Published by Kirsten W. Larson
Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. She’s the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, illustrated by Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, 2020), A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Her Who Changed Everything, illustrated by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021); THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars are Made of, illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle, 2023), THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, illustrated by Cornelia Li (Little, Brown, 2024) and THE LIGHT OF RESISTANCE, illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Roaring Brook, 2023) along with 25 other nonfiction books for kids. She's a geek, LEGO lover, and sock enthusiast. Find her at kirsten-w-larson.com or on Twitter/Instagram @KirstenWLarson.
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24 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharoahs”
My son would have LOVED this book when he was little! Gail Gibbons is terrific, isn’t she? So many fabulous books! Thanks for adding this one to our list – I don’t think we have a lot of Egypt-related books yet, so this is especially fun!
Gail Gibbons is one of my favorite nonfiction author/illustrators. We have read so many of her books. And of course, her major house is Holiday House, so you can’t argue with that.
Sounds fabulous, I think I’d probably learn a thing or two reading that. I love Egypt, so exotic!
This books was a wonderful world civilizations lesson since it’s been just a year or two since I was in school. Ha, ha.
Fascinating sounding book, Kirsten! I always love your choices so much. Maybe over the summer I’ll get a chance to read more of them!
Summer will be a nice time to catch up. Of course I always have a stack of about 30 picture books sitting around the house.
Gail Gibbons does such an amazing job with all the books in this series. Great choice!
I’m just amazed at all the topics she’s covered in her career: from caves and caverns to the solar system and even Egypt.
A great nonfiction selection. That is amazing that your 3-year-old loves mummies — I was afraid to go to close to them at museums when I was a child. But, I do love this book Kirsten.
I gloss over the scary parts. Fortunately, Gibbons does too.
Just returned a mummy book this morning, but already forgot the authors name – tsk, tsk! I love my mummy too!
I always look forward to your non-fiction selections. This one looks fascinating and I am now thinking we may have to do a mummy week over the summer. Thanks, Kirsten!
There are SO many internet resources available. It’s pretty fun.
sounds like fun. i look forward to your non-fiction picks. have a great summer.
I may post a short pick or two over the summer. It will be nice to have a little break though. I did find out our library has the Lincoln book you reviewed, so I’m excited.
A book that a three year old wants to read 100 times is a clear winner!
The only down side is that the book is far more than 500 words, and I don’t even read all the captions that go with the illustrations.
I knew this book was yours just by the title of the link on Susanna’s page! This one sounds like an excellent introduction to Ancient Egypt. We were lucky enough to be able to visit the King Tut exhibit when it landed in PA. It was incredible to look at items created thousands of years ago.
Oh, Heather, we are really envious. We were just researching where King Tut is, and I think it’s in Seattle, the last stop. The California Science Center did just open a Cleopatra exhibit, but I’m not sure there’s a mummy.
I. LOVE. Ancient Egypt! I want to learn more! 🙂 I have got to get this! I played the Mummie tomb game – it was fun!
Finley likes the mummy tomb game too. I was amazed at how many books about Egypt our library had.
Thanks so much, Kirsten…this is a wonderful book…love the illustrations and I always enjoy books that help kids learn about other cultures…even ones that aren’t around anymore…I know my almost seven year old twin grandchildren would love this. 🙂