Picture Books ~ Cats

Alborough, Jez
Nat the Cat's Sunny Smile
JUV 398.8.A339n

Nat the Cat packs a picnic to share with her friends Billy Goat and Hugo Hare. But Billy feels grumpy and Hugo feels sad, then Nat starts to lose the smile she had. This is the tale of a smile gone astray and how it came back to save the day! 2013.

Banks, Kate
City Cat
JUV ME COLL 398.8.B2256ci

An easy-to-read book about a globe-trotting cat that crosses paths with a vacationing family in the great cities of Europe. Includes facts about the cities. 2013.

Brown, Ruth
Gracie the Lighthouse Cat
JUV 398.8.B8147gr

When Gracie discovers that her kitten is missing from their lighthouse home, she goes out into a terrible storm to rescue him. 2011.

Czekaj, Jef
Cat Secrets
JUV 398.8.C9963c

Important secrets about how best to live a cat's life will be revealed only to those who can prove that they are genuine cats. 2011.

Demas, Corinne
Here Comes Trouble!
JUV 398.8.D3924h
Emma's dog, Toby, does not like cats, and when the neighbor's cat, Pandora, moves in with them he is the only one who notices all the trouble she causes--and the only one who notices when she gets stuck in a tree. 2013.

Esbaum, Jill
Tom's Tweet
JUV 398.8.E744t

When a cat finds a bedraggled baby bird that has fallen from its nest, an unlikely friendship develops between the two. 2011.

Fuller, Sandy Ferguson
My Cat, Coon Cat
JUV ME COLL 398.8.F9594my

A young girl finds that a stray Maine Coon cat has started hanging around her house, so she tries to win its trust and friendship. 2011.

Fernandes,  Eugenie
Kitten's Spring
JUV 398.8.F3914k

A young kitten explores the wilderness as other animals celebrate spring. 2010.

Freeman, Tor
Olive and the Big Secret
JUV 398.8.F8773o

Olive learns the hard way that keeping secrets is tough, and telling them can make for a whole lot of trouble. 2012.

Godwin, Laura
One Moon, Two Cats
JUV 398.8.G549o

Two cats, one in the city and one in the country, chase mice before going to sleep. 2011.

Gravett, Emily
Matilda's Cat
JUV 398.8.G7887mc

Illustrations and simple text show Matilda's attempts to learn what her cat likes best, as well as the real answer. 2014.

Grogan, John
Marley and the Kittens
JUV 398.8.G8935mk

Marley spots two motherless kittens by the side of the road and his family gladly adopts them, but as he tries to copy the cute behavior of the little felines, the large puppy causes more and more trouble. 2010.

Hancocks, Helen
Penguin In Peril
JUV 398.8.H1897p

Three hungry cats steal a penguin, and then see the penguin escape. 2014.

Henry, Steve
Happy Cat
JUV 398.8.H3963h

Cat makes new animal friends as he climbs higher and higher in an apartment building. 2013.

Jackson, Shelley
Mimi's Dada Catifesto
JUV 398.8.J138m

Mimi lives in a hat on the streets of Zurich, Switzerland. Other cats advise herto look cute and purr in order to find a cozy home with a human, but Mimi scoffs at them. "For a cat with the soul of an artist, only an artist will do." When Mimi meets a Dadaist, she's found her human equal--but her sound poems and collections of found objects don't impress him. How can Mimi convince the Dadaist to take her in? 2010.

Lindbergh, Reeve
Homer the Library Cat
JUV 398.8.L64h

A cat's quiet life is disrupted one day when a window is broken, and after several frustrating attempts to find a suitable place, he winds up in the perfect spot. 2011.

Litwin, Eric
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
JUV 398.8.L7374p

Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes. 2010.

Lobel, Anita
Nini Lost and Found
JUV 398.8.L7827nl

Nini Cat enjoys her outdoor adventure until she ventures too far and can't find her way home. 2010.

Long, Ethan
Out of the Box
JUV 398.8.L8508ou

Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are friends and fellow artists, but when Ink receives a box of cheese they squabble over who will get to make something from the box until Scribbles finds a solution. 2014.

McClure, Nikki
How to Be a Cat
JUV 398.8.M1329h

Cut-paper illustrations and single words of text show a kitten's attempts to imitate an adult cat's mastery of such skills as stretching and stalking. 2013.

