Reviewed Books: A to F

The following list contains all the books we have reviewed since we started Library of Cats on May 22, 2014. The list is in alpha order by author’s name. The key to the abbreviations will help you find a specific type/genre of book. To read the review type the book title into “Search” and off you go!! (Book list is updated monthly.)

Key:
AF = Adult Fiction
BAN = Banned and/or Challenged Book
BIO = Biography/Autobiography
CAT = Cat Book (of course!)
CF = Children’s Fiction (Late elementary to middle grades)
FA = Fantasy
DY = Dystopian
HC = Holiday, Christmas
HE = Holiday, Easter
HK = Holiday, Kwanzaa
HCH = Holiday, Hanukkah
HH = Holiday, Halloween
HT = Holiday, Thanksgiving
HV = Holiday, Valentines
HIS = History
INSP = Inspirational
MY = Mystery
NF = Non-Fiction
PB = Picture Book
PH = Photograph Book
SF = Science Fiction
YA = Young Adult (Late middle grades to high school)

A
ADAM, X and the City by John A. Adam (NF)
ADKINS, Cats, An Owner’s Guide by Carla Adkins (NF-CAT)
AHLBERG, The Cat Who Got Carried Away by Allan Ahlberg and Katharine McEwen (CF-CAT)
AHLBERG, The Improbable Cat by Allan Ahlberg and Peter Bailey (CF-MY-CAT)
ALEXANDER, Dream-of-Jade by Lloyd Alexander and D. Brent Burkett (CF-CAT)
ALLBRITTEN, Gigi Chihuahua: Book 1, Chihuahua of the Baskervilles by Esri Allbritten (AF-MY)
ALLEGRA, Sarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra (PB-BIO-HT)
ALLENBY, Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson (PB-CAT)
ANDERSON, Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson (PB-CAT)
ANDERSON, What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life by Nikki Anderson (NF-CAT)
APPLEGATE, Crenshaw by Katharine Applegate (CF-CAT)
ARLUKE, The Photographed Cat, by Arnold Arluke & Lauren Rolfe (NF-PH-CAT)
ARMSTRONG, The Blackwell Pages: Book 1, Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr (YA-FA)
ARMSTRONG, The Blackwell Pages: Book 2, Odin’s Ravens by K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr (YA-FA)
ARMSTRONG, The Blackwell Pages: Book 3, Thor’s Serpents by K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr (YA-FA)
ARMSTRONG, Whittington by Alan Armstrong (CF-CAT)
ARYAL, Bo: America’s Commander in Leash by Naran Aryal (PB)
ATTIA, The Three Little Pugs and the Big, Bad Cat by Becky Davies and Caroline Attia (PB-CAT)
ATWOOD, Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (AF)
ATWOOD, MaddAddam: Book 1, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (AF-DY)
ATWOOD, MaddAddam: Book 2, The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (AF-DY)
ATWOOD, MaddAddam: Book 3, MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (AF-DY)
ATWOOD, Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (AF)
ATWOOD, The Edible Woman byMargaret Atwood (AF)
ATWOOD, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (AF-DY-BAN)
ATWOOD, The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (AF-DY)
ATWOOD, The Tent by Margaret Atwood (AF)
ATWOOD, Up in the Tree by Margaret Atwood (PB)
ATWOOD, Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood (AF)
AUCH, Beauty and the Beaks by Mary Jane and Herm Auch (PB-HT)
AUER, The Legend of the Sand Dollar by Chris Auer and Rick Johnson (PB-HE)
AUSTEN, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties, by Jane Austen, Pamela Jane & Deborah Guyol (AF-PH-CAT)
AVERILL, Captains of the City Streets by Esther Averill (CF-CAT)
AVERILL, Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill (CF-CAT)
AVERILL, Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill (CF-CAT)
AVERILL, The Hotel Cat by Esther Averill (CF-CAT)
AVERILL, The School for Cats by Esther Averill (CF-CAT)

 

 

