User Heart Menu Basket

The Perfect Cat Books for the Crazy Cat Person in Your Life

Everyone knows someone who loves cats (or maybe you're the cat obsessive in your social circle!) and sometimes their fascination with felines needs to be celebrated. Whether you're looking for yourself or for a gift for someone else, we've got a brilliant selection of cat books, from cat craft books to guides to felines to adorable photography books. And, we've compiled a list of the best (and strangest!) cat books in our list of the perfect cat books for the crazy cat person in your life...

Alt Text

1. How Smart is Your Cat?

  • £2.99
  • RRP £9.99
  • Save £7.00

David Alderton

If you have ever found yourself wondering what is going on in your cat's brain, with this handy guide to a cat's mind you can find out just that. This book includes information on what your cat's behaviour means and how you can set up tests to find out how intelligent they really are. Plus, with activities to help you improve your cat's IQ, this book is great for bonding with your cat and becoming an expert in their behaviour. This book would work brilliantly as a gift for the cat-mad.

2. A Street Cat Named Bob

  • £8.39
  • RRP £8.99
  • Save £0.60

James Bowen

When James Bowen was living hand-to-mouth in sheltered accommodation in London, the last thing he needed was an injured cat to show up at his home. James nursed Bob back to health and then sent him on his way. But, Bob returned and soon they became inseparable. In this moving book James tells the story of his and Bob's many adventures together. This book is the amazing true story about the bond between man and cat and is a must-read for cat fans everywhere.

3. Tiny Hats on Cats

  • £8.99
  • RRP £9.99
  • Save £1.00

Adam Ellis

Writer and illustrator, Adam Ellis, adopted Maxwell the three-legged cat and decided, after finding some coloured paper one day, to start crafting tiny hats for him. In this brilliant and unusual crafty cat book, Adam shows you how to make hats for your cats too, because, as the book's tagline says, 'every cat deserves to feel fancy'.

4. The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cats & Kittens

  • £24.89
  • RRP £25.00
  • Save £0.11

Lee Harper

Get all the facts you've ever wanted to know about cats in this comprehensive encyclopedia on all things feline. With topics such as the evolution of cats covered, as well as a section on every domestic breed (and some information about wild cats too!), there will be nothing you won't know about cats after taking a look through this great cat guide.

5. Shop Cats of New York

  • £16.89
  • RRP £16.99
  • Save £0.10

Tamar Arslanian and Andrew Marttila

This collection of the cats that live in New York City is a brilliant feline alternative to Humans of New York. With gorgeous photographs showing the cats that live in New York's best locations, including hotels, bookstores and yoga studios, Tamar Arslanian, cat blogger, and Andrew Marttila, photographer, have included 40 cats in this perfect gift for fans of cats and The Big Apple.

6. Making the Rounds with Oscar

  • £10.89
  • RRP £10.99
  • Save £0.10

David Dosa

Dr Dosa's time working at a hospice in Rhode Island with a very special cat is documented in this unusual but fascinating story about a very extraordinary cat. Oscar the cat can tell when a patient is about to die. He acts as a companion to the dying patients of the hospice and with him by their side, they never die alone. This strange and unique true story brings up many questions about the full spectrum of senses and abilities that our pets really have.


7. Dot-to-Dot Cute Cats

  • £9.09
  • RRP £9.99
  • Save £0.90

Gemma Cooper

This arty cat book allows you to combine the craze for adult colouring books with your feline friends. With 64 dot-to-dot cat pictures to complete and the option to colour them in once your dots are connected up, you'll be entertained for ages with this fun book. Great for mindfulness and filling spare time, and excellent as gifts for people who love arts and cats.


8. Cat Body Language Phrasebook: 100 Ways to Read their Signals

  • £6.89
  • RRP £6.99
  • Save £0.10

Trevor Warner

Utilising cat psychology, this fascinating book explains why cats behave the way they do. With a range of feline responses covered, from why cats chatter their teeth at birds to why they knead their paws when they are being stroked, you'll have all your questions about your cat's behaviour answered. This is great reference book for when you need help understanding what your cat is really trying to say.


9. The Old, the Mad and the Wobbly

  • £6.39
  • RRP £7.99
  • Save £1.60

Heather Cook and Roger Cook

This book by Heather Cook, who worked as a homing officer at Cat's Protection for 30 years, is a tribute to elderly cats. Kittens may be cute but older cats are hilarious in their wobbly states. In her book, Heather shows you her own cats at their maddest and strangest. This unusual, hilarious book is the perfect gift for owners of older cats to remind them of how special it is to be the owner of a cat who's left their kitten days far behind them.

 10. Cat Castles

  • £9.59
  • RRP £9.99
  • Save £0.40

Carin Oliver

This fun craft book allows you to customise your own cat castles for your regal felines. Everyone knows cats love cardboard boxes but if you think your cat deserves something a bit fancier then check out the 20 easy-to-make cat castle ideas in this fun craft guide.


If you still need more cat book options, whether for yourself or as a gift, take a look at our full range of cat books.