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Children's Books and Gifts

The Bookshop is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm, offering a unique selection of books, jewelry, statuary, cards, world music, DVDs, and other gift items. Contact the Bookshop at 404-727-0509 or by email at, or print out an order form.

Mummies of the Pharaohs: Exploring the Valley of the Kings by Melvin & Gilda Berger(National Geographic: 2001)
This revealing book explores the burial ground of pharaohs, including the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramses II, and Seti I, with information on tomb building, mummies, artifacts, and archaeology. Well illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. For ages 9-12. $17.95 hardcover.

Machu Picchu by Elizabeth Mann (Mikaya: 2000)
Perched between two mountain peaks in the high Andes, the Inka city of Machu Picchu was built out of granite rock shaped by hand into some of the most intricate stonework in human history. This is the story of the rise and fall of the Inka and their "city in the clouds." For ages 9-12. $19.95 hardcover.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece by Sean Sheehan (Getty: 2002)
In this colorful reader-friendly encyclopedia you can read about ancient Greek myths and religion, homelife, architecture, sports and games, wars and weapons, and the many ways in which ancient Greek civilization still influences our world today. Over 250 color illustrations and 9 maps. For ages 12 and up. $19.95 hardcover.

Museum ABC by Shirley Climo (MMA/Little, Brown: 2002)
Produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this unique alphabet book features four works of art from different cultures and different periods to illustrate each letter of the alphabet. Simple words matched with intriguing works of art provide an opportunity for endless exploration. For ages 4-8. $16.95 hardcover.

You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy by David Stewart (Watts: 2000)
This exciting and disgusting volume explains mummification, with loving attention paid to removing brains, creating false eyes from onions, perfuming the mummy with fragrances, and wrapping amulets against the body for protection in the afterlife. Also available: You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Slave and You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator. For ages 9-12. $9.95 softcover.

Secrets in Stone: All About Maya Hieroglyphs by Laurie Coulter (Little, Brown: 2001)
It was once one of the world's great mysteries, but the Maya code has now been broken. Today, Maya hieroglyphs can tell us all about these ancient people and their astonishing cities in the jungle. Includes a "glyphmaster" so you can create your own hieroglyphic message. For ages 9-12. $17.95 hardcover.

Eyewitness: Islam by Philip Wilkinson (DK: 2002)
Explore the communities and cultures that make up Islam in this unique guide to the faith, history, and traditions of the Islamic world, past and present. Beautiful manuscripts and contemporary photographs accompany a clear account of the spread of Islam across several continents over hundreds of years. For ages 9-12. $15.95 hardcover.

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