I don't know about your kids, but mine has always been into nonfiction fact books. And now that she's a little older, she loves almanac type of random and bizarre and unique information-y factoids.
It hasn't been further than arm's reach away from her ever since!
Does anyone remember 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' books?? I loved those books, while we're on the topic of rambling.
Ok one more crazy kitty picture - kitties with funny hair!