Children's Books about Ancient Rome

Here are suggestions for books that might be helpful as you teach about Ancient Rome. Most of these books can be found at your public library.


Picture Books

Who Were the Romans? (Usborne Starting Point History)
by Phil Roxbee Cox
Ancient Rome (Back to Basics)
by Anne McRae
The Roman Colosseum
by Elizabeth Mann
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator!: Gory Things You'd Rather Not Know
by John Malam, illustrated by David Antram
The Roman Gladiators
by Louise Park and Timothy Love
Roman Army (Usborne Discovery Internet-Linked)
by Ruth Brocklehurst
Ancient Roman Homes
by Paul Harrison
Ancient Roman Jobs (Ancient Communities: Roman Life)
by Nicola Barber
Big Buildings of the Ancient World: X Ray Picture Book
by Joanne Jessop
Classical Rome (Living History)
by John D. Clare
Julius Caesar: Great Dictator of Rome
by Richard Platt
Diane Stanley
Adele Geras
You Wouldn't Want to Be Cleopatra!: An Egyptian Ruler You'd Rather Not Be
by Jim Pipe, illustrated by David Antram
Boudicca (Brilliant Brits)
Richard Brassey
Pompeii: City of Ashes
Sarah Pitt Kaplan
Pompeii: Lost and Found
by Mary Pope Osborne, frescos by Bonnie Christensen
Pompeii...Buried Alive! (Step into Reading)
by Edith Kunhardt Davis
Augustine of Hippo (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
by Simonetta Carr

Activity Books

Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
by Laurie Carlson
The Roman Empire (Passport to the Past)
by Philip Steele

Chapter Books

Hannibal (First Books--Ancient Biographies)
by Robert Green
Roman Amphitheaters
by Don Nardo
The Pantheon (Great Building Feats)
by Lesley A. Dutemple
The Bronze Bow
by Elizabeth George Speare
Augustus Caesar's World
by Genevieve Foster
Beric the Briton, A Story of the Roman Invasion
by G. A. Henty

Vocabulary Words for Beric the Briton

Chapter Books That You Can Read Online

The Story of the Romans
by H.A. Guerber (Baldwin Project)
Julius Caesar
by Jacob Abbott (Baldwin Project)
Famous Men of Rome
by John H. Haaren (Baldwin Project)