Morecambe Library’s top 10 non-fiction animal books

The Long Ride Home by Rupert Isaacson
The Long Ride Home by Rupert Isaacson

From cats and dogs to owls and horses, Morecambe Library takes a look at 10 of its favourite animal-related non-fiction books.

1 The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures Of One Man And His Street-Wise Cat – James Bowen

Following on from A Street Cat Named Bob, this carries on the story of James and Bob as they begin to get back on the straight and narrow.

2 Tilly, The Ugliest Cat In The Shelter: How I Rescued Her And She Rescued Me – Celia Haddon

Tilly has spent most of her adult life in an Oxfordshire shelter as an unwanted cat until Celia Haddon takes her from the shelter to be an adored pet.

3 Lost And Found: True Tales Of Love And Rescue From Battersea Dogs And Cats Home

Battersea Cats and Dogs home is now over 150 years old and this book takes a look at some of the animals it has re-homed.

4 The Owl Who Liked Sitting On Caesar: Life With A Lovable Tawny Owl – Martin Windrow

This is the touching story of a 15-year relationship between one man and his owl.

5 The Good The Bad And The Furry: Life With The World’s Most Melancholy Cat And Other Whiskery Friends – Tom Cox

Meet the Bear, Roscoe, Shipley and Ralph in Tom’s third book of stories about his cats.

6 Oscar The Bionic Cat: A Heart-Warming Tale Of Feline Bravery – Kate Allan

This is the story of how one unlucky cat became the world’s first bionic cat.

7 The Long Ride Home: The Extraordinary Journey Of Healing That Changed A Child’s Life – Rupert Isaacson

Following on from ‘The Horse Boy’, the tale of Rowan who suffers from autism continues.

8 Haatchi And Little B – Wendy Holden

The story of a little boy and the dog who changed his life forever.

9 When Fraser Met Billy – Louise Booth

Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child when he met Billy the cat at and the two have been inseparable ever since.

10 Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love – Larry Levin

When Larry Levin and his sons took their elderly cat to the vets to be put to sleep they ended up adopting a very odd-looking dog.

*All of these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit or to reserve a copy.