More books like Boy of the Pyramids?

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    My kids (9 and under) are really enjoying this book, probably almost more than any other we’ve read. They beg for more than one chapter (which I hold to the schedule and just do one:) and were sad when they found out there were only 9 chapters. Have any of you found books your kids enjoyed as much or more? They don’t have to be about Egypt at all, any topic is fine. Thanks!


    Some books that have left my kids begging for more were All of a Kind Family, A little Princess (Even the boys!), The Wheel on the School, The Princess Bride (had to edit a few things here and there – and I told the kids they weren’t allowed to watch the movie until we read the book), Mr. Popper’s Penguins…I’m sure there are more, but that’s all I could come up with off the top of my head. 


    Once Upon A Time in Egypt was a fun one here. It was written in the 1930’s and my kids loved it. We got it at the library here in town.

    My kids loved Understood Betsy, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Heidi….


    I found a book a couple of months back in our church library ‘Bouboukar, Child of the Sahara’ by Marjorie Muir Worthington. You will probably need to track down a copy online, but I really enjoyed it and plan to use it with Module 1.


    My 8 and 5 year old are loving “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” now, they are so sad when it’s time to stop the story.


    Boy of the Pyramids was a favorite here also.  Our kids love books by Clyde Robert Bulla, Bethlehem Books, Gentle Ben, The Chestry Oak (started slow with a little confusion, but ended very strong, one of our favorites), The Little Princess, Trailblazer Books, Little House on the Prairie series, Viking Adventure (Landmark series), Virginia Dare (Childhood of Famous Americans), the list goes on…..


    We are currently reading This Dear Bought Land by Jean Lee Lathom (same author as Carry on Mr. Bowditch).  It’s awesome!!  I highly recommend it when you’re studying Jamestown. We are longing to find a copy for our personal library 🙂




    Do you know what it is they like so much about Boy of the Pyramids?  Is it the historical fiction, the characters…?

    So glad to hear a great review of This Dear Bought Land.  We’ll be getting to that soon!


    That’s a great question Shannon, I think it’s the way it is building the mystery and leaving it hanging each chapter. They also seem to think the scrapes the kids get into are funny and keep saying “Well they sure learned their lesson that time!”

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