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Summer Reading List

The following books on the Summer Reading List are available in the Museum Bookshop as well as through public libraries, such as the DeKalb Library System. To place an order, contact the Bookshop at 404-727-0509 or by email at, or print out an order form.

Book descriptions can be found on the Summer Reading List page. You can print out an official reading diary from the Get Wrapped Up in Books page.


Ages 4-8:
Ten Little Mummies Philip Yates ($6.99, paper)
Tut's Mummy: Lost and Found Judy Donnelly ( $3.99, paper)
Mummies: The Newest, Coolest and Creepiest from Around the World Shelley Tanaka($16.95, hardcover)
Mummies (All Aboard Reading) Joyce Milton ($3.99, paper)
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House) Mary Pope Osborne ($3.99, paper)
Tutankhamen's Gift Robert Sabuda($6.99, paper)
Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs James Rumford ($6.95, paper)

Ages 9-12:
The Egypt Game Zipha Keatley Snyder ($6.50, paper)
Outside and Inside Mummies Sandra Markle ($17.95, hardcover)
Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht Richard Platt ($17.99, hardcover)
Gilgamesh the King Ludmila Zeman ($8.95, paper)
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh Ludmila Zeman ($8.95, paper)

The Revenge of Ishtar Ludmila Zeman $(8.95, paper)
Egypt in Spectacular Cross-Section
Stephen Biesty ($18.99, hardcover)
Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Boy King Zahi Hawass ($17.95, hardcover)

Ages 12 and up:
Pharaoh's Daughter
Julius Lester (sale price $5.98, hardcover, limited quantity)


Ages 4-8:
Abuela's Weave
Omar Castaneda ($7.95, paper)
How to Be an Aztec Warrior Fiona Macdonald ($14.95, hardcover)
The Corn Grows Ripe Dorothy Rhoads ($4.99, paper)
The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest Lynne Cherry, Mark J. Plotkin ($6.00, paper)

Ages 9-12:
Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya Victor Montejo ($19.95, hardcover)
Tikal: The Center of the Mayan World
Elizabeth Mann ($19.95, hardcover)
Secrets in Stone: All About Maya Hieroglyphics Laurie Coulter ($17.95, hardcover, limited quantity)

Ages 12 and up:
Voyages Through Time: Cities of Blood Peter Ackroyd ($9.99, paper)


Ages 4-8:
Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors John Harris ($16.95, hardcover)
Greece! Rome! Monsters! John Harris (16.95, hardcover)

Ages 9-12:
Ancient Voices
Kate Hovey (out of print, not available - check with library)
Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii James M. Deem ($16.00, hardcover)
Tales from the Odyssey: The One-Eyed Giant - Book 1 Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99, paper)
Tales from the Odyssey: The Land of the Dead - Book 2 Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99, paper)
Tales from the Odyssey: Sirens and Sea Monsters - Book 3
Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99, paper)
Tales from the Odyssey: the Gray-Eyed Goddess - Book 4 Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99, paper)
Tales from the Odyssey: Return to Ithaca - Book 5 Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99, paper)
Tales from the Odyssey: the Final Battle - Book 6 Mary Pope Osborne ($4.99, paper)
Bright-Eyed Athena: Stories from Ancient Greece Richard Woff ($12.95, hardcover)
We Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Hera Doris Orgel ($22.95, hardcover, limited quantity)
Pompeii: Lost and Found Mary Pope Osborne ($16.95, hardcover)

Ages 12 and up:
Adele Geras ($6.95, paper)
Ithaka Adele Geras ($17.00, hardcover)


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