Early Civilization Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to Early Civilizations (6000-3000 BCE).

Topics include Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient China

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient IndiaWilliams, Marcia2014LE
MG
Early Civilization6000-5000 BCEAsiaIndiaHindu MythologyM
F
PB
The Palace of IllusionsDivakaruni, Chitra Banerjee2008YA
A
Early Civilization6000-5000 BCEAsiaIndiaHindu MythologyM
HF
N
HieroglyphsMilton, Joyce2000LEEarly Civilization3200 BCE-400 CEAfricaEgyptHieroglyphsNFPB
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and PharaohsWilliams, Marcia2013LEEarly Civilization3200 BCE-400 CEAfricaEgyptMythology
Egyptian Gods
F
M
PB
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Sumerian SlaveMorley, Jacqueline2007LE
MG
Early Civilization3000 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamiaNFPB
The Golden BullCowley, Marjorie2008MGEarly Civilization3000 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamiaFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian MummyStewart, David2012LE
MG
Early Civilization2600 BCEAfricaEgyptMummiesNFPB
Mummies Made in EgyptAliki1997LE
MG
Early Civilization2600 BCEAfricaEgyptMummiesNFPB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid BuilderMorley, Jacqueline2007LE
MG
Early Civilization2589-2504 BCEAfricaEgyptBuilding
Pyramids
NFPB
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)Zeman, Ludmila1998LEEarly Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
M
F
PB
Gilgamesh the KingSilverberg, Robert1984YA
A
Early Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
F
M
N
Mummy CatEwert, Marcus2015LEEarly Civilization2500 BCEAfricaEgyptMummiesFPB
The Revenge of Ishtar (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)Zeman, Ludmila1998LEEarly Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
M
F
PB
Cat MummiesTrumble, Kelly1996MGEarly Civilization2500 BCEAfricaEgyptMummiesNFPB
Gilgamesh the King (The Gilgamesh Trilogy)Zeman, Ludmila1998LEEarly Civilization2500 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
M
F
PB
PyramidMacaulay, David1982LE
MG
Early Civilization2470 BCEAfricaEgyptBuilding
Pyramids
FPB
The Red TentDiamant, Anita1997YA
A
Early Civilization1600 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Biblical Patriarchy
MN
Hatshepsut, His Majesty, HerselfAndronik, Catherine M.2001LEEarly Civilization1508-1458 BCEAfricaEgyptHatshepsutNFPB
The Woman Who Would Be KingCooney, Kara2014YA
A
Early Civilization1508-1458 BCEAfricaEgyptHatshepsutNFN
Mara, Daughter of the NileJarvis McGraw, Eloise1953UMG
YA
Early Civilization1478-1458 BCEAfricaEgyptHatshepsutFN
The Golden GobletJarvis McGraw, Eloise1961UMG
YA
Early Civilization1400 BCEAfricaEgyptAncient EgyptFN
NefertitiMoran, Michelle2007YA
A
Early Civilization1351-1335 BCEAfricaEgyptNefertitiF
Bio
N
You Wouldn't Want to Be TutankhamenStewart, David2017LE
MG
Early Civilization1342-1325 BCEAfricaEgyptTutankhamenNFPB
Tutankhamen's GiftSabuda, Robert1994LEEarly Civilization1342-1325 BCEAfricaEgyptTutankhamenFPB
The Heretic QueenMoran, Michelle2008YA
A
Early Civilization1283-1278 BCEAfricaEgyptNefertariF
Bio
N
Gilgamesh the HeroMcCaughrean, Geraldine2002UMGEarly Civilization1200 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
MPB
CB
The Great Wall Of ChinaFisher, Leonard Everett1995LEEarly Civilization770 BCEAsiaChinaGreat Wall of ChinaNFPB
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Great Wall of ChinaMorley, Jacqueline2017LE
MG
Early Civilization770-206 BCEAsiaChinaGreat Wall of ChinaNFPB
Ancient Egypt: An Interactive History AdventureAdamson, Heather2016MGEarly Civilization305-30 BCEEuropeEgyptAncient EgyptNFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mayan SoothsayerMatthews, Rupert2007LE
MG
Early Civilization300 BCE - 600 CECentral AmericaVariousMayansNFPB
The Memoirs of CleopatraGeorge, Margaret1997AEarly Civilization69-30 BCEEgyptEgyptCleopatraF
Bio
OV
N
CleopatraStanley, Diane1997LE
MG
Early Civilization51–30 BCEAfricaEgyptCleopatraNF
Bio
PB
Cleopatra's DaughterMoran, Michelle2009YA
A
Early Civilization30-5 BCEAfricaEgyptCleopatra Selene IIF
Bio
N
The Egyptian CinderellaClimo, Shirley1989LEEarly Civilization7 BCE-24 CEAfricaEgyptEgyptian TalesFPB
Mulan: Before the SwordLin, Grace2020MG
UMG
Early Civilization400AsiaChinaMulan
Han Dynasty
Mythology
FCB
Bill and Pete go Down the NileDePaola, Tomie1987LEEarly Civilization1987AfricaEgyptAncient EgyptF
HF
PB
City of the Plague GodChadda, Sarwat2021MG
UMG
Early Civilization2021Western AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Gilgamesh
OV
M
N

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel