Summertime beach reads are enjoyed by kids too, and this one by NH author-illustrator Ryan O'Rourke is sure to delight them.
Ryan is a professor of illustration at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester and is the owner of two cats—one of whom really is named Bella!
Bella is a curious cat who lives inside a lighthouse. When she meets a new friend, a cat named Claude, she invites him along for an adventure, only to find that he prefers warm sand to playing in the ocean, and likes naps more than defending sand castles from imaginary foes. When a strong wind sweeps Claude out to sea, Bella takes to the skies—borne aloft by a kite—to save him! -- Publisher's blurb