Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Horrible Jobs in Ancient Egypt
By Robyn Hardyman
What could be worse than embalming a dead body? Being buried with it! Some pharaohs and wealthy Egyptians insisted their servants be buried with them to serve in the afterlife. Other jobs of the time were less deadly, but smellier! Readers learn a lot about ancient Egyptian society as they're introduced to the unsavory tasks of slaves, peasants, and others.

Ancient Egypt
By George Hart
Presents a photo essay on ancient Egypt and the people who lived there, documented through the mummies, pottery, weapons, and other objects they left behind.

A Kid's Life in Ancient Egypt
By Sarah Machajewski
Describes the life of children growing up in Ancient Egypt including their home, education, and working life.

The Pyramids of Giza
By Don Nardo
Describes the struggles and accomplishments in building the Pyramids of Giza.

Amulet Keepers
By Michael Northrop
Investigating a string of disappearances amid supernatural occurrences in London, Alex and Ren discover the workings of a powerful Death Walker intent on destroying the city.

Book of the Dead
By Michael Northrop
When Alex Sennefer's mother uses the Lost Spells from the Egyptian Book of the Dead to bring her son from the brink of dying, she also brings back five Death Walkers, leaving Alex and his best friend to find his mother and save the world.

Valley of Kings
By Michael Northrop
Journeying to the Valley of Kings, Alex and Ren prepare to combat powerful Death Walkers that are causing trouble throughout the world.

The Red Pyramid
By Rick Riordan
After their father's "research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

The Serpent's Shadow
By Rick Riordan
Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Their only hope: find an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon.

The Throne of Fire
By Rick Riordan
Carter Kane and his sister must prevent the chaos snake Apophis from breaking free in a few days' time or the world will come to an end. To have any chance of battling these Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra.

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