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  • Bibliography:
    40 Books (2 Series)
  • First Book:
    November 2004
  • Latest Book:
    March 2025
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Full Series List in Order

Bad Kitty (Chapter Books)

1 - Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Aug-2008)
2 - Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (Sep-2009)
3 - Bad Kitty Vs. Uncle Murray (Sep-2010)
4 - Bad Kitty Meets the Baby (Jun-2011)
5 - Bad Kitty for President (Jan-2012)
6 - Bad Kitty School Daze (Jan-2013)
7 - Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble (Jan-2014)
8 - Puppy's Big Day (Jan-2015)
9 - Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet (Jan-2016)
10 - Bad Kitty Takes the Test (Jan-2017)
11 - Bad Kitty Camp Daze (Jan-2018)
12 - Kitten Trouble (Dec-2018)
13 - Bad Kitty Joins the Team (Jan-2020)
15 - Bad Kitty Goes On Vacation (Jan-2021)
16 - Bad Kitty Gets a Phone (Jan-2022)

Bad Kitty (Picture Books)

1 - Bad Kitty (Oct-2005)
2 - Poor Puppy and Bad Kitty (Aug-2007)
3 - A Bad Kitty Christmas (Sep-2011)
4 - Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy (May-2015)
5 - Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs (May-2015)
6 - Bad Kitty, Scaredy-Cat (Aug-2016)
7 - Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow (Sep-2016)
8 - Bad Kitty Does Not Like Video Games (Sep-2016)
9 - Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving (Jul-2019)
10 - Searching for Santa (Aug-2019)
11 - Bedtime for Bad Kitty (May-2021)

Book List in Order: 40 titles



  • A baby kangaroo tries desperately to learn how to jump, but can't quite make the leap. . .

    Again and again she tries, with the hearty encouragement of a frog, a grasshopper, and a rabbit, not to mention his doting Mama. But instead of boingin...



  • From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy when she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left ...



  • Who is this kid with the funny name? Well, that depends on who you ask. Everybody who knows Melvin―his mom, his dad, his best friend Jimmy, his dog―even Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the big ugly monster with three eyes who lives in his cl...



  • Bob and Otto do best-friend kinds of things together--eating leaves, digging, playing--until the day Bob decides to climb a tree, simply because . . . he has to. When the two meet again, Otto is still the same dirt-loving earthworm, but Bob has do...



  • PUPPY GETS HIS OWN BOOK. Kitty's best friend stars in this zany companion to the best selling BAD KITTY. Poor, poor Puppy: Kitty isn't interested in playing, so all puppy's left with are: 1 Airplane, 2 Balls, 3 Cars, 4 Dolls... and 22 other toy...



  • SOMETHING NEW AND UNEXPECTED " sweet and gentle" from the creator of Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy.

    Sweetly enchanting paintings and a gently rhyming text tell the tale of the little red bird who is quite content in her cage, but curious… W...



  • Pet owners beware! Bad Kitty really needs a bath, and she is forced to take one in this hysterical new illustrated how-to for young readers. The following are some items you will need for Kitty's bath: one bathtub, plenty of water, dry towels, a su...



  • Get ready to party! It’s Bad Kitty’s birthday, and she’s wishing for a special gift. If she doesn’t get it, well . . . things won’t be pretty for her guests. The guest list includes Chatty Kitty, Strange Kitty, Stinky Kitty, and her other ...



  • Kitty's owners are taking a week off and leaving Kitty and Puppy at home. So who's going to watch them? Good ol' Uncle Murray, star of the Fun Facts feature of previous Kitty books -- the guy you thought knew everything about cats. Think again! It is...






  • Kitty's owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it's a . . . dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it's a cat. But we all know that it's really a BABY! With Nick Bruel's trademark mix of ant...



  • A HILARIOUS NEW HOLIDAY PICTURE BOOK ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORITE NAUGHTY FELINE "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring...Except for BAD KITTY." A greedy Bad Kitty didn't get all the presents she wa...



  • The votes are in--it's a Bad Kitty landslide! It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition! Who will win the election? The candidate chosen by the kitties on the right side of the street or the candidate chosed by the kitt...



  • Bad Kitty faces her toughest challenge yet . . . Kitty and Puppy are out of control! They're screaming, fighting, hissing, and drooling all over the house, and all of the commotion is upsetting Baby. Time for school -- obedience school, that is. ...



  • In this seventh installment of the New York Times-bestselling series, Kitty encounters what may be her most formidable foe yet: her creator! Kitty soon learns that feline manipulation works both ways -- especially when you're at the wrong end of your...



  • Bad Kitty doesn't mean to be bad. Whether she's trying to be a good little kitty and eat her vegetables, or a quiet little kitty and behave, trouble just always find its way to her… Nick Bruel's loveable Bad Kitty gets up to her hilarious antic...



  • A really cold winter. A demented fairy. A hippo named Louise. A talkative tree. Find out what other wonderful things a year can bring in these four interrelated stories―one for each season―by Nick Bruel, creator of the bestselling Bad...



  • Bad Kitty's in a bad mood ... a very bad mood, and Puppy is not helping. Enter Uncle Murray, who's tasked with taking care of Puppy for the day, but that's when the trouble begins. When they go on a walk through the park, Uncle Murray almost gets ...



