American Shorthairs Are the Best!

From the Series The Best Cats Ever

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

What’s that friendly cat with the round face, muscular body and glossy coat?

It’s the American shorthair! American shorthairs are curious, playful, cuddly cats. Their owners think they are the best cats ever―and it’s easy to see why. If you’re an American shorthair fan, you’ll want to learn all about this breed, from its history catching mice on ships to the New World to its work fighting the San Francisco plague in the 1900s. You’ll also want to find out how to care for the American shorthair. So check out this go-to guide for American shorthair lovers―and learn all about why American shorthairs are the best breed there is!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Category Animals
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JNF003040, JNF003170
Dewey 636.8'22
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 141656
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Pithy blurbs provide an overview of each breed, complementing without overwhelming the highlight of the books: adorable photographs of cats…. Excellent browsing choices.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Elaine Landau

Award-winning nonfiction children's book author Elaine Landau has written over 300 books for young readers. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a children's book editor, and a youth services librarian before becoming a full time author.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

The Best Cats Ever

The Best Cats Ever takes a fan-club approach to introducing the characteristics and history of different cat breeds, letting readers know what distinctive features make their favorite breed “the best.” The books also provide balanced information on pet ownership and present… View available downloads →