Books for Cat Lovers

There’s an old idea that we are all either dog people or cat people. While that may absolutely be the case for some of us, many of us love them both. Some of the most devoted cat lovers we’ve ever met used to say they would never have one. Cats have a way of purring their way into our hearts.

This month’s book list is for you cat lovers (don’t worry dog people - we’ve got you next month). There are SO many books for children to choose from, but we weeded through and selected some of the very best for infants right on up through teenagers. We are completely charmed by every single book on this list, and we think you will be, too.

Bonus idea: We know these are all very big ifs, but if your cat is in the mood, can sit still, and they don’t get distracted by that imaginary mouse they’re convinced just ran by, you might invite your cat to be part of the reading. Enjoy!

Board Books

Black Cat, White Cat by Silvia Borando

Black Cat is completely black and only goes out during the day. White Cat is completely white, and only goes out during the night. That is, until curiosity gets the best of them, and they decide to stray from their routines. They meet, and take each other on beautiful adventures exploring everything the other has missed.

ABC Cats by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Isabella Kung

There are so many options when it comes to alphabet books; this cat version is adorable and engaging. The details in the illustrations will make kids giggle - Dreaming Cat has drool dripping out of its mouth and Finicky Cat knocks its food dish over with a flourish. Love this book? Newman and Kung have created another title together: 123 Cats.

Picture Books

I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein

Poor little Simon announces to the Lion, Cheetah, Panther, Tiger, and Puma that he is a cat. They all laugh and try to convince him he couldn’t possibly be. Luckily, Simon is patient and points out their similarities. This book ends sweetly, with the cats enjoying each other's company and doing what all cats do best.