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Macmillan' collection of cat books.

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Puss in Boots

A Caldecott Honor Book in a deluxe softcover edition.

"...is brilliantly conceived and executed." --Boxed review, Publishers Weekly..."

By Charles Perrault, Fred Marcellino and Malcolm Arthur

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Cat and Rat

The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

To select the animals of the zodiac, the Jade Emperor has called for a race between all the animals.

"...and, in the case of 'Cat and Rat,' startling artwork."--New York Times Book Review "Handsome design..."

Ed Young

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Henry Holt and Co.

Cat in the Manger

A moving retelling of the Christmas story as seen through the eyes of one little cat "Everything was silent. It was as if all the animals held their breath....

"...infant. Through the eyes of one small cat, award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman retells..."

Michael Foreman

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Henry Holt and Co.

Time Cat

The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth

Here’s the book that started it all—Lloyd Alexander’s first fantasy for young readers—back in hardcover! Gareth’s definitely...

"...Here’s the book that started it all—Lloyd Alexander’s first fantasy for young readers—back in hardcover! Gareth’s definitely.... Here’s the book that started it all—Lloyd Alexander’s first fantasy for young readers—back in hardcover! Gareth’s definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he’s got the power to travel through time— “Anywhere, any time, any country, any century,” Gareth tells Jason. And in the wink of a very special cat’s eye, they’re off. ..."

Lloyd Alexander Lloyd Alexander

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Henry Holt and Co.

Cat Skidoo

Kittens in the window- one cat, two, jumping down for Cat Skidoo! Join the mischievous romp and fun of Cat Skidoo! Join a pair of precocious kittens...

"...Kittens in the window- one cat, two, jumping down for Cat Skidoo! Join the mischievous romp and fun of Cat Skidoo! Join a pair of precocious kittens.... Kittens in the window- one cat, two, jumping down for Cat Skidoo! Join the mischievous romp and fun of Cat Skidoo! Join a pair of precocious kittens as they pit-pat, tumble, tangle, and pounce through a day of Cat Skidoo until, tired and happy..."

By Bethany Roberts and R. W. Alley

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Roaring Brook Press

Bad Kitty

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time....

"...From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time..... From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Return of the Killer Cat

When Ellie tells Tuffy the family is leaving for the week, Tuffy couldn’t be more thrilled. A whole blissful week of rolling around in the flower bed and...

"...will easily win him new fans.”  --Kirkus Reviews..."

By Anne Fine and Steve Cox

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Feiwel & Friends

The Cat on the Mat Is Flat

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of Dr. Seuss-style rhymes for elementary school readers. ...

"...From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection..."

By Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

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Henry Holt and Co.

Katie Loves the Kittens

The acclaimed author and illustrator of Chickens to the Rescue has created a sweet, funny, and entirely irresistible new character—a little dog just bursting...

"...The acclaimed author and illustrator of Chickens to the Rescue has created a sweet, funny, and entirely irresistible new character—a little dog just bursting.... The acclaimed author and illustrator of Chickens to the Rescue has created a sweet, funny, and entirely irresistible new character—a little dog just bursting with good intentions. Katie is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three little kittens that she can’t stop herself from howling “AROOOOO!” and trying to run after them. S..."

John Himmelman John Himmelman

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath

BAD KITTY IS BACK (AND BADDER THAN EVER!) when she is forced to take a bath in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are...

"...of cat lovers and haters alike. This time Kitty is at her worst in this riotous how-to guide filled..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Hondo and Fabian

Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay...

"...Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay.... Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home. A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause mo..."

Peter McCarty Peter McCarty

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A mouse, a cat, and a cricket take a bite out of the Big Apple.

"...A mouse, a cat, and a cricket take a bite out of the Big Apple.. Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he’d seen it all. But he’s never met a cricket before, which really isn’t surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City—the Times..."

By George Selden and Garth Williams

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Delicious!

Cat, Squirrel, and Duck have a very serious problem: there are no ripe pumpkins in the garden for their favorite soup! They’ll have to make something else, but...

"...Cat, Squirrel, and Duck have a very serious problem: there are no ripe pumpkins in the garden for their favorite soup! They’ll have to make something else, but.... Cat, Squirrel, and Duck have..."

Helen Cooper Helen Cooper

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Grab your lunch boxes and head to school because Tallulah is the teacher! This spunky cat makes learning fun—there’s story time and show-and-tell of course,...

