Omaha Public Library welcomes bestselling “Bad Kitty” author Nick Bruel

Omaha Public Library will host New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of “Boing!” and the “Bad Kitty” books on Wednesday, January 30, 4:30-7 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800. To celebrate the release of Bruel’s newest title, “Kitten Trouble,” the author will be available to greet fans and sign books 4:30-6 p.m., followed by a “Bad Kitty” storytime featuring a special visit from the Kitty costume character. The Bookworm will be selling books on site while supplies last.

Bruel is the author and illustrator of a number of books for young readers at various reading levels, including “Bad Kitty,” “Bad Kitty Gets a Bath,” “Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty,” and “Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray.” “Bad Kitty” is the ultimate grumpy cat who can be very ornery when things don’t go her way. In “Kitten Trouble,” Kitty’s family decides to foster displaced kittens from a neighboring cat shelter, and Kitty must learn to share her food, space and toys, resulting in a bit of a temper tantrum.

Bruel is a former bookseller who used his quirky sense of humor and cartooning skills to get out from behind the bookstore counter and onto the shelves. He lives with his wife Carina, daughter Isabel, and cat Esmerelda in Tarrytown, New York. Learn more about the author at

This event is made possible through support from the Friends of Omaha Public Library. Visit to find books by Bruel and for more information on this and additional events and services at Omaha Public Library’s 12 locations.