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.

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About the book:
When Miss Poppy assigns the troop a new badge—Making Friends—the girls think it will easy. They’re already friends, so what more is there to do?! But when the Acorn Scouts learn they will need to team up with the boys in the Maple Scouts as part of the badge, everything changes. Suddenly, Tigerlily seems more interested in hanging out with her Maple Scout pal than in being friends with Violet. Friendships will be tested and opposites will find they have more in common than they thought as the Acorn Scouts figure out what it takes to be true friends.

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

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 are even Mouse Scouts included in the back of the book!

Mouse Scouts (Book 1) and Mouse Scouts: Make a Difference (Book 2) pubbed simultaneously in January 2016. Mouse Scouts: Camp Out (Book 3) pubbed in October 2016.

Mouse Scouts (Book 1) introduces the 6 Acorn Scouts and their leader Miss Poppy as the troop plants a garden to earn their Sow It and Grow It Badge.

Mouse Scouts: Make a Difference (Book 2) follows the Acorn Scouts as they try to perform a good deed for their community and end up rescuing an unexpected animal.

Mouse Scouts: Camp Out (Book 3) follows the Scouts as they earn their Wilderness Survival badge.

About the Author:

Sarah Dillard was briefly a Brownie and a Junior Scout. She fondly remembersmaking 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. Sarah lives in Waitsfield, Vermont, with her husband. Visit her at

Event date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
Mouse Scouts: Make Friends Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385756129
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Yearling Books - January 9th, 2018

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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