Cat stories for kids are the focus in this article. Kids relate well to stories about animals and in particular cats and dogs.
Some of my children’s most popular stories were short stories that were learnt by heart because we read them so often. In fact, I knew them by heart too. The Wizard’s Cat we both knew by heart. It is a rhyming verse which makes it easy to remember. It is a simple early reader where the moral of the story is, it’s always best to be ‘you’ and not wish you were someone else.
A much loved favorite in our house with a lovely but simple message of self acceptance. This simple message gives the opportunity to reinforce the message of self acceptance without going over the top.
These books are all cat stories for kids. Detailed reviews are below the list. All of these books are exceptionally cheap and good value.
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Cat Stories For Kids
Here’s a choice of books to have a quick browse. The detailed reviews are below this list.
|Top Top||Kiko the Kitty Cat: Short Stories, Games, Jokes, and More!||Check Price|
|Top Top||One Cat, Two Cat, New Cat!: Ocho and Ono Meet Tiger||Check Price|
|Top Top||Lucky Lucy: Short Stories, Games, Jokes, and More!||Check Price|
|Top Top||Rattles, the Barn Cat Misfit||Check Price|
|Top Top||White Cat Black Cat||Check Price|
|Top Top||Clicker the Cat: Online Children's Book about Internet Safety Ages 6-8 Preschool (Clicker the Cat Healthy Tech Habits for Kids)||Check Price|
|Top Top||Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)||Check Price|
|Top Top Top||Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set - Paperback||Check Price|
|Cat Kid Comic Club: From the Creator of Dog Man||Check Price|
|National Geographic Kids Cats Sticker Activity Book (NG Sticker Activity Books)||Check Price|
|They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books)||Check Price|
|See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog||Check Price|
|Cat Dog Dog: The Story of a Blended Family||Check Price|
|Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?||Check Price|
|Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream (I Can Read Level 1)||Check Price|
|Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4)||Check Price|
|Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read)||Check Price|
|Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes||Check Price|
|The Invisible Leash: A Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet (The Invisible String)||Check Price|
|If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books)||Check Price|
|Primary Story Journal - Cute Cat: Draw And write Composition Notebook For Girls | With Picture Space On Top And Dotted Midline | Grades K-2 | 100 Story Page||Check Price|
Cat Stories For Kids – Reviews
Kiko The Kitty Cat
This book is about Kiko The Cat who is a detective cat. That sets the scene and sparks interest straight away as there is going to be problem solving. Children love problem solving stories. They are great for stimulating discussion by asking the child you are reading to his/her ideas about possible outcomes.
This book is suitable to be read aloud to young children although I found myself substituting or explaining some of the words. They sometimes seemed to be too adult, however substitution was easily done. The plots and stories woven around the plots are engaging and this maintains interest.
Below is the box set of Kiko The Cat and other stories by Uncle Amon.
This is perfect for babysitters and grandparents. It’s always handy having a little surprise up your sleeve. The boxed set is only available on Kindle not in Paperback.
Uncle Amon has fantastic journals that are perfect for kids to do their own writing. Each page has 5 lines for writing the story and a large box for illustrations. It’s kind of nice to have a special book. This little bundle plus a journal would make a great Christmas gift for a child.
To continue with the theme I would encourage your child to come up with their own Kiko story. If they are old enough to write, let them go for it. These little home-written books become precious and a part of the home library.
One Cat, Two Cat, New Cat!: Ocho And Ono Meet Tiger
This is a cute story about two cats happily living together when a third comes by and wants to be accepted. Everyone wants to be accepted and this particular moral although relating to cats in this instance, is also transferable to our own lives.
It’s a rhyming story which is good for young readers as they pick up on the cadence of the language and like these stories to be reread. Eventually they can “read” the book to themselves or you.
The illustrations are great and the written description and the illustrations do go together particularly well. This would be a good discussion point with a child, for example, Which cat do you think is Ocho and why?
