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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)
$5.99
Beckoning Cat
by Koko Nishizuka
from Holiday House
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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)
$2.99
Cat - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Karen Baldauski
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.49
Cat Who Went to Heaven
by Elizabeth Coatsworth
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Eastern Fairy Tale for 3rd-6th grade
1931 Newbery Medal winner
$4.19
Cats
Usborne Beginners
by Anna Milbourne
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: CPB-05B)
$3.74
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)
$3.36
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)
$3.36
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)
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)
Cross-Country Cat
by Mary Calhoun & Erick Ingraham
from Mulberry Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.24 $2.45 (1 in stock)
DK Complete Cat Care Manual
by Andrew Edney
Reprint from DK Publishing
for 3rd-Adult
in Pet Care (Location: CPB-06A)
$5.60 (1 in stock)
Draw 50 Cats
by Lee Ames
from Watson-Guptill
for 3rd-8th grade
in Draw 50 (Location: ART-01E)
$6.99
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)
Glitter Old-Time Cats and Kittens - Stickers
Csm Nov from Dover Publications
for Preschool-6th grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.39
Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Starring Harry
by Thea Feldman
from Square Fish Publishing
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$2.99
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)
$2.79
Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
from Bantam Books
Animal Stories for 4th-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$4.89
James Herriot's Treasury for Children
by James Herriot
Unabridged from Macmillan
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
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)
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)
$5.40 (1 in stock)
Kittens for Dummies
by Dusty Rainbolt
1st edition from Wiley-Interscience
for 3rd-Adult
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Little Cats Stained Glass Coloring - Activity Book
Clr from Dover Publications
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.39
Littles
by John Peterson
from Scholastic Inc.
Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans
by Sy Montgomery
Reprint from Sandpiper Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
$2.00 (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)
$5.99
Miranda the Great
by Eleanor Estes
1-Simul from Sandpiper Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$4.17
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)
$4.19
Mrs. Katz and Tush
by Patricia Polacco
from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
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)
$2.40
Phonics Museum Reader #14
by Kathy Durant
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
$2.40 $1.50 (1 in stock)
Pinky Pye
by Eleanor Estes
from Harcourt
Realistic Animal Fiction for 2nd-5th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Pioneer Cat
by William H. Hooks
from Random House
Historical Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$3.49
Poppy Collection
Poppy Stories
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
Puss in Boots
by John S. Goodall
from Margaret K. McElderry Books
Picture-only Books for Preschool-2nd grade
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: ACL-PIC)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
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)
$6.27
Puss in Boots
by Paul Galdone
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.57
Ragweed
Poppy Stories #1
by Avi
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
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)
$6.74
Socks
by Beverly Cleary
from HarperCollins
for 4th-7th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$4.89
Stuart Little
by E. B. White
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$4.89
Temple Cat
by Andrew Clements
None from HMH Books for Young Readers
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.56
Tenth Good Thing About Barney
by Judith Viorst
1st edition from Atheneum
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
The Underneath
by Kathi Appelt
Reprint from Atheneum
for 5th-8th grade
2009 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: A07-02A)
$6.29
They All Saw a Cat
by Brendan Wenzel
from Chronicle Books
2017 Caldecott Honor book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$11.89
Three Little Kittens
by Paul Galdone
from Clarion Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$4.89
Tigers
by James MacLaine
from Usborne
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: CPB-05B)
Valentine Cat
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Troll Associates
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$2.10 (1 in stock)
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