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King Tut (tutankhamun): Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about King Tut (Tutankhamun)?

As you can see, this list of kids books about King Tut (Tutankhamun) is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about King Tut (Tutankhamun), please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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T. Rex Time Machine: Dinos in De-Nile
Written & illustrated by Jared Chapman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Two T. Rexes are whisked away by their time machine to ancient Egypt, where King Tut mistakes them for Sobek, god of the Nile. They are treated to glorious feasts and magnificent tours. But when the aliens land—they’re in the middle of constructing the pyramids—and expose the supposed gods as mere dinosaurs, everyone’s mad. Will the dinosaurs escape? This laugh-out-loud romp through time and space is perfect for storytime, bedtime, read-alouds, and guaranteed giggles!

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$16.99
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Who Was King Tut?
Written by Roberta Edwards and Who HQ & illustrated by True Kelley
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Highlights the life of the boy pharaoh, describes the process by which his body and his tomb were prepared for the afterlife, and describes the search and excavation of his tomb in 1922.

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$5.99
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$4.99
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Howard and the Mummy
Written by Tracey Fern & illustrated by Boris Kulikov
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A captivating picture book biography about Howard Carter, the discoverer of King Tut’s tomb in 1922. Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion filled with Egyptian artifacts. Howard dreamed of discovering a mummy himself—especially a royal mummy in its tomb, complete with all its treasures. When he was seventeen, he took a job with the Egypt Exploration Fund and was sent to Egypt to learn about archaeology and excavation sites. And his mummy hunt was on! Howard discovered many amazing artifacts, but he searched for years before coming upon the most famous mummy of all, King Tut. With stunning artwork from Boris Kulikov, and an informative and funny text from Tracey Fern, Howard and the Mummy is a true story about the challenges of discovery and the rewards of perseverance.

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$17.99
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$15.29
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$14.35
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