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Mystery of the Library Cats

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This is the cutest book about two well-read cats visiting the New York Public Library to figure out who are these "library cats" that everyone seems to be adamant about meeting! Baker and Taylor learn about important monumental areas of the New York surrounding area while looking to meet two cats that they hope love books as much as they do.

Overall the book is very interesting and engaging. I think that the word-to-picture ratio is visually appealing. I found Baker's Guidebook facts to be interesting. I think that the target audience is people learning about New York and their Public Library specifically.

Thank you to Baker & Taylor, Paw Prints Publishing, and Netgalley for letting me read this digital ARC of Mystery of the Library Cats.

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Thank you Netgalley and Paw Prints Publishing for this arc.

Cats and libraries and books, oh my. Baker and Taylor are good friends and love going to the library. But when Flora the librarian tells them about a wonderful large library and they discover there are cats there, Baker and Taylor have to check it out. There are tidbits of information about New York City, the NYC Public Library, bodegas, and pizza places (among other things) sprinkled through the book for children to learn about as well as wonderful drawings showing our two feline adventurers. Remember, lions are cats, too. B+

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Cats and libraries - what's not to love? Two best friends venture from their favorite library in search of some other library cats at the New York Public Library.

Such a cute book!

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The illustrations in this book are adorable, and my son adores them. He adores the idea of the cats enjoying reading and enjoying the books that have been given to them. Taylor's love of the library and thirst for knowledge is something he admires. This is an excellent book for encouraging children to read, both because of the illustrations and because of the context of the animals who are reading the books. Each image in this figure is distinct, and as I travelled through the region with my five-year-old, we discussed the context of the images and how they related to what was happening in the story. We enjoy the adventure of visiting the large library, as well as the cat's reactions to it.

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This is a new favorite for me... two cat best friends who love to read at the library (though they each prefer a different genre) are encouraged by the librarian cat to get out and see more places.

But they really just like the library, they say.

No problem, according to the librarian cat. There are other libraries. (I like the way she thinks.)

For instance, they should visit the New York Public Library, and meet the library cats there.

So they do.

It's so cute! And the illustrations are so funny! I will definitely be reading this to my cats, who I assume are the target audience.

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Thank you to Candy Rodo, Baker & Taylor, Paw Prints Publishing, and Netgalley for this digital ARC of Mystery of the Library Cats.

Two library cats, Baker and Taylor, who go on an adventure in New York City. As a children's librarian and a cat owner, I absolutely loved that the cats were named after the publishing company, Baker and Taylor. This is a cute story if you like friendship, cats, adventure, and books. It had adorable illustrations that drew me into the story. The plot was well written and had a cute ending. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

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Adorable drawings and interesting story. 2 library cats who are best friends go for a short trip to another library in search of two other “library cats.” Who are these two elusive library cats that other humans and animals all seem to know about? That is the mystery! Along the way, fun facts about New York City are told in a concise manner. Everything is seen from the cats’ point of view, refreshing and endearing. Highly recommend it!

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Just based on the title, cover and blurb, I was very excited about it, but after reading it, I'm a fan! Those two bookish cats going on an adventure in New York to find the library cats is just so fun and precious. If you aren't too familiar with the public library of NY, then you won't see the final twist coming either.
On top of a fun adventure, children (or readers in general) can also learn a lot historical facts about major landmarks in New York City.
I very much enjoyed this first book in the series and cannot wait to read the next ones!

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Makes learning purrfect fun.

Great concept and new series for independent readers. Two inquisitive library cats who love to read also learn that there is more to the world than they imagined. They set out in search of the "library cats" they're told about and it takes them on an adventure. It's also a mystery of sorts because they have no idea where these cats are located. They follow clues of a sort to find them. In the process, they meet lots of interesting people, not to mention statues, see lots of feet and legs, and even ride the NY subway. Oh, and there's pizza.

I see lots of potential for this series. I wonder where their curiosity will take Baker and Taylor next. They met the "library cats" and along the way we learn bits of info in boxes of factoids that adult help may be helpful to read. There's also more detailed info at the end along with ideas for other places one might visit in NYC. Great idea, fun execution with adorable, colorful illustrations. Loved it and I'll note that there was no danger implied, a plus for sensitive young readers.

Thanks #NetGalley and #BakerAndTaylor - #PawPrintsPublishing for allowing me to tag along as Baker and Taylor get to know their city a bit better. Looking forward to their next outting.

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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book! Below is my honest review.

Summary of plot:
Baker and Taylor are two library cats who love to read. They spend so much time in the library that the cat librarian tells them to go outside, so they do. But they just go to a different library in New York City. There, they take the train, visit the park, look at some statues, etc.

