I really enjoyed putting together this list for Booktrust of 7 incredible books for children learning about Ancient Egypt. Four of them are fiction and three are non-fiction. I won’t paste the whole thing here, but please do follow the link above for my reviews of all seven books.
I’ve been doing lots of World Book Day events these last two weeks, talking to children about the amazing Egyptological anniversaries coming up this year (200 years since the cracking of hieroglyphs and 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb). Some of them are going to be doing THE ANCIENT EGYPT SLEEPOVER as their next whole-class read.
Teacher Paul Watson reviewed the book on his Great British Bookworm blog recently. He wrote:
Heist stories are always thrilling, and this one is no exception. Mo and his friends find themselves in a situation in which the adults are useless and the peril they face is very real. Stephen Davies does a great job at making the story rattle along at a good pace, while developing characters at the same time.
My hope is that THE ANCIENT EGYPT SLEEPOVER becomes the go-to book for KS2 teachers studying Ancient Egypt with their classes. If your class is reading my book and you have any questions for me, don’t hesitate to get in touch.