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Cat Books for All Ages

Post Date:07/05/2018 9:55 AM

Librarian Sara loves cats! (Well, all animals, actually, but cats were her first love!) Librarian Sara L. and her first cat, Tommy

Here are some of her book picks for cat lovers of all ages:

 

Picture Books: 

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley
When Nick decides to teach his cats to read, Verne is very much interested, especially in books about mice and fish, but Stevenson wants nothing to do with the project--or does he?

I am Pusheen the Cat by Claire Belton
Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. I Am Pusheen the Cat is a treat for cat lovers and comics fans alike.

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
This classic poetry book (illustrated by the famed Edward Gorey) is a collection of nonsense verse that will delight children and cat lovers alike. It was written for Eliot's godchildren and friends in the 1930s, and was the inspiration for the Broadway musical Cats! 

Series:  

Pete the Cat by James Dean

Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner

 

Chapter Books:

Socks by Beverly Cleary
Socks is one happy cat....He lives with a nice young couple who play with him, pet him, feed him treats, and always have a warm lap for him to sit in. Then a new baby joins the family. A purr-fectly hilarious portrait of life with a baby from a cat's point of view.

Super Cats: the True Stories of Felines that Made History by Elizabeth MacLeod
A collection of true stories about cats includes information on the history, behavior, and usefulness of the animal.

 

Series:  

Magic Kitten series by Sue Bentley

Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel

Mr. Pants series by Scott McCormick

Stick Cat series by Tom Watson

The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Zoey and Sassafras series by Asia Citro

 

Young Adult:

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents(Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett
Maurice is a smooth-talking cat who convinces a group of rats and a young human musician to pull off pied-piper scams with him. All is going quite well until the group comes upon the village of Bad Blintz, in which evil rats are putting diabolical plans into motion. It’s up to Maurice and his gang to save the day.

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Fifteen-year-old Kafka Tamura runs away from home on a quest to change his future. An older man named Nakata suffers from post-war injuries, and has found part-time work in his old age as a finder of lost cats. When Kafka and Nakata cross paths, they both find new meaning and purpose in their lives.

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the death of her beloved cat, Mango. 

Mort(e) by Robert Repino
In love with the dog next door, genetically modified by a race of invading super ants, and transformed into a lethal warrior, Mort(e) chooses his unusual name because of its uncertainty. He’s not sure if he is a cold killing machine or a loving being horrified at what has happened to the world. 


Librarian Sara L. and her cat

Adult:

Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers by Brad Thomas Parsons
Distillery Cats tells the astonishing tales of cats in distilleries throughout history, from being handy forms of pest control to being current brand ambassadors. Through the pages, there are “interviews” with the animals, fifteen cocktail recipes, a hand-drawn portrait of each cat, and even trading cards with stats like “super-power” and “mice killed.”

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman
This hilarious book of comics from The Oatmeal contains helpful factoids like, “If your cat is kneading you, that’s not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness.”

I Could Pee on This by Francesco Marciuliano
This is a hilarious and creative collection of poems about the quirky side of domestic felines. Poems include titles like “This Is My Chair,” “Kneel Before Me,” and “Some of My Best Friends Are Dogs.”

Love Saves the Day by Gwen Cooper
When five-week-old Prudence meets a woman named Sarah, she knows she's found the human she was meant to adopt. For three years their lives are filled with laughter, tuna, catnaps, music, and the unchanging routines Prudence craves. Then one day Sarah doesn't come home, and Laura, the daughter who hardly ever visits, arrives with her husband...

 

Series: 

Barque Cats series by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

The Cat Who... series by Lilian Jackson Braun

Mrs Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown