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  1. Jessop, Joanne. The X-Ray Picture Book of Big Buildings of the Ancient World. NY: F. Watts, 1993. (48 ps.)
  2. Millard, Ann. Ancient Civilizations. NY: Warwick Press, 1983. (93 ps.)
  3. Millard, Anne. The First Civilisations From 10,000 BC to 1500. London: Usborne Publishing, 1977.


  1. Alcraft, Rob. Valley of the Kings (Visiting the Past). Des Plaines, IL: Heinemann Library, 2000. (32 ps.)
  2. Aldred, Cyril. Tut-ankh-amun & His Friends. Santa Barbara, CA: Bellerophon Books, 1995. (48 ps.)
  3. Aliki. Mummies Made in Egypt. NY: Harper Collins, 1985. (32 ps.)
  4. Andronik, Catherine. Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself. NY: Atheneum, 2001.
  5. Bunting, Eve. I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert. San Diego: Voyager Books, 2000. (unpaged)
  6. Caselli, Giovanni. In Search of Tutankhamun: The Discovery of a King's Tomb. NY: Peter Bedrick Books, 1999. (44 ps.)
  7. Chapman, Gillian. The Egyptians. Des Plaines, Ill.: Heinemann Interactive Library, 1997. (37 ps.)
  8. Chanin, Michael. The Chief's Blanket. Tiburon, CA: H. J. Kramer, 1997. [NAVAJO]
  9. Clements, Andrew. Temple Cat. NY: Clarion Books, 1996. (31 ps.)
  10. Climo, Shirley. The Egyptian Cinderella. NY: Crowell, 1989. (32 ps.)
  11. Deem, James. How to Make A Mummy Talk. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
  12. der Manuelian, Peter. Heiroglyphs from A to Z. NY: Scholastic, 1991. (40 ps.)
  13. Dicks, Ian. Unwrap the Mummy: A Four-foot-long, Fact-filled Pop-up Mummy to Explore. NY: Random House, 1995. (unpaged)
  14. Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. NY: Holiday House, 1997. (unpaged)
  15. Ganeri, Anita. Ancient Egyptians. NY: Gloucester press, 1993.
  16. Green, Robert. Cleopatra. NY: F. Watts, 1996. (63 ps.)
  17. Green, Robert. Tutankhamun. NY: F. Watts, 1996.
  18. Greenblatt, Miriam. Hatshepsut and Ancient Egypt. NY: Benchmark Books, 2000.
  19. Griffey, Harriet. Secrets of the Mummies. NY: DK Pub, 1998. (48 ps.) [Eyewitness Readers]
  20. Hart, George. Ancient Egypt. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1995. (64 ps.)
  21. Hodge, Susie. Ancient Egyptian Art. Des Plaines, IL: Heinemann Interactive Library, 1998. (32 ps.)
  22. Hofmeyr, Dianne. The Star-bearer: A Creation Myth from Ancient Egypt. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001.
  23. Lauber, Patricia. Tales Mummies Tell. NY: Crowell, 1985. (118 ps.)
  24. Landau, Elaine. The Curse of Tutankhamen. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1996. (48 ps.)
  25. Lord, Suzanne. Mummies (Explorer Books). NY: Trumpet, 1991.
  26. Lumpkin, Beatrice. Senefer: A Young Genius in Old Egypt. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1991. (31 ps.)
  27. Macaulay, David. Pyramid. NY: Trumpet, 1975.
  28. McDermott, Gerald. The Voyage of Osiris. NY: Windmill Books, 1977. (36 ps.)
  29. Miles, Harvey. Look What Came from Egypt. NY: Watts, 1998. (32 ps.)
  30. Millard, Anne. The world of the Pharoah. NY: Peter Bedrick Books, 1998.
  31. Milton, Joyce. Mummies. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1996. (48 ps.)
  32. Milton, Joyce. Secrets of the Mummies. NY: Random House, 1984. (68 ps.)
  33. Morley, Jacqueline. How Would You Survive As An Ancient Egyptian? NY: F. Watts, 1995. (48 ps.)
  34. Murdoch, David. Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh. NY: DK Pub., 1998. ( 47 ps.)
  35. Perl, Lila. Mummies, Tombs, and Treasure: Secrets of Ancient Egypt. NY: Clarion Books, 1987. (120 ps.)
  36. Quie, Sarah. Myths and Civilizations of the Ancient Egyptians. NY: P. Bedrick Books, 1998. (44 ps.)
  37. Rees, Rosemary. The Ancient Egyptians. Crystal Lake, IL: Heinemann Library, 1997. (64 ps.)
  38. Reeves, Nicholas. Into the Mummy's Tomb: The Real-Life Discovery of Tutankhamun's Treasures. NY: Scholastic/Madison Press Book, 1992. ( * )
  39. Rowe, Anne. The Secret Name of Ra (An Ancient Egyptian Myth). Crystal Lake, IL: Rigby Education, 1996. (24 ps.)
  40. Sabuda, Robert. Tutankhamen's Gift. NY: Atheneum, 1994.
  41. Schlein, Miriam. I, Tut: The Boy Who Became Pharaoh. NY: Four Winds Press, 1979. (48 ps.)
  42. Shuter, Jane. The Ancient Egyptians. Des Plaines, ILL: Heinemann Library, 1997.
  43. Shuter, Jane. Builders & Craftsmen. Des Plaines, ILL: Heinemann Library, 1999.
  44. Shuter, Jane. Discoveries & Inventions (Ancient Egypt). Des Plaines, IL: Heinemann Library, 1999.
  45. Shuter, Jane. Farming & Food (Ancient Egypt) . Crystal Lake, ILL: Heinemann Library, 1999.
  46. Shuter, Jane. Pharaohs & Priests. Crystal Lake, ILL: Heinemann Library, 1999.
  47. Scieszka, Jon. Tut Tut (The Time Warp Trio) NY: Puffin, 1996. (74 ps.)
  48. Stanley, Diane. Cleopatra. NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1997. (46 ps.)
  49. Steedman, Scott. The Egyptian News. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1997. (32 ps.)
  50. Steedman, Scott. Egyptian Town. Danbury, CT: Franklin Watts, 1998. (45 ps.)
  51. Steele, Philip. I Wonder Why Pyramids Were Built? NY: Kingfisher, 1995. (32 ps.)
  52. Trumble, Kelly. Cat Mummies. NY: Clarion Books, 1996. (56 ps.)


