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Browse the list below for a selection of great books for readers who enjoyed Erin Hunter’s Warriors Series. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.

Books Featuring Felines

Whittington Whittington
Armstrong, Alan W., 1939-
Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.

Lion boy Lion boy
Corder, Zizou.
In the near future, a boy with the ability to speak the language of cats sets out from London to seek his kidnapped parents and finds himself on a Paris-bound circus ship learning to train lions.

The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread
DiCamillo, Kate.
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane
DiCamillo, Kate.
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

The Tygrine Cat The Tygrine Cat
Iserles, Inbali.
Feline lovers and fantasy fans will go for this high-suspense tale of a cat with ancient powers who must save a feral clan. Alone and lost, a young cat called Mati is struggling to be accepted by a colony of street cats in the bustling marketplace at Cressida Lock. What Mati doesn’t know is that he is the last of a vital, age-old breed and that a mysterious feline assassin named Mithos is close on his trail. With his enemy nearing, can Mati learn to harness his ancient powers — before a deadly feline force destroys both him and his newfound friends and takes the spirit of every cat on earth?

The secret country The secret country
Johnson, Jane, 1951-
Having learned from a talking cat that he and his sisters are the half-elfin royalty of a parallel world called Eidolon, twelve-year old Ben Arnold attempts to stop his evil uncle from smuggling magical creatures between the two worlds to sell on the black market.

Highway cats Highway cats
Lisle, Janet Taylor.
A hard-bitten group of mangy highway cats is changed forever after the mysterious arrival of three kittens.

The grand escape The grand escape
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
After years of being strictly house cats, Marco and Polo escape into the wonderful, but dangerous outside world and are sent on three challenging adventures by a group of cats known as the Club of Mysteries.

The Cat Master The Cat Master
Pemberton, Bonnie.
Buddy and Jett, two cat brothers (one evil, one good), vie for the title of Cat Master as a retinue of dogs, cats, a possum, a bird, and a lizard help restore a monarch to his rightful throne.

Varjak Paw Varjak Paw
Said, S. F.
Guided by the spirit of his legendary Mesopotamian ancestor, Jalal, Varjak Paw, a pure-bred cat, leaves his home and pampered existence and sets out to save his family from the evil Gentleman who took their owner, the Contessa, away.

Toes Toes
Seidler, Tor.
After getting lost on Halloween night when he is only a few months old, an intelligent seven-toed kitten makes his way into the life of a struggling musician.

Catmagic Catmagic
Webb, Holly.
Lottie thinks anything would be better than spending the next few months with her boring uncle and a cousin she hardly knows. At least they run a pet shop, surely this vacation can't be all bad if there are kittens involved? Lottie is happy to spend her time talking to the animals until one day, to her surprise, the animals start to talk back!

Books Featuring Other Animals

The underneath The underneath
Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.

Poppy Poppy
Avi, 1937-
Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

The Dark Hills divide The Dark Hills divide
Carman, Patrick.
When she finds the key to a secret passageway leading out of the walled city of Bridewell, twelve-year-old Alexa realizes her lifelong wish to explore the mysterious forests and mountains that lie beyond the wall.

A nest for Celeste : a story about art, inspiration, and the meaning of home A nest for Celeste : a story about art, inspiration, and the meaning of home
Cole, Henry, 1955-
Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.

Gregor the Overlander Gregor the Overlander
Collins, Suzanne.
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

Swordbird Swordbird
Fan, Nancy Yi.
Warring factions of blue jays and cardinals call on Swordbird, the heroic bird of peace, to rescue them from the evil machinations of Turnatt, the tyrant hawk lord who plans to enslave them.

The wind in the willows The wind in the willows
Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932.
This reissue of the classic animal story featuring friends Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger celebrates the book's seventy-fifth anniversary.

The quest begins The quest begins
Hunter, Erin.
Three young bears of different species--one black, one polar, and one grizzly--travel on a perilous quest to the Northern Lights, escorting a shape-shifting grizzly cub whose destiny will affect them all.

Time stops for no mouse Time stops for no mouse
Hoeye, Michael.
When Linka Perflinger, a jaunty mouse, brings a watch into his shop to be repaired and then disappears, Hermux Tantamoq is caught up in a world of dangerous search for eternal youth as he tries to find out what happened to her.

Redwall Redwall
Jacques, Brian.
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

The dark portal The dark portal
Jarvis, Robin, 1963-
While on a rescue mission, a few daring mice journey below to the sewers to an evil world populated by rats who peel mice before eating them and worship the Dark Lord.

Trundle's quest Trundle's quest
Jones, Allan Frewin, 1954-
Trundle Boldoak's simple life as the town lamplighter is turned upside-down the night he meets Esmeralda, a Roamany hedgehog, who whisks him away on a quest to find six fabled crowns and fulfill his role in an ancient prophecy.

The capture The capture
Lasky, Kathryn.
In the first book in the GUARDIANS... series, the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal.

Lone wolf Lone wolf
Lasky, Kathryn.
Abandoned by his pack, a baby wolf with a mysterious mark on his deformed paw survives and embarks on a journey that will change the world of the wolves of the Beyond.

Urchin of the riding stars Urchin of the riding stars
McAllister, Margaret (Margaret I.)
A group of animals, led by an orphaned squirrel, learns about friendship and loyalty when they band together to defend their island kingdom against evil forces.

Three swords for Granada Three swords for Granada
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
In 1420 Spain, three young cat friends join the warrior cats as they struggle to save their beloved Granada from the vicious dogs of the Fidorean Guard.

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH
O'Brien, Robert C.
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

Silverwing Silverwing
Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-
When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

The Cat Master The Cat Master
Pemberton, Bonnie.
Buddy and Jett, two cat brothers (one evil, one good), vie for the title of Cat Master as a retinue of dogs, cats, a possum, a bird, and a lizard help restore a monarch to his rightful throne.

The daring adventures of Penhaligon Brush The daring adventures of Penhaligon Brush
Rogan, S. Jones (Sally Jones)
When Penhaligon Brush the fox is summoned by his step-brother to the seaside town of Porthleven, he finds immediately upon arrival that his brother is incarcerated in the dungeon at Ferball Manor.

Young Fredle Young Fredle
Voigt, Cynthia.
Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.

For Younger Readers

Dog diaries : secret writings of the WOOF Society Dog diaries : secret writings of the WOOF Society
Byars, Betsy Cromer.
At the first annual meeting of WOOF--Words of Our Friends--assorted dogs preserve their heritage by sharing tales of canines throughout history, including Abu, who ruled all of Egypt except for one pesky cat, and Zippy, who simply must find the squeaky toy.

Louise : the adventures of a chicken Louise : the adventures of a chicken
DiCamillo, Kate.
Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea.

Mercy Watson to the rescue Mercy Watson to the rescue
DiCamillo, Kate.
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.

Moose crossing Moose crossing
Greene, Stephanie.
Moose is excited when the sign "Moose Crossing" is put up, but he finds that tourists and fans can be exhausting.

Houndsley and Catina Houndsley and Catina
Howe, James, 1946-
Houndsley and Catina run into trouble when they decide to prove that they are the best at cooking and writing, respectively.

The nine lives of Aristotle The nine lives of Aristotle
King-Smith, Dick.
Aristotle, a little white kitten, goes to live with a witch in an old cottage, where he finds so many opportunities for risky adventures that he soon has only one life left.

Catwings Catwings
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.

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