American Shorthairs

From the Series Cat Club

In American Shorthairs, beginning readers will learn about the physical features, characteristics, and personalities of American Shorthair cats. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this cat breed.

A labeled diagram highlights the breed’s features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about American Shorthairs online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. American Shorthairs also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. American Shorthairs is part of Jump!’s Cat Club series.
Format List Price Library Price Qty
$26.99 $18.95
$35.00 $26.25
$31.14 $23.95
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers
Subject Animals
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
BISACS JNF003040, JNF003170, JNF003140
Dewey 636.8
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 340
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 0.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 510016
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Cat Club - Reviewed by School Library Journal

The visual appeal of cats comes through in these breed introductions. They are not meant to be care guides; instead they touch upon the most prominent features of each breed, such as fur, size, and coloring. The simple, enthusiastic text identifies general physical characteristics: “This is a Maine coon! These cats are big.” General behavior traits are also noted. For example, “[Birmans] love to play!” Highly engaging photographs capture each breed’s charm, depicting varieties of colors and markings, different ages, and a mix of still and action views. Most include at least one kitten photo; all show children with different skin tones interacting with cats as pets. Each book closes by asking readers if they would like to own the featured cat. VERDICT ­Popular pets depicted with strong visuals and just a bit of information.