Egypt – revised
Over the past several months, we have been updating our Storytime themes on various countries around the world; we will conclude this theme with this column. The 2020 CSLP Reads summer reading theme “Imagine Your Story” focuses on fairy tales and myths from all cultures, so having storytimes on countries can go along with that theme. Of course, focusing on countries is good anytime, as a way to celebrate the wide variety of people in the United States who immigrated from somewhere else. This month, we will celebrate Egypt. For a craft project, make these pyramids: www.dltk-kids.com/world/egypt/paper_pyramid_craft.htm .
DePaola, Tomie. Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile. Crocodile Bill and his bird Pete take a trip to the Cairo Museum.
Ewert, Marcus. Mummy Cat. Queen Hatshepsut’s cat is inside the tomb and remembers her beloved owner.
Krebs, Laurie. We’re Sailing Down the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt. In this rhyming story, six children describe notable tourist sites in Egypt.
Krensky, Stephen. Dinosaurs in Disguise. A boy believes dinosaurs are still alive, hiding in the Pyramids.
Lewin, Betsy. What’s the Matter, Habibi? A camel runs through the bazaar instead of giving children rides.
Yates, Philip. Ten Little Mummies: An Egyptian Counting Book. When they go outside to play, mummies disappear one by one.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool