CRRL Kids: Cats and Kittens Everywhere

The Cat Who Escaped From Steerage
The Cat Who Escaped From Steerage A Bubbemeiser By Mayerson, Evelyn Wilde (Book - 1990 ) FICTION May All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:Living in the steerage section of a steamship bound for America, Chanah and her deaf cousin try to keep their newly found cat a secret.

The Cat Who Went to Heaven
The Cat Who Went to Heaven By Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane (Book - 1958 ) FICTION Coa Available in some locations

Annotation:In ancient Japan, a struggling artist is angered when his housekeeper brings home a tiny white cat he can barely afford to feed. But when the village’s head priest commissions a painting of the Buddha for a healthy sum, the artist softens toward the animal he believes has brought him luck. This timeless fable has been a classic since its first publication in 1930. A Newbery -winner.

The Cats of Roxville Station
The Cats of Roxville Station By George, Jean Craighead (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Geo Available in some locations

Annotation:Thrown into a river by a cruel human, a young tiger-striped cat fights to survive amid feral cats and other creatures near Roxville train station, aided by Mike, an eleven-year-old foster boy who is not allowed to have a pet.

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest By De Lint, Charles (Book - 2013 ) FICTION DeL Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Lillian, an orphan who loves roaming the woods looking for fairies when her chores are done, is bitten by a deadly snake and saved through the magical forest creatures.

Chato's Kitchen
Chato's Kitchen By Soto, Gary (Book Plus CD - 2003 ) FICTION Sot Available in some locations

Annotation:To get the "ratoncitos," little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more.

Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat
Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat By Armstrong, Jennifer (Book - 1993 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Through her friendship with a ginger cat, a haughty Chinese widow learns to be humble and to provide for herself.

Comet's Nine Lives
Comet's Nine Lives By Brett, Jan (Book - 1996 ) FICTION Bre Available in some locations

Annotation:Comet the cat uses up eight of his nine lives trying to find the right place to live on Nantucket Island.

Dream-of-Jade The Emperor's Cat By Alexander, Lloyd (Oversize Book - 2005 ) FICTION Ale Available in some locations

Annotation:Follows the adventures of a Chinese cat who became the emperor's good friend and advisor.

Have You Seen My Cat?
Have You Seen My Cat? By Carle, Eric (Board Book - 1996 ) FICTION Car Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:With a few easy-to-read words and brilliantly colored collages, Eric Carle leads young readers on an around-the-world tour with a little boy who is looking for his cat. Through Africa, the Middle East, and into Asia, the boy searches--until he happily discovers what his cat has been doing with herself.

The House Gobbaleen
The House Gobbaleen By Alexander, Lloyd (Book - 1995 ) FICTION Ale Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite his wise cat's warnings, Tooley insists on inviting a greedy, little man to stay with them.

If Not for the Calico Cat
If Not for the Calico Cat By Christian, Mary Blount (Book - 2007 ) FICTION Chr Available in some locations

Annotation:In Japan, the ship the Jade Lotus takes a calico cat aboard for good luck, but the crew still runs into all kinds of trouble.

Into the Wild
Into the Wild By Hunter, Erin (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Hun All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by the powerful ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying -- and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary housecat named Rusty . . . Who may yet turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all. First of a popular series.

Kaspar the Titanic Cat
Kaspar the Titanic Cat By Morpurgo, Michael (Book - 2012 ) FICTION Mor Available in some locations

Annotation:Fourteen-year-old Johnny Trott, a bell-boy at London's Savoy Hotel in 1912, becomes caregiver to Kaspar Kandinsky, the Prince of Cats, and soon the two are stowing away on the Titanic, where they are befriended by the Stanton family of New York.

Jenny and the Cat Club
Jenny and the Cat Club A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky By Averill, Esther Holden (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Ave Available in some locations

Annotation:In Greenwich Village, an orphaned black cat — the beguiling Jenny Linsky — lives happily with her sea-captain master. Jenny longs to join the local Cat Club, whose members include Madame Butterfly, the fancy dancer Macaroni, and stately, plump Mr. President. But can she prove that she, too, has a special gift? Join Jenny and her friends, including fearless Pickles the Fire Cat, mascot of Hook and Ladder Company 7X, on their spirited and sweet downtown adventures and discover the wonderful world of this special feline and her friends.

Just So Stories
Just So Stories By Kipling, Rudyard (Book - 1992 ) FICTION Kip Available in some locations

Annotation:Look for the story of "The Cat Who Walked by Himself."

Kat Kong
Kat Kong Starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and Introducing Blueberry as the Monster By Pilkey, Dav (Book - 1993 ) FICTION Pil Available in some locations

Annotation:The clever residents of Mouseopolis must band together to defeat the monstrous Kat Kong. This fun spoof is the sequel to Dogzilla.

