Do you love finding picture books for all the history unit studies in your homeschool? It’s one of my favorite things! This year we are studying the ancients and it has been an absolute pleasure to find all the ancient history picture books I could find.
Here’s the thing about picture books. They get shrugged off a lot, don’t they? How much learning can you really get from a picture book?
A lot! I find that some of the best picture books have urged me to dig deeper into a topic and learn more and more about it! You can find a picture book on almost any topic, so today I’m sharing my hefty list of the best ancient history picture books.
You’ll find them separated into civilizations below and if I missed one of your favorites, please let me know in the comments below!
The Best Ancient History Picture Books
Best books for Studying Ancient History: Early Civilizations
The Best Books for Studying Ancient Egypt
- Mummies Made in Egypt
- You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Pyramid Builder
- The Golden Goblet
- Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile
- The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Not technically a picture book, but this is our “car book” right now on Audible and we are loving it!)
- The Pharos of Ancient Egypt
- Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile
- Mara, Daughter of the Nile (this one is actually a chapter book, but I wanted to include it because we’re reading it right now and LOVING IT! Perfect for Egypt study.)
- The Egyptian Cinderella
- How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt
- Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs: A Book About Ancient Egypt
Books for Studying Ancient Greece
- The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
- A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology
- D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
- King Midas: The Golden Touch
- The McElderry Book of Greek Myths
- The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
- What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras?
- Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
- Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
The Best Books for Studying Ancient Rome
- Escape from Pompeii
- City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
- See Inside Ancient Rome
- A Visitor’s Guide to Ancient Rome
- Who Was Julius Caesar?
- You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Roman Gladiator!
There are so many awesome picture books out there! Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in the comments below and I will add it!