Articles tagged "Cats"

Friday Reads: Cats vs. Dogs

Let the fur fly! Cats and dogs battle it out for our #FridayReads:

TWO GOOD DOGS by Susan Wilson
In this sequel to ONE GOOD DOG, a troubled teenager is helped by the rescued pit bull (then a second) of the inaugural guest at the Berkshires bed-and-breakfast her mother has bought. “Animal lovers will find much to enjoy in this sweet story of redemption, second chances, and healing.” — Booklist

THE NO. 2 FELINE DETECTIVE AGENCY: A Hettie Bagshot Mystery by Mandy Morton
Prepare to be besotted with this first book in a new series that turns the traditional British cozy on its head and features feline crime-solvers. “For lovers of cat cozies, the world that Morton has created will be irresistible.” — Publishers Weekly

PUGS ON RUGS by Jack Russell
From bullish to pitiful, PUGS ON RUGS is a fantastically fun book featuring some of the snuggliest pugs you’ve ever seen.

CATS IN HATS by Kat Scratching
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Thriller Thursday (3/30/17 Edition)

Crime & cat cozies, oh my! Read on for our #ThrillerThursday picks:

CONVICTION by Julia Dahl
Three starred reviews! In Dahl’s third powerful novel, Rebekah Roberts investigates a murder that occurred in Brooklyn after the Crown Heights riots of 1991, for which the wrong man may have been convicted. “CONVICTION is a cleverly named compelling chronicle…[about] the very meaning of power and poverty, justice, family, and, best of all, hope. Timely and perfect for twenty- and thirtysomething fans of Megan Abbott and Lisa Lutz.” — Booklist, starred review

ALMOST MISSED YOU by Jessica Strawser
A Library Journal “Great First Acts—Debut Novels” pick! A powerful debut that knits parental abduction with devastating secrets unraveling among friends and spouses. “Fans of smart women’s fiction mixed with a fast-paced plot should not miss this startling first novel from the editorial director of Writer’s Digest Magazine.” — Library Journal

THE OUTSIDER by Anthony Franze
A young law clerk finds himself caught in the cross-hairs of a serial killer in this fast-paced thriller set in the high-pressure world of the Supreme Court. “Descriptions of the law and how the Supreme Court operates are engaging, and Franze knows how to showcase the ins and outs of that world without diving into too much legalese…. It’s like a mix of John Grisham and Scott Turow alongside the inner workings of the court system. Toss it all together and the end result is this winning novel.” — Associated Press

FOLLOW ME DOWN by Sherri Smith
In Smith’s debut thriller, Mia Haas is drawn back to the North Dakota town where she grew up when she learns that her twin brother is missing—and that he’s suspected of murdering the high school student he was allegedly having an affair with. “…this fast-moving domestic thriller will satisfy readers of contemporary suspense.” — Booklist

THE NO. 2 FELINE DETECTIVE AGENCY: A Hettie Bagshot Mystery by Mandy Morton
Prepare to be besotted with this first book in a new series that turns the traditional British cozy on its head and features feline crime-solvers. “For lovers of cat cozies, the world that Morton has created will be irresistible.” — Publishers Weekly

What are you reading this #ThrillerThursday? Share your picks with us @MacmillanLib.

Furry Friends Roundup

These books about furry friends are #CuteOverload:

DOUG THE PUG: The King of Pop Culture by Leslie Mosier
Doug the Pug is the King of Pop Culture with over 7 million adoring fans on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat! He’s bumped noses with the hottest stars out there: Justin Bieber, Steven Tyler, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen, just to name a few. Did you catch him in Fall Out Boy’s latest music video? Doug’s a rising star, but he doesn’t let fame go to his head. He’s a simple dog with a great big heart.

PUMPKIN: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura L. Young
As a baby, Pumpkin the Raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. Taken in by a family with two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo, Pumpkin gained a new set of “parents” and a life of luxury in the Bahamas. Check out Pumpkin’s feature on Good Morning America! “…this book is cuteness overload and will appeal to all age groups.” — Library Journal

THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER: PART II by Kate Funk
AC the cat is back! And his owner Kate Funk has come up with some even more hilarious, increasingly ridiculous costumes for him to model, from Rosie the Riveter, to Max from Where the Wild Things Are, to Marty McFly.

THE SHEPHERD’S VIEW: Modern Photographs From an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks
Two starred reviews! “Rebanks’ prose and the photographs make the landscape come alive, and woolly sheep pictured against beautiful craggy meadows will entice readers to dream of shepherding. A true gem.” — Booklist, starred review

SAD ANIMAL FACTS by Brooke Barker
Barker’s hand-illustrated collection of the Animal Kingdom’s more unfortunate truths is beyond hilarious and has an amazing book trailer.

