a key theme, covering topics from pharaohs, mummies, and pyramids to gods, the Nile, and hieroglyphs. Historical events are put into context with a timeline. Illustrated by graphic novelist Isabel Greenberg and researched by her sister -- and ancient history specialist -- Imogen Greenberg, this innovative series offers a fresh and accessible entry point to core educational topics for children 8+.
Paperback ISBN: 1465435689
In Eyewitness: Ancient Rome, travel back in time and discover one of history's most remarkable civilizations — from its vast empire and astounding engineering feats to the menu at a Roman dinner party. Explore the inside of the Colosseum and the battles that were fought within. Images and supported text throughout the book showcase the pottery, weapons, and other objects Ancient Romans left behind, the architecture they created, the gods they worshiped, family life, transportation, travel, trade, and more, giving an eyewitness account of this incredible empire. Each book retains the stunning artworks and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
Paperback ISBN: 1933339004
What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americasfind out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.
Hardcover ISBN: 1911171933
History is full of epic, violent battles, incredible weaponry, fierce soldiers and warriors from all over the globe. Tracing the history of warriors from the Stone Age all the way up to the Crusades, fascinating facts and insights into tactics from the battlefield are revealed alongside kid-friendly, detailed illustrations. Delve into the lives of Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, and Genghis Kahn. Follow the stories of Celtic warriors, Shaolin Monks, Vikings, Knights, and Samurai, all while learning about weaponry such as sword fighting, bow and arrows, martial arts and even poisonous beetles!