K is for King Tutankhamen: Books About King Tut for Children

We have been using Biblioplan, Year One: Ancients for our history this past homeschool year. We’ve had such a great time really diving into each civilization that we will be continuing with it into our next year. Rabbit trails abound, and I want to really savor my children’s enthusiasm for their studies.

One particular topic that caught my seven year old son’s interest the most was the story of King Tutankhamen. I’m not sure if this portion of history so captivated him because Tut was a boy king or if it was the mystery surrounding his reign, death, and tomb, but he proudly proclaims that “King Tut is his most favorite pharoah!”

I wanted to really expand on Tutankhamun’s life for him (and his learning), so I gathered several resources for us to read and use. Below, you will find those books about King Tut, plus some extras that I’ve found, but not had a chance to delve into myself. They are filed away for when we need something more beyond what we’ve already used because the interest in King Tut does not seem to be waning around here!

K is for King Tutankhamun

10 Books About King Tut for Children

1. Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards

2. You Wouldn’t Want to Be Cursed by King Tut!: A Mysterious Death You’d Rather Avoid by Jacqueline Morley(we really love this series of books!)

3. Tut’s Mummy: Lost and Found by Judy Donnelly

4. What’s So Great About King Tut?  by Sam Rogers


5. The Amazing Story of King Tut by Mike Smith

6. The Curse of King Tut’s Mummy by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfield

7. King Tut’s Curse by Jacqualine Morley

8. King Tut’s Tomb by Amanda Doering Tourville

9. A Possum’s Pyramid and the Tomb of King Tut by Jamey M. Long

10. The Mystery of King Tutakhamun by Ken Derby

Other King Tut Resources:


For more Egyptian fun and learning:

Activities for Learning About Ancient EgyptSalt Dough Egyptian Cartouche17 Books for Grammar Stage Students Studying Ancient EgyptI is for IsisCuneiform Writing for Kids


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  1. These are great! Pinning, tweeting, sharing! Thank you. I LOVE children’s books. Coming to you from #EspressosofFaith via #ALittleRandR! Blessings!

  2. Awesome! We’re studying the ancients this coming year, so this is perfect timing for making my plans. Thanks for sharing!

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