Cheshire Cheese Cat

Readers Advisory

Alexander, Lloyd.  Time Cat.  Jason and his magic cat Gareth travel through time to visit countries all over the world during different periods of history.

Buzbee, Lewis.  The Haunting of Charles Dickens.  Twelve-year-old Meg travels the rooftops and streets of 1862 London, England, in search of her missing brother, Orion, accompanied by a family friend, the famed author Charles Dickens, whose quest is to find his next novel.

Di Camillo, Kate.  The Tale of Despereaux.  The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Forsyth, Kate.  The Gypsy Crown.  In Cromwell’s England, gypsies Emilia Finch and her cousin Luka find themselves involved in a dangerous mission to gather the charms from five gypsy families and put an end to a curse put upon the gypsies many years before.

Gilman, Laura Anne. The Camelot Spell.  Three teenagers living in Camelot are forced to undertake a dangerous mission when King Arthur’s court falls under a mysterious enchantment on the eve of the quest for the Holy Grail.

Hunter, Erin.  Into the Wilderness (1st book in the “Warriors” series).  For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all.

Lasky, Katherine.  Hawksmaid; the Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.  In twelfth-century England, Matty grows up to be a master falconer, able to communicate with the devoted birds who later help her and Flynn, also known as Robin Hood, to foil Prince John’s plot to steal the crown.

Selden, George.  The Cricket in Times Square (and others in the series).  A cricket, a cat and a mouse have adventures together.

Stanley, Diane.  Charles Dickens:  The Man Who Had Great Expectations.  He was only twelve when his father was arrested for debt and Charles was sent to work in a blacking factory. Though he would later go on to earn wealth and fame as a best-selling author and international literary superstar, he never forgot the ragged child he once was.   (There are many other good children’s biographies of Charles Dickens from which to choose, also.)

Stevermer, Caroline.  Magic Below Stairs. Ten-year-old Frederick, who is surreptitiously watched over by a household elf, is plucked from a London orphanage to be a servant to a wealthy wizard, and eventually his uncanny abilities lead him to become the wizard’s apprentice.

A list of all Carmen Agra Deedy’s books:

A list of all illustrator Barry Moser’s books:


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