Posted on August 21, 2019 at 8:31 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We admit it — we’re crazy cat people over here.

And it turns out, a fair share of our fans are, as well. (Clearly, great minds think alike.)

So if there’s no such thing as “too much cat talk” for you, you’ve come to the right post.

First, the results of our International Cat Day poll of the best felines in literature.

We weren’t surprised to see Koko and Yum Yum (from The Cat Who ... series), Dewey (as in the titular library cat), any character from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Sneaky Pie Brown (Rita Mae Brown’s co-author), and Polar Bear (from The Cat Who Came For Christmas).

Nor were children’s classics neglected: the Cheshire Cat and Dinah (Alice's cat), Puss in Boots, and the Cat in the Hat.

But, naturally, you provided several recommendations that we had either forgotten or weren’t even aware of:

And for the younger readers ...

Not long after we asked about cats in books, we also requested some help with cats on books — and, again, you delivered, with plenty of adorable photos of your kitties reading with you!

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