Cleopatra for Kids!
Books for kids
Amazon. Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C. by Kristiana Gregory (The Royal Diaries), follows Cleopatra from 12-14 (before we know much about her specifically). Grades 4-8. Amazon reviewers love it.
Amazon. Clever Cleo: The Story of Queen Cleopatra by Stewart Ross. (Baby-Preschool level)
Amazon. Cleopatra by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, for 3-6th graders.
Amazon. Cleopatra: Goddess of Egypt, Enemy of Rome by Polly Shroyer Brooks, Young Adult (1995). Reviews are positive.
Amazon. Cleopatra: Queen of Kings by Abd Al-Rahman Azzam, illustrated by Laura de la Mare. The author did a successful series of on The Travels of Ibn Battuta; I have no idea if this is good.
Amazon. "Goddess of Egypt, Enemy of Rome" Model Book Review , in support of Holt, Rinehart and Winston's Elements of Language middle school textbook. Also available in a yucky Flash version. [Full disclosure: I work for one of their competitors.]
Charlotte Country Day school, Charlotte, NC has a World Cultures page for upper-school students. Four students wrote on Cleopatra.
A Woman Called Egypt a grade-school project of varied contents. The history is spotty (Ptolemy I Soter did not "ally" himelf with Alexander), but the charming mini-play cannot but provoke a smile.
Walter McCabe's (a school-kid?) has very many Cleopatra pages. The site has large images, but needs a spell-check.
"The Alendian war broke out, Alexander lost and fell on his sword and Cleopatra was captured by Octavilian. Than comitted suicide."
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