Staff Picks by Pippi

Pippi Longstocking laying next to her favorite graphic novel The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza in front of a bright neon yellow fabric.

This staff member lords over everyone else on staff her discerning taste in books. But she is generally happy to share laptime with you no matter what you read; just don't get too absorbed in the story that you forget to pet her. 

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Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky (Jenny's Cat Club) By Esther Averill, Esther Averill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Esther Averill, Esther Averill (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590170472
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: NYR Children's Collection - November 30th, 2003

A classic cat story perfect for family read aloud. 

- Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


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Fuddles By Frans Vischer, Frans Vischer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frans Vischer, Frans Vischer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534439023
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Aladdin - May 21st, 2019

While I never got to meet the real-life inspiration for this book, Fuddles has an ideal cat life. At least for a non-bookstore cat. Fun adventure and family book.

(Picture book, ages 4+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


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They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150130
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

This book captures the cat look. I would know, I have lots of experience with so many people coming to look at me at the store. "The cat walked through with its whiskers, ears, and paws," all very important for cat life.

(Picture book, ages 4+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


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Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat By Sara Swan Miller, TRUE Kelley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Swan Miller, TRUE Kelley (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780395957523
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Clarion Books - March 26th, 1999

Fun stories for those just learning how to read. Though I love the book, I can't guarantee I will sit still long enough to listen. There is just so much to explore.

(Early reader, ages 6+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


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Cat Problems (Animal Problems) By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593302132
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Random House Studio - August 3rd, 2021

A cat's life is not as easy as it seems! While we might have plenty of humans who love and feed us, there is a long list of complaints that can fill many pages, not just this delightfully grumpy book. 

(Picture book, ages 4+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


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The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063084087
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 10th, 2022

Dream big and have a laugh with this adventurous graphic novel from two funny guys. 

(Graphic novel, ages 8+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062934710
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 10th, 2019

The Purrfect Show (Home for Meow #1) By Reese Eschmann Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338783988
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 19th, 2022