These books for younger readers include a mix of picture and regular fiction titles around the theme of mice.
The weekly book list provides readers with names of books and other material recommended by the staff of Western Counties Regional Library. All recommendations by the staff are posted at www.westerncounties.ca under recommended reading with links to the library’s catalogue. Book summaries are supplied by library staff.
by Mark Bailey and Michael Oatman
Ellie the elephant is the only kid at a party, where the food meant for the grown-ups is out of reach – but she spies a tiny chef in his mouse hole baking a small apple pie that is just the right size for her. This book includes a recipe by Alice Waters for a child-size apple pie.
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
by Richard Peck
A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, celebrating her 60 years on the British throne.
Cheer Up, Mouse!
by Jed Henry
Mouse’s friends try everything to keep their friend from feeling low--flapping and fluttering in the sky, splashing and paddling in the water, leaping and loping in the grass--but nothing seems to cheer him up.
Mouse in Space!
by Geronimo Stilton
An evil professor was threatening New Mouse City with his terrible inventions. The authorities called upon me, Geronimo Stilton, to thwart his plans by traveling on a top secret mission – to outer space. Moldy mozzarella, my trip was out of this world!
The Tooth Mouse
by Susan Hood
Introduces readers to the Tooth Mouse, France’s version of the tooth fairy, and to Sophie, a sweet young mouse who must prove she is brave, honest and wise enough to take over this important job.
by Mark Kelly
A small, but plucky, mouse named Mike is sure that he can help the Space Shuttle astronauts, and ends up saving the whole mission.
by Daniel Kirk
Sam the library mouse and his friend Sarah leave the library and go to a museum so that Sam can make sketches in his explorer’s journal, and while there, they see different kinds of artwork and make friends with another artist.