This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! by…

Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! (2009)

by Vicki Myron, Steve James (Illustrator), Bret Witter

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
4251238,321 (3.87)4



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 4 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
A five star rating for my favorite library cat. Dewey was a friend to everyone, and managed to teach proper library etiquette when necessary. Great for storytimes or for a community helpers unit. Myron's illustrated version of the 'Dewey' book is a great starting place for young readers who want to know more about the cute library mascot. ( )
  JCLHeatherM | Jan 27, 2018 |
I wasn't sure about the first few pages (they didn't seem all that exciting) but it was pretty funny about the time that Dewey decided to be real Library Cat, instead of just a cat in a library.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
27 months - O has enjoyed reading this one a number of times. There isn't anything overly stellar about the book but she likes cats. The illustrations are often a little over the top pretty and almost sappy in the super realism of the kids. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
This is the childrens book based on the true story of a cat (Dewey Readmore Books) left in a library book return box. The story of the kittens library antics garnered belly laughs from my cat loving kiddo (nearly 5). Wish my library had a furry friend. Might have to check out the grown-up book [b:Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World|3257136|Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World|Vicki Myron|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1255685495s/3257136.jpg|3292360] ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
Abandoned in a public library book-drop, a kitten is found by a librarian who decides to keep him. He is named Dewey Readmore Books and becomes a library cat. But what does a library cat do? Dewey intends to find out as he adjusts to living in a library and meeting all the people who come to the library. He will become the best Library Cat he can be. This picture book is based on a non-fiction book which, in turn, draws on the true story of Dewey the library cat. The book is well illustrated with beautiful full color watercolor pictures that depict Dewey as he discovers what it means to be a library cat. Children and adults alike will be charmed by Dewey’s antics and interactions with people in the library. It is particularly suited for kids ages 3 to 7. ( )
  robincar | Dec 10, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
K-Gr 2 -- This heartwarming picture book... describes how on a cold night Myron found a tiny kitten in the return box at Spencer Public Library in Iowa, and the feline's impact on the library community. ... The realistic illustrations, done in vibrant watercolors, bring the tale to life (the orange cat's expressions are priceless). The story moves along swiftly, and will be a hit with readers requesting animal books.
added by CourtyardSchool | editSchool Library Journal, Vol. 55, Issue 9, Page 145, Beth Cuddy (Sep 1, 2009)
This genial if cutesy adaptation of the authors' bestselling Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World gets an energetic boost from James's digitally rendered art. Animal-loving readers will be charmed by the realistic, closeup depictions of young library patrons and their tender (and sometimes not-so-tender) interactions with Dewey, who is based on a real-life feline adopted by Myron after it was abandoned in the book drop of her Iowa library. The narrative becomes overly precious, though, when it ventures inside Dewey's head....

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Vicki Myronprimary authorall editionscalculated
James, SteveIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Witter, Bretmain authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Information from the French Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Original title
Information from the French Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Hannah, Nathan, and Ryan --V.M.

For Lydia and Isaac --B.W.
First words
Every night, people left books in the return box of the library in the small town of Spencer, Iowa.
"We'll name you Dewey Readmore Books. You can live here and be our library cat."
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Childern's edition of "Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat That Touched the World".
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316068748, Hardcover)

The story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure.

When Librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey loves his new home, but once he discovers the littlest library visitors-who like to chase him, pull his tail, and squeeze him extra tight-Dewey begins to wonder if he's truly cut out for the demands of his new job. In the end, he is triumphant as he realizes that helping people big and small is what he is meant to do, and that by sharing his special brand of Dewey love, he can be the best library cat of all.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:01:29 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Tells the story of Dewey Readmore Books, a kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box and nursed back to health by a librarian, who discovers that (like his librarian friends) helping people big and small is what he is meant to do.

» see all 5 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.87)
1 1
2 4
3 14
3.5 2
4 19
4.5 4
5 16

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,038,788 books! | Top bar: Always visible