"...Grab your lunch boxes and head to school because Tallulah is the teacher! This spunky cat makes learning fun—there’s story time and show-and-tell of course,.... Grab your lunch boxes and head to school because Tallulah is the teacher! This spunky cat makes learning fun—there’s story time and show-and-tell of course, but also cool crafts like creating place mats and snackitty crackers (some snack!). Tallulah makes everyone feel welcome, especially Nigel, the new kid. Whether young ..."

Nancy Wolff

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A Neal Porter Book

Bad Kitty Cat-Nipped Edition

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time....

"...From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time..... From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equal..."

Nick Bruel Nick Bruel

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Square Fish

Hondo and Fabian

Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay...

"...Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay.... Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. " Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!" Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home. A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause mo..."

Peter McCarty Peter McCarty

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Diary of a Killer Cat

The hilarious confessions of a ferocious feline Poor Ellie is horrified when her cat, Tuffy, drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. Before long,...

"...for an American release of the sequel, Return of the Killer Cat."  --Kirkus Reviews   "The author of Alias..."

By Anne Fine and Steve Cox

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The Wishing Ball

Nellie is a stray cat who wishes she had a house to live in, warm meals, and a best friend. When a crafty crow overhears her wishing, he decides to play a...

"...Nellie is a stray cat who wishes she had a house to live in, warm meals, and a best friend. When a crafty crow overhears her wishing, he decides to play a.... Nellie is a stray cat who wishes she had a house to live in, warm meals, and a best friend. When a crafty crow overhears her wishing, he decides to play a trick on her for his own amusement – which is how Nellie ends up putting all her..."

Elisa Kleven Elisa Kleven

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Widget

A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order to get a home When Widget, a little stray dog, stumbles through a flap door into the home of Mrs. Diggs, he sees...

"...A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order to get a home When Widget, a little stray dog, stumbles through a flap door into the home of Mrs. Diggs, he sees.... A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order..."

By Lyn Rossiter McFarland and Jim McFarland

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A Pipkin of Pepper

A companion to the best-selling Pumpkin Soup Duck, Cat, and Squirrel, the three animal friends from Pumpkin Soup, are out of salt, a key ingredient of their...

"...A companion to the best-selling Pumpkin Soup Duck, Cat, and Squirrel, the three animal friends from..."

Helen Cooper Helen Cooper

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Pumpkin Soup

By the Kate Greenaway Medalist Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the...

"...By the Kate Greenaway Medalist Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the.... By the Kate Greenaway Medalist   Deep..."

Helen Cooper Helen Cooper

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Henry Holt and Co.

Toots the Cat

Meet Toots, the lovable feline terror of the house Toots will win you over just as easily as she walks all over you. She eats, plays, naps, and comes...

"...Meet Toots, the lovable feline terror of the house Toots will win you over just as easily as she walks all over you. She eats, plays, naps, and comes.... Meet Toots, the lovable feline terror of the house Toots will win you over just as easily as she walks all over you. She eats, plays, naps, and comes and goes as she pleases. But she is so lovable that you’ll want her to be your very own animal companion. In this collection of poems, an ode to the author’s own cat, Karla K..."

By Karla Kuskin and Lisze Bechtold

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Roaring Brook Press

The Cat Came Back

This handsome book has a built-in audience -- the thousands of children who have delighted in Fred Penner's music and signature song, The Cat Came Back. The...

"...This handsome book has a built-in audience -- the thousands of children who have delighted in Fred Penner's music and signature song, The Cat Came Back. The.... This handsome book has a built-in audience -- the thousands of children who have delighted in Fred Penner's music and signature song, The Cat Came Back. The story is simple: old Mr. Johnson is driven round the bend by a pesky cat who just won't let him nap in peace. The familiar words and infectious rhythm invite ch..."

By Fred Penner and Renee Reichert

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Best in Show for Rotten Ralph

A Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader

“To thine own self be true.” The cat show is coming to town and Rotten Ralph is hungry for glory – and desperate to defeat his perfect cousin Percy,...

"...“To thine own self be true.” The cat show is coming to town and Rotten Ralph is hungry for glory – and desperate to defeat his perfect cousin Percy,.... “To thine own self be true.” The cat show is coming to town and Rotten Ralph is hungry for glory – and desperate to defeat his perfect cousin Percy, whatever it takes. According to Sarah, Ralph has to stop being a lazy scoundrel and follow her regimen to achieve poise and polish. When the competition gets under way, Ralph pretends..."

By Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel

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