Cats in Literature
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of whimsical and funny characters.
Baseball Cat by Garrison Allen
In Empty Creek, Arizona, bookstore owner Penelope Warren and her feline assistant, the Abyssinian cat Big Mike, investigate a murder committed during a baseballgame. The victim was one of the team managers and he was killed with a bat.
Cat Caught my Heart: Stories of Wisdom, Hope, and Purrfect Love by Michael Capuzzo and Teresa Banik Capuzzo
True tales of the relationship between cats and humans.
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
In this beloved children’s classic, two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who shows them some tricks and games.
The Cat Who mystery series by Lilian Jackson Braun
This mystery series follows the detective team of prize-winning reporter Jim Qwilleran and Koko, his brilliant Siamese cat.
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls: A Comedy of Manners by Robert A. Heinlein
Join forces with a swashbuckling duo of inter-galactic space rogues struggling to save the future and history of civilization.
Cats in Trouble Mystery series by Leann Sweeney
Jillian Hart, a cat quilt maker and caretaker to an Abyssinian cat, solves mysteries in Mercy, South Carolina.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy took their first steps into the world behind the magic wardrobe, little do they realise what adventures are about to unfold.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
Dewey Readmore Books, the resident cat at Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa, was found in the book drop one freezing winter morning, adopted by the library staff, and immediately became a loving member of the community.
A renowned writer on animals offers a collection of stories about the cats he has known.
Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter
Follow the action-packed adventures of Jane Yellowrock, a feline shapshifter who uncovers the secrets of her own past as she battles rogue vampires, werewolves and other monsters in the employ of the ruling vampire of New Orleans.
The Joe Grey mystery series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Tomcat Joe Grey and two feline friends use their newfound ability to communicate with humans to solve mysteries in a coastal California village.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
This classic children’s tale presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves and other wild animals in the jungle.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
In this celebrated novel, a child is the sole survivor of a shipwreck, along with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a tiger.
Oscar, a seemingly ordinary cat with an aloof attitude, provided comfort for residents near the end of their lives in a hospital for dementia patients.
Midnight Louie series by Carole Nelson Douglas
Las Vegas tomcat Midnight Louie, a true cat-about-town, teams up with his human roommate Temple Barr to solve mysteries.
Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit (#11) Cat in a White Tie and Tails (#24)
Mrs. Murphy Mystery series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
Crozet, Virginia postmistress Harry Harristeen solves mysteries with the help of her logical tabby cat, Mrs. Murphy; rotund grey cat, Pewter; and loyal Corgi, Tucker.
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
A playful book of verses about cats on which the musical Cats was based.