My son loves books about mice.
I think I understand the attraction of anthropomorphic mice in adventure stories. I enjoy reading them aloud at bedtime.
When we feel small, powerless, invisible, and lonely, escaping into a magical world of talking mice with happy endings is a great way to cheer up as we experience their fun adventures.
There is catharsis and safety in lovely fairy tales. I’m so glad my children love to hear and read stories.
My son and I look forward to bedtime and another chapter about mice escaping and outwitting enemies, cats, and people, philosophizing about power and control and whether they even matter in the grand scheme of life.
He’s almost 11 this year and I cherish these moments together, reading and snuggling, and giggling over animal antics.
Mice Books We Love
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck
The Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe
Ralph Mouse (3 book series) by Beverly Cleary
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
Stuart Little by E. B White
Mouse and Mole by Joyce Dunbar
The Mouse Mansion series by Karina Schaapman
Chester Cricket and His Friends (7 book series) by George Selden
Rats of Nimh Trilogy by Robert C. O’Brien
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Library Mouse (5 book series) by Daniel Kirk
Geraldine Woolkins (3 book series) by Karin Kaufman
Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks
Geronimo Stilton series
Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Brambly Hedge series by Jill Barklem
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books by Laura Numeroff
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson
Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly
Chrysanthemum books by Kevin Henkes
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Maisy books by Lucy Cousins
Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett
The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Angelina Ballerina books by Katharine Holabird
By Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes:
- Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tail of the U.S. Supreme Court
- House Mouse, Senate Mouse
- Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
- Woodrow, the White House Mouse
- Cornelius Vandermouse: The Pride of Newport
- Maestro Mouse: And the Mystery of the Missing Baton
Of course we love the animal tales from Beatrix Potter too!
Want to extend the lesson?
- Literature Unit Study for Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle FREE Lesson
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Lapbook Printables
- The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear Unit Study and Lapbook
- Ellen Stoll Walsh Unit
- Mouse Paint Preschool Fun
- Norman the Doorman FREE unit
- Stuart Little Unit Study
- Mouse’s First Spring Kindergarten Literature Unit
- Red Ted Art
- Sight and Sound Reading
What is your favorite story book for this season?
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