M Is for Meow
M Is for Meow A Cat Alphabet By Wilbur, Helen L. (Book - 2007 ) FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:"From saber-toothed to tabby, cats have had a prominent place in human history, society, and hearts. Now cat lovers of all ages can discover what's lurking behind kitty's twitching tail and bewitching eyes in M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet. Beginning readers can enjoy the simple rhymes, while older children discover facts about each letter topic in the accompanying sidebar."

Madeline and the Cats of Rome
Madeline and the Cats of Rome By Marciano, John Bemelmans (Book - 2008 ) FICTION Mar Available in some locations

Annotation:The orphan Madeline catches a thief and makes a friend in Rome.

Millions of Cats
Millions of Cats By Gág, Wanda (Book Plus CD - 2004 ) FICTION Gag All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Wanda Gag's enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American classic, widely recognized as the first modern picture book. It's still a terrific choice for storytime.

Moses the Kitten
Moses the Kitten By Herriot, James (Book - 1984 )

Annotation:A bedraggled orphaned kitten is nursed back to health on a Yorkshire farm and when he recovers turns out to have a very unusual idea about the identity of his mother.

Mr. Wuffles!
Mr. Wuffles! By Wiesner, David (Book - 2013 ) FICTION Wie Available in some locations

Annotation:"Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs."

Pinky Pye
Pinky Pye By Estes, Eleanor (Paperback - 2000 ) Available in some locations

Annotation:The fun-loving Pye family goes on vacation to Fire Island where the find an "ABANDID" kitten with a very unusual talent. This is the sequel to Ginger Pye, a Newbery winner. Also available as a downloadable audio book.

Rama, the Gypsy Cat
Rama, the Gypsy Cat By Byars, Betsy Cromer (eBook - 2013 ) FICTION Bya Click here for Freading ebook »

Annotation:Rama the cat has no home. He is the Gypsy Cat, and a life full of travel and adventure awaits him. When a gypsy woman found Rama as a kitten, she pierced his ear with a golden earring and named him after an exiled prince who wandered for years, having many adventures. Rama the cat lives up to his namesake.

Skippyjon Jones
Skippyjon Jones By Schachner, Judith Byron (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Sch Available in some locations

Annotation:"Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no. . . .He's actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighter ready to battle banditos the world over! With a little imagination and a whole lot of fun, this frisky cat dons a mask and cape and takes on a bad bumble-beeto to save the day. And along the way, he'll be sure to steal young reader's hearts, yes indeed-o!" First of a series.

Socks By Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2008 ) FICTION Cle Available in some locations

Annotation:"Socks is one happy cat.... He lives with a nice young couple called Brickers who play with him, pet him, feed him treats, and always have a warm lap for him to sit in. Then a new baby joins the family Suddenly, the Brickers are sharing their laps and love with Charles William, and Socks is getting into trouble. He runs from a phantom dog, wrestles with Nana's best wig, and fights Old Taylor the tomcat for his territory. But as Charles William grows, Socks discovers that he has a new friend and a new way to be a part of the family. A purr-fectly hilarious portrait of life with a baby from a cat's point of view."

Temple Cat
Temple Cat By Clements, Andrew (Book - 1997 ) FICTION Cle Available in some locations

Annotation:A cat of old Egypt is tired of being worshiped so he escapes into the countryside.

Three Stories You Can Read to your Cat
Three Stories You Can Read to your Cat By Miller, Sara Swan (Book - 1997 ) FICTION Mil Available in some locations

Annotation:A cat hears three stories about a dull rainy day, a yummy bug, and a good day of destruction in the house. Like this one? Look for a second book, Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Cat.

Time Cat
Time Cat The Remarkable Journeys Of Jason And Gareth By Alexander, Lloyd (Paperback - 1996 ) Available in some locations

Annotation:Gareth’s definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he’s got the power to travel through time.

The Twenty-five Mixtec Cats
The Twenty-five Mixtec Cats By Gollub, Matthew (Book - 1993 ) FICTION Gol Available in some locations

Annotation:The inhabitants of a mountain village are suspicious of the twenty-five cats who come to live with their healer, until the cats are able to help lift a curse placed on the butcher. f

Varjak Paw
Varjak Paw By Said, S. F. (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Sai Available in some locations

Annotation:Mesopotamian Blue cat, Varjak Paw, has never been Outside before; he and his family have always lived in the isolated house at the top of the hill. But Varjak is forced out into the city when the sinister Gentleman and his two menacing cats take over his home. With help from his mystical ancestor, Jalal, Varjak manages to overcome challenges such as self-survival and a threat from the gangland cats, and he ultimately discovers the terrifying secrets behind the Vanishings. But can he save his own family from their fate?

Whittington By Armstrong, Alan W. (Book - 2005 ) FICTION Arm Available in some locations

Annotation:Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story. Also available as an eBook and on audio.

Won-Ton A Cat Tale Told in Haiku By Wardlaw, Lee (Book - 2011 ) FICTION War Available in some locations

Annotation:A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with a good family, and settles in with them, all the while letting them know who is boss and, finally, sharing his real name. Also available as a downloadable audio book.

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This list includes picture books and chapter books. The books are mostly fiction.


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