Kim Tano and Madeline Schier, the children’s book buyers at Powell’s City of Books, selected these page-turners that feature silly kittens and fierce felines — and are sure to be approved by cat-loving kids. (FYI: National Black Cat Day is on October 27, so be sure to give some extra treats to dark-furred kitties on that day!) Look for these titles at the Burnside, Hawthorne or Cedar Hills Powell’s locations, or order online at powells.com.
Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani
The playful illustrations will have babies and toddlers giggling, and the simple, fun text makes this a read-aloud book you’ll go back to again and again. The black cat with the little white moustache is a favorite — but pick any kitty and track them across the pages for an extra level of engagement! $8.99.
Cat Problems by Jory John
and Lane Smith
What problems might a common house cat have? Why, not enough food, not being able to go outside, and the vacuum monster, of course! Will he appreciate his home and owners after a wise squirrel points out all he has? Probably not! (We all know how cats can be.) Cat Problems is a hilarious read-aloud for ages 3 and up. $17.99.
Cat and Cat Adventures: The Quest for Snacks
by Susie Yi
Adventure awaits two magical cats, Squash and Ginny, as they embark on a quest for unlimited snacks. Fun illustrations, endearing characters and short chapters for ages 6 and up. $8.99.
Revenge of the Kitten Queen (Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #6) by Johnny Marciano, Emily Chenoweth and Robb Mommaerts
The sixth sci-fi adventure of the evil alien warlord cat Klawde — exiled to Earth and determined to have his revenge — came out at the end of August, which means there are already five great books to read for kids ages 10 and up. (Dav Pilkey fans will really appreciate this series!) $14.99.