OMSI’s “Mummies of the World” exhibition runs through September 8, 2013. If you want to learn more about the secrets mummies can tell us about the past, check out these titles.
Mysteries of the Mummy Kids by Kelly Milner Halls
Learn about child mummies from the Incas and other ancient civilizations around the world, plus a Civil War-era mummy from the United States.
Mummies: Dried, Tanned, Sealed, Drained, Frozen, Embalmed, Stuffed, Wrapped, and Smoked … and We’re Dead Serious by Christopher Sloan
This National Geographic title explains the many different kinds of mummification.
Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past by James M. Deem
All about ice mummies recovered from different places around the world.
Dinomummy: the Life, Death, and Discovery of Dakota, a Dinosaur from Hell Creek by Phillip Lars Manning
Tells about the discovery of the fossil remains of a hadrosaur in the hills of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota.
Eyewitness Mummy by James Putnam
Discover the secrets of mummies – from ancient rites to the preservative powers of sand and ice.
Follow your child’s interests this summer. Come to the library and ask a librarian for help or try one of these websites for more great ideas.
Start With a Book Read. Talk. Explore. All Summer Long! from Reading Rockets http://www.startwithabook.org/summer-reading-learning
Ginny W. Youth Services