August 08, 2012

Cats, Cats, More Cats: Book List

Yes, there is a day dedicated to my favourite furry companion. (Although if you ask a cat, every day should be World Cat Day.  And if you ask a cat person, every day becomes World Cat Day.)

There are so many books by Canadian authors and illustrators that feature felines that I can only provide a limited (!) number of titles and specs here.  Sorry, no room for even the briefest of synopses.

PICTURE BOOKS

The Baritone Cat
By Mora Skelton
Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Lester Publishing
32 pp.
Ages 4-6
1994



Caramba
By Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books
40 pp.
Ages 4+
2005




Caramba and Henry
By Marie-Louise Gay
Groundwood Books
40 pp.
Ages 4+
2011
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The Cat and the Wizard
By Dennis Lee
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson
Key Porter Books
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2001



The Cat Came Back
By Fred Penner 
Illustrated by Renee Reichert
Roaring Brook Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2005


The Cat Came Back
By Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-9
1992




A Cat in a Kayak
By Maria Coffey
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Annick Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
1998




A Cat Adrift
By Maria Coffey
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Annick Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2002


 


The Cat's Pajamas
By Wallace Edwards
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2010



 
Chester
By Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2007





Chester’s Back!
By Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2008





Chester’s Masterpiece
By Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2010




The Chicken Cat
By Stephanie Simpson McLellan
Illustrated by Sean Cassidy
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 3-8
2000



Give Maggie a Chance
By Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 5-7
2002

Maggie Can't Wait
By Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 2-6
2009

The Klondike Cat
By Julie Lawson
Illustrated by Paul Mombourquette
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-9
2002


Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat
By Lynn Manuel
Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Tundra
32 pp.
Ages 7-10
1997

 

Miss Meow Pageant
By Ricardo Keens-Douglas
Illustrated by Marie laFrance
Annick Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
1998


Mister Got To Go: The cat that wouldn't leave
By Lois Simmie
Illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
Red Deer College Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-8
1995
My Cat Isis
By Catherine Austen
Illustrated by Virginie Egger
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2011
 


Pounce de Leon
By Tim Wynne-Jones
Illustrated by Alfredo Tapia
Red Deer Press
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2009


Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?
By Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Rae Maté
Simply Read Books
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2011


The Sleeping Porch 
By Ian Wallace
Groundwood Books
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2008

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The Snow Cat
By Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Tundra
24 pp.
Ages 4-8
1992



Stanley’s Little Sister
By Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 2-8
2010


True Story
By Marty Chan
Illustrated by Lorna Bennett
Ink Jockey
32 pp.
Ages 3-6
2009

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Wellington’s Rainy Day
By Carolyn Beck 
Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2011



Where's That Cat?
(previous title: Have You Seen Josephine?)
By Stéphane Poulin
Tundra
24 pp.
Ages 4-8
2003
Catch That Cat!  
(previous title: Can You Catch Josephine?)
By Stéphane Poulin
Tundra
24 pp.
Ages 4-8
2003

Could You Stop Josephine?
By Stéphane Poulin
Tundra
24 pp.
Ages 4-8
1986


You Can’t Rush a Cat
By Karleen Bradford 
Illustrated by Leslie Elizabeth Watts
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 5-8
2003

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Zoom
By Tim Wynne-Jones 
Illustrated by Eric Beddows
Groundwood Books
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2009

Zoom at Sea 
By Tim Wynne-Jones 
Illustrated by Eric Beddows
House of Anansi
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
1990


Zoom Upstream 
By Tim Wynne-Jones 
Illustrated by Eric Beddows
Groundwood Books
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
1992

Zoom Away
By Tim Wynne-Jones 
Illustrated by Eric Beddows 
Groundwood Books
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
1993



EASY READERS, GRAPHIC NOVELS and NOVELS

 
Andrew, Catch that Cat!
By Deanne Lee Bingham 
Illustrated by Kim LaFave
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
46 pp.
Ages 6-9
1999


 

Any Pet Will Do           
By Nancy Shouse             
Orca Book Publishers
106 pp.  
Ages 8-11
2005        





Binky the Space Cat
By Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press
64 pp.
Ages 7-10
2009



 
Binky to the Rescue
By Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press
64 pp.
Ages 7-10
2010
Binky Under Pressure
By Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press
64 pp.
Ages 7-10
2011





The Birthday Girl 
By Jean Little 
Illustrated by June Lawrason 
Orca Book Publishers
64 pp.
Ages 7-8
2004




Catboy 
By Eric Walters 
Orca Book Publishers
229 pp.
Ages 9-11
2011





Hunter 
By Eric Walters 
Orca Book Publishers
208 pp.
Ages 9-11
September 2012





Cat’s Eye Corner
By Terry Griggs
Raincoast Books
168 pp.
Ages 9-12
2002





Feral
By Bev Cooke
Orca Book Publishers
197 pp.
Ages 13-15
2008

Fred's Dream Cat
By Marie-Danielle Croteau
Illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin
Translated by Sarah Cummins
Formac Publishing
61 pp.
Ages 8-9
1995
The Nine Lives of Travis Keating
By Jill MacLean
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
217 pp.
Ages 8-12
2008





The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy     
By Jill MacLean
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
217 pp.
Ages 8-12
2009


Nutz!
By Virginia Frances Schwartz
Illustrated by Christina Leist
Tradewind Books
120 pp.
Ages 8-11
2011




Plain Kate
By Erin Bow
Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Canada
314 pp.
Ages 12-15
2010


TJ and the Cats
By Hazel Hutchins
Orca Book Publishers
108 pp.
Ages 8-11
2002

TJ and the Rockets
By Hazel Hutchins
Orca Book Publishers
105 pp.
Ages 8-11
2004

TJ and the Quiz Kids
By Hazel Hutchins    
Orca Book Publishers
128 pp.
Ages 8-11
2007





Apologies to those authors and illustrators whose books I missed including in this list, but my little one is calling for her tuna juice and I shouldn't keep her waiting, ever.

HAPPY  WORLD  CAT  DAY!

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