The Best Children’s Books About Cats And Kittens

“What are the best Children’s books about Cats?” We looked at 278 of the top Kids Cat books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 15 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Children’s Cat” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 250+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 15 Best Children’s Books About Kittens And Cats



15 .) Bad Kitty written by Nick Bruel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Ranker
  • Read Brightly

When a kitty discovers there is no cat food in the house, she decides to become very, very bad.




14 .) Have You Seen My Cat? written by Eric Carle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pre-Kinders
  • Read Brightly

A young boy encounters all sorts of cats while searching for the one he lost.




13 .) Mr. Wuffles! written by David Wiesner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Mommy Evolution

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




12 .) Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes written by Eric Litwin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Mommy Evolution

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




11 .) Six-Dinner Sid written by Inga Moore

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • The Guardian

Sid the cat plays the pet of six different owners on Aristotle Street so that he can get six dinners every night.




10 .) They All Saw a Cat written by Brendan Wenzel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pre-Kinders
  • Read Brightly

In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.




9 .) Wabi Sabi written by Mark Reibstein

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Mommy Evolution

Wabi Sabi, a cat living in the city of Kyoto, learns about the Japanese concept of beauty through simplicity as she asks various animals she meets about the meaning of her name.




8 .) If You Give a Cat a Cupcake written by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Pre-Kinders

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




7 .) Millions of Cats written by Wanda Gág

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Pet Care Facts
  • Read Brightly

How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?




6 .) Skippyjon Jones written by Judy Schachner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Mommy Evolution
  • Ranker
  • Read Brightly

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




5 .) Socks written by Beverly Cleary

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Ranker
  • Read Brightly

The happy home life of Socks, the cat, is disrupted by the addition of a new baby to the household.




4 .) Kitten’s First Full Moon written by Kevin Henkes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Mommy Evolution
  • Ranker
  • Read Brightly
  • Sammy Approves

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.




3 .) Pete the Cat written by Eric Litwin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Mommy Evolution
  • Pet Care Facts
  • Pre-Kinders
  • Read Brightly




2 .) The Cat in the Hat written by Dr. Seuss

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pet Care Facts
  • Ranker
  • Read Brightly
  • Sammy Approves
  • The Guardian

Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.




1 .) Splat The Cat written by Rob Scotton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Imagination Soup
  • Mommy Evolution
  • Pre-Kinders
  • Ranker
  • Read Brightly
  • Sammy Approves

A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected.





