Top 10 Books About Cats
Discover the best cat books for kids in our 'Book Lists to Read' series.
Do you have a child who loves cats? Or do you want to find out more about the feline world yourself? Do you enjoy reading funny stories/ These ten reads are sure to appeal.
“Crazy About Cats” by Owen Davey“This book reveals a host of fascinating facts about all kinds of cats. The arresting imagery allows the uniqueness of each cat to shine through. A fun, friendly, and feline-centric addition to the family library.” Storyberries
“Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats” by Alicia Potter and Birgitta Sif“This quirky, beautiful book will make you feel like you are falling into the wonderful world it describes. Follow the story of a caring cat teacher, the timid tom she tries to coax out of his shell, and the unexpected ways they end up needing each other. A book to captivate cat-minded people of all ages.” Storyberries
“The Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale” by Margaret Read MacDonald and Julie“This cat gets fatter with every person he meets–and eats. At some point, though, he can’t possibly get any fatter…can he? Find out in this hilariously colourful book as an old folktale takes on new life.” Storyberries
“Big Cat, Little Cat” by Alisha Cooper“An encounter between–you guessed it–a big cat and a little cat leads to an unlikely friendship. Follow along with this common tale (or tal!)) of different cats learning to coexist in one house. The illustrations are so much fun you’ll soon want to have a houseful of cats too.” Storyberries
“The Cat and the Bird: A Children’s Book Inspired by Paul Klee”“The Cat and the Bird takes a celebrated painting by artist Paul Klee, whimsically imagining a whole world around it and creating a lovely story behind. Watch a little bird teach a house-bound cat what it means to be free. You won’t be able to take your eyes away from the brilliant artwork with its dazzling colours and striking shapes and lines, or fail to enjoy the cat’s happiness as it dances by moonlight. A celebration of life and friendship, and a wonderful dedication to the work of Paul Klee.
“Can a Cat Do That?” by Eric Carle“Eric Carle brings his signature style to a litany of ambitious cats who can do just about anything that other animals can do. They can run, they can jump, they can even…fly! After this, you’ll never look at your housecat the same way again!” Storyberries
“The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)” by Patrick McDonnell“As one wanderlust cat finds out, it’s hard to be chased by animals (whose names start with all sorts of letters) and not learn a little something along the way! Enjoy this wild and wacky chase through varied terrains – and learn your ABC’s along the way” Storyberries
“The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read” by Curtis Manley and Kate Berube“Nick can’t decide which he loves more: his books, or his cats (Verne and Stevenson, two definitely bookish names). So he naturally gets the idea to teach his feline companions to read. But can he get them to pay attention long enough for the lessons to stick? Read this original and endearing story that’s as sweet as it is clever.” Storyberries
“Cat Wishes” by Calista Brill and Kenard Pak“Remember the old adage, be careful what you wish for? Well, it applies to cats too! Follow one cat’s journey of discovery after some idle wishes unexpectedly come true. It’s an enchantingly rendered book, but don’t let the pretty pictures fool you: the lessons are real.” Storyberries
“Slinky Malinki Catflaps” by Lynley Dodd“From the author of the Hairy Maclary books (for dog lovers) comes the story of Slinky Malinki, whose world gets a little bit larger when he gets through the catflap one night. The cast of colourful cats will keep you and your kids reading to find out what becomes of them.” Storyberries
“Ollie The Jazz Cat”Three delightful limericks about jazz cats, a squirrel and a crayfish! Have fun reading these aloud, and then have a go at making up limericks of your own.
Jimmy the Cat and GardeningA lovely story about friendship and gardening. Join Jimmy and his friends as they create a beautiful vegetable garden
NumpurrsA beautiful counting book. Twenty cats join together to organise a wonderful party – with so many cats contributing, it’s a feast indeed!