A great little popular book.
Lucky Lucy – Cat Stories For Kids
This is another Uncle Amon book. He will be thinking I’m an author stalker.
His books are highly relatable to children. The moral of the story – Giving Is Its Own Reward – opens up lots of discussion. For young children this is something that they need to see and hear about in action and it is by the example of others that they will follow. Uncle Amon has done it again.
The mazes and puzzles are great and an added extra. Someone who bought the book on Kindle got past the obvious limitations of having a maze on Kindle by having the child trace their finger through the maze. Good idea!
Rattles The Barn Cat
This is what I call a heartwarming story. We all love the idea of a rescue cat even if it’s a child’s story. Happy endings don’t always happen in real life but when reading a book just for pleasure and enjoyment to a child, a happy ending makes it a positive experience for all.
There are four books in the series. The first book deals with the rescue of Rattles and his journey to his new home.
The illustrations are lovely with a homely feel that kids love and can identify with.
The first book deals with Rattles being a misfit but finding his place in life. This is perfect series of cat stories for kids. Kids get to know and highly relate to the main character in a series.
There’s a load of discussion there. I always feel with books that you don’t need to discuss the life out of every story or life lesson in a book. That almost becomes a chore. However there may be an appropriate moment when you can refer back to the moral or lesson in the story.
It is good to just read for the sake of reading and the enjoyment it brings.
White Cat Black Cat
A beautifully illustrated picture book about cats with catchy rhymes, both guaranteed to catch the attention of young readers. The book is suitable for preschoolers and early learners but actually will appeal to all ages and particularly cat lovers.
Like some of the other cat stories for kids there is a moral or message behind this story that deals with the acceptance of who we are even though we may at first appear to be different. It is being a friend that is important.
Clicker The Cat
This is a clever little book about Clicker the Cat who apart from being very cute has an important message about using digital media. The message is to ensure children know a healthy balance between screen time and playtime. It is something we have to incorporate into children’s education and at home.
This is an important message and with children being exposed to digital media now from the moment they are born (baby selfies) it is something in which we need to be proactive and get get through that vital message about balance between screen time and playtime. This is the first book in a planned series.
Great illustrations in this must read book with its clever and timely message.
Dr Seuss Beginner Book Collection
Dr Seuss and The Cat in the Hat is pretty well its own institution and loved worldwide.
It offers a vast array of different books and book series.This series of five books beloved beginner books is the perfect set to start the reader on a path of reading enjoyment.
Pete The Cat
Pete the Cat has become so incredibly popular and for good reason. The stories are engaging, the illustrations wonderful and children and adults enjoy reading these books.
Kids love that this set of books has its own little case complete with a handle and Velcro closing. This makes it easy to transport. Kids like having their own suitcase. This is a great deal for five books.
The five stories in this set are:
Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction
Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete
Pete the Cat: Go Pete Go!
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
There is a huge selection of Pete The Cat books and associated products. Great gifts for young children – Fun and Educational!
The love of Reading – From An early Childhood teacher
I was an early childhood teacher and books for kids still excite me with the possibilities they hold for discussion or simply reading for the enjoyment of reading a good story. There is nothing like the rapt attention of the listeners as you read or retell a favorite story.
Encourage your children to make their own books for fun. Your child’s ideas may be based on their favorite series. This is a wonderful way to have kids engaged with learning from the beginning of life. They are not only reading but writing also.
I love paper books for children however eBooks are amazingly convenient and an excellent option to be able to read to children anywhere, especially on the go. I read eBooks and love the versatility of being able to whip out my Kindle when waiting for an appointment.
You may be setting up your little reading buddy on a lifelong path of reading enjoyment with these children’s books about cats.
Now that you have chosen some cat books, how about a cat onesie for the perfect surprise. Nothing like setting up a cosy scene for reading cat stories.
A cat mug for that cup of hot chocolate sounds like a good idea too.