The 250+ Additional Best Books For Cat Loving Kids



# Books Authors Lists
16 A Kitten Tale Eric Rohmann Goodreads
Sammy Approves
17 Bad Kitty Gets a Bath Nick Bruel Goodreads
Ranker
18 Cat Matthew Van Fleet Goodreads
Pre-Kinders
19 Cat Secrets Jef Czekaj Goodreads
Imagination Soup
20 Chester Mélanie Watt Goodreads
Mommy Evolution
21 Cookie’s Week Pre-Kinders
Read Brightly
22 Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! Vicki Myron Goodreads
Read Brightly
23 I Must Have Bobo! Eileen Rosenthal Goodreads
Mommy Evolution
24 Mama Cat Has Three Kittens Denise Fleming Goodreads
Pre-Kinders
25 Matilda’s Cat Emily Gravett Goodreads
Sammy Approves
26 Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats Alicia Potter Imagination Soup
Sammy Approves
27 Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat Amy Tan Book Riot
Goodreads
28 Slinky Malinki Lynley Dodd Goodreads
The Guardian
29 Spot, the cat Henry Cole Imagination Soup
Sammy Approves
30 The Cheshire Cheese Cat Imagination Soup
Peach Tree Online
31 The Fire Cat Esther Averill Goodreads
Imagination Soup
32 The Tale of Tom Kitten Beatrix Potter Goodreads
Pet Care Facts
33 There Are Cats in This Book Viviane Schwarz Goodreads
Imagination Soup
34 There Are No Cats in This Book Viviane Schwarz Goodreads
Imagination Soup
35
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door
Book Riot
Imagination Soup
36 Three Little Kittens Paul Galdone Goodreads
Pre-Kinders
37 What Will Fat Cat Sit On? Imagination Soup
Pre-Kinders
38 Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens Beth Stern with K. A. Alistir Imagination Soup
Sammy Approves
39 A castle full of cats Ruth Sanderson Sammy Approves
40 A Cat and a Dog Pre-Kinders
41 A cat named Tim and other stories John Martz Sammy Approves
42 A Kitten’s Year Nancy Raines Day Goodreads
43 A Pussycat’s Christmas Margaret Wise Brown Goodreads
44
A pussycat’s Christmas Margaret Wise Brown
Ranker
45 A Street Cat Named Bob Book Riot
46 All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat Suzy Becker Goodreads
47
Amy Boal added Millions of Cats Wanda Gág
Ranker
48 Anatole and the Cat (Anatole, #2) Eve Titus Goodreads
49 Angus and the Cat Marjorie Flack Goodreads
50 Antionette Pre-Kinders
51 April’s Kittens Clare Turlay Newberry Goodreads
52 Atticus Claw Jennifer Gray The Guardian
53
Auron added Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World This is the inspirational and true story of a tiny cat with a big heart, Dewey was found cold and dirty in a library’s book return slot. This true story tells how this tiny cat changed the hearts of the people around him.Perfect book for bedtime or story time.
Ranker
54 Ava and Taco Cat Book Riot
55 Backstage cat Harriet Ziefert, Jenni Desmond Sammy Approves
56
Bad Kitty’s Very Bad Boxed Set Number 1: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Happy Birthday Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray
Mommy Evolution
57
Ben Nemer added The True Adventures of Joey and Rocky
Ranker
58
Best in show for Rotten Ralph Jack Gantos
Ranker
59 Big Cat Sammy Approves
60 Big Cat, Little Cat Elisha Cooper Goodreads
61 Bits & Pieces Judy Schachner Goodreads
62 Black cat, white cat Silvia Borando Sammy Approves
63 Blue Ethel Jennifer Black Reinhardt Sammy Approves
64 Busy Kitties Imagination Soup
65 Captain Cat Inga Moore Goodreads
66 Carbonel: The King of Cats Book Riot
67 Cat & Dog Michael Foreman Sammy Approves
68 Cat and Rat Ed Young Ranker
69 Cat at Night Imagination Soup
70 Cat Heaven Imagination Soup
71 Cat in the City Book Riot
72
cat in the hat comes back! Dr. Seuss
Ranker
73
Cat in the manger Michael Foreman
Ranker
74 Cat Jumped In! Mommy Evolution
75 Cat nap Toni Yuly Sammy Approves
76 Cat napped! Leeza Hernandez Sammy Approves
77 Cat tale Michael Hall Sammy Approves
78 Cat the Cat Series Read Brightly
79
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series)
Mommy Evolution
80 Cat Wings Book Riot
81 Cat, What Is That? Tony Johnston Goodreads
82 Cats Vanish Slowly Peach Tree Online
83 Catwings (Catwings, #1) Ursula K. Le Guin Goodreads
84 CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG NY Times
85 Chi’s Sweet Home, Volume 1 Kanata Konami Goodreads
86 Children Make Terrible Pets Pre-Kinders
87 City cat Kate Banks Sammy Approves
88 Clifford the Big Red Dog Pet Care Facts
89 Comet’s Nine Lives Jan Brett Goodreads
90 Crenshaw Book Riot
91 Cross-Country Cat Mary Calhoun Goodreads
92 Delicious! Helen Cooper Ranker
93
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Book Riot
94 Dick Whittington and His Cat Marcia Brown Goodreads
95 Dog vs. Cat Chris Gall Sammy Approves
96 Dog’s Colorful Day Pre-Kinders
97 Dragon’s Fat Cat Imagination Soup
98 Easter Cat Book Riot
99 Fabian Escapes Book Riot
