Cats and Kittens Everywhere

Catwings

By Ursula K. Le Guin

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Do those kittens really have wings? Four young cats with special gifts leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live.

Suggested for ages 7 - 9

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Chato's Kitchen

By Gary Soto

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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.

Suggested for ages 5 - 10

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Cross-Country Cat

By Mary Calhoun

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Clever Henry isn't about to get left behind by his family at the ski lodge.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky

By Esther Averill

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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.

Suggested for ages 5 - 9

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Kat Kong: Starring Flash, Rabies, and Dwayne and Introducing Blueberry as the Monster

By Dav Pilkey

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

Suggested for ages 6 - 12

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Martin's Mice

By Dick King-Smith

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The author of Babe, the Gallant Pig tells the story of Martin, a kitten who is constantly teased because he wants to keep mice as his pets.

Suggested for ages 6 - 12
 

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Millions of Cats

By Wanda Gag

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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.

Suggested for ages 3 - 9

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Moses the Kitten

By James Herriot

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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.

Suggested for ages 6 - 12

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Pinky Pye

By Eleanor Estes

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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.

Suggested for ages 6 - 11

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Socks

By Beverly Cleary

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"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."

Suggested for ages 8 - 12

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