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Looking for living books on Ancient History? This post contains some really great ancient history books that you can add to your library.

Ancient History is one of our favorite subjects to study in our homeschool. We all enjoy learning about how life was before the crazy hustle and bustle that we live in today.

17 Best Living Books on Ancient History

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Living Books on Ancient History

We own most of these ancient history books, but I did add in a couple that come highly recommended from other homeschool moms.

Story of the World Volume 1

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The Story of the World series is an excellent resource for any time period. Volume 1 covers Ancient history. Volume 2 covers Middle Ages. The 3rd volume is Early Modern & the 4th is modern. We’ve used all 4 volumes and I highly recommend them!

The History of the Ancient World

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I personally have not read this one, but it’s by the same author as Story of the World, and I’ve heard great things about this series that’s geared toward an older audience.

A Child’s History of the World

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A Child’s History of the World is another one that is a must-have for the bookshelf of any homeschool family.

The Story of the Ancient World

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We initially read this book during our first year using A Gentle Feast. She puts together an awesome booklist for you & this one was among our favorites

Related Post: A Gentle Feast Curriculum Review

The Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt

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Landmark books are great living book options. The Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt is used in many Charlotte Mason style curriculums. We are reading through this book with our 7th graders.

Ben Hur

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A must-read ancient history book for grades 4th-7th. A lot of people like to read this one leading up to Christmas time.

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

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D’Aulaires’ books are some of my favorites. The Book of Greek Myths does not disappoint as far as ancient history books are concerned.

Archimedes and the Door of Science

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I would recommend this one to 5-6th graders. It can also double as a living science book!

Related Post: 50+ Living Science Books for Your Homeschool

The Golden Goblet

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The Golden Goblet is a great read for 5th-9th graders. It will immerse you in Ancient Egyptian society, and keep your child wanting more! (I love books like that! “Just one more chapter mom!”

The Children’s Homer

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We haven’t read this one yet (it’s on our booklist), but Beautiul Feet Books uses this in one of their living books Ancient History packs.

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The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle: Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt

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The 5000 Year-Old Puzzle is a good read for lower elementary-upper elementary on Ancient Egyptian history.

Augustus Caesar’s World

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My 7th graders are reading Augustus Caesar’s World this year & ancient history has quickly become one of their favorite reads of the week.

Triumph for Flavius

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Upper Elementary -Middle School level book about the life of an Ancient Roman boy.

Life in the Great Ice Age

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We read Life in the Great Ice Age in 4th grade with my oldest two kids. It’s a Christian worldview book about life after the flood.

Tirzah

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I am always recommending Tirzah to someone. I personally loved this book, and so did my kids. We loved it so much we ended up purchasing the second book called Fountain of Life.

Famous Men of Rome

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Famous Men of Rome can be purchased as a set or you can purchase just the book to read as a living book.

The set has a teacher’s guide and student book with activities you can do along with it. Along with pre-made plans for scheduling out the readings.

Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

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Galen and the Gateway to Medicine can also double as a living science book for upper elementary – middle school.

Ancient History Books

If you have any ancient history books that you love, leave them in the comments. I would love to hear what they are.

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