B
BAILEY, The Improbable Cat, Allan Ahlberg and Peter Bailey (CF-MY-CAT)
BAKER, How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker (NF-CAT)
BAN BREATHNACH, Romancing the Ordinary by Sarah Ban Breathnach (INSP)
BANKS, Parlor Cats by Cynthia Hart, John Grossman, & Josephine Banks (NF-CAT)
BAREY, Julia’s Cats by Patricia Barey and Therese Burson (NF-BIO-CAT)
BARRETTE, Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes and Doris Barrette (PB-HT)
BARRY, Ghost Cat by Eve Bunting and Kevin M. Barry (PB-CAT)
BASE, Animalia by Graeme Base (PB-BAN)
BASE, The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base (PB)
BATES, Pumpkin Cat by Ann Turner and Amy June Bates (PB-HH-CAT)
BAXTER, Right from the Gecko by Cynthia Baxter (AF-MY)
BEARDSHAW, Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw (PB-CAT)
BECK, Malcolm at Midnight by W. H. Beck (CF)
BECKER, Meow Wow by Marty Becker, D.V.M and Gina Spadafort (NF-CAT)
BENDER, Not Friends by Rebecca Bender (PB)
BENEDIS-GRAB, Clementine for Christmas by Daphne Benedis-Grab (CF-HC)
BENJAMIN, Catify to Satisfy by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin (NF-CAT)
BENOIT, Where Are They Buried? How Did They Die? by Tod Benoit (NF)
BERGER, Boo-La-La Witch Spa by Samantha Berger (PB-HH)
BERGER, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats by Claudia J. Nahson and Maurice Berger (NF)
BERGREN, God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant (PB-HE)
BIJSTERBOSCH, Whose Hat is That? by Anita Bijsterbosch (PB)
BISHOP, The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Wiese (PB-BAN)
BLACK, The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (YA-FA)
BLACKMORE, The Fantastic Gifts of Fall by Dandi Daley Mackall and Katherine Blackmore (PB-HT)
BLISS, The Sweetest Witch Around by Alison McGhee and Harry Bliss (PB-HH)
BOMBECK, The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck (NF)
BRADBURY, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (AF-DY-BAN)
BRADBURY, Green Town: Book 1, Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury (AF)
BRADBURY, Green Town: Book 2, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (AF)
BRADBURY, Green Town: Book 3, Farewell to Summer by Ray Bradbury (AF)
BRADBURY, I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury (AF-SF)
BRADBURY, Marionettes, Inc by Ray Bradbury (AF-SF)
BRADBURY, Medicine for Melancholy by Ray Bradbury (AF)
BRADBURY, Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury (AF)
BRADBURY, The Cat’s Pajamas by Ray Bradbury (AF)
BRADBURY, The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury (AF)
BRADBURY, The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury (CF-HH)
BRADBURY, The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (AF-SF-BAN)
BRADBURY, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (AF-SF-BAN)
BRADBURY, The October Country by Ray Bradbury (AF-BAN)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 1, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Brady (CF-MY)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 2, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley (CF-MY)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 3, A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (CF-MY)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 4, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley (CF-MY)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 5, Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley (CF-MY)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 6, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (CF-MY)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 7, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley (CF-MY)
BRADLEY, Flavia de Luce: Book 8, Thrice the Brindled Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley, (CF-MY)
BRANDON, Black Cat Bookshop: Book 1, Double Booked for Death by Ali Brandon (AF-MY)
BRETT, Animal’s Santa by Jan Brett (PB-HC)
BROACH, The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach (CF)
BROWN, 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown, (PB)
BROWN, A Pussycat’s Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown (PB-HC-CAT)
BROWN, Cat Getting Out of a Bag by Jeffrey Brown (PB-cartoon-CAT)
BROWN, Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Dianne Goode (PB-HC)
BROWN, Cleo, The Cat Who Mended a Family by Helen Brown (NF-CAT)
BROWN, Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown, (PB)
BROWN, North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown and Greg Pizzoli (PB)
BRUEL, Bad Kitty: Scaredy Cat by Nick Bruel (PB-CAT-HH)
BRUKUS, Junie B. Jones and the Stinky Smelly Bus by Barbara Park and Denise Brukus (CF-BAN)
BRYANT, God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant (PB-HE)
BUNTING, A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting (PB-HT)
BUNTING, Ghost Cat by Eve Bunting and Kevin M. Barry (PB-CAT)
BURKETT, Dream-of-Jade by Lloyd Alexander and D. Brent Burkett (CF-CAT)
BURNHAM, Angel Letters by Sophy Burnham (INSP)
BURSON, Julia’s Cats by Patricia Barey and Therese Burson (NF-BIO-CAT)
BURT, Sliver of Stardust: Book 1, A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt (YA-FA)
BURT, Sliver of Stardust: Book 2, A Legend of Starfire by Marissa Burt (YA-FA)
BUTLER, If You See a Kitten by John Butler (PB-CAT)

 

C
CABRERA, Peek-a-Boo You! by Jane Cabrera (PB-CAT)
CAINE, The Great Library: Book 1, Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (YA-FA)
CARLE, Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle (PB-BAN)
CHAMBERLAIN, Please Don’t Tease Tootsie by Margaret Chamberlain (PB-CAT)
CHASE, A Kitty Couture Mystery: Book 1, Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase (AF-MY)
CHASE, A Kitty Couture Mystery: Book 2, Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase (AF-MY)
CHASE, A Kitty Couture Mystery: Book 3, Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase (AF-MY)
CHOI, L.A. Son by Roy Choi (NF)
CLEARY, Socks by Beverly Cleary (CF-CAT)
CLELAND, Josie Prescott Antiques: Book 9, Blood Rubies by Jane K. Cleland (AF-MY)
CLINTON, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy by Hillary Rodham Clinton (NF-PH-CAT)
COGGINS, By Spaceship to the Moon by Jack Coggins and Fletcher Pratt (NF)
COLE, And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, and Henry Cole (PB-BAN)
COLLINS, Relic by Renee Collins (YA)
COOPER, Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper (PB-CAT)
COOPER, Green by Susan Cooper (YA)
COOPER, Victory by Susan Cooper (YA-HIS)
CORNWALL, Mechanica: Book 1, Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell YA-FA)
CORNWELL, Mechanica: Book 2, Venturess by Betsy Cornwell (YA-FA)

