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The Best Childrens Books About Cats 

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Updated January 23, 2020 296 votes 121 voters 6.9k views 35 items

List Rules Kids books that are about cats or kittens.

List of the best children's books about cats. So many kids, long before they are exposed to the cute kitten overtaking of the world wide web, simply adore cats. "Cat," in fact, is one of the often one of the first words a child learns to spell and pronounce. This list of the best books about cats for kids, spans from the famous Dr. Seuss books to Ed Young's classic Cat and Rat.

In fact, if your child is a fan of the film versions of The Cat in the Hat or Puss in Boots, get them the books for even more fun and entertainment. There are so many great children's books worth buying that center around feline protagonists. With author Helen Cooper, cats appear to be a recurring theme. The same is true for the Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel and Anne Fine's Killer Cat stories for kids.

Vote up the cat books you loved as a kid or vote down the feline stories your kids never want to read. If your favorite kids book about cats isn't on the list, add it below! 
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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Dr. Seuss
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Kitten's First Full Moon... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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cat in the hat comes bac... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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Socks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Beverly Cleary
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Puss in boots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Eric Metaxas
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Tojo and Nelly's Cat Tal... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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The Cricket in Times Squ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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Dewey: The Small-Town Li... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Auron added

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.
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The Cat on the Mat Is Fl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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A pussycat's Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Margaret Wise Brown
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Pete The Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
James Dean
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Splat the Cat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Rob Scotton
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Skippyjon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Judith Schachner
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Cat and Rat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Ed Young
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Bad Kitty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Nick Bruel
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Cat in the manger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Michael Foreman
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Best in show for Rotten ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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The True Adventures of J... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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Luis and Tabitha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Stephanie Riass added Stephanie Campisi
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Delicious! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Helen Cooper
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Millions of Cats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Amy Boal added Wanda Gág
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Old Possum's Book of Pra... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Ari Frc added T. S. Eliot
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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
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Katie Loves the Kittens ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
John Himmelman
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pipkin of pepper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Childrens Books About Cats
Helen Cooper