DOGS WHO SERVE: Incredible Stories of Our Canine Military Heroes by Lisa Rogak
Military Working Dogs have played a vital role in the United States armed forces throughout history. In this celebration of their contributions to our nation, Lisa Rogak profiles these heroic dogs and showcases them in vivid photographs that capture the devotion and respect these amazing canines, their devoted handlers, and fellow soldiers share for each other. readmoreremove

Friday Reads: Cats or Dogs?

It’s the end of the week and there’s only one thing left to debate: cats or dogs? Pups may have the advantage since it’s #NationalDogDay, but Macmillan Library is forever in the cat camp. #meow  Perhaps these pet-friendly #FridayReads picks can help:

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FURRED KIND: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends by Tom Cox
If you loved reading about the antics of Bear—the world’s most melancholy cat—in Cox’s THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FURRY, you’ll love this follow-up with more stories about Bear and his other feline friends. “…catnip even for a pup person… Cox’s prose about his furry family are what makes his memoir more endearing than a mere repackaging of his cats’ best Twitter material.” — The Los Angeles Times readmoreremove

Happy International Cat Day!

In honor of #InternationalCatDay, we present the latest adventures of Frederick “Freddie” Paw Olmsted and his owner, SMP executive editor, Keith Kahla:

Freddie wasn’t happy my impending vacation.

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And did his best to discourage it:

Freddie and the computer

He got into some shenanigans while I was away…

Freddie on the Fridge

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Cat in the Stacks

Friends, meet Frederick “Freddie” Paw Olmsted. He lives with SMP executive editor, Keith Kahla, who wants to tell you all about him:

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“The cat is relatively new. He was a street rescue by a friend of a former assistant—a stray who was living on the streets of Bed Stuy (editor’s note: the cat, not the assistant). She took care of all the important vet stuff, but he and Otter, her rescue pit bull, weren’t the best of friends.”

Freddie and Otter

Long story short, he came home with me.

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#LibraryCatProblems

We’re happy to send off National Library Week tomorrow with a purrfect Caturday (that’s what we call Saturday snuggling with kitties) book: THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World by Jan Louch & Lisa Rogak.

It all started with mice in the library. Assistant librarian Jan Louch and a coworker found a pair of Scottish Folds who were perfect for the job. Jan named them Baker and Taylor, they took up residence in the library, and the rest is history.

Now you can have Baker & Taylor too, with a free poster (while supplies last)! Simply email library@macmillanusa.com (subject: True Tails of Baker and Taylor) from your professional/library-issued e-mail address and make sure to include your library’s mailing address.

We’ve also got 5 clever #librarycatproblems e-cards for you to download and share. Simply click on the image to open the full-size version in a new tab, then right-click on each picture and save to your computer!

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Talia’s CAT-TASTIC Sabbatical

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My dear librarians,

On a whim, I applied to be a cat nanny in Manchester, England. Several Skype interviews and a few letters of recommendation later… And the position is mine!
I cannot wait for the many hours of snuggling, biscuit-making, and paw pad squishing! Let’s not forget the endless hours of toe floof and if I’m really lucky:
TINY. KITTEN. SNORES!

CAT-TASTIC!

As you can imagine, my library marketing travels enabled me to accrue a bazillion airline and hotel points and I will be using all of them for this 4 month sabbatical. It’s been an honor working with y’all… Goodbye for now and see you all again in September!

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Happy National Cat Day!

It’s NATIONAL CAT DAY! We salute you, feline friends:

Talia’s cat, Shmackies
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Ali’s cat, Jackson

Anne’s mom’s cat, Sylvester, a.k.a. “Silly Boy”

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Share pics of your kitties with us @MacmillanLib, hashtag #nationalcatday! #meow

 

 

Friday Reads: MEOW

It’s almost Caturday (that’s what we call Saturday snuggling with kitties), and our #FridayReads picks are purrfect for weekend reading:

THE OLD MAN AND THE CAT by Nils Udderberg
Retired Professor of Psychology and reluctant pet owner Udderberg describes how his existence changed after a little speckled grey-brown homeless cat moved in with him. Aww!!

A GIFT FROM BOB by James Bowen
Read the first chapter now to find out how Street Cat Bob helps James learn the the true meaning of Christmas. (Is it catnip? OK, not catnip…we’ll keep reading.)

CATS ON THE JOB: 50 Fabulous Felines Who Purr, Mouse, and Even Sing for Their Supper by Lisa Rogak
Cats have a bad rep for being lazy, but they work, too! Not only do they work, they understand your office woes. Download and share all 6 of these e-cards with your colleagues (furry or human) who can commiserate.

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MEOW!
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