As the nights get longer and the days get shorter kids will be inside for longer periods of time. It is time to cuddle up and read some good stories.
Some of my favorite books to read aloud are about cats and kittens. Jane Cabrera author of the book Cat’s Colors has been writing and illustrating books for over 12 years. Cat’s Colors and Kitty’s Cuddles are two of the 40 books that Jane Cabrera has written which are about Cats. Additionally there are other books about cats that I absolutely love including What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas. Check out these books at your favorite Denver Public Library or put them on hold if they are not available for check out when you visit your neighborhood library.
Other great books about cats:
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
There Are No Cats in This Book! by Viviane Schwarz
There Are Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
There's an anthology series - some books here, some in Aurora, some need ILL - called Catfantastic (5 volumes). Suitable for mid-teen + up; an interesting collection - cats as heroes, time travellers, courtesans, species-hoppers, just about any variation you could dream up. When sitting about on a cold day or evening with your best felid friend + some hot tea + popcorn - unbeatable.
There's a large series of books - actually a series of several series of related books about a clowder of cats & their families & descendants authored by Erin Hunter. They start with the Warrior Cat series & go on - right now, I think it's about 20 or so books altogether, when you add in the supporting side books, etc. Quite fascinating when you look at it as a sort of a national history (maybe like America's history), establishing/taking/swapping territories (establishing states & countries), drawing up leadership rules (the Constitution), rules of war (Generva Convention), and so on. I don't think it's suitable for kids under 12 or so because of sections about battles that get pretty bloody sometimes, but it's tremendously interesting just as fiction, but when you start indirectly comparing it to society & history, it gets even more fascinating. There are also
anime' books associated with it - quite well done. It may be put in the teen section, but as an adult, I found it tremendously interesting & enthralling. I recommend it for all.