 

 

D

DAHL, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (CF-FA-BAN)
DAHL, The Witches by Roald Dahl (CF-FA-BAN)
DALEY, Great Speeches by American Women edited by James Daley (NF-HIS)
DANOWSKI, Little Night Cat by Sonja Danowski (PB-CAT)
DAVIDSON, Shake Cats by Darli Davidson (NF-PH-CAT)
DAVIDSON, The Secrets of Lost Cats by Dr. Nancy Davidson (NF-CAT)
DAVIES, The Three Little Pugs and the Big, Bad Cat by Becky Davies and Caroline Attia (PB-CAT)
DAVIS, Wackiest White House Pets by Gibbs Davis (PB-HIS)
DAY, A Kitten’s Year by Nancy Raines Day (PB-CAT)
DE ROSSET, The Confessions of St. Augustine edited by Rosalie De Rosset (INSP)
DEAN, Pete the Cat, The First Thanksgiving by Kimberly & James Dean (PB-HT-CAT)
DEAN, Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life by Kimberly & James Dean (PB-CAT)
DEGROAT, Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond & Diane DeGroat (PB-HC-CAT)
DELANY, Sherlock Holmes Bookshop: Book 1, Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany (AF-MY)
DESTEFANO, Chemical Garden #1, Wither by Lauren DeStefano (YA-DY)
DESTEFANO, Chemical Garden #2, Fever by Lauren DeStefano (YA-DY)
DESTEFANO, Chemical Garden #3, Sever by Lauren DeStefano (YA-DY)
DICAMILLO, Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo (CF)
DICAMILLO, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (CF)
DOLAMORE, Between the Sea and the Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore (YA-FA)
DOSA, Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa, M.D. (NF-CAT)
DRUMMOND, Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond and Diane DeGroat (PB-HC-CAT)
DRYWELL, The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Drywell (PB)
DRYWELL, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Drywell (PB)
DUPRAU, Book of Ember: Book 1, The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (CF-DY)
DUPRAU, Book of Ember: Book 2, The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau (CF-DY)
DUPRAU, Book of Ember: Book 3, The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau (CF-DY)
DUPRAU, Book of Ember: Book 4, The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau (CF-DY)

E
EATON, The Catawampus Cat by Jason Carter Eaton and Gus Gordon (PB-CAT)
EDWARDS, Mixed Beasts by Wallace Edwards (PB)
EDWARDS, The Extinct Files: My Science Project by Wallace Edwards (PB)
EDWARDS, Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe by Wallace Edwards(PB)
ELLIS, Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis (NF-PH-CAT)
ELTING, Q is for Duck by Mary Elting & Michael Folsom (PB)
EVERT, The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert (PB-HC-CAT)

 

F
FARLEY, Mia’s Nutcracker Ballet by Robin Farley and Olga & Aleksey Ivanov (PB-INSP-HC)
FARLEY, The Black Stallion by Walter Farley (CF)
FARISH, The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup by Terry Farish (PB-CAT)
FEIG, How My Cat Made Me a Better Man by Jeremy Feig (NF-CAT)
FFORDE, The Chronicles of Kazam: Book 1, The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (YA-FA)
FFORDE, The Chronicles of Kazam: Book 2, The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde (YA-FA)
FFORDE, The Chronicles of Kazam: Book 3, The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde (YA-FA)
FISHER, How to Cook a Wolf by M.F.K. Fisher (NF)
FISCHER, Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer (PB-HCH)
FITZGERALD, The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (CF-MY)
FITZGERALD, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (AF-BAN)
FLAGG, Fried Green Tomatoes as the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg (AF)
FLAGG, I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (AF)
FLAGG, Elmwood Springs: Book 1, Welcome to the World by Baby Girl! By Fannie Flagg (AF)
FLAGG, Elmwood Springs: Book 2, Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (AF)
FLAGG, Elmwood Springs: Book 4, The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg (AF)
FLAGG, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (AF)
FOLSOM, Q is for Duck by Mary Elting & Michael Folsom (PB)
FORD, Together for Kwanzaa by Juwanda Ford (PB-HK)
FOREMAN, Cat in the Manger, Michael Foreman (PB-HC-CAT)
FRAZIER, The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier (NF-CAT)
FRENCH, Easter by Fiona French (PB-HE)
FUNKE, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (CF-FA)
FUNKE, Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke (CF)
FUNKE, The Book No One Ever Read by Cornelia Funke (PB)
FUNKE, MirrorWorld: Book 3, The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke (YA-FA)
FUNKE, When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke (CF-HC)
FURSTINGER, Mercy: The Incredible Story of Henry Bergh by Nancy Furstinger (CF-BIO)

 

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