Cat Books

Hauspanther Reading List: Cat Books

Here are our favorite books about cat behavior, environmental enrichment, cat art, cat photography, DIY projects, cat culture and more. All of these are must-reads for the style-savvy cat lover!

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by Jackson Galaxy & Kate Benjamin

The first New York Times bestseller by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin, Catification is the bible of environmental enrichment. Learn why it’s so important to design your home to accommodate your cat’s natural instincts and be inspired by beautiful examples and how-to projects.



Catify To Satisfy
by Jackson Galaxy & Kate Benjamin

Catify to Satisfy builds on the concepts presented in Catification, featuring amazing projects from cat guardians around the world and design strategies for solving even the most daunting environmental challenges when living with cats.



Cat Castles
by Carin Oliver

This DIY construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for making cardboard trains, ships, food trucks, rockets, and other hideouts. Also included are tips for climbing towers and scratching pads that cats can use to stay sharp.



Shop Cats of New York
by Tamar Arslanian & Andrew Marttila

This beautiful hardcover book highlights about forty beloved felines living in businesses from a Pilates studio to a hotel throughout the Big Apple. Written by Tamar Arslanian of accompanied by stunning photography by Andrew Marttila.



The Cats’ House
by Bob Walker & Frances Mooney

Th original book showcasing what it means to really decorate your home with cats in mind! Colorful photos show stunning examples of Catification at its finest.



Pretty Pet Friendly
by Julia Szabo

Pretty Pet Friendly walks readers through each area of the home, from the kitchen to the backyard to the bedroom, providing practical advice and helpful how-tos for keeping things neat, pet-friendly, and still chic.



Cat Lady Chic
by Diane Lovejoy

Cat Lady Chic celebrates the cat lady with a compilation of artful, playful, and sophisticated images of some of the most renowned, beautiful, and accomplished women in modern history with the cats they love.



Luxury for Cats
by Patrice Farameh

This copiously illustrated guide shows you how to indulge your feline to the limit. Includes features on grooming and wellness and a list of luxury kitty retailers.



Creative Cues from the Cat
by Gail P. Johnston & Eric P. Nichols with foreword by Kate Benjamin

A perfect book for cat lovers, makers, and anyone with a creative streak. This beautifully designed book is a celebration of creativity through the eyes of a cat.



Cat Owner’s Manual
by Dr. David Brunner & Sam Stall

Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Cat Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions about cat ownership.



Haiku Cats
by C.B. Fraser

Haiku Cats combines wry, whimsical collages with haiku to give readers a unique take on the world of felines. Prints and cards also available.



Shake Cats
by Carli Davidson

The fur flies in this irresistible third installment in the bestselling Shake series by popular pet photographer Carli Davidson, featuring adorable and hysterical color photographs of more than sixty cats caught mid-shake.



Pure: Cat Portraits by Lucas
by Lucas De Boeck

Pure contains 192 pages of full-color, high-quality photographs and will attract the attention of any visitor with its large coffee table book format.



All Black Cats are Not Alike
by Amy Goldwasser & Peter Arkle

This illustrated book dives whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of black cats. Each of 50 actual cats comes to life through a lovingly hand-drawn portrait and quick-witted profile. Delightfully quirky and utterly charming, this motley crew of black cats will win over anyone with a dry sense of humor.



by Ingrid King with foreword by Kate Benjamin

Tortoiseshell cats tend to be strong-willed, a bit hot-tempered, and often very possessive of their humans. Cat expert Ingrid King, of The Conscious Cat, brings her professional and personal experience to explore why these cats are so special.



Yogi Cats
by Paige Hodges

Yogi Cats gives yoga advice to humans because no other creature in the animal kingdom embodies the spirit of yoga quite like cats.



Cat Food for Thought
by Warren Dotz

Cat Food for Thought is a one-of-a-kind gallery of cat food label art coupled with purring quotes and clever words of wisdom. Containing a selection culled from thousands of labels, this book showcases rarities that will stoke the interests of designers, cat lovers, and pop culture fanatics alike.



Texts from Mittens
by Angie Bailey

Texts from Mittens is a series of text message conversations between a snappy, self-absorbed house cat named Mittens and his long-suffering human, a single woman who works away from home during the day.



Make Your Own Cat Toys
by Holly Tse

Make Your Own Cat Toys shows you how to create new toys from old stuff in minutes. These eco-friendly toys are fast, fun and easy to make so that you spend less time crafting and more time playing.



Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong
Edited by Caroline Casey, Chris Fischbach and Sarah Schultz

Fifteen writers, address not just our fascination with cat videos, but also how we decide what is good or bad art, or art at all; how taste develops, how that can change, and why we love or hate something. It’s about people and technology and just what it is about cats that makes them the internet’s cutest despots.



Cats for the Genius
by Ramona D. Marek

Cats for the Genius is written with clever wit and in an easy-to-read conversational style. It is your comprehensive owner’s guide to everything feline.



Makin’ Biscuits
by Deborah Barnes

This entertaining compilation of candid and personal anecdotes from cat lovers worldwide delves into the feline psyche, answering those age-old elusive questions, such as, why does my cat zoom from one room to another for no reason?



Cat Daddy
by Jackson Galaxy

Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home.



Edited by Janiss Garza with foreword by Kate Benjamin

Rescued is an award-winning anthology containing 12 dramatic (and sometimes funny) true-life stories of cat rescue, each one told through the cat’s point of view.



The Cat: 3500 Years of the Cat in Art
by Caroline Bugler

This sumptuously illustrated book examines the relationship between cats and humans from ancient times to the present, offering fascinating insights into the prominence of the cat in art in cultures worldwide.



How to Take Beautiful Pictures of Your Cat
by Rick Reichenbach

This award winning guide to cat photography offers easy to follow tips and recipes that allow anyone to capture amazing pictures of their furry companion.



The Cat Coloring Book
by Charlotte Fraser

From big cats to kittens, tabbies to Siamese, this book features dozens of pages, patterns, and cute cat poses to destress your mind and keep your cat-cravings satisfied.



Cats: 70 Designs to Help You De-stress
by Hamlyn

This collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by cats will distract your mind and help free you from everyday worries.



Cats on Instagram
by @cats_of_instagram

This irresistible book compiles over 400 photos from the hugely popular Instagram profile @cats_of_instagram into a keepsake treasure.



Doodling for Cat People
by Gemma Correll

Doodling for Cat People is packed with more than 50 fun and inspirational prompts, doodling exercises, and feline-related factoids to spark the imagination and spur cat lovers to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite furry friends.



Vive Le Color! Cats Adult Coloring Book
by Abrams Noterie

Whether you want to unplug completely or be creatively engaged while watching TV or hanging out with friends, this lap-friendly little coloring book is filled with exquisite artwork and is perfectly formatted for coloring everywhere.



Pusheen Coloring Book
by Claire Belton

The Internet’s favorite chubby, tubby tabby is back in a purr-fectly cute coloring book featuring adorable kitty drawings that will charm cat lovers and coloring book fans everywhere!



Men With Cats: Intimate Portraits of Feline Friendship
by David Williams

Photographer David Williams celebrates cat-owning men and the precious kitties who have stolen their hearts. His subjects represent a cross-section of American society with one very furry common denominator.



Men & Cats
by Marie-Eva Gatuingt

A brilliant collection of photographs that brings together two of the world’s favorite things: hot men and cute kittens.



Crafting with Cat Hair
by Kaori Tsutaya

Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training.



Paper Cats
by Papermade

Behold 12 unique cat designs that are pre-cut, scored and perforated so they’re simple to punch out, fold up and enjoy–instantly becoming adorable 3D objects to play with and love!



Wild About Cats Adult Coloring Book
by Newbourne Media

This adult coloring book comes with a relaxation CD so you can listen to soothing and calming music while you color in the detailed images. Each book includes one large fold-out poster as well.



Adult Coloring Book: Cats
by Two Hoots Coloring

Whether happy, grouchy, playful or thoughtful, every cat loves to wear a little color and let their personality shine! Cats of all shapes, sizes and personalities are here at your fingertips and ready for an artistic adventure!



I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
by Francesco Marciuliano

In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans.



by Set 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.



Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Cats
by Katy Lipscomb

This cat coloring book contains over 30 lovingly detailed designs featuring everyone’s favorite furry, purring Zen masters.



The Life and Love of Cats
by Lewis Blackwell

Starting with the earliest records of domestic cats 9,000 years ago in Africa and the Mediterranean and moving to the present, Lewis Blackwell weaves stories of one of humankind’s closest companions with a collection of more than 100 unforgettable images.

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