History Reading List, 2011-2012

(work in progress)

Ancient History

– The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition by Susan Wise Bauer, Jeff West (Illustrator)

– Early Humans (DK Eyewitness Books) by Philip Wilkinson

– Mesopotamia (DK Eyewitness Books) by Philip Steele

– The Ancient Mesopotamians (Myths of the World) by Virginia Schomp

– Life In Ancient Mesopotamia (Peoples of the Ancient World) by Shilpa Mehta-Jones

– Ancient Egypt (DK Eyewitness Books) by George Hart

– How Would You Survive As an Ancient Egyptian? (How Would You Survive) by Jacqueline Morley, David Salariya

– Growing Up In Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David

– Egyptology by Dugald A. Steer, Helen Ward, Ian P. Andrew

– Spotlight: Ancient Egypt Explorer by Philip Steele

– The World of the Pharaoh by Anne Millard

– Bible Lands (DK Eyewitness Books) by Jonathan N. Tubb

– The Ancient Chinese (People of the Ancient World) by Virginia Schomp

– Your Travel Guide to Ancient China (Passport to History) by Josepha Sherman

– Life In Ancient China (Peoples of the Ancient World) by Paul C. Challen

– Ancient Greece (DK Eyewitness Books) by Anne Pearson

– 100 Facts on Ancient Greece by Fiona MacDonald

– How Would You Survive As an Ancient Greek? (How Would You Survive As An Ancient Greek) by Fiona MacDonald, David Salariya

– Growing Up In Ancient Greece (Growing Up In series) by Chelepi

– Stories of the Ancient Greeks (Yesterday’s Classics) by Charles D. Shaw, George A. Harker (Illustrator)

– Life In Ancient Japan (Peoples of the Ancient World) by Hazel Richardson

– Japan the Land (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures) by Bobbie Kalman

– Ancient Rome (DK Eyewitness Books) by DK Publishing

– Ancient Rome (100 Facts) by Fiona MacDonald, Belinda Gallagher (Editor)

– How Would You Survive as an Ancient Roman? (How Would You Survive?) by Anita Ganeri

– A Street Through Time (History) by Anne Millard

– In a Desert Land: Photographs of Israel, Egypt, and Jordan by Neil Folberg

Ancient Great People and Things

– The Art and Architecture of Ancient Mesopotamia by Giovanni Curatola

– Pyramid by David Macaulay

– Pyramid (DK Eyewitness Books) by James Puttnam

– The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art) by W. Stevenson Smith

– Egyptian Art (World of Art) by Cyril Aldred

– Mummy (DK Eyewitness Books) by James Putnam

– Mummies (Explorer Books Series) by Suzanne Lord

– Mummies Made in Egypt (Reading Rainbow Book) by Aliki Brandenberg

– Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander

– Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh (Historical Biographies) by Peggy Pancella

– Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself by Catherine M Andronik

– Tutankhamun by Demi

– The Treasures of Tutankhamun: And of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo by Alessia Amenta

– Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Official Companion Book to the Exhibition sponsored by National Geographic by Zahi A. Hawass, Kenneth Garret (Photographer)

– The World Of The Pharaohs by Hans Baumann

– The Cairo Museum: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art by Mohammed Saleh

– Ancient Greece and the Olympics (Magic Treehouse Research Guides #10) by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

– Buddha by Demi

– Alexander the Great by Demi

– The Life and Times of Alexander the Great (Biography from Ancient Civilizations) by John Bankston

– Alexander the Great Rocks the World (Darby Creek Publishing) by Vicky Alvear Shecter (Goodreads Author), Terry Naughton (Illustrator)

– Aristotle: Philosopher and Scientist (Great Minds of Science) by Margaret Jean Anderson, Karen F. Stephenson

– Aristotle and Scientific Thought (Science Discoveries) by Steve Parker

– The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

– Qin Shi Huangdi: First Emperor of China (Historical Biographies) by Peggy Pancella

– The Emperor’s Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China by Jane O’Connor

– The Great Wall: From Beginning to End by William Lindesay

– Caesar’s Gallic War by Olivia E. Coolidge

– The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, Cynthia von Buhler (Goodreads Author) (illustrator)

– The Life & Times of Augustus Caesar (Biography from Ancient Civilizations) by Jim Whiting

– Cleopatra by Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema

– The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching by Demi

– Scientists of the Ancient World (Collective Biographies) by Margaret Jean Anderson

– City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay

– Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine (4th Edition) by Nancy H. Ramage, Ramage, Nancy / Ramage, Andrew Ramage, Nancy / Ramage, Andrew, Andrew Ramage

– Ancient World Commanders by Angus Konstam

Ancient Beliefs and Stories

– The Golden Goblet (Newbery Library, Puffin) by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

– D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri D’Aulaire, Edgar Parin D’Aulaire

– Usborne Illustrated Guide to Greek Myths and Legends by Cheryl Evans, Anne Millard

– Mythlopedia: Oh My Gods!: A Look-it-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology by Megan E. Bryant

– Judaism (DK Eyewitness Books) by Douglas Charing

– Aesop’s Fables (Oxford World’s Classics) by Aesop, Laura Gibbs (translator)

– Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff

– The Tale of Troy: Retold from the Ancient Authors (Puffin Classics) by Roger Lancelyn Green

– The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)

– The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padraic Colum

– The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff, Alan Lee

– Chinese Myths and Fantasies (Oxford Myths and Legends) by Cyril Birch

– Buddha Stories by Demi

– African Myths and Legends (Oxford Myths and Legends) by Kathleen Arnott

– Myths and Legends of Japan by F. Hadland Davis, Evelyn Paul (Illustrator)

– Indian fables by Ivan Olbracht

– Mythology (DK Eyewitness Books) by Neil Philip

– Irish Sagas & Folktales by Eileen O’Faolain

– Scottish Folk-Tales and Legends (Oxford Myths and Legends) by Barbara Ker Wilson

– English Fables and Fairy Stories (Myths & Legends) by James Reeves

– Scandinavian Legends and Folk Tales (Myths & Legends) by Gwyn Jones

– French Legends, Tales and Fairy Stories (Oxford Myths and Legends) by Barbara Leonie Picard

– German Hero-sagas and Folk-tales (Oxford Myths and Legends) by Barbara Leonie Picard

– Russian Tales and Legends (Oxford Myths and Legends) by Charles Downing

– Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Steele Savage (Illustrator)


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