Alysson Foti Bourque



Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the multi-award-winning The Alycat Series. Through relatable storylines and colorful illustrations, the books teach kids about self-confidence, friendship, and problem-solving skills. The books have received glowing reviews from major publications such as Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, and Booklife Reviews. Bourque began her career as a teacher after graduating from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a law degree from Southern University Law Center in 2007.


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Alycat and the Sleepover Saturday

Alycat is planning a sleepover with her friends when Luna calls. Alycat has trouble hearing her friend over the crackling phone line, but it sounds as though she can't come to the sleepover and that she has a very big secret to share. When the rest of the kittens arrive, they gather to play games and tell spooky stories. What if Luna's news is as terrifying as the stories of alien dogs and giant mice the kittens tell around the campfire? The themes of the books in the Alycat Series all reflect a reliance on friendships, imagination, and creativity towards problem solving. In this adventure, the characters of Alycat and her friends show young readers that things aren't always as scary as they may seem. A sleepover checklist is included!


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