Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day

Cats are delightful and friendly creatures, regardless of their color. Forget about the old superstitions and give black cats the love they deserve!


Books Starring Black Cats for Children

Jane on Her Own    Big Cat, Little Cat    Splat the Cat    Top Cat      Can Cat and Bird Be Friends?    Tumford the Terrible

Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale by Ursula K. Le Guin (J PB LEGUIN)

When Jane, a cat with wings, leaves the safety of her farm to explore the world, she falls into the hands of a man who keeps her prisoner and exploits her for money.

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper (E COOPER)

A story of friendship begins, following the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back.

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton (E SCOTTO)

A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected.

Top Cat by Lois Ehlert (E EHLERT)

The top cat in a household is reluctant to accept the arrival of a new kitten but decides to share various survival secrets with it.

Can Cat and Bird Be Friends? by Coll Muir (E MUIR)

Instead of eating Bird, Cat decides that friendship is better, but will the pair find something in common?

Tumford the Terrible by Nancy Tillman (E TILLMA)

Even though Tumford the cat is well loved by George and Violet Stoutt, they despair of ever teaching him to apologize when he does something wrong.

Si le das un pastelito a un gato escrito por Laura Numeroff (SPA E NUMERO)

Discover in Spanish a series of increasingly far-fetched events might occur if someone were to give a cupcake to a cat.

Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation by Nick Bruel (GN JF BRUEL N)

Kitty temporarily sets aside her plans for world domination to accompany her beloved Uncle Murray to Love Love Angel Kitty World, which proves to be adventurous in unexpected ways.

Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer (E MORTIM)

Mouse shows Cat how to grow pumpkins, then turns one into a surprise. Includes facts about growing pumpkins.

Bruno, the Standing Cat by Nadine Robert & Jean Jullien (E ROBERT)

When a box arrives on Peter’s doorstep, he opens it to find Bruno, a cat who is standing up on two legs. It is very odd. Bruno likes to chew bubble gum, play house, and skateboard–and refuses to engage in any catlike behavior. But Peter likes Bruno, and so they become friends.


Black Cat Books for Adults

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind : New Adventures with My Sad Cat and Other Feline Friends                Homer's Odyssey : A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat               Undercover Kitty               A Three Book Problem : A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery             The Black Cat

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind by Tom Cox (636.8 COX)

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind begins with a long, emotional goodbye to Norfolk, and continues with another amazing new lease on life for The Bear, the Benjamin Button of the cat world, among the bluebells and verdant hedgerows of Devon. Readers who became attached to The Bear’s magical, owlish persona during his previous adventures will become more so here as he proves, once again, that he’s a cat with endless secrets and significantly more than nine lives.

Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper (636.80929 COO)

A pet rescue volunteer and literacy outreach coordinator describes her relationship with a three-pound blind cat whose daredevil character and affectionate personality saw the author through six moves, a burglary, and the healing of her broken heart.

Undercover Kitty by Sofie Ryan (PB RYAN)

Hired to look into who is sabotaging cat shows in the state, Sarah, along with Charlotte’s Angels, finds things getting hairy when murder enters the competition, and must pounce on the killer before it’s too late.

A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany (FIC DELANY V)

It’s a crisp, early October weekend, and business is slowing down as fall descends at the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. A wealthy philanthropist and prominent Sherlockian has rented Suffolk Gardens House, where he plans to entertain his friends in a traditional English country house weekend. It quickly becomes apparent that his guests don’t like each other–or their host. Soon a poisoned dart sails through the window of the library, creating a true three-book problem.

The Black Cat by Martha Grimes (FIC GRIMES M)

Jury investigates the death of a young escort who has been murdered behind a local pub. The only witness is the establishment’s black cat, who gives neither crook nor clue as to the girl’s identity or her killer’s.