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Looking for recommendations of chapter books or lower MG set in medieval Europe or ancient Egypt, for an eight-year-old girl. We know about the Time Warp Trio . . . what else?
#1 - August 30, 2011, 08:18 AM
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I think there may have been a thread on Egyptian fiction earlier - there should be a lot of good suggestions there! I know my daughter (who is 10) loved The Golden Goblet, and Mara Daughter of the Nile. Rick Riordan has a series involving Egypt right now, too. I think The Golden Goblet was a little easier read for her and the other took her a little longer to get through, so it might be more upper MG.

For medieval books - I'd check out Karen Cushman - we love her! Catherine Called Birdy is set around the 1400's, I think and Alchemy and Meggy Swan is more Elizabethan and I want to say Matilda Bone is more 1400's, too.  Her other books are set a little later.
#2 - August 30, 2011, 09:50 AM
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The Magic Tree House series has Mummies in the Morning, and The Knight at Dawn.  They're geared for second through third grade.

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#3 - August 30, 2011, 10:01 AM
Ten Clever Ninjas (picture book, Clear Fork Publishing, 2019)
Butterfly Girl (middle grade novel, Clear Fork Publishing, 2019)

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#4 - August 30, 2011, 02:28 PM
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I remember loving a book called "The Egypt Game" when I was younger. I don't think it actually takes place in ancient Egypt, though, but I don't really remember the book, just that I liked it a lot.

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#5 - August 30, 2011, 05:21 PM
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DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS - Putnam (July, 2020)
DON'T HUG DOUG (Spring, 2021)

Just wanted to second the recommendation for Mara, Daughter of the Nile. It is one of my favorite books ever.
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For the Middle Ages, there's a new series of Arthurian legend books by Gerald Morris (SIR GAWAIN THE TRUE; SIR LANCELOT THE BRAVE, etc); as well as older books such as Alan Armstrong's Newbery Honor book, WHITTINGTON; the Newbery Medal-winning GOOD MASTERS, SWEET LADIES by Laura Amy Schlitz (wonderful to listen to); Barbara Dana's very sweet YOUNG JOAN (Joan of Arc); Elizabeth Janet Gray's Newbery winning ADAM OF THE ROAD; etc.
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Also Arthorian -- Jane Yolen's Sword of the Rightful King and the Dragon's Boy series
#8 - August 31, 2011, 09:38 AM
How Things Work (Publications International, 2006)
Bugs & Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter (Boyds Mill Press, 2010)
Touch the Earth (NASA, 2009)

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