Cats

The Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats

By Matthew Gollub

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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.

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The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats

By Carol Green

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When the old ladies are no longer allowed to let their cats out at night, the delicate balance of their island ecology is disturbed, with disastrous results.

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My Cat Jack

By Patricia Casey

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He’s a yawning, stretching, scratching, curling, purring cat!

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Mrs. McTats and her Houseful of Cats

By Alyssa Satin Capiculli

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Mrs. McTats takes in 25 cats and one surprise visitor.

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Alfie and the Birthday Surprise

By Shirley Hughes

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The death of Bob's cat prompts his friends and family to give him a surprise birthday party and a very special present. JE Fic Hug

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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Cat Heaven

By Cynthia Rylant

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God created Cat Heaven, with fields of sweet grass where cats can play, kitty-toys for them to enjoy, and angels to rub their noses and ears. JE Fic Ryl

Suggested for ages 3 - 8

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The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

By Judith Viorst

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In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat. JE Fic Vio

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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Widget

By Lyn McFarland

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How does a stray dog win the hearts of six cats who can’t stand dogs? Widget finds a way! JE Fic McF

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Gary Soto: Storyteller from the Barrio

Gary Soto came from a hard background by anyone's reckoning. His young father died in an industrial accident when Gary was only five years old. His Mexican-American family was struggling and lived in a tough neighborhood--next to a junkyard and across from a pickle factory. All through school, he and his family worked at whatever jobs they could get, including picking fruits as migrant laborers.