McDonnell, Christine
Goyangi Means Cat
JUV 398.8.M1458g

An understanding cat helps a young Korean girl adjust to her new home in America. 2011.

Rosenthal, Eileen
Bobo the Sailor Man!
JUV 398.8.R7275b

Willie finds all sorts of interesting things while he and Bobo are exploring, including a bucket that would be a perfect boat for Bobo, but before he knows it, Bobo and the "boat" have disappeared. 2013.

Rubin, Adam
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door
JUV 398.8.R8237tc

Grumpy Old Man Fookwire's new neighbor has a cat that threatens his beloved birds, but the pesky squirrels figure out a way to solve the problem. 2011.

Rylant, Cynthia
Brownie & Pearl See the Sights
JUV 398.8.R983bs

After visiting the shoe shop, the hat shop, and the cupcake shop, a weary little girl and her sleepy cat head home for a nap. 2010.

Schachner, Judith Byron
Bits & Pieces
JUV 398.8.S2908b

Tink is a very old cat with no common sense, but when he escapes outside he realizes how much he really does mean to his family. 2013.

Schachner, Judith Byron
Skippyjon Jones
JUV 398.8.S2908s

Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego. 2005.

Schoonmaker, Elizabeth
Square Cat
JUV 398.8.S3725s

Eula the cat is square and, while she longs to be round like other cats, her friends show her the benefits of the shape that she has. 2011.

Scotton, Rob
Love Splat
JUV 398.8.S4316l

Splat the cat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. 2008.

Shea, Bob
Cheetah Can't Lose
JUV 398.8.S5377c

An overly confident cheetah challenges a pack of clever kittens to a race. 2013.

Spinelli, Eileen
Do You Have a Cat?
JUV 398.8.S757d

Simple, rhyming text introduces historical figures through the cats each owned. Includes facts about each person. 2010.

Stutson, Caroline
Cats' Night Out
JUV 398.8.S937c

Cats dance the night away out on the town, doing the tango, rumba, twist, fox trot, and more. 2010.

Tillman, Nancy
Tumford's Rude Noises
JUV 398.8.T4664tu

Describes how Tumford the cat tests the patience of his parents by making loud and rude noises that compel a lesson in manners before company arrives. 2012.

Underwood, Deborah
Here Comes the Easter Cat!
JUV 398.8.U5633h

When Cat tries to replace the Easter Bunny, he soon learns that the job is much harder than he expected--and does not allow time for naps. 2014.

Vischer, Frans
JUV 398.8.V8213f

When Fuddles the cat escapes from his house and goes to explore the great outdoors, his adventure is more taxing than he expected it to be. 2011.

Voake, Charlotte
Ginger and the Mystery Visitor
JUV 398.8.V85gm

Ginger and the small kitten are happy living with the little girl who looks after them but one day a large and hungry visitor appears in the kitchen and changes their comfortable routine. 2010.

Wardlaw, Lee
Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told In Haiku
JUV 398.8.W2194w

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. 2011.

Watt, Mélanie
Chester's Masterpiece
JUV 398.8.W3404cm

Chester is thrilled to write his own book. 2010.

Wells, Rosemary
Yoko Finds Her Way
JUV 398.8.W462yf

When Yoko gets lost in the airport, she uses her sign-reading skills to find her way back to her mama. 2014.

West, Judy
Have You Got My Purr?
JUV 398.8.W52043h

When Kitten can't seem to purr, she sets out to question the other animals about it. 2010.

Wiesner, David
Mr. Wuffles!
JUV 398.8.W6371m

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. 2013.

Matilda and Hans
JUV 398.8.Y7767m

Matilda is a very good cat. She likes to sit quietly and read or water her flowers. Hans is very naughty. He makes too much noise and paints graffiti on the walls. When Hans goes too far and lets the animals out of the zoo, a reward is offered for information about him. What happens when Hans is finally caught? 2013.

Zafrilla, Marta
Little Chick and Mommy Cat
JUV 398.8.Z1314l

A tale that explores themes of diversity, adoption, and alternative family life follows a little chick who shares a happy relationship with his loving mother, a cat with soft fur, tickling whiskers, and a long beautiful tail. 2012.