Pros about the book:
✔️ Love Baker's guidebook with random facts about New York City
✔️ Adorable illustrations
✔️ Accurate representation of a book nerd (hopping from one library/bookstore to another)

Cons about the book:
❌ None

Would I recommend this book? Yes!

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This book made me so happy! Two cat best friends go on a quest to find the library "cats" of NYC! As someone who went on a similar quest to the 42nd Street library in Manhattan this book is incredibly special. I adore how it also acts like a guide book to teach kids about NYC! I'd recommend every NYC kid and any kids travelling to the area get this book for it is sure to be a big help! I definitely would love to read more books featuring Baker and Taylor!

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Thank you to Netgalley and Baker & Taylor Pawprint Publishing for the opportunity to read the ARC.

I love the story! I know one review said that they're not many cats in the library which is true however there are cats and bookstores I've seen that quite a bit actually. But I love that they use cats in this story. It's about this little adventure of two cats going to search for the New York City public Library where there's other cats reading. And I won't spoil it. It's very cute I like the dialogue and the illustrations. I don't know how much of a mystery it is but it's still a great story

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Not enough libraries have cats, to be honest. Mystery of the Library Cats is a cute story about two cats, Baker and Taylor, who love to read, and are looking for something different so they decide to take a trip to the New York Public Library. There are plenty of New York City facts sprinkled throughout the book. I think this book would be more appropriate for young school aged children. Especially those who are learning to read. I could also see this being a cartoon where Baker and Taylor visit famous libraries and bookstores around the world.

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Purrfect book for library and cat lovers, alike!

This was a fun and short picture book starring Baker and Taylor as they try to uncover a mystery: what are the famous library cats of New York City’s public library? And how do they find them?

As the two cats seek out these felines they use the transit system and traverse the streets of NYC. Being a studious and literary cat, Baker has brought along his guidebook and together he and his friend, Taylor, make sense of their surroundings while learning tons of facts about NYC! I thought this was such a fun way to incorporate an educational component into this picture book and it’s so much fun when they finally find out exactly what the NYC library cats are.

The illustrations are so charming and display beautiful detail of the cats and their surroundings. The text is easy to read and the dialogue and narration component is written well. It includes information on how diverse NYC is, it’s population size, and information about the wide range of languages spoken in the city. And, at the end, there are info pages of the New York Public Library and other landmarks in NYC.

Absolutely wonderful book that fosters a love of the two cats, the discovery of new sights and locations when travelling, and of libraries! An absolute joy to read. My cat Olivia and I read this together - this is highly recommended!

Thank you to NetGalley and Paw Prints Publishing for this advanced review copy. This was voluntarily read; all opinions are my own.

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As soon as I saw that this had cats and books, I had to snag it. Two of my all-time favorites? Yes, please.

I am always on the lookout for quality, colorful and fun adventures to share with my grandbabies. Mystery of the Library Cats gives all that and more. I absolutely love that throughout the adventure to the New York Public Library, there are snippits of information that one of the cats reads from the tour guide. So not only do the kiddos get a fun read, they also learn along the way.

Another fun book to add to my grandbabies' bookshelf. I sincerely appreciate the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a review copy. All opinions expressed herein are mine and mine alone.

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This was a very cute story about two library cats who love to find adventures in the books, but then hear about OTHER library cats at the New York Public Library and they set off to visit them. The reader follows them through the streets of New York and sees it through the eyes of a cat, lots and lots of feet. Eventually they get to the NYPL, and after some searching for real cats, realize the library cats are the two statues out front, Patience and Fortitude. It is a sweet short read. I was given an ARC of this book by NetGalley and all opinions are my own.

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A big thank you to NetGalley and Paw Prints Publishing for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. This is a Baker & Taylor story-both are cats. This is a fun trip to the New York City Public library. The graphics are fun, the search for the cats at the library is fun. Books are fun. What's not to like? 4 stars

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Any review of a book including the New York Public Library cannot be unbiased!
The story tells of two literate pussycats who learn that there is a big library in NYC that has a pair of library cats. So they travel to the City and look everywhere to find those other library cats.
The illustrations by Weaverbird Interactive are simply delightful, colorful, vibrant, and very imaginative.
At the end of the story is one page of fun and facts about the NYPL and another about the City itself.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age and also for ESL readers.
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Baker & Taylor/Paw Prints Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!

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This funny little book is about two cats who like to hang out in the library and a third cat talks them into going on an adventure to the NY City public library. It seems like a funny juxtaposition of these very cartoony kind of cats who are talking about interesting facts about the NY city library.

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Surprisingly, I learned a lot from these two charming cats as they roam the streets of NYC!

I LOVE NYC so this was a really cute and fun read and definitely made me long to go back to the hustle and bustle of those city streets.

Perfect little adventure book with sweet illustrations and an educational premise!

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