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)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534439023
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
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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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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Katie the Catsitter: (A Graphic Novel) By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984895639
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Graphic - January 5th, 2021

100s of cats!!! All in one superhero book of a graphic novel. Each cat's unique personality is recognized and cherished with names and special powers. Make sure to check out the whole series!

(Graphic novel, ages 9+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


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Bathe the Cat By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452142708
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - February 8th, 2022

Cats and baths do NOT mix. We will do ANYTHING to stop a bath. See what kind of word-play mischief we can get up to with a loving family following our every direction. 

(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)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780063084094
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 26th, 2023

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)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062934710
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 10th, 2019

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They All Saw a Cat (Brendan Wenzel) 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


Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book: A Caldecott Award Winner By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062417107
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 15th, 2015

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Cat Problems (Animal Problems) By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
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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Cat's First Baby: A Board Book (Dog and Cat's First #2) By Natalie Nelson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683692935
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Quirk Books - March 1st, 2022

Baby are confusing small humans but this book helps explain how to tolerate and even love the newest, loudest, and smelliest member of the family. 

(Board book, ages 0+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat


The Fire Cat (I Can Read Level 1) By Esther Averill, Esther Averill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Esther Averill, Esther Averill (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440387
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: HarperCollins - September 7th, 1983

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780152009014
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Clarion Books - March 30th, 1994

Sneakers, the Seaside Cat By Margaret Wise Brown, Anne Mortimer (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064436229
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Published: HarperCollins - April 26th, 2005

Stack the Cats By Susie Ghahremani Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419723490
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 2nd, 2017

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The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking By Astrid Lindgren, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator) Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780670876129
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1997

My namesake. Required reading. Nothing more needed to recommend it. 

(Family read aloud, ages 6+) - Reviewed by Pippi, bookstore cat