Poppy by Avi
A female mouse named Poppy travels through Dimwood Forest to save her family from starvation and avoiding the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. The beginning of Avi’s series, this book pure adventure following Poppy!
Anatole by Eve Titus
Anatole is a French mouse with a superb cheese palate and soon becomes the mysterious taster behind Duvall Cheese Factory’s success!
The Ralph Mouse Collection by Beverly Cleary
Cleary’s Ralph S. Mouse is one of my favorite literary characters. I can picture him zooming around on his little motorcycle and all of his escapades. Every child should read about Ralph!
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Simply put, a book that should be on every bookshelf. This is a story, for me, that defines the beauty of children’s literature
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he’s shy and thoughtful, he’s also a true lover of adventure.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
DiCamillo is an enchanting writer, and this story delights children with a Princess named Pea, a servant named Miggery Sow, and a rat named Roscuro. The adventures involved a dark dungeon and a beautiful castle! I’ve met so many children who have loved it – a great addition for any bookshelf.
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Redwall Abbey, tranquil home to a community of peace-loving mice is threatened by Cluny the Scourge – the evil-one-eyed rat warlord – and his battle-hardened horde of predators. Cluny is certain that Redwall will fall easily to his fearsome army but he hasn’t bargained for the courage and strength of the combined forces of the Redwall mice and their loyal woodland friends.
Abel’s Island by William Steig
A quiet, Newbery Honor winning book about a mouse stranded on an island and his adventure getting back to his home. This is a delightful narrative with great illustrations, for any child!
Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird
An adorable, and famous, picture book about a determined little mouse who wants to dance! Delightful for young children.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.
Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry
A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under Mouse Mistress Hildegarde’s leadership, they save themselves from one danger after another—sometimes just by the skin of their tails! Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless these mice and keep them safe forever? Rife with humor and personality, this young middle-grade novel has an old-fashioned feel with the makings of a modern classic.
Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hallby Emily Bearn
Tumtum and Nutmeg have a wonderful life but the children who live in Rose Cottage, Arthur and Lucy, are miserable. So, one day,Tumtum and Nutmeg decide to cheer them up.
This book, while perhaps not as well known as the others, is one of my all time favorite children’s books. The characters are darling, the setting is easy to fall into, and the book flows easily for the reader. Look for a longer review here Tales of Bookworm in a few weeks!
Tell us – what are your favorite MOUSE books? Any we should add to the list?