  1. Armstrong, Jennifer. Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat. NY: Crown, 1993. (32 ps.)
  2. Armstrong, Jennifer. Wan Hu is in the Stars. NY: Tambourine Books, 1995.
  3. Bateson-Hill, Margaret. Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain. NY: De Agostini Children's Books, 1996. (28 ps.)
  4. Bohlke, Dorothee. Mr. Chang and the Yellow Robe. Ada, Okla.: Garrett Educational Corp, 1991. (unpaged)
  5. Bordewich, Fergus. Peach Blossom Spring. NY: Green Tiger Press, 1994. (34 ps.)
  6. Chin, Charlie. China's Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu Lan. Emeryville, CA: Children's Book Press, 1993.
  7. Davol, Marguerite W. The Paper Dragon. NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1997.
  8. Day, David. The Emperor's Panda. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1987. (111 ps.)
  9. Deedrick, Tami. China. Austin, TX: Steadwell Books, 2001. (48 ps.)
  10. Demi. The Empty Pot. NY: H. Holt, 1990.
  11. Drummond, Alan. The Willow Pattern Story. NY: North-South Books, 1992.
  12. Fischer, Leonard. The Great Wall of China. NY: Macmillan, 1986. (30 ps.)
  13. Fleischman, Sid. The Wooden Cat Man. Boston: Little, Brown, 1972. (48 ps.)
  14. Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through China. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1987. ( 24 ps.)
  15. Hassall, Neil. The Heavenly Horse. NY: Green Tiger Press, 1992.
  16. Hill, Elizabeth Starr. Bird Boy. NY: Farrar Straux Giroux, 1999.
  17. Hillman, Elizabeth. Min-Yo and the Moon Dragon. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. (unpaged)
  18. Ho, Mingfong. Maples in the Mist: Childrens poetry from the Tang Dynasty. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1996.
  19. Hong, Lily Toy. The Empress and the Silkworm. Morton Grove, ILL: Albert Whitman & Co., 1995. (29 ps.)
  20. Lattimore, Deborah Nourse. The Dragon's Robe. NY: Harper & Row, 1990. (32 ps.)
  21. Lawson, Julie. The Dragon's Pearl. NY: Clarion Books, 1993. (unpaged)
  22. Leaf, Margaret. Eyes of the Dragon. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1987. (32 ps.)
  23. Louie, Ai-Ling. Yeh-shen: A Cinderella Story from China. NY: Philomel Books, 1982. (32 ps.)
  24. Major, John. The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History. NY: HarperCollins, 1995.
  25. Matthews, Rupert. Myths and Civilizations of the Ancient Chinese. Columbus, Ohio: P. Bedrick Books, 2001.
  26. McCully, Emily. Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun's Kung Fu. NY: Arnold Levine Books, 1998. (unpaged)
  27. Miles, Harvey. Look What Came From China. NY: F. Watts, 1998. (32 ps.)
  28. Namioka, Lensey. The Laziest Boy in the World. NY: Holiday House, 1998.
  29. Pittman, Helena Clare. A Grain of Rice. NY: Hastings House, 1986. (40 ps.)
  30. Rumford, James. The Cloudmakers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. (unpaged)
  31. Shemie, Bonnie. Houses of China. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1996.
  32. Shuter, Jane. The Ancient Chinese. Des Plaines, ILL: Heinemann Interactive Library, 1998. (32 ps.)
  33. Simpson, Judith. Ancient China. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1996. (64 ps.)
  34. Singer, Marilyn. The Painted Fan. NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1994.
  35. Tan, Amy. The Moon Lady. NY: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. ( * )
  36. Tompert, Ann. Grandfather Tang's Story. NY: Crown Publishers, 1990. (32 ps.)
  37. Treffinger, Carolyn. Li Lun, Lad of Courage. NY: Walker, 1995. (93 pages)
  38. Tung, Shih-chin. One Small Dog. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1975. (160 ps.)
  39. Wilcox, Charlotte. Mummies & Their Mysteries. NY: Scholastic, 1993.
  40. Williams, Brian. Ancient China. NY: Viking, 1996. (48 ps.)
  41. Williams, Suzanne. Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China. Berkeley, CA: Pacific View Press, 1996. (48 ps.)
  42. Wolff, Ferida. The Emperor's Garden. NY: Tambourine Books, 1994.
  43. Wolkstein, Diane. 8,000 Stones: A Chinese Folktale. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972. (27 ps.)
  44. Wolkstein, Diane. The White Wave: A Chinese Tale. NY: Crowell, 1979. (32 ps.)
  45. Ye, Ting-xing. Three Monks, No Water. Toronto: Annick Press, 1997. (32 ps.)
  46. Yep, Laurence. The City of Dragons. NY: Scholastic, 1995. (29 pages)
  47. Yolen, Jane. The Emperor and the Kite. Cleveland, IL: World Pub., 1967. (31 ps.)
  48. Yolen, Jane. The Seventh Mandarin. NY: Seabury Press, 1970. (34 ps.)
  49. Young, Ed. Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac. NY: Holt, 1995.
  50. Young, Ed. High on a Hill: A Book of Chinese Riddles. NY: Collins, 1980. (58 ps.)
  51. Young, Ed. Little Plum. NY: Philomel Books, 1994.
  52. Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: Red-Riding Hood Story from China. NY: Philomel Books, 1989. (32 ps.)
  53. Young, Ed. Monkey King. NY: HarperCollins, 2001. (unpaged)
  54. Young, Ed. Mouse Match: A Chinese Folktale. San Diego: Silver Whistle, 1997. (unpaged)
  55. Young, Ed. Night Visitors. NY: Philomel Books, 1995. (29 ps.)
  56. Young, Ed. Red Thread. NY: Philomel Books, 1993. (39 ps.)
  57. Zimelman, Nathan. The Great Adventure of Wo Ti. NY: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. (unpaged)
  58. Zurlo, Tony. China: The Dragon Awakes. NY: Maxwell Macmillan, 1994. (unpaged)


