Cats in Books - Cat Info Detective

Cats in Books

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Skye Blake here… love reading books about cats? So do I!

You can find everything from medical care books to great reads in classic literature to cartoons and real-life cat stories.

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

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These are just a few famous cats you can discover in books!

Who’s your favorite fictional feline?

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.

Books for Children

Children's books - Fosterland, Nala's World

There are many great books about or with cats in them.

They’re available in your local library, at bookstores like Barnes & Nobles, or online at Amazon, Abebooks, etc.

Sure, they can read them online with Kindle or the latest app.

Nala's World for Kids by Dean Nicholson
Nala’s World for Kids by Dean Nicholson

Purr-sonally, I think it’s healthy for kids to curl up with a good book and a cat on their laps… going on an adventure together.

Always beats staring at a screen!

They can even make book circles… read with friends and have fun talking about the stories.

Note to Parents

cartoon boy reading book

Just because a book has cat characters in the title or story, doesn’t automatically make it 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.

Titles for Young Kids

Young children love stories about animals and cats are no exception. Here are a few titles to inspire you…

These are for your information only… I make no money from them.

Adventures in Fosterland series by Hannah Shaw
Adventures in Fosterland series by Hannah Shaw

True Stories & Inspirational Tales – Tweens, Teens & Adults

There are many great true stories about cats and their humans that are loved by everyone from older kids to adults.

Here are a few suggestions…

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Fiction for Tweens, Teens & Adults

Here are some examples of fictional adventures from great imaginations. Some are classics and others are newer stories…

These are for your information only… I make no money from them.

Arsenic & Old Books by Miranda James
Arsenic and Old Books
by Miranda James

Non-Fiction

From cat care and behavior to learning to draw cats, there’s quite a selection of helpful and even fun information for you…

Art & Cartoons

Cats and art are a perfect pairing! Hone your drawing and painting skills or have fun with cartoons

These are for your information only… I make no money from them.

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals
Drawing & Painting Animals with Expression by Marjolein Kruijt
Cattitude - Drawing Cats for Creative People
Cattitude – Drawing Cats for Creative People
Playful Painting Pets by Faye Moorhouse
Playful Painting Pets by Faye Moorhouse
10 Cats by Emily Gravett
Meowsterpieces by Jenn Bailey
Meowsterpieces by Jenn Bailey
Garfield - The Curse of the Cat People by Jim Davis
Garfield – The Curse of the Cat People by Jim Davis
The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris
The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris
Here We Go! Hello Kitty
Here We Go! Hello Kitty
Dog Man - A Taile of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey
Dog Man – A Taile of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey

Quotes & Poems

We felines have been the subject of many poems, adorable quotes, and quips…

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Breeds

Curious about all the breeds of cats? Here are a few books that describe the many gorgeous feline types…

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General Cat Info

There are lots of books about caring for cats, available for kids and adults, that make good guides…

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Engineering for Cats by Mac Delaney
Engineering for Cats by Mac Delaney

Medical Cat Care

Looking for guides about feline first aid or veterinary care? Here are a few ideas…

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Cat Behavior

Confused by your cat’s crazy, mysterious behavior?

Check out these books to understand and help cats live in your world…

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More Than Literature

Silver Maine Coon cat

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

Sources

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

Amazon

Upper Merion Library, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Updated April 2, 2024

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