Cat Books

The ancient Egyptians went to great lengths on behalf of their cats. Probably the first people to domesticate the smaller species, they also mummified their cats when they died, fed them as well or better than humans, and even worshipped them. We advise you not to go that far, but it's easy to see how they could mistake the cat's ineffable expression for mystical wisdom.

Well, it's easy if you've never owned a cat. Though at first glance haughty, household felines aren't the noble creatures they seem once you give them a ball of yarn, stairs to run up and down, or catnip. It's not just kittens that go crazy about these things, either, and the whole ball of yarn thing isn't just an old wives' tale—cats will spend hours at a time chasing the ball around, getting tangled in the loose ends, leaping at the undone mass like it's the biggest mouse they've ever attacked.

Domestic pets aren't the only cats, of course. Tigers, lions, ocelots, lynxes, bobcats, puma—all cats, all terrifying, none of them good candidates for keeping around the house. Some people do, but it seems a shame to keep the big felines away from the forests and fields they're intended to rule and terrorize. Anyone who's remarked on the violence of nature probably had a big cat at least partially in mind.

Whatever your opinion of cats, they remain some of the most popular animals, both the wild and the tame ones. We don't want to get into a big "dog vs. cat" fight here, but there's nothing unmasculine about preferring cats to dogs. I once had a cat named Zorro that could and did take on squirrels, raccoons, possums and dogs. A coyote finally got the best of him, but not before years of hard-fought victories.

Besides, God made cats, and as part of creation they're to be admired and enjoyed. We certainly wouldn't worship them (and when it comes down to it, can't really see why anyone else would), but we appreciate their grace, adorable faces (or scary ones, if you're talking about lions and tigers), and irrepressible playfulness. This section celebrates cats in their various manifestations.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Angus and the Cat
by Marjorie Flack
from Sunburst Book
Animal Realistic for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$6.39
Case of the Cat's Meow
An I Can Read Book Level 2
by Crosby Bonsall
from HarperCollins
Mystery/Suspense for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
$3.99
Cat & Dog Dress Up Sticker Paper Doll
Act Stk from Dover Publications
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.50
Cat - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Karen Baldauski
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.74
Cat Who Went to Heaven
by Elizabeth Coatsworth
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Eastern Fairy Tale for 3rd-6th grade
1931 Newbery Medal winner
$2.00 (3 in stock)
Cat Who Went to Heaven
by Elizabeth Coatsworth
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Eastern Fairy Tale for 3rd-6th grade
1931 Newbery Medal winner
$4.79
Cats
Usborne Beginners
by Anna Milbourne
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: CPB-05B)
$4.99
Cats - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
$3.56
Cats of the Wild - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: A02-01)
$3.56
Cheetah Cubs
Penguin Young Readers Level 3
by Ginjer L. Clarke
Reissue from Penguin Random House
Orphan Stories for Kindergarten-3rd grade
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Cheshire Cheese Cat
by Carmen Agra Deedy, Randall Wright
1st edition from Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Christmas Day Kitten
by James Herriot
2nd edition from St. Martin's Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Classroom Critters and the Scientific Method
by Sally Kneidel
from Fulcrum Resources
Science Curriculum for 3rd-8th grade
in Science Experiments & Activities (Location: B17-00A)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Creative Haven Creative Cats - Coloring Book
by Marjorie Sarnat
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden
from Square Fish Publishing
Animal Fantasy for 3rd-6th grade
1961 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$5.59
Cross-Country Cat
by Mary Calhoun & Erick Ingraham
from Mulberry Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.59 $2.80 (1 in stock)
Dick Whittington and His Cat
by Marcia Brown
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$3.60 (1 in stock)
DK Complete Cat Care Manual
by Andrew Edney
Reprint from DK Publishing
for 3rd-Adult
in Pet Care (Location: CPB-06A)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Dogs and Cats
by Steve Jenkins
None from Houghton Mifflin
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Dog Books (Location: BSR-09D)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Draw 50 Cats
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$9.99
Fire Cat
An I Can Read Book Level 1
by Esther Averill
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-1st grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
$3.19
Glitter Old-Time Cats and Kittens - Stickers
Csm Nov from Dover Publications
for Preschool-6th grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.99
Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Starring Harry
by Thea Feldman
from Square Fish Publishing
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$3.19
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble
by Cynthia Rylant
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Realistic Animal Stories for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Ready-to-Read (Location: CPB-05)
$3.19
Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
from Bantam Books
Animal Stories for 4th-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$5.59
Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
from Yearling
for 4th-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
James Herriot's Cat Stories
by James Herriot
from St. Martin's Press
for 9th-Adult
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
by James Herriot
Unabridged from Macmillan
Realistic Fiction for 1st-4th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$9.60 (1 in stock)
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
by James Herriot
Unabridged from Macmillan
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$19.99
James Herriot's Treasury for Children - Audio Book (CD)
by James Herriot (read by Jim Dale)
Unabridged from Macmillan
Realistic Fiction for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Audio Books & Dramas (Location: APO-01A)
$11.96
Joey Goes to Sea
by Alan Villiers
from Mystic Seaport
for 1st-4th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Kitten's First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
from Scholastic Press
for Preschool-1st grade
2005 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$7.20 (1 in stock)
Kittens for Dummies
by Dusty Rainbolt
1st edition from Wiley-Interscience
for 3rd-Adult
in Cat Books (Location: BSR-09D)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Little Cats Stained Glass Coloring - Activity Book
Clr from Dover Publications
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.69
Little Island
by Golden MacDonald & Leonard Weisgard
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$0.80 (1 in stock)
Littles
by John Peterson
from Scholastic Inc.
Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$3.99 $2.40 (1 in stock)
Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans
by Sy Montgomery
Reprint from Sandpiper Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Cat Books (Location: BSR-09D)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Millions of Cats
by Wanda Gag
from Coward McCann
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$1.60 (1 in stock)
Millions of Cats
by Wanda Gág
from PaperStar Books
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1929 Newbery Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$6.39
Millions of Cats
by Wanda Gág
from Scholastic Inc.
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1929 Newbery Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$1.20 (2 in stock)
Miranda the Great
by Eleanor Estes
1-Simul from Sandpiper Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$4.76
Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea
by Cynthia Rylant
from Harcourt
Realistic Animal Stories for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$4.79
Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition
by Caroline Alexander
from Harper Perennial
for 8th-Adult
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: B01-21A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Mrs. Katz and Tush
by Patricia Polacco
from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.59
Oddity
by Peggy Bacon
from Pantheon Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Oscar, Cat-About-Town
by James Herriot, Ruth Brown (illustrator)
from St. Martin's Press
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$3.20 (2 in stock)
Papa Piccolo
by Carol Talley & Itoko Maeno (illustrator)
from MarshMedia
for 1st-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Phonics Museum Reader #02
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
$3.00 $2.00 (1 in stock)
Phonics Museum Reader #14
by Kathy Durant
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
$3.00 $2.00 (2 in stock)
Pinky Pye
by Eleanor Estes
from Harcourt
Realistic Animal Fiction for 2nd-5th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$5.59
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