Connie’s Book Club
Curl up with a good cat and a good book
Curl up with a cat and a good book. Editor-in-Chief Connie Wilson’s selection of must-reads.
The Inner Life of Cats By Thomas McNamee Acclaimed author Tom McNamee brings you into the hidden world of felines with the life story of his cat Augusta. The Inner Life of Cats dispels myths and addresses misunderstandings by way of scientific information interlaced with rich prose, humour, and cat love. McNamee has done his homework: he helps us understand a cat’s perspective of the world and what they are trying to tell us. For instance, a cat can have eloquent ears, expressive eyes, and talkative tails—if you know what to look for.
A prolific nature writer, Thomas McNamee has been published in The New York Times and The Washington Post, to name a few, and is the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. This, his latest offering, was spurred by his adopted black kitten Augusta, who inspired years of study of her species. Secret Language of Cats By Susanne Schötz Do you ever wish you could read your cat’s mind? We all know our feline companions can sometimes be complicated and confounding, going from hot to cold in the blink of an eye. Luckily there’s a new catto-human translation book that’s ready to explain the intricacies of the feline mind— The Secret
Language of Cats offers insights to every meow, hiss, yowl and chirp, helping you understand exactly what your cat has been trying to tell you this whole time! Get this book and learn practical communication tips and start building a healthier, happier relationship with your cat. Gem-Bem and the Mystery of the Ball of Branches By Christiane D'Aoust
Does your child love captivating mysteries? Gem-Bem and the Mystery
of the Ball of Branches is a must-read, encompassing both animal facts and values of true friendship and community.
Gem-Bem, a gentle and friendly domestic cat, lives with her human family and shares adventures with friends in the woods surrounding her Quebec home. Along with her best friend Chardé they experience humour and happiness, surprise and fear. These two adventurers meet a group of rabbits, witness the near-drowning of raccoon kits, and discover a strange ball of branches in the forest—leaving the reader wondering if the mystery will be solved…
This wonderful tale is full of information about the natural world and also contains examples of good moral practice, making it ideal for children ages 9-12. Big Cats, Little Cats: A Visual Guide to the World’s Cats By Jim Medway Is the little cat-lover in your life ready to become a cat expert? Aimed at children ages three to seven, the lovely Big Cats,
Little Cats is the perfect visual introduction to every cat species in the world. Little ones will love the illustrations of all types of cats, from house cat breeds to rare and large wild cats from around the globe. Paired with a kitten and cub identifier and an extensive index full of interesting facts about every breed and species, this is a super fun and educational read for the whole family!