Recent picture books about cats

A little while ago I wrote a blog post focusing on picture books about dogs, which was great for dog lovers, but the cat lovers were very scratchy about it! Where were all the picture books about cats, they miaowed loudly?!

Well, cat lovers this is your moment, because we have some stunning, hilarious and even educational picture books about cats to share with you today. Read on for some fabulous books about the lords of our lounge rooms. Purr!


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We Found a Cat by Heidi McKinnon

Look! We found a cat.

It has whiskers and a long tail, it has to be a cat… doesn’t it?

This is a fun new story from talented Australian author and illustrator, Heidi McKinnon.

A purr-fect read-aloud for ages 2 and up.


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Cat Problems by John Jory & Lane Smith

What could a pampered house cat possibly have to complain about?

Just like most cats, this cat lives an extremely comfortable life. But he has his problems, too…

The sun spot he’s trying to bathe in just won’t stop moving. The nosy neighbour squirrel just can’t seem to mind its own business. And don’t even get him started on the hoover! It’s an absolute menace! Will this cat ever find the silver lining?

A fun read-aloud for ages 3 and up.


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Winston and the Indoor Cat by Leila Rudge

A story about seeing what life is like on the other side of the window.

Two very different cats: Winston, a free-spirited explorer; and The Indoor Cat, lover of leisure; form a friendship and show each other how different their lives could be.

Can The Indoor Cat be enticed by outdoor adventure? Will Winston be tempted by a life of indoor luxury?

An engaging read-aloud for ages 3 and up.


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Cat Chat by Dr Jess French

‘Say hello’ cat or ‘let me go’ cat? Learn exactly what your favourite feline is trying to tell you in this friendly and funny first book about cats and their chat.

In this beautifully illustrated board book, Dr Jess French provides the perfect introduction to living with cats for young children. In charming rhyming text, she shows how to read a cat’s body language.

A cute intro to interacting with cats for ages 1 and up.


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Cat Dog by Mem Fox and Mark Teague

Join an unlikely animal trio for some irresistibly funny antics in this read-aloud gem from bestselling, award-winning and much-loved author Mem Fox and acclaimed illustrator Mark Teague.

There is a cat in this book. There is also a dog. And there is a whole lot of crazy stuff going on … Right?

An interactive story for children aged 3 and up.


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CATastrophe!: A Story of Patterns

by Anne Marie Stephens & Jenn Harvey

Nine kittens go on an exciting boating adventure that’s a (funny) catastrophe in this playful picture book that demonstrates the key math concept of patterns.

What happens when confused kitties paddle every which way? Or when they all lean in the same direction? A pattern is needed to avoid a catastrophe!

Using strong rhythm, clever wordplay, and countable characters, CATastrophe! is a fun read-aloud that also shows what patterns can do.

A clever story suitable for children aged 3 and up.

We Found a Cat

We Found a Cat

Heidi McKinnon

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