Cats in Books - Cat Info Detective

Cats in Books

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Skye Blake here again.  This time I’m tracking down great felines in literature… cats in books, tomes, great reads, even cartoons and real life stories.

Ever hear of “The Cheshire Cat”? I’ll bet you know who “Garfield” and “Crookshanks” are!

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They’re famous cats in literature, whether classic, modern or cartoon.

Here are a few of your favorite cats in a good kitty read.

Who’s your favorite fictional feline?

On the prowl now for those listed below and even more books about my fellow crazy cats!

Silver Maine Coon cat

These and so many more great cats in books are available in your local library, at bookstores like Barnes & Nobles, or online at Amazon, Abebooks, and more.

Who Is Skye Blake?

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Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not a librarian) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, reviews their information, then passes it on to you! 

Each page has a list of sources at the bottom if you want to investigate further.

Warning to Parents

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I’ve found that just because a book has cat characters in the title or story, it’s not automatically appropriate for children.

They can still have adult topics of sex, murder, scary things, and foul language, so be sure you’re getting age-appropriate books.

More Than Literature

If you love literature about cats, you’ll enjoy the poems… “Poems About Cats – Find Ones You Love!

Interested in other aspects of cat culture? Here are a few other pages to explore…

Cat CultureGreat Cat TV
Cats In ArtPaintings of Cats
Music For CatsSongs About Cats – Discover Musical Treasures
Cats In the MoviesHistory of Cats

Books for Children

I make a small commission on the links below… and I get to share profits with qualified cat rescues!

Check descriptions and reviews carefully for any products you wish to buy… quality, sizes, colors, etc., can’t be guaranteed by anyone but the manufacturer.

Fiction for Adults

Book 1 of 6 – “Cat Cafe Mystery” series

Book 1 of 3 – “Pete the Cat” series

Book 1 of 3 in the “War with No Name” series

Vol. 1 of 30 – “Mrs. Murphy” series

Vol. 1 of 29 – “Cat Who…” series



1 of 75+ Garfield books


Quotes & Poems About Cats

Inspirational Cats

General Cat Care

Medical Cat Care

Cat Behavior

Stylish Cats


Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.

Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because they’re original and directly referenced.

Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.

Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.

However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.

When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

List of Sources


Updated May 5, 2023

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