Malcolm at Midnight (Hardcover)
A small rat, posing as a classroom pet mouse, proves himself to be a “critter of valor and merit.” This exciting, satisfying animal mystery deserves a sequel. Black-and-white pencil and powdered graphite illustrations. (8-11)
— From Animals - Fiction
When Malcolm the rat arrives as the pet at McKenna School, he revels in the attention. He also meets the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the nutters (kids) safe. There's just one problem...rats have a terrible reputation So when the Academy's iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm must prove his innocence--and that even rats can be good guys. Illustrated by Brian Lies of Bats at the Beach, this engaging middle-grade novel will have readers rooting for Malcolm as they try to solve the mystery alongside him.