  1. Bahar, Mehrdad. Bastoor: An Original Persian Folk Story. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1972. (32 ps.)
  2. Balouch, Kristen. The King & Three Thieves: A Persian Tale. NY: Viking, 2000. (unpaged)
  3. Climo, Shirley. The Persian Cinderella. NY: HarperCollins, 1999.
  4. DePaola, Tomie. The Legend of the Persian Carpet. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1993. (29 ps.)
  5. Foster, Leila Merrell. The Sumerians. NY: F. Watts, 1990. (63 ps.)
  6. Hofmeyr, Dianne. The Stone: A Persian Legend of the Magi. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. (unpaged)
  7. Landau, Elaine. The Sumerians. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1997. (63 ps.)
  8. Manson, Christopher. A Gift for the King: A Persian Tale. NY: Holt, 1989. (32 ps.)
  9. Matthews, Rupert. Myths and Civilizations of the Ancient Mesopotamians. Columbus, Ohio: P. Bedrick Books, 2002.
  10. Moss, Carol. Science in Ancient Mesopotamia. NY: F. Watts, 1988. (71 ps.)
  11. Shepard, Aaron. Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran. NY: Clarion Books, 1999. (32 ps.)
  12. Wolkstein, Diane. The Red Lion: A Tale of Ancient Persia. NY: Crowell, 1977. (24 ps.)


  1. Ancient China: Ancient Civilizations for Children. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1998. (23 minutes)
  2. Ancient Egypt: Ancient Civilizations for Children. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1998. (23 minutes)
  3. Ancient Mesopotamia: Ancient Civilizations for Children. Wynnewood, PA: Schlessinger Media, 1998. (23 minutes)
  4. Mesopotamia: Return to Eden. Video, 1995. (48 minutes)

Curriculum Support Resources

  1. Granat, Diana and Brimberg, Stanlee. China. NY: Scholastic Professional Books, 1999.
  2. Wassynger, Ruth Akamine. Ancient Egypt. NY: Scholastic, 1996.
  3. Explore Past Civilizations. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  4. Children of Ancient Egypt. Appleseeds. February 1999.

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