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Kids have lots of questions and this series gives them some answers. Full of interesting facts, colorful drawings, and quick activities to help kids learn.


An exploration of the mysterious world of mummies and pyramids, and the insights they give into ancient civilization. It explains the scientific techniques used to examine mummies and how mummies have been viewed throughout history. Links are given to related Web sites for further information.


A rainy-day errand introduces Carrie to many different kinds of bread, including chapatis, challah, and papusaa. Includes recipes.


Tony dreams that one day he’ll become the most famous baker in northern Italy. His poor daughter Serafina wants to be allowed to marry. Each of their dreams seems far away until Angelo, a rich young nobleman from Milan, appears and devises a way to make everyone’s dreams come true.


Discover the secrets of hieroglyphs, the language of the ancient Egyptians, with this innovative kit from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Learn the sounds and letters of the hieroglyphic alphabet, find out which symbols were thought to have magical powers, and read how this mysterious language was decoded after hundreds of years.

Then, with the alphabet chart as your guide, use the 24 hieroglyphic stamps and ink pad to write messages, create designs, and make cards.


In Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt, travel back in time and discover one of history’s most remarkable civilizations — from the legends of the great Pharaohs to the triumphs of the ordinary people. Explore the inside of the Great Pyramid in Giza, or learn how Tutankhamun’s tomb was found. Images and supported text throughout the book showcase the pottery, weapons and other objects Ancient Egyptians left behind, the architecture they created, the food they ate, their system of Hieroglyphic writing, and more, giving an eyewitness account of this incredible empire.