Recommended Reads - National Kitten Day

July 10 is National Kitten Day. Enjoy this list of books that feature kittens being welcomed to your home, starring in mysteries, or just being cute.

Bunnies & kitties: a cuddly collection of fur and friendship

by Cate Holly.

Prepare for an Attack of the Warm and Fuzzies! In this heartwarming collection, life, love, and friendship are celebrated by more than a hundred adorable kitty-and-bunny duos. Paired with sweet and silly captions, this charming book will melt the heart and be treasured by animal-lovers everywhere.

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How to draw cats and kittens: a complete guide for beginners

by J.C. Amberlyn.

Step-by-step guide drawing guide delving into anatomy, form, expression, details on physical features and breeds of cats and kittens.

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I just got a kitten. What do I do?

by Mordecai Siegal.

From renowned cat-care expert Mordecai Siegal comes the only book written specifically for the baffled "parent" of a new kitten, with all the warmth and wisdom to bring you and your feline safely and happily from the veterinarian's office to the home. Siegal takes readers through the many milestones and challenges of raising a healthy kitten.

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Iris Grace: how Thula the cat saved a little girl and her family

by Arabella Johnson-Carter.

Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.

One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren't typically thought of as therapy pets With Thula's safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family.

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Kittens for Dummies

by Dusty Rainbolt

Readers will discover how to properly care for their new kitten with sound and friendly advice on feeding, setting up litter boxes, grooming, kitten proofing their home, and traveling with their kitten. Readers will also find in-depth discussion on maintaining their kitten's good health with tips on proper veterinary care, nutritional habits, and invaluable information on how to handle behavioral problems.

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Kittens can kill: a Pru Marlowe pet noir mystery

by Clea Simon

The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behavior expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent local lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies -- and each other. And they begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff.

Pru's special sensitivity to animals, which caused her to flee the cacophony of Manhattan for the quiet Berkshires, adds further problems.

Despite the wry observations of her trusty tabby Wallis, now acting as guardian for the wrongfully accused this may be one time when Pru can't solve the mystery or save the kitten that she wants to believe is innocent. A single witness knows the truth about that bright spring morning, but how far can Pru investigate without risking her own hidden tale?

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Pounce

by Seth Casteel

A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched -- all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style.

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The case of the careless kitten: a Perry Mason mystery

by Erle Stanley Gardner

Helen Kendal's woes begin when she receives a phone call from her vanished uncle Franklin, long presumed dead, who urges her to make contact with criminal defense attorney Perry Mason; soon after, she finds herself the main suspect in the murder of an unfamiliar man. Her kitten has just survived a poisoning attempt, as has her aunt Matilda, the woman who always maintained that Franklin was alive in spite of his disappearance.

Risking disbarment for his unorthodox methods, Mason endeavors to outwit the police and solve the puzzle himself, enlisting the help of his secretary Della Street, his private eye Paul Drake, and the unlikely but invaluable aid of a careless but very clever kitten in the process.

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Too cute kittens

by Harlequin books

The first eight weeks of a kitten's life are an epic adventure. And every impossibly adorable moment of that adventure is captured in this book, based on Animal Planet's hit show TOO CUTE.

From their first sight of the world, to their first wobbly steps, to their first battle with a toy, these cuddly kitties are coming of age in the most adorable ways.

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Zooborns cats!: the newest, cutest kittens and cubs from the world’s zoos

by Andrew Bleiman

ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.

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