100 Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens Jane O’Connor Sammy Approves
101 Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Three Kittens Maj Lindman Goodreads
102 Floss Pre-Kinders
103 Four Little Kittens Kathleen N. Daly Goodreads
104 Froggy Gets a Doggy Pre-Kinders
105 Fuddles Mommy Evolution
106 Garfield at Large: His First Book (Garfield, #1) Jim Davis Goodreads
107 Gaston Pre-Kinders
108 Glamourpuss Sarah Weeks Sammy Approves
109 Go Dog Go! Pet Care Facts
110 Gobbolino The Witch’s Cat Ursula Moray Williams The Guardian
111 Good boy, Fergus Pet Care Facts
112 GRACIE THE LIGHTHOUSE CAT NY Times
113 Grumpy Cat Imagination Soup
114 Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty Nick Bruel Goodreads
115 HARRY & HOPPER NY Times
116 Harry the Dirty Dog Pre-Kinders
117 Hello Kitty: My Home Roger Priddy Sammy Approves
118 Henry the Fourth Pre-Kinders
119 Here Comes Teacher Cat Deborah Underwood Sammy Approves
120 Here comes the Tooth Fairy Cat Deborah Underwood Sammy Approves
121 Hi, Cat! Ezra Jack Keats Goodreads
122 Highway Cats Read Brightly
123 Hondo & Fabian Peter McCarty Goodreads
124 Hondo and Fabian Mommy Evolution
125 How to be a cat Nikki McClure Sammy Approves
126 How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You Matthew Inman Goodreads
127 I Am A Cat Book Riot
128 I Am Pusheen the Cat Book Riot
129 I Am Tama, Lucky Cat Peach Tree Online
130
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
Book Riot
131 I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat Pre-Kinders
132 If You Give a Dog a Donut Pre-Kinders
133 If You See a Kitten Peach Tree Online
134 Is that my cat? Jonathan Allen Sammy Approves
135 James Riordan Peach Tree Online
136 Janet Lord Peach Tree Online
137 Jenny and the Cat Club Book Riot
138 John Butler Peach Tree Online
139 Kasper the Titanic Cat Imagination Soup
140 Kat Kong Dav Pilkey Goodreads
141 Kat Writes a Song Greg Foley Sammy Approves
142
Katie Loves the Kittens John Himmelman
Ranker
143 Kettle, the Cat Who Composed Imagination Soup
144 Kit & Kaboodle Rosemary Wells Sammy Approves
145 Kittens Laura Ellen Anderson Sammy Approves
146
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?
Imagination Soup
147
Kitty’s Magic: Misty the Scared Kitten
Imagination Soup
148 Kittycat Lullaby Eileen Spinelli Goodreads
149 Koko’s Kitten Francine Patterson Goodreads
150 Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus Goodreads
151 Library Lion Michelle Knudsen Goodreads
152 Little Beauty Mommy Evolution
153 Little cat’s luck Marion Dane Bauer Sammy Approves
154 Little Lola Julie Saab Sammy Approves
155 Lost and Found Cat Read Brightly
156 Luis and Tabitha Stephanie Campisi Sammy Approves
157 Macavity TS Eliot The Guardian
158 Maine Coon Haiku Imagination Soup
159
Maneki Neko: The Tale of the Beckoning Cat
Book Riot
160
MaRi Eli added Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales
Ranker
161 Max the brave Ed Vere Sammy Approves
162
May I Pet Your Dog? The How-To Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs
Pre-Kinders
163
MEET THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM
NY Times
164 Mittens Clare Turlay Newberry Goodreads
165 Mog Judith Kerr The Guardian
166 Mog the Forgetful Cat Judith Kerr Goodreads
167 Moses the Kitten James Herriot Goodreads
168 Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story Sam Lloyd Goodreads
169 Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book Cynthia Rylant Goodreads
170 Mrs Norris JK Rowling The Guardian
171 Mummy Cat Marcus Ewert Sammy Approves
172 My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes Eve Sutton Goodreads
173 My G-r-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger Peach Tree Online
174 Niblet & Ralph Zachariah OHora Sammy Approves
175 Nini Lost and Found Anita Lobel Goodreads
176 Ode to Icky Maranda Russell Goodreads
177 Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats T.S. Eliot Goodreads
178 Old Tom, Man of Mystery Peach Tree Online
179 Old Tom’s Holiday Peach Tree Online
180 One-Eyed Cat Book Riot
181 Only the Cat Saw Ashley Wolff Goodreads
182 Oscar, Cat-About-Town James Herriot Goodreads
183 Ottoline and the Yellow Cat Book Riot
184 Papa Gatto Ruth Sanderson Goodreads
185 Pepper & Poe Frann Preston-Gannon Sammy Approves
186 Pet Show Pre-Kinders
187 Pete the Cat and the bedtime blues Sammy Approves
188 Pete The Cat James Dean Ranker
189
Pete The Cat Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Sammy Approves
190 Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes Eric Litwin Goodreads
191 Pinky Pye Book Riot
192 pipkin of pepper Helen Cooper Ranker
193 Please, Puppy, Please Pre-Kinders
194
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
Imagination Soup
195 Puss in Boots Charles Perrault Goodreads
