#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books About Rodents

20 Middle Grade Books About Rodents: Middle Grade books featuring brave mice, friendly rats, chatty critters, and lovable rodents of all shapes and sizes!
20 Middle Grade Books About Rodents: Middle Grade books featuring brave mice, friendly rats, chatty critters, and lovable rodents of all shapes and sizes!

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about RODENTS. If you’re hoping to squeak in some extra reading, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature talking critters, lab-rat escapades, furry familiars, rodent royalty, and much more!

1

Delphine and the Dark Thread

Alyssa Moon

Delphine and the Dark Thread by Alyssa Moon

2
Always, Clementine by Carlie Sorosiak

Always, Clementine

Carlie Sorosiak


3

Word of Mouse

James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

Word of Mouse by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

4
A Squirrely Situation by Jacqueline Kelly

A Squirrelly Situation

Jacqueline Kelly


5

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World

Karen Rivers

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World by Karen Rivers

6
Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson

Nooks & Crannies

Jessica Lawson


7

Ben and Me

Robert Lawson

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

8
Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler

Mouseheart

Lisa Fiedler


9

Valley of the Rats

Mahtab Narsimhan

Valley of the Rats by Mahtab Narsimhan

10
Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel

Journey Beyond the Burrow

Rina Heisel


11

Rescue at Lake Wild

Terry Lynn Johnson

Rescue at Lake Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

12
The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder

The Rat Prince

Bridget Hodder


13

How to Save Your Tail

Mary Hanson

How to Save Your Tail by Mary Hanson

14
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Kate Saunders


15

Poppy

Avi

Poppy by Avi

16
The Squirrel Squire and the Tournament of Oaks by Erik DeLeo

The Squirrel Squire and the Tournament of Oaks

Erik DeLeo


17

The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

18
The Rat Queen by Pete Hautman

The Rat Queen

Pete Hautman


19

Bringing Down the Mouse

Ben Mezrich

Bringing Down the Mouse by Ben Mezrich

20
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Spindlers

Lauren Oliver



Add to the List!

Recommend your favorite Middle Grade books about rodents in the comments, or add them to our list on Goodreads!

Check out our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Author: Middle Grade Carousel

A mother-daughter duo dedicated to all things Middle Grade, CJ & Elza run a series of monthly reading challenges. You can also find them on Twitter: @kindeladies, or Instagram: @mgcarousel.

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