by Terry Pratchett
The books are about two groups of nomes. And yes, I did spell that correctly. There are the outside nomes, and the store nomes. The nomes from outside come to the store looking for safety and aren't expecting to find others of their kind, only not all of the store nomes believe that there is an outside. News comes that the store is going to be demolished and the nomes don't know what to do. Even as one problem is solved another is presented and you will probably be surprised at everything that happens.
The characters make this story entertaining but some of the ideas are just hilarious. The books are fairly short and are good for kids to read by themselves as well. They are great ones to read aloud as well, though some of the creative spelling will be lost. (Interestingly enough, in the second book there is a piece of equipment that changes names depending on the version.) And if you find that you like this series you should also take a look at Terry Pratchett's other YA trilogy called JOHNNY MAXWELL, which I will be reviewing later.