Sarah Dillard

Bring your young scouts (recommended ages 5-9) for a reading, signing and badge earning activities with the author of this adorable chapter book series.

Meet Violet, Tigerlily, Hyacinth, Petunia, Junebug, and Cricket, six new Mouse Scouts who are trustworthy and strong, thrifty and brave…and destined to be friends to the end! Best friends Violet and Tigerlily can’t wait to start earning their merit badges. But their troop leader, Miss Poppy, is one strict rodent. And earning their first badge—planting a vegetable garden—is hard work. Will the troop drive unwanted pests from the garden and earn their Sow It and Grow It badge? And will they ever get Miss Poppy to smile?

Brimming with lively black-and-white illustrations—including pages from the official Mouse Scout Handbook, plus diagrams, games, activities, and more—this darling new series is just right for chapter book readers.

Story Locale: Left Meadow, a make-believe suburban town

Series Overview: This charming series about a scouting troop of young mice is loaded with girl appeal. The themes range from environmental awareness, and helping others, to teamwork. Each chapter ends with an excerpt from the Mouse Scout Handbook which includes fun and educational facts, how-tos, crafts, games, and activies, as well as examples of good Mouse Scout values: how to be trustworthy and strong; thrifty and brave, and helpful to all in need. There’s even a Mouse Scout song at the back of the book!

Sarah Dillard was briefly a Brownie and a Junior Scout. She fondly remembers making macaroni necklaces and, less fondly, one horrible camping trip when she had to eat the worst oatmeal ever. On the brighter side, Sarah studied art at Wheaton College and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Some of her previous books include Perfectly Arugula and Extraordinary Warren. She lives in Waitsfield, Vermont, with her husband. Visit Sarah at

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:00am
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ISBN: 9780385756020
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Yearling Books - January 5th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780385756082
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ISBN: 9780385756044
Availability: Available to Order
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Signed Copies

Can't make it to an event? We're always happy to set a signed copy aside for you or put one in the mail. Just add the book to your cart, and in the comments section, let us know that you want a signed copy, and tell us if you'd like the author to personalize the inscription (when available). If you would like it personalized, be sure to place your order at least 24 hours before the event. Personalized books must be paid for in advance.

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