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BKLYN BookMatch: Informative Fiction and Non-Fiction for a young reader

This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library for a young reader interested in horses, cats, informative fiction, and age-appropriate non-fiction. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch here:

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Mummies, pyramids, and Pharaohs

by Gail Gibbons. |

Gail Gibbons is one author who has written many non-fiction books specifically for younger readers. I've included her books on Ancient Egypt and horses here, but BPL has many more!


by Gail Gibbons. |

How the sphinx got to the museum

by Jessie Hartland. |

Another non-fiction selection that covers the history of an Egyptian sculpture and explains its journey to the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York.

Bill and Pete go down the Nile

written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. |

This funny picture book is about a classroom of crocodiles who learn about Ancient Egypt and then take a field trip down the Nile. It's humorous but still full of information about mummies, pyramids, animals that are native to the Nile, and more!

Rotten Ralph helps out

written by Jack Gantos ; illustrated by Nicole Rubel. |

The Rotten Ralph series is about a pet cat who often gets into trouble--in this book, he helps his human, a girl named Sarah, with a school project on Ancient Egypt.


Karen Patkau. |

A non-fiction title that compares animals that are live today to their prehistoric ancestors.


Ursula K. Le Guin ; illustrations by S.D. Schindler. |

This book follows a family of kittens who are miraculously born with wings. It's a slightly longer and more advanced read, but may be enjoyable for you to read together! (If you enjoy Catwings, there are three more books in the series!)

Lulu and the duck in the park

by Hilary McKay ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. |

Animal lovers will appreciate the lovable hero of this story, Lulu, who adopts and takes care of a duck that she finds in the park. The books in this series are also a bit longer and more advanced, but may also be enjoyable to read together!