You Asked, We Answered!

April 28th, 2015 by

On 4/21/2015, Kidsmomo reader Amira asked us for book recommendations based on her interests:

Hello, I like books with cats and animals, a little bit with conflict and sometimes non fiction.

Well, Amira, we’d love to help! We immediately went into action when we saw your message:


Check out this booklist made just for you:

Fiction: Classics


  • The Broccoli Tapes by Jan Slepian
  • The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • Socks by Beverly Cleary
  • Whittington by Alan Armstrong

Fiction: Newer Reads


  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint
  • Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society by Betsy Byars
  • Kaspar the Titantic Cat by Michael Morpurgo
  • Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
  • The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin



  • National Geographic: Animal Encyclopedia
  • How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language
  • National Geographic Kids: Awesome Animals

And if you’re not paw-sitive that you’re interested in books of this purr-suasion, check out…

Other Animal Adventures

  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick
  • Tales from Dimwood Forest series by Avi
  • A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin
  • Bunnicula by James Howe
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

If any readers — especially Amira! — decide to read any of these books, please leave us a review! And if there are any other Kidsmomo readers unsure about what to read next, feel free to submit an Ask Kidsmomo question below:

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