We're big fans of DK books. Do you have this one:
Originally Posted by LaughingHyena
How about the horrible histories series
We're inheriting my brothers collection for my 5 year old next time we visit. I seem to remember him starting about collecting them at about 6.
Originally Posted by cdahlgrd
"If I were a kid. . . " series is good. I went to Amazon and searched for children's ancient Egypt and got pages of results. I know for our 9 year old, he has churned through a lot of those books and they are good for our 4 yo twins too.
I would guess there are some great Osborne books too. We have some on mythology that are great for beginner readers/beginner history buffs.
Originally Posted by eepster
If you live even slightly close to NYC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a great Egyptian section that's worth traveling for.