Understanding Cats: Best Cat Books for Kids and Adults

best cat books for kids and adultsAs being a cat person, a dog person, a horse person, well an animal person I never can get enough of books about pets and all kinds of animals. I love seeing pictures and reading stories and it‘s even better when I learn something new. And honestly, for me it doesn’t matter if a cat book is meant for children, I love reading them all.

Are you looking for a book or books about cats that help you and your kids understand these adorable pets? You are at the right place.

I reviewed these 3 cat books that encompass both: being entertaining for kids and adults and full of valuable information you want to know about your cat. Having a book about cats that you may read together with your children is even better.

Take a look at the following book reviews. I let the books speak for themselves.

Book Reviews

How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language

How to Speak Cat

Book Facts

  • Authors: Aline Alexander Newman, Gary Weitzman
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (January 6, 2015)
  • Paperback, also available as Library Binding
  • Age range: 8 – 12 years
  • 176 pages

We know cats are beautiful, secretive, and independent … but even the most loyal cat owners are often baffled by their own pet’s behavior. With veterinarian expert Dr. Gary Weitzman as guide, this fun book helps kids understand what cats are trying to communicate by their body language and behavior. So if you’ve ever wondered what Fluffy means when she’s purring or moving her tail emphatically from left to right—this book is for you! It’s full of insights, expert advice, and real-life cat scenarios, and showcases more than 30 poses, so you’ll soon learn what each meow and flick of the tail means!

Reader reviews

Great for understanding your cats behavior. Not only that is was also helpful and solving some minor behavior problems. A good read.

Nice pictures and everything you would want to know about cats and kittens.

Love this book. I’ve had cats throughout my lifetime. But with a new kitty in the house, this book has been most helpful. Besides being informative, it’s entertaining as well.


Everything Cat: What Kids Really Want to Know about Cats

Everything Cat

Book Facts

  • Author: Marty Crisp
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc; First edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Paperback, also available as Library Bindind and ebook
  • Age range: 8 – 11 years
  • 64 pages

Why do cats purr? Why do cats play with their food? Why do cats like getting on top of the fridge? Why is my cat so picky? The pages are illustrated with full-color photographs of felines, usually in a pose related to the topic. Children will love sharing odd facts about these mysterious animals.

Reader reviews

I bought this book for my 8 yo who is a big fan of cats. Really informative yet easy to read for her. Good book.

My granddaughter loved this book. Not only did she read it, but all her cousins fought for their turn to read it. It’s really well laid out as well as entertaining.

Fun book about cats with lots of pictures for my grand daughters. At the back of the book is a list of resources and a list of web sites about cats, very useful. I enjoyed the book and I’m sure my grand daughters will as well.


Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship With Kitties

Cat Tales

Book Facts

  • Author: Aline Alexander Newman
  • Foreword: Mieshelle Nagelschneider
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (April 11, 2017)
  • Hardcover
  • Age range: 9 and up
  • 160 pages

We humans love our cats and these surprising true stories will prove our cats love us back! This collection of tales of playfulness, friendship, heroism, and inspiration is sure to touch the soul, tickle the funny bone, and inspire animal lovers everywhere to be the best kitty caretakers and companions they can be. There’s Bambi, whose owners taught her to respond to commands in American Sign Language; Millie, who loves exploring the outdoors and goes rock climbing with her owner, and more.

Reader reviews

Easy reading, compelling accounts, nice pictures. Makes a great gift for children and adult cat lovers alike. Also reasonably priced.

With two cats running around our house, my family loves felines! Both my kids were thus incredibly excited about Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties. The book tells the stories of some awesome, caring, adventurous, hardworking, and curious kitties. I read the entire book in one sitting. Cat Tales is a huge hit in my household!

The pictures in the book are so adorable, and I liked that they were authentic to the story. Each “chapter” narrates a different cat’s tale, as well as some extra features such as a Q&A or facts about the breed.


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One Response to Understanding Cats: Best Cat Books for Kids and Adults

  1. Marylou says:

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