A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

The true feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, has his life transformed when he meets a stray ginger cat. Based on the international best selling book.”

Director: Roger Spottiswoode.

Writers: James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins (novel), Tim John, Maria Nation.

Cast: Luke Treadaway.

A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020)

A struggling street musician finds himself the target of an animal welfare investigation that threatens to take away his beloved cat at Christmas.”

Director: Charles Martin Smith.

Writers: James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins.

Cast: Luke Treadaway.

Picture Books:

Sven Nordqvist, Findus Moves Out (2012)

Every day at four o’clock in the morning, Findus likes to jump up and down on his bed. He wakes Pettson, who tells him to stop. Because cats really need their early morning exercise, Findus decides to find a house of his own where he can jump and bounce when he likes. But jumping on beds is one thing living without Pettson is quite another.” 

Chapter Books:

Holly Webb, Nadia and the Forever Kitten (2021)

Animal Stories #53

Nadia spends as much time as she can at her friend Violet’s house, playing with the kittens her mum brings home from her job at the animal shelter. When Violet tells Nadia about a pregnant cat urgently in need of a place to stay, Nadia convinces her parents to foster Gracie for the summer.

After Gracie gives birth to five beautiful kittens, Nadia is instantly drawn to the smallest and sweetest, who she names Luna. But while the other kittens are quickly adopted, Nadia is heartbroken to see no one is interested in Luna. Can she help the kitten find her forever home?”

Paula HarrisonKitty and the Moonlight Rescue (2019)

Kitty #1

Girl by day. Cat by night. Ready for an adventure. Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue is the first book in a chapter book series about Kitty and her superhero adventures. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Meet Kitty, a charming chapter book character with catlike superpowers. With dramatic two-color art on every page and an emphasis on friendship, family, bravery, and building self-confidence, Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue is a perfect choice for independent readers and fans of Rebecca Elliott’s Owl Diaries.

Kitty is special. Her mother is a superhero with catlike powers that Kitty and her little brother Max will someday inherit. But being a superhero involves going on daring adventures at night, and Kitty doesn’t know if she’ll ever be brave enough for that!

One night though, Kitty finds a sleek black cat with white paws waiting at her window. When he introduces himself, Kitty is shocked to realize she can understand him—her powers have arrived! The cat, Figaro, has a problem. There’s a terrible meowing sound coming from the clock tower, and the other cats don’t know what to do. The night outside looks cold and uninviting, and Kitty is afraid of the dark. But she musters up her courage and sets out to find the source of the mysterious sound. Along the way, she makes new friends, uncovers her confidence, and learns what it means to be brave.

Middle-Grade Books:

Erin Hunter, Into the Wild (2003)

Warriors #1


Rusty, a bored house kitten, is apprenticed by the ThunderClan and must struggle to fit in when the group of feral cats is threatened by the enemy ShadowClan.”

Book Blurb:

For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying– and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty . . . who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.”

Фрауке Шойнеманн, Агент на мягких лапах (2013)

Приключения кота-детектива №1.

Святые сардины в масле, я в теле двенадцатилетней девчонки!!! Школа, противные одноклассники и проблемы с полицией – за что мне всё это?! Ведь я, Уинстон Черчилль, чистокровный британец, потомственный аристократ, самый умный и элегантный кот в мире, создан для того, чтобы лежать на мягком диване и лакомиться куриной печёнкой, а не раскрывать запутанные дела. А началось всё с того, что мой хозяин нанял новую экономку. Стоило Анне и её дочери Кире перебраться к нам в дом, как я лишился сна и покоя. Мало того что Анне угрожает её бывший друг – контрабандист, так ещё и мы с Кирой случайно поменялись телами. Как же теперь разоблачить опасного преступника и вернуть всё на свои места?!”

Порядок чтения:

  1. Агент на мягких лапах
  2. Секрет еловых писем
  3. Загадка сбежавшего сейфа
  4. Уинстон, берегись!
  5. Сыщик на арене
  6. Спасти Одетту
  7. Дело о невидимке

Adult Books:

Татьяна Тронина, Огненный Марс (2013)

Как много может увидеть маленький рыжий котенок с звучным именем Марс, путешествуя в чужом людском мире! Переходя из рук в руки, из дома в дом, он учится понимать людей и, наконец, находит Хозяйку и настоящий Дом. А Хозяйка, в свою очередь, не без помощи благодарного питомца, находит свою Любовь. “

Nonfiction Books:


Joan Marie Galat, National Geographic Readers: Cats (2017).

(Level 1: Co-reader).

Adult and child readers will learn all about cats together in this new co-reader from National Geographic Kids! From house cats to big cats, readers will learn all about their favorite furry felines.

Co-readers are designed to be read aloud together, with one page for the child who is learning to read and the adjacent page for a parent, caregiver, older sibling, buddy, or other more fluent reader.”

Elizabeth Carney, National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs (2011).

Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one’s better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.”

James Bowen, A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets (2012)


The moving, uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life.”

Book Blurb:

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.

Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.”


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