Little Library Bookshelf: Cats

Does your little one love cats? Guest librarian Heather Hageli from VAPLD is here to share her favorite books about cats.

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Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.
Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr!”
Sheldon, Big Bang Theory

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Written in 1928, this is a classic story of an older husband and wife who are lonely and decide to get a cat to keep them company. But is just one enough? Your child will soon catch on to the rhythmic phrase in the book and begin chanting it along with you…”Cats here, cats there, cats and kittens everywhere. Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats!”


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Three Little Kittens by Jerry Pinkney
Based on the Mother Goose rhyme that bears the same name, this story is brought to life by Pinkney’s beautiful illustrations. Follow the story of the three kittens as they learn to clean up after themselves with help from Momma Kitten.





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Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Silly Kitten! She thinks the moon is a bowl of milk and wants nothing more than a delicious drink! But how can she get to it? Adventure awaits you and your child, and Kitten too! Editor’s Note: this has been a favorite in our house for all four of our children!





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They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
The child and all the animals in this book saw a cat but that cat looks different to all of them. What does a cat look like to you? After you and your child read this 2017 Caldecott Award Honor book, get out the markers, crayons and colored pencils and draw the many different types of cats you have met.




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Cat Knit by Jacob Grant
One day, Girl brought home Yarn. Cat and Yarn became quick friends. But one day, Yarn leaves and comes back as something else…AND NOW CAT IS MAD! Mad mad! Your child will enjoy this highly relatable book and find a laugh or two on its pages.





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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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