The Ralph Mouse Collection by Beverly Cleary (1965)

I remember reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle as a little girl and being completely delighted!  Beverly Cleary, a librarian who understood young readers so well, wrote one great series after another, and The Ralph Mouse Collection are some of her most beloved.


Keith and his parents are vacationing at a quiet inn when he discovers an inquisitive young mouse living in the wall of his room.  This tiny mouse wants nothing more than to take Keith’s shiny toy motorcycle out for a spin.  Let the fun begin!

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Early Grade Reading Level, 176 pages, Published in 1965






Ralph is tired of his daily routine at the Mountain View Inn.  So, he climbs on his trusty motorcycle to find some new adventures at a local summer camp.  But the outside world is full of dangers he’s never faced before.  Has Ralph bitten off more than he can chew?

Runaway Ralph, 191 pages, Early Grade Reading Level, Published in 1970.







Ralph heads off to school with his new friend, Ryan.  But being a mouse at school is very different than Ralph anticipated!  Is Ralph going enjoy this latest adventure or not??

Ralph S. Mouse, 176 pages, Early Grade Reading Level, Published in 1982.


About kidsbooksworthreading

Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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