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Books about Cats for Kids
Children's Cat Books and Stories
Looking for books about cats for your young feline fancier? Toddlers will love hearing you read about kitties to them, while early readers and older kids will themselves eagerly read stories, and nonfiction books for kids with facts about cats in them.
You'll find both fiction nonfiction here, conveniently organized by reading level. Along with a great selection of books, there are a few other things that will interest kids: a couple of amusing videos, and a few specially selected toys and games.
I'm a cat lover, too. At left is a photo of my own very spoiled kitty, whose name is Walker, Florida Feline. Isn't he beautiful?
Bonus - some links to several free downloadable and printable activity pages. Hope you find just what you're looking for right here!
For Toddlers and PreSchoolers
Books about Cats and Kittens - for Your Very Young Ones
Books - and lots of them - are an absolute essential for young children. And the earlier they have books of their own, the better. If your child or baby seems captivated by kittens, then you know what kind of books to get for them. Just do it. It's that simple.
Ages 1 and up
An all-time favorite of tiny cat lovers everywhere!
Age 3 and up
This book, which won a Newberry Honor, is a well loved story!
Kitten Playing a Game on an iPad - Just too cute for words!
Does your kitty do things like this?
Mine sometimes follows the mouse cursor around the computer screen with his eyes.
For Early Readers
Non Fiction for Young Children - Early Readers for Learning About Cats and Kittens
At about age four and onward, kids are really beginning to be curious about an expanding range of topics. One of the things that really fascinates most young children is animals. Start with animals they see a lot, and are familiar with - like cats and kittens.
Here's a fun one! For first Grade and up
Learn about your cat - what he or she is saying with tail, whisker, ear, and eye, movements.
Tail Tips - Cats Talk with Their Tails
Do you sometimes get the feeling that your cat understands you better than you understand him? (or her) It could be true! Cats are keen observers, and easily sense mood changes or anxiety in their owners. They also communicate with us in a number of ways... but we don't always understand exactly what they are saying!
One of the ways the communicate is with their tails.
For example, the kitty's tail in the following picture tells us he or she is approachable at the moment.
For a dozen different tail tips about what the different positions of a cat's tail means, see Cats Talk with Their Tails
Tales and Stories - Feline Fiction for Young Readers
To get a kid reading, make sure they have books at and just above their reading level on topics that interest them. These fun stories featuring cats may be just the thing for the kid who has a kitty ... or would like to have one.
Ages 5 and up
No child's library would be complete without a copy of The Cat in the Hat, now, would it?
Bad for Cats!
Please do NOT share your chocolate with your cat. The cat won't appreciate it, anyway, as they can't taste sweet things!
More importantly, chocolate is very harmful to cats, and can make them seriously ill.
So Many Cats! - Beatrice Schenk De Regniers / Ellen Weis Goldstrom
I had forgotten about this wonderful story, until someone who had visited this page reminded me of it. It's a marvelous book, and shouldn't be forgotten! My bad.
Now, I've added it here, and I hope you'll remember to add it to your child's library, too.
This is an old favorite that children just love. I had forgotten all about it, until a reader reminded me of it. It shouldn't be forgotten, as kids really do love this book about cats!
For Older Kids
Nonfiction for Ages 8 - 12 - Books About Cats
For Ages 8 and up
From the popular Kids FAQs series, in easy to assimilate question and answer format. Lots of pictures, too.
Some Random Facts about Cats
Cats learn better when you praise and reward them for good behavior. They do NOT learn well by being scolded or punished, as they simply don't understand the concept of punishment.
If a cat's tail makes a small quivering movement when he looks at you, it means he likes you.
Indoor cats that are well cared for, and get a lot of human attention, can live 10 years (or more) longer than outdoor cats.
Do not ignore your cat. They love being talked to, touched, and gently played with. But, if you're petting kitty, and her tail starts thrashing or jerking, she's had enough - time to stop!
Cats can run up to 30 miles an hour, and jump five times higher than their tail is long.
Surprisingly. Maine is one of the few states that has an official state cat. Not so surprisingly, it's the Maine Coon Cat, which is native to the state.
On an average, cats have about 24 whiskers - a dozen on each side.
Felines' mouths are missing the type of taste buds that let them taste sweet things.
They're going to love this book, even if they DON'T love math. They might even end up liking mathematics better like it better because of Penrose.
Personalize a Sticker for Those Cat Books
These book plates with cats on them can be personalized very easily at on demand printer Zazzle.
Animal Stories for Older Kids - Stories About Cats
Don't forget that, along with animals, eight to twelve year olds love both adventure and humor... just keep that in mind when selecting a gift book for someone in that age range.
Ages 8 and up -
Yes! Stories to read TO your cat!
Krazy Kitties - Funny Feline Video Snippets
Little snippets from lots of different funny cat videos you've seen and heard about.
Ages 8 to 12. By Marguerite Henry, winner of the coveted Newberry Award.
More Fun Cat Stuff
Free Printable Activity Pages - Downloadable Fun for Kids
- Easy Cat Word Find
From SchoolExpress.com - Numerous FREE items including 16,000+ worksheets, make your own worksheets and awards, games, and software,
- DLTK Cat Activities
Cat coloring pages, crafts, and printable activity pages suitable for preschool, kindergarten and gradeschool kids..
- Cat Activity Coloring Maze - Create A Printout Or Activity
Help the lazy cat through the maze and to his tiny mouse friend.
- Free Cat Coloring Page
- Free Cat Word Search Puzzle
Enjoy this fun free Cat word search puzzle. When completed you can read an interesting fact from the remaining letters