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)
$7.99
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: B10-00B)
$3.99
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
$2.50 (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
$5.99
Cat Who Went to Heaven
by Elizabeth Coatsworth
PF from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
$1.50 (2 in stock)
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Usborne Beginners
by Anna Milbourne
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: B08-00A)
$3.99
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)
$2.36
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)
$2.36
Christmas Day Kitten
by James Herriot
2nd edition from St. Martin's Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$6.00 (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)
Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden
from Yearling
Animal Fantasy for 3rd-6th grade
1961 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
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)
$6.99 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Cross-Country Cat
by Mary Calhoun & Erick Ingraham
from Mulberry Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$6.99 $3.50 (1 in stock)
Dame Wiggins of Lee
by John Ruskin
from E.P. Dutton & Co.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Dogs and Cats
by Steve Jenkins
None from Houghton Mifflin
for Nursery-2nd grade
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Draw 50 Cats
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
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$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: B10-00B)
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Four Little Kittens
from Western Publishing
for Nursery-1st grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: CPB-01D)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Further Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat
by Theoni Pappas
from Wide World Publishing / Tetra
for 3rd-5th grade
in Math Games & Activities (Location: B08-07B)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Starring Harry
by Thea Feldman
from Square Fish Publishing
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$3.99
Hate That Cat
by Sharon Creech
from Scholastic Inc.
for 6th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble
by Cynthia Rylant
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Realistic Animal Stories for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Ready-to-Read (Location: B08-00C)
$3.99
Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
from Bantam Books
Animal Stories for 4th-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$6.99
Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
from Bantam Books
Animal Stories for 4th-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
from Yearling
for 4th-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$2.50 (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)
$24.99
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)
$14.95
Joey Goes to Sea
by Alan Villiers
from Mystic Seaport
for 1st-4th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Littles
by John Peterson
from Scholastic Inc.
Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$3.99
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 Gág
from PaperStar Books
Animal Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1929 Newbery Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$7.99
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)
$2.00 (3 in stock)
Miranda the Great
by Eleanor Estes
1-Simul from Sandpiper Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$5.95
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by Cynthia Rylant
from Harcourt
Realistic Animal Stories for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.99
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by Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
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)
$6.99 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
by T. S. Eliot
from Faber & Faber
for 7th-10th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
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by Carol Talley & Itoko Maeno (illustrator)
from MarshMedia
for 1st-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$17.95
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by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten
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by Kathy Durant
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
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Pinky Pye
by Eleanor Estes
from Harcourt
Realistic Animal Fiction for 2nd-5th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$6.99
Pioneer Cat
by William H. Hooks
from Random House
Historical Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$4.99 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Polly's Pet
by Lucille Hammond
from Golden Books
for Nursery-1st grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: CPB-01D)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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Poppy Stories
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Puss In Boots
by Charles Perrault & Fred Marcelino
from Square Fish Publishing
for Nursery-2nd grade
1991 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$8.95
Puss in Boots
by Paul Galdone
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$7.95
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Poppy Stories #1
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$6.99
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine
by Evaline Ness
from Henry Holt and Company
Allegorical and Moral Stories for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1967 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$8.99
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