Friday, June 11, 2010

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

Cat and DomoCalling all cat lovers: Did you know that June is "Adopt-A-Cat Month"? The American Humane Association wants to see as many cats as possible get a loving home. In addition to watching the TV show "Cats 101" on Animal Planet, use the library to learn the facts, read stories with cats in them, and borrow movies to watch on your DVD player. Titles marked with an * can be found in the adult section of the library:

Cat Breeds
Calico's Cousins: Cats from Around the World by Phyllis Tildes

The Ultimate Cat Book by David Taylor

We're Having a Kitten!: From the Big Decision through the Crucial First Year by Eric Swanson

General Cat Facts

Cat reading*The Cat Encyclopedia

*The Cat Fanciers' Association Complete Cat Book edited by Mordechai Siegal

*The Cat Owner's Problem Solver by John Bower

*Catalog by Bruce Fogle

Cats: How to Choose and Care for a Cat by Laura Jeffrey

Do Cats Hear with Their Feet?: Where Cats Come From, What We Know about Them, and What They Think about Us by Jake Page

Cat Fiction for Older Kids

Fashion Kitty and the Unlikely Hero by Charise Mericle Harper

Fat Cat of Underwhere by Bruce Hale

Polo's Mother by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Shadow World by Jane Johnson

Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Cat Picture and Easy Reader Books
Alex and LuluAlex and Lulu: Two of a Kind by Lorena Siminovich

Cat by Matthew Van Fleet

Cat the Cat, Who Is That? by Mo Willems

Chester's Masterpiece by Mélanie Watt

Chicken the Cat Clean Up by Sara Varon

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Frankie Works the Night Shift by Lisa Westberg Peters

Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story by Sam Lloyd

Posy by Linda Newbery

What's That, Mittens? by Lola M. Schaefer

Media - Facts (DVDs)
*Big Cats

*The Ideal Companion: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Cat

*Understanding Cats with Roger Tabor

Media (Fun)

Have fun watching some of these cat-centric DVDs at home.
The Adventures of Milo and OtisThe Adventures of Milo and Otis [DVD]

The Aristocats [DVD]

Cats & Dogs [DVD]

Garfield [DVD]

Lolcats - If you haven't heard of this yet, it's a website where you'll find lots of cute pictures of cats. The best part? The captions. Try writing your own or amuse yourself by seeing what others thought up.

Iggy investigates an iPad - Technology is fun for cats, too.

Nora plays the piano! - Do a search on Youtube for "cat" and "piano," and you'll be surprised what's out there.

Other Community, California, and Worldwide Cat-Friendly Resources
Cat in WindowThe Cat Fanciers' Association - A non-profit organization that has the largest registry of pedigreed cats in the world.

Humane Society of Silicon Valley - Visit the Humane Society to find a new best friend (with your parents' permission, of course!). The organization also accepts food, time, and money donations to support their effort to adopt rescued animals. - Looking to adopt a pet? Ask your parents, and maybe you can find a new friend through Petfinder.

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority - Their mission is to "ensure the well-being of both animals and residents in our communities by delivering high-quality, responsive and cost-effective animal control services."
Please visit the Youth Services desk and ask a librarian if you want help finding any resources about cats!

Posted by wk