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Moles: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about moles?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to moles. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about moles.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about moles, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like The Musical Life of Gustav Mole to popular sellers like Mole Music to some of our favorite hidden gems like The Perfect Picnic.

We hope this list of kids books about moles can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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The Perfect Picnic
Written & illustrated by Ciara Flood
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A hilarious story from the author of Those Pesky Rabbits about friendship, perfectionists, and losing your sandwiches.

Squirrel and Mole are the best of friends, and they do everything together, including going on picnics. But while Mole doesn’t really mind where they have a picnic, Squirrel is very determined that this picnic will be PERFECT, and that means finding the perfect place. But does such a thing exist?

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Mole Music
Written & illustrated by David McPhail
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Feeling that something is missing in his simple life, Mole acquires a violin and learns to make beautiful, joyful music.

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Little Mole's Christmas Gift
Written by Glenys Nellist & illustrated by Sally Garland
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Bestselling author Glenys Nellist tells a Christmas tale of generosity and kindness.<p> It was going to be the best Christmas ever because Little Mole had found the perfect gift for Mama: the biggest, most beautiful mushroom he had ever seen. But on his way home, Little Mole encounters other woodland friends in need. Though it pains him to do so, Little Mole shares pieces of his mushroom with each friend he meets until there’s not much left. Disappointed and anxious about what this means for Christmas, Little Mole wraps what’s left of the mushroom. He fears Christmas is ruined, but ultimately, Little Mole discovers that his gift was bigger than he ever imagined.Little Mole’s Christmas Gift is a companion to Nellist’s spring-themed picture book, Little Mole Finds Hope.

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Little Mole Finds Hope
Written by Glenys Nellist & illustrated by Sally Garland
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

When Little Mole is feeling sad in his dark, underground home, his mother shows him how to look for hope. He finds that signs of spring are everywhere, from the daffodil bulbs under the soil to the tiny buds on the branches above. Hope can be found—even in the darkest places.

In Little Mole Finds Hope, best-selling children’s author Glenys Nellist and illustrator Sally Garland tell an endearing story sure to lift the spirits of people emerging from the cold of winter or a challenging season of life and inspire them to look for signs that spring will come again.

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The Musical Life of Gustav Mole
Written & illustrated by Kathryn Meyrick
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A baby mole born into a musical family begins a lifetime of learning pleasure along with his animal friends.

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  • How Big Is the World? - Little Mole asks each animal he meets how big the world is, and they all give progressively larger answers, ranging from the size of a spider’s web to an endless ocean.

  • Mrs. Mole, I'm Home! - Poor Morris Mole has had a very long day, and all he wants is to get home to Mrs. Mole and their children. But Morris has misplaced his glasses! He starts burrowing his way home anyway, trusting in his memory to guide him. When Morris gets there he calls out, “Mrs. Mole, I’m hooome!” but he doesn’t exactly get the response he expected. “I’m not your wife!” says Mrs. Bunny. Oh, dear! So Morris sets off again in the direction of home. He’ll end up in the right spot eventually . . . won’t he? Young readers will be rooting for Morris and giggling at every wrong turn — while taking comfort in the fact that, sooner or later, you’ll always find your way home.

  • Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends - A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too. Mole rubs his snout. Mouse twirls her tail. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the birds. A plan that includes glue and feathers . . . Join Mouse and Mole on another high-flying adventure in which teamwork, brainstorming, and good ideas always make for a fun day out!

  • Quit Buggin' Me! - Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but she won’t let that stop her from saving the day! Princess Pulverizer and her friends, Lucas and Dribble the dragon, are on the hunt for another good deed to complete on her Quest of Kindness. So when they hear about a mysterious evil beast who’s been capturing townspeople, the trio sets out to find it and rescue the prisoners. But when Lucas and Dribble get caught themselves, it’s up to Princess Pulverizer to free her friends!

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Tick Tock Drip Drop
Written by & illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Rabbit and Mole are best friends and roommates. They have a great friendship, but sometimes it gets a little strained. In this charming story, Rabbit is desperately trying to get to sleep, but the noise of the clock ticking and the faucet dripping and the cat purring are driving him mad! Mole is kind enough to quiet the noises so they can both get to sleep, but soon it is Rabbit keeping Mole awake with his snoring. At last, Mole finds some peace downstairs in an overstuffed chair by a roaring fire, where he finally falls fast asleep. A perfect bedtime story for all ages.

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Take a Kiss to School
Written by Angela McAllister
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

There is so much to learn on Digby's first day at school. Will he remember where to hang his jacket and to listen for his name? Digby's mother has some special help for her boy who doesn't feel quite brave enough for school. This reassuring story with winsome illustrations is just right for kids starting school--and those who need a little encouragement once they've begun!

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Mouse and Mole and the All Weather Train Ride
Written & illustrated by Doug Cushman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Lovable Mouse and Mole return and take a train ride across the country. On the way, the two friends encounter all kinds of weather, both from inside the train and as they explore their surroundings during stopovers. The story is enhanced by the border at the bottom of every page, which explains the science behind rain, wind, lightning, thunder, and snow. Full color.

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