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Kids Books on The Ancient World

Find the best Ancient History books for kids with this reading list, both fiction & nonfiction. For other time periods, please see our main World History Reading List.

Most of our book recommendations are arranged chronologically, but in the Ancient History section they are also grouped topically (see headings below). Each book is linked to one of our affiliates so you can see pictures & further description.

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Reading Lists are arranged chronologically by major civilization.
Choose from the time periods below:

Books on Prehistory, Archeology, & the Antediluvian Age

Books on Ancient Egypt
c. 3500 – 1000 BC

Books on Mesopotamia
c. 3500 – 1000 BC — includes selections on Israel, Britain, other cultures

Books on Ancient China, Israel, & Other Cultures
1000 – 4 BC

Books on Ancient Greece
c. 1000 – 4 BC

Books on Ancient Rome
c. 400 BC – 400 AD

Suggested Reading Levels

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