I am sad to say that I can't remember the names of the books that I read as a child. But I do remember being in about third or fourth grade, and we had library day every Friday where we got to borrow books from the library at school. I always looked for the books that had cats in them as characters.
I just had a google search, and I could be wrong but I think it is the Carbonel series by Barbara Sleigh.
"Carbonel is a children's book series by Barbara Sleigh, first published by Puffin Books from 1955 to 1978. Also published in the US by Bobbs-Merrill from 1955. It has three novels, first Carbonel: the King of the Cats and two sequels, The Kingdom of Carbonel (Puffin, 1961) and Carbonel and Calidor: Being the Further Adventures of a Royal Cat (Kestrel Books, 1978), and was based on the old British folk tale "The King of the Cats"". - wiki
I found one of the books that I adored. Its called The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden.
Update 2: It was also the Catwings series that I particularly enjoyed.
My mother used to read books by Swedish author Elsa Beskow when we were kids. One of my favorites was “Hattstugan” (The children of Hat cottage) and another was “Ocke, Nutta och Pillerill” (Woody, Hazel and Little Pip).
Elsa Beskow lived in my home town, but long before I was born, and her book illustration locations were inspired by that area. Lots of oak trees, moss, squirrels and other idyllic things.
Best regards, Niklas 🎈
Jeppe reser jorden runt written by Oscar Rydqvist
A cat from Stockholm travels around. There was one about when he went to America. If I remember right it was called Jeppe reser till Amerika.
More known are the books Gösta Knutsson wrote about Pelle Svanslös
I loved (still do) Harry Potter. And the Dark Matter Trilogy by Philip Pullman.
When I was to young to read myself I know my father read me a lot of Disney classics. 🙂
Right now my favorite childrens book are the books about Handy Harvey and Chip (Castor and Frippe in swedish) by Lars Klinting. The book follows a beaver called Harvey who teaches the reader about things like gardening, carpenting and baking in a cute easy way. 🙂