When putting together your own homeschool unit studies, the first thing you want is a book that can be used as a spine or guide. Not just any book though.
A living book makes history come alive and draws our kids back to that time period.
Today, I am listing some of our ancient civilization living books that we have either read or that I have on my list to keep as supplements.
Middle School – Ancient Civilization Living History Books
Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library) Ancient Greece and science too.
The Golden Goblet (Newbery Library, Puffin) Ancient Egypt.
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books) Ancient Egypt.
Odysseus in the Serpent Maze (Young Heroes (Harper Paperback)) Ancient Crete
The Trojan War Homer and the Trojan War
Caesar’s Gallic War An account, both factual and fictional, of the Gallic War of 58 to 51 B.C.
Atticus Of Rome 30 B.C. (The Life And Times) Rome and gladiators
The Annals of the World More like an extensive reference and could be used for high school and beyond.
Hadassah: One Night With the King Really liked by girls and I heard it was good though my boys were not interested in reading it. They are boys right? Listing it here in case you have a sweet girl.
The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Dover Children’s Classics)
Augustus Caesar’s World
Tales of Ancient Egypt (Puffin Classics)
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Landmark Books)
Gilgamesh the King (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)
The Hero and the Minotaur
Detectives in Togas
Awful Egyptians (Horrible Histories)
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
Alexander the Great (First Books–Ancient Biographies)
Cleopatra of Egypt (World Landmark Books, W-50)
Younger Grades – Ancient Civilization Living History Books
Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Ancient Egypt
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile
The Egyptian Cinderella
The Classic Treasury of Aesop’s Fables
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) by Little, Emily 
Pompeii…Buried Alive! (Step into Reading)
These are just a few of the ones that I have kept up with during the years. I know there are others. Do you have any favorites you read when studying Ancient Civilization history?
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