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




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


Mister Got To Go and Arnie
By Lois Simmie
Illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
Red Deer Press
32 pp.
Ages 4+
2012



Mister Got To Go, Where Are You?
By Lois Simmie
Illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
Red Deer Press
32 pp.
Ages 4+
2014


My Cat Isis
By Catherine Austen
Illustrated by Virginie Egger
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2011


Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That
By Victoria Allenby
Illustrated by Tara Anderson
Pajama Press
32 pp.
Ages 2-5
2013
 

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

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


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

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


The Circus Dogs of Prague
By Rachel Delaney
Puffin Canada
192 pp.
Ages 8+
2014

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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