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Publication Order of Bad Kitty Picture Books Books

Bad Kitty (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poor Puppy (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poor Puppy and Bad Kitty (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bad Kitty Christmas (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Christmas Storytime Set (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty's Tasty Treats (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Storytime Set (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Makes Comics . . . and You Can Too! (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Video Games (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bedtime for Bad Kitty (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Valentine's Day (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty: Supercat (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bad Kitty Books

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty for President (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty School Daze (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy's Big Day (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Takes the Test (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Camp Daze (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kitten Trouble (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Joins the Team (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Kitty Gets a Phone (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Boing! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Is Melvin Bubble? (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Red Bird (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wonderful Year (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Nick Bruel

An American bestselling author of children’s novels and books, Nick Bruel really does have a way with words. Illustrating his books too, he combines simple but effective language with bright and colorful visuals, creating highly engaging books for first time readers. Many of his stories feature a lot of humor and heart, making them extremely engaging and entertaining on a number of different levels. Knowing his audience well, he understands perfectly what it is that they’re looking for, allowing them to get lost in his stories.

Often using deadpan humor that’s simple to follow, his young readers have really taken to his writing, as they enjoy the characters and situations. Writing in a style that’s wholly singular, he’s a gifted storyteller, keeping his audience reading with each and every single turn of the page. This has made him hugely popular around the world, with critics from all over appreciating his work and writing too. Working as a cartoonist too, his visuals are bright and colorful, bringing his many stories and characters to life.

The characters themselves are hugely well thought out, as they feel fully three-dimensional, with fully fleshed out personalities. Staying with the reader long after they’ve put the book down, he manages to make strong impression on his audience quite unlike any other. Combining storytelling and images, his work is extremely idiosyncratic, and completely unique, as it’s immediately identifiable to him. There’s plenty more to come in the near future too, as Bruel carries on writing and illustrating for a long time to come.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Tarrytown, New York, in the United States on the 9th of December 1978, Nick Bruel would always be interested in storytelling. Developing this passion from an early age, he would build upon it throughout the intervening years to follow, nurturing his voice and his style. With a love of art, he’d always have a strong creative streak, as he’d work upon this, allowing his own style and approach to flourish.

Working as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, he also find his own style of art, as his designs would become distinctive in of themselves. In time he would establish his own outlook, creating his own books, becoming a national and international bestselling author in the process. Currently still living in Tarrytown to this very day, he lives with his wife Carina, as he continues to write to this very day.

Writing Career

In 2004 Nick Bruel would publish his first book titled ‘Boing!’ and this would be a stand-alone children’s picture book. Setting the template for a lot of what was to come, it would feature a story of a lively baby kangaroo as she attempts to learn to jump. This would delight readers from around the world, and paved the way for him to reach the top of the New York Times Bestseller list on numerous occasion.

He would later go on to publish his much loved ‘Bad Kitty’ series of books, starting with the eponymous ‘Bad Kitty’ back in 2005. Illustrating them all himself too, they would become highly iconic, with readers from around the world returning to them time and time again. Winning many awards as well, he’s received countless awards and nominations for his stories, and will continue to do so for many years yet.

Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

Originally brought out through the ‘Roaring Brook Press’ publishing label, this would first come out in 2009 on the 1st of September. Working as the second book in the ‘Bad Kitty Chapter Book’ series of books, it’s a children’s story filled with bright illustrations from Bruel himself. The stories themselves are stand-alone and there’s not particular order to the ongoing long-running franchise of children’s titles.

As a children’s book this works really well, from it’s vibrant visuals to its engaging story filled with humor and heart. It’s a well told story that works on many different levels, being extremely entertaining and compelling in equal measure. Easy to follow along, it’s a story that children will want to read through time and time again, as there’s always something new to enjoy.

This time it’s the birthday of Bad Kitty, and everyone is invited, as all Bad Kitty’s friends turn up to celebrate the event. Why is it that all of Kitty’s friends are so strange though, who exactly are they all, and what do they all want? Learning about Kitty’s past too, the reader gets to see where she came from and whether she was always bad. There’s also a surprise guest to the birthday, someone who will change everything, making this birthday definitely one to remember.

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby

Once again coming out through the ‘Roaring Book Press’ publishing imprint, this would be the fourth book in the ‘Bad Kitty Chapter Book’ series of children’s books. Providing another story featuring its eponymous kitty protagonist, Bruel also provides the illustrations again too. First released on the 7th of June in 2011, it would feature a self-contained story that entertained its young readers yet again.

This is a really fun book that younger readers will definitely enjoy, picking it up over and over, with it’s entertaining story and colorful images. The story is a simple one that draws the audience in, providing moral lesson at the end that isn’t too heavy either. Letting the reader follow along at their own pace, it’s also ideal for teaching reading, as well as nurturing a passion for reading, storytelling, and imagination.

There’s a new visitor on the way, one that will turn Bad Kitty’s whole world upside down, as everyone speculates who it might be. Kitty is worried it might be a dog, while the other neighborhood cats think it could be another cat arriving. It’s really a baby though, and it’s soon going to meet Bad Kitty face-to-face, making a home for itself, becoming part of the family. How will Bad Kitty react though, and how will she cope with the arrival of this new family member as Bad Kitty meets the baby?

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