Thematic Reading List: Our Friends with 9 Lives
Cat lovers prepare yourself for 9 fun picture books featuring your favorite pet.
By: Jef Czekaj Important secrets about how best to live a cat’s life will be revealed only to those who can prove that they are genuine cats.
By: Frans Vischer When Fuddles the cat escapes from his house and goes to explore the great outdoors, his adventure is more taxing than he expected it to be.
|How the Cat Swallowed Thunder
By: Lloyd Alexander
Illustrated by: Judith Byron Schachner Warned not to get into his usual mischief, Mother Holly’s cat tries to tidy up all the mess he has made while she is away.
|Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
By: Alicia Potter
Illustrated by: Birgitta Sif Miss Hazeltine opens her home to cats who need help learning how to be brave, and their new skills are put to use when she finds herself in a bind.
|Mr. Pusskins: a love story
By: Sam Lloyd Grumpy Mr. Pusskins hates doing ordinary cat things such as playing with his owner Emily but a night out on the streets in search of adventure makes him reconsider the advantages of a loving home.
|If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
By: Laura Numeroff
Illustrated by: Felicia Bond A series of increasingly far-fetched events might occur if someone were to give a cupcake to a cat.
|Splat Says Thank You
By: Rob Scotton Splat the Cat figures out how to let Seymour know that he’s thankful for their friendship, complete with humorous illustrations to prove it.
|The Cat in the Hat
By: Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss’ cat invites students to use their imaginations to find ways to become self-sufficient in their use of time.
By: Judy Schachner Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no… He’s actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighting Chihuahua ready to battle banditos the world over! With a little imagination and a whole lot of fun, this frisky cat dons a mask and cape and takes on a bad bumble-beeto to save the day.