Discover More: Ancient Egypt
Written by Penelope Arlon
Once again Scholastic has produced a breath takingly beautiful book about ancient Egypt full of mummies and gold.
The diagrams are clearly marked and everything is easy to read. Pages are full, and yet, not busy. Fourth grade readers will enjoy learning the names for ancient symbols and names for seasons of the year. Of course, the pharaohs still command much attention and interest. Timelines help keep the succession in order. Homelife, board games, personal beauty secrets are shared here as well as information about food, drink and the Rosetta stone.
Teachers and librarians can use this accessible research book to meet literacy and common core standards both for the confident elementary reader and the reluctant, struggling older reader.
Students will spend hours enjoying the beauty of the artifacts and will be able to read the short passages of text printed in a slightly larger font than has been typical of nonfiction of the past.
This is an excellent addition to the set of “Discover More“ books put out by Scholastic.
- Title: Ancient Egypt
- Author: Penelope Arlon
- Publisher: Scholastic, 2014
- Reviewer: Elizabeth Swartz
- Format: Paperback, 80 pages
- ISBN: 978-0-545-62739-9
- Genre: Nonfiction, social studies, history
- Grade Level: 4 and up
- Extras: Photographs, glossary, index and special code to download Amazing Mummy Tales