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4 Books to Read This Month

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Annie Butler Shirreffs  |  Jun 2nd 2020


Let’s Bake! A Pusheen Cookbook
Beloved cartoon cat Pusheen is celebrating her 10th anniversary with this new book — a fun collection of themed recipes for cookies, cakes and other yummy and super cute treats. With a little help from Pusheen creator Claire Belton and scientist- turned-chef Dr. Susanne Ng, you’ll find 40 recipes for sweet and savory delights, ranked from easy to difficult — all of them with the likeness of the pleasantly plump internet star herself or one of her friends. Here’s just a taste (see what we did there?!) of some of the recipes: rich donuts, creamy cheesecake cups, airy madeleines and wholesome pizza. Yum! Published by Gallery Books.

The Meaning of Meow: What Your Cat Really Thinks
Our cats “talk” to us through sounds and actions, but can we really understand what they’re trying to say? Because of their air of mystery, cats can seem difficult to really “get.” In this new book by veteran journalist Pamela Weintraub, experts (including devoted veterinarians) share their insights about our kitty family members. New research into our feline friends reveals their love for us, their secret language (including accents and dialects!) and their inner depths. A series of engaging stories features the world’s top experts and opens a window into the minds of our cats. You’ll learn how to raise a kitten to become a great pet; how to understand your cat’s purrs, meows and body language; how to rescue an abandoned cat and make her your own; and much more. Published by Centennial Media.

A Kid’s Guide to Cats
Caring for an animal has great emotional and physical benefits for children and teaches them about responsibility and empathy. In her latest book, pet behavior consultant, author, pet first-aid instructor and Catster contributor Arden Moore gives young pet owners aged 8 and up the know-how they’ll need to make having a cat a positive experience for everyone. The fun photography and illustrations can help kids read their cat’s body language, learn proper litter-box care, build a strong relationship with their feline friend and discover fun cat facts. Special features include Ask the Vet, Q&As, trivia quizzes and DIY cat toys and condos. After reading this guide, kids will come away with everything they need to know about being great cat caretakers.

Living Your Best Life According to Nala Cat
Although this book is geared toward kids aged 5 to 8, it’s great fun for readers of all ages — especially if you’re already a fan of Nala Cat. In her literary debut, this former-shelter-cat-turned-internet-sensation teaches us how to love, dream and be successful in life with lessons like “Reach your goals one paw at a time,” “Embrace the impossible,” “Do what makes you happy” and “Sing like no one is listening.” Featuring never-before-seen photos and a special Nala-approved guide on the best practices to adopt and care for a pet, this book is a must-have for cat lovers everywhere. Get ready to live your best life! Published by Penguin Young Readers.

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