196 Pussy Willow Margaret Wise Brown Goodreads
197
PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
NY Times
198 Raj the Bookstore Tiger Mommy Evolution
199 Ralph and Niblet Read Brightly
200 Robot Kitties Jim Benton Sammy Approves
201 Rotten Ralph Jack Gantos Goodreads
202 Rupert can dance Jules Feiffer Sammy Approves
203 Sam, Bangs & Moonshine Evaline Ness Goodreads
204 Shiloh Pet Care Facts
205 Simon’s Cat vs. the World Imagination Soup
206 SkippyJohn Jones: Up & Down Judy Schachner Sammy Approves
207 Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones (Skippyjon Jones, #4) Judy Schachner Goodreads
208 Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble (Skippyjon Jones, #3) Judy Schachner Goodreads
209 Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse (Skippyjon Jones, #2) Judy Schachner Goodreads
210 Skippyjon Jones snow what Judy Schachner Sammy Approves
211 So Many Cats! Book Riot
212 South Patrick McDonnell Goodreads
213 Stack the Cats Susie Ghahremani Sammy Approves
214
Stephanie Riass added Luis and Tabitha Stephanie Campisi
Ranker
215 Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties Imagination Soup
216 Tabby McTat Julia Donaldson The Guardian
217 The Aristocats Richard M. Sherman Goodreads
218 The Cat at Night Dahlov Ipcar Goodreads
219 The Cat from Hunger Mountain Read Brightly
220 The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Dr. Seuss Goodreads
221
The Cat on the Mat Is Flat Andy Griffiths
Ranker
222
The Cat Who Came In Off The Roof
Book Riot
223 The Catlady Book Riot
224 The Cats in the Doll Shop Book Riot
225 The Cats of Tanglewood Forest Book Riot
226 The Cheshire Cat Lewis Caroll The Guardian
227 The Christmas Cat Efner Tudor Holmes Goodreads
228 The Christmas Day Kitten James Herriot Goodreads
229 The Color Kittens Margaret Wise Brown Goodreads
230
The Cricket in Times Square George Selden
Ranker
231 The Dalai Lama’s Cat Book Riot
232 The Doghouse Pre-Kinders
233 The Fur Person Book Riot
234 The Grannyman Judy Schachner Goodreads
235 The great cat conspiracy Katie Davies Sammy Approves
236 The Great Gracie Chase Pre-Kinders
237 The Guest Cat Book Riot
238 The Kitten Book Jan Pfloog Goodreads
239
The Little Grumpy Cat that Wouldn’t
Book Riot
240 The Mousehole Cat Antonia Barber Goodreads
241 The Owl and the Pussycat Edward Lear Goodreads
242 The Patchwork Cat William Mayne Goodreads
243 The Pigeon Wants a Puppy Pre-Kinders
244 The Ship’s Cat Richard Adams Goodreads
245 The Shy Little Kitten Cathleen Schurr Goodreads
246 The sign of the cat Lynne Jonell Sammy Approves
247 The Story of Diva and Flea Sammy Approves
248 The Story of Miss Moppet Pet Care Facts
249
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
Sammy Approves
250 The Tailor of Gloucester Beatrix Potter Goodreads
251 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles Beatrix Potter Goodreads
252 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, or The Roly-Poly Pudding Beatrix Potter Goodreads
253 The Wildings Book Riot
254 They all saw a cat Brendan Wenzel Sammy Approves
255 Three Scoops and a Fig Peach Tree Online
256 Tickle Time! Sandra Boynton Sammy Approves
257 Tiger in My Soup Peach Tree Online
258 Time Cat Book Riot
259 Time Cat Albert Payson Terhune Ranker
260 Tiptop cat C. Roger Mader Sammy Approves
261 Today Is Monday Eric Carle Goodreads
262 Tosca’s Christmas Matthew Sturgis Goodreads
263 Touch And Feel Kitten Sammy Approves
264 Tumford the terrible Sammy Approves
265 Unlovable Pre-Kinders
266 Varjak Paw Book Riot
267 Warriors Series Read Brightly
268 Warriors: Into the Wild Book Riot
269 Wendy Henrichs Peach Tree Online
270 When Gorilla Goes Walking Book Riot
271 Where is Catkin? Peach Tree Online
272 Where’s Boo? Book Riot
273 Where’s Spot? Pet Care Facts
274 Who Is That Cat The Cat? Mo Willems Sammy Approves
275 William & The Missing Masterpiece Sammy Approves
276 Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku Lee Wardlaw Goodreads
277 WOOF MEOW TWEET-TWEET NY Times
278 Yoko Rosemary Wells Goodreads


12 Best Children’s Kitten Books Sources/Lists



Source Article
Book Riot 40 Cat Books for National Cat Day
Goodreads Picture Books about Cats
Imagination Soup Favorite Cat Books for Cat Crazy Kids
Mommy Evolution 15 Memorable Picture Books About Cats
NY Times Children’s Books About Cats and Dogs
Peach Tree Online National Cat Day Round-up: Best Children’s Books for Cat Lovers
Pet Care Facts The Best Children’s Books About Cats and Dogs
Pre-Kinders Books about Pets for Kids
Ranker Best Childrens Books About Cats
Read Brightly Here, Kitty, Kitty… 20+ Cat Books for Kids
Sammy Approves 50 Toddler Books About Cats
The Guardian Pip Jones’s top 10 cats in children’s books
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