Do you have a kid who is interested in Ancient Egypt? My younger son has been OBSESSED with all things pyramids, mummies, and ancient tombs since he could talk, so I am always on the look out for more books on the subject. Our new favorite is We're Sailing Down the Nile by Laurie Krebs and Anne Wilson.
I'll be honest with you. My son wants to read EVERY Ancient Egypt book he can get his hands on, and some of them would give some people (me) nightmares. We own several really informative and interesting books about mummies filled with pictures of real life unwrapped mummy skulls and one very realistic pop-up book that shows how they removed the pharaoh's organs during the embalming process (gag). He loves them, but I would rather not.
We're Sailing Down the Nile is my kind of Egypt book - informative and realistic yes, gory details about mummies no. This book is a combination of exciting tour of the Nile river along with colorful, fun illustrations, historical facts, facts about Egyptian cities both ancient and modern, and lots of opportunities to learn the Egyptian language.
recommended age: 4+