Cat Books for Preschoolers

These cat books for preschoolers are so much fun for preschoolers. They’ll love listening to stories about these furry creatures.

You can add this collection of picture books to your reading basket any time of the year. These books will make a great addition to your pet activities for preschool.

Cat Books for Preschoolers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn more about cats.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

A Cat Named MouseIt's All About Me-OwKitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?


A Cat Named Mouse – A Cat Named Mouse is an amusing tale of teasing and mixed-up names. With help from his quirky new friend Cheese, Mouse overcomes his nemesis, the nasty dog next door. Acceptance and friendship win out in the end!

It’s All About Me-ow – Cats rule! And this funny, endearing look at cat culture shows how they’ve mastered the art of charming humans. Do you ever wonder how cats achieve the perfect blend of catitude and cuteness; how they can be both mild and wild? Here all the tricks of their trade are revealed as an alpha cat passes his wisdom to a new generation. 

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? – Kitty Cat should be getting ready for school, but instead, she’s practicing her purr, looking for her socks, chasing a little mouse, and more. Will Kitty Cat make it out of the house in time for school?

This Cat Loves That!: A Cat Book for KidsThe Everything Book of Cats and Kittens (Everything About Pets)If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books)


This Cat Loves That! – Your child will delight in discovering what cats love, as well as some stuff they don’t. Of all the cat books for kids, this one is the purr-fect introduction to one of their favorite animals!

The Everything Book of Cats & Kittens – Learn what cats are showing by their body language, know where they wander off to outside, and what they are trying to say to you. Discover the secrets of the playful and curious characters of these amazing pets in this fun, lively book. 

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake – If you give a cat a cupcake, he’ll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you’ll give him a bathing suit . . .

Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books)What Cat Is That?: All About Cats (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)Lola Gets a Cat (Lola Reads)


Millions of Cats – Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home.

What Cat is That? – Traveling aboard his Kitty-Cat-Copter, the Cat takes Sally and Nick to meet lions in Kenya, tigers in Bangkok, Siamese down the block—learning along the way those traits that all cats share: scratchy tongues, padded paws, sensitive whiskers, sharp claws, and those things unique to different species.

Lola Gets a Cat – Lola wants a cat, but Mommy says taking care of a pet is a lot of work. So Lola does her homework. At the library she finds books about cats and pet care and she and Mommy learn as much as they can. She pretends her stuffed kitty is real and practices taking care of it. When the time comes, Lola is allowed to pick out her new friend at an animal shelter. With patience and care, her kitten settles in at home.

Kitten's First Full Moon Board BookBaby Touch and Feel: KittensCat Nap


Kitten’s First Full Moon – It is Kitten’s first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes. What a night!

Baby Touch and Feel: Kittens – Filled with real-life photographs of all kinds of kittens with touch and feel textures that babies can stroke, tickle, and touch, this is the perfect book to encourage tiny fingers to explore and to help develop fine motor skills while building an early learning foundation with clearly labeled pictures.

Cat Nap – It’s naptime, and Cat is ready for Kitten to settle down. But Kitten has other ideas!

Cross-Country CatPete the Cat and the Treasure MapThe Shy Little Kitten (Little Golden Books)


Cross-Country Cat – What kind of cat would go sliding off on skis, and who’d believe it anyway? When the family accidentally leaves Henry, their sassy Siamese, behind at the ski lodge, he takes matters into his own paws in this beguiling adventure.

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map – When Captain Pete discovers a treasure map, he and his crew are ready to set out and sail the seas to find the buried gold and jewels. But they weren’t expecting to find a giant sea monster along the way!

The Shy Little Kitten – This book tells the tale of a shy little kitten who meets a mole, a frog, a puppy, and a squirrel in one adventure-filled day.

Which of these books about cats will you read first?

Teaching Resources

The wooden cat puzzle consists of 13 cats of different sizes and 1 fish. With the help of hints in the background, even a little kid will be able to assemble a puzzle.

This cute cats wooden memory game helps to improve memory and visual perception, and trains attention and perseverance.

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