  • Kitty wants to eat all of the candy. Every single piece. Nothing can get in her way, or can it? Find out what will stop Kitty from eating all the candy in the world in this this hilarious story -complete with a full page of stickers in a bite-sized p...



  • Kitty wants to take a nap. Kitty always wants to take a nap. But Puppy wants to play! Can Kitty convince Puppy that sleeping is far more fun than playing? Find out in this riotous story featuring your favorite cranky cat and his slobbery nemesis-comp...






  • Kitty is bored. She is so bored, in fact, that she even considers playing with that slobbering mutt Puppy, who lives in her house. Nah. Instead, she thinks she'll take a nap. That is, until there is a knock on the door . . . Strange Kitty is here ...



  • When Kitty is happy and healthy, everything is perfect. She jumps around, eats everything in sight, and has the energy to keep slobbering puppies in their place. But when she's sick, all she can do is lie in her bed. Looks like it's time for this sic...



  • Kitty wasn't always such a scaredy-cat. She used to be brave and lionhearted and nervy. That is, until one late October day a group of terrifying monsters showed up on her doorstop and Kitty became VERY scared. Then she decided to take matters into h...



  • It's snowing. Kitty has never seen snow. So Kitty looks it up on the computer. Snow is wet. Snow is cold. Snow is slippery. Okay. Bad Kitty can handle this. She'll just put on her snow gear and try ... in Nick Bruel's "Bad Kitty Does Not Like...



  • All Kitty wants to do is play her favorite video game. But Kitty has been playing her video game for FIVE hours. Now it's time for Kitty to: go outside, draw a picture, read a book, do anything other than play video games. Kitty doesn't w...



  • It's something everyone has to do at least once. Kitty is no different. In this new edition of the beloved, bestselling Bad Kitty series, Bad Kitty faces ... a test! Based on her previous bad behavior, the Society of Cat Aptitude has determined t...



  • Kitty’s life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime, Ki...



  • There's terrible news in the neighborhood next to Kitty's! A conflict there is growing worse and worse. It started as an argument and has now turned into a full-fledged fight. Worst of all: The cat shelter has been destroyed. Kitty's family de...



  • New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nick Bruel's naughty feline is back in the holiday adventure Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving.

    Kitty does not like Thanksgiving.
    Kitty LOVES Thanksgiving.
    Specifically, Kitty loves turk...



  • In Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa, by bestselling author/illustrator Nick Bruel, Kitty's back for another Christmas tale―this time involving Santa and complete with a colorful poster!

    In this hilarious story, Kitty battles with Santa and ...






  • See Kitty as you've never seen her before: EXERCISING (reluctantly) in Bad Kitty Joins the Team, the latest installment of Nick Bruel's phenomenally successful New York Times bestselling series. Kitty is terribly out of shape―she can bar...



  • Bad Kitty is now in FULL COLOR!

    In this 14th addition to the Bestselling Bad Kitty series, Kitty''s life is still hard. Really, really, really hard. She''s always being bothered, Puppy is always in her space (and drooling on her), and her ...



  • This new picture book in Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty bestselling series is sure to be a bedtime favorite, complete with a paper doll activity kit! It's bedtime in the Bad Kitty household but Kitty does not want to go to bed.She doesn't want to brush her ...



  • The phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series is purr-fect for fans of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man and Ben Clanton's Narwhal and Jelly series, reluctant readers, comic book fans, and cranky cats.Bad Kitty will not be good until her owners cave and get her a ...




  • The phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series is purr-fect for fans of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man and Ben Clanton's Narwhal and Jelly series, reluctant readers, comic book fans, and cranky cats.It's been a long time since Kitty has had a play date. So, her ...



  • Bad Kitty dons a cape in this full color graphic novel in Nick Bruel's New York Times bestselling series.It's been a long time since Kitty has had a play date. So, her owners decide it's time she interacts with some friends. But the play date takes a...



  • Are you ready to find some Easter eggs, Kitty?Kitty doesn’t want an Easter egg. Kitty wants the Easter egg. Kitty wants…the GOLDEN EGG!So she goes on the hunt.There! A blue egg! But Kitty doesn’t want a blue egg.Or there! A purple egg! But Kitt...



  • Bad Kitty achieves stardom — and of course, a bit of trouble — in this full color graphic novel in Nick Bruel's New York Times bestselling series.When Uncle Murray accidentally uploads a video of Kitty to Viewtube, it goes viral, and Kitty ...



  • It's Puppy's birthday and Kitty can't seem to do anything right in this brand new graphic novel adventure by New York Times-bestselling creator Nick Bruel, for fans of DOG MAN and INVESTIGATORS.It's Puppy's birthday and Kitty would rather be anywhere...






  • New York Times-bestselling creator Nick Bruel's naughty feline is at the beach—and on the hunt—in the newest Bad Kitty picture book, Bad Kitty Goes to the Beach.IT’S BEACH DAY!But Kitty does NOT want to go to the beach.Kitty can think...


Award-Winning Books by Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty
2007 Buckaroo Book Award -- Children's
2007 Volunteer State Book Award -- Grades K-3
2009 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Picture Book
Who Is Melvin Bubble?
2009 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Nick Bruel has published 40 books.

The next book by Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty Goes to the Beach, will be published in March 2025.

The first book by Nick Bruel, Boing!, was published in November 2004.

Yes. Nick Bruel has 2 series.