The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting.
I am a former teacher who has been writing full-time for the last ten years. History wasn’t my thing as a kid but I once I discovered a big part of history is “STORY,” I fell in love with all kinds of civilizations and people who helped create the world we live in.
I have several activity books that are popular with grandparents looking to do fun (and educational) craft projects with their grandkids. My books especially appeal to those who love history or science and those who learn best by working with their hands.
From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived, cooked, worked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through building projects that use common household supplies.
Nomad Press, 2006
Ages 9 and up
128 pages, $14.95
Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia for the real-life models of each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt
Also, here two links to my publisher’s page where readers can see a sample project and see reviews and awards:
My other books (all from Nomad Press) include:
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself
Amazing Arctic and Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself
Explore Ancient Egypt!(for ages 5-9)
Explore Ancient Rome!(for ages 5-9)
Explore Ancient Greece!(for ages 5-9)
My work has appeared in magazines such as “Highlights,” “Parenting” and “Scholastic Instructor.” I am the author of nine books for children. My tenth book, Discover the Seven Wonders of the World, will be released in fall 2009 from Nomad Press. I am currently working on a YA novel.
You can learn more about me and my books at my website: www.carmellavanvleet.com.