Thematic Reading List: Our Friends with 9 Lives


Cat lovers prepare yourself for 9 fun picture books featuring your favorite pet.

9780061920882 Cat Secrets
By: Jef Czekaj

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.

9781416991557 Fuddles
By: Frans Vischer

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.

0142500038 How the Cat Swallowed Thunder
By: Lloyd Alexander
Illustrated by: Judith Byron Schachner

Warned not to get into his usual mischief, Mother Holly’s cat tries to tidy up all the mess he has made while she is away.

9780385753340 Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
By: Alicia Potter
Illustrated by: Birgitta Sif

Miss Hazeltine opens her home to cats who need help learning how to be brave, and their new skills are put to use when she finds herself in a bind.

1416925171 Mr. Pusskins: a love story
By: Sam Lloyd

Grumpy Mr. Pusskins hates doing ordinary cat things such as playing with his owner Emily but a night out on the streets in search of adventure makes him reconsider the advantages of a loving home.

9780060283254 If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
By: Laura Numeroff
Illustrated by: Felicia Bond

A series of increasingly far-fetched events might occur if someone were to give a cupcake to a cat.

0061978744 Splat Says Thank You
By: Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat figures out how to let Seymour know that he’s thankful for their friendship, complete with humorous illustrations to prove it.

9780449810866 The Cat in the Hat
By: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’ cat invites students to use their imaginations to find ways to become self-sufficient in their use of time.

0525471340 Skippyjon Jones
By: Judy Schachner

Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no… He’s actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighting Chihuahua 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.

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