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Mercy Watson Chapter Books

Welcome to Deckawoo Drive, home of Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their dear, their darling … Mercy the pig! The Mercy Watson series will take you on one “oink-citing” adventure after another as you follow the wild and wonky escapades of one very special pig.

Who Is Mercy Watson?

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Mercy Watson is not just a pig—she’s a porcine wonder! Her owners, Mr. and Mrs. Watson, dote on her and think she can do no wrong. But their next-door neighbor, Eugenia Lincoln, thinks there’s more to Mercy than meets the eye, especially considering how most of Mercy’s exploits end with the fire department stepping in to set things right.

Whether she’s chasing down the scent of butter at a drive-in movie theater, dressing up like a princess for Halloween, or outwitting determined Animal Control officers, there’s always something afoot when Mercy’s around—or should we say, a-hoof?

Take our free Mercy Watson checklist to your local library!

About the Author and Series

Kate DiCamillo is well known for writing books and series beloved by children, including Because of Winn-Dixie, the classic story of a stray dog who manages to change the lives of everyone he meets. She is also the author of New York Times Bestseller Great Joy and two Newbery Medal winners, The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses

Charmingly illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, the Mercy Watson books are great first chapter books thanks to their short and exciting chapters, engaging characters, and fast-paced plotlines. They’ll introduce young readers to a variety of fun-to-learn and fun-to-use vocabulary words such as folly, carom, wily, and, of course, porcine! (By the way…in case you were wondering, that’s pronounced pôr-sīn!)

In the author bio of the final Mercy Watson book, Kate DiCamillo says, “Working with a pig (and Chris Van Dusen) has taught me that anything is possible.”

About the Books

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In the first book of the series, Mercy Watson to the Rescue, Mercy decides she doesn’t want to sleep alone in her own bed—she wants to snuggle in between the Watsons in their bed. But when the bed begins to creak, and the floor begins to moan, the Watsons realize something has gone terribly wrong. They think Mercy has gone off to find help to save them from their perilous perch over a huge hole in the floor, but is filling her hungry tummy the real object of her mission?

When Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, you never know what might happen, especially when Eugenia Lincoln’s sister Baby stows away for an afternoon of fun. With a police officer in hot pursuit of their speeding pink convertible, things get even more out of hand when Mercy leaps into the driver’s seat and takes the situation into her own hooves!

In Mercy Watson Fights Crime, Mercy wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of a toaster screeching across the counter. That means someone is making toast, Mercy’s favorite treat! But when she creeps down the stairs to get her share of the snack, it isn’t hot buttered toast she finds. Instead, she finds a small man with a big bag, and he’s robbing the Watsons! Will he make his getaway while Mercy searches for a snack, or will she inadvertently bring his life of crime to a screeching halt?

The Mercy Watson Series at a Glance

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Book Cover

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: children’s fiction
Interests: animals, zany adventures, humor
Suggested age range: 5 to 10
Gender preference: boys and girls
In the series: 6 books, 80-96 pages

Other Books in the Series

The Mercy Watson Series Checklist

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Do your kids need a little extra encouragement to read?

Take our free Mercy Watson series checklist to your local library and have your child check off books as he reads them!

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Nancy Owen

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Both of my kids loved the Mercy Watson Books!

Robin E.

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What’s not to love? But thank you for letting us know that your kids have enjoyed these books.

Ernie Fairysha

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It is useful

Jessica

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We love Mercy Watson! The age range 5-10 is right on for our family. The kids were so excited to find some of the series characters had their own books too.

Robin E.

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Isn’t it wonderful when a great series prompts even more reading, Jessica? ?

Beth Anderson

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Great series!

Rachelle

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We love Mercy Watson!

Brigitte

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These are some of our favorites!

Lisa

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We love these!

Angela Kindiger

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Thank you for all of this wonderful information!

Kate

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I’ll have to remember this.

Merry

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Hi Kate! I hope you can find some new favorite books for your kids!

Laura

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These look fun!

Yamel

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Thank You so much for this list!
We own the first in the series, we’ll definitely get the others!

Merry

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You’re welcome, Yamel! I hope you enjoy the other books in the series too!

Mel

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My kids love these books!

CJ Lamica

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My grandsons love these books.

Stacey

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We are excited to take the handy list to the library!

Merry

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Have fun at the library, Stacey!

Leah

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We have heard such great things from fiends about Mercy Watson books!

Kirsten M

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My older 2 loved this series. Can’t wait for my youngest to start them next year.

Pamela

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I just read somewhere else about these books, I am looking into them now! These would be a great reading for naptime!

Robin E.

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Pamela,
I agree, these books will be great reading for naptime!

Chris

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We’ve never used these with our older two, but I’d like to with my youngest!

Karianne

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These are super fun and motivating for my kiddos!

Lydia H.

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Such great, fun stories for my kiddos!

Stacey Hansell

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We just started listening to the audio books…and let’s just say…the kids have asked for HOT BUTTERED TOAST each day since! Great books!

Robin E.

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This made me smile a huge smile, Stacey! Got to love hot buttered toast. ?

Rebecca

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This sounds awesome!

Cara

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My daughter loves animals. This will be a great addition to our reading collection! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Katrina Angele

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These sound like a fun read with my son. Going to look them up next time we go to the library.

Laurie

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My kids have enjoyed these books. They are amusing.

Judith

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Sounds like they will be fun to read!

Sally Chancellor

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My kids love these books, thanks for reminding me about them!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Sally. It’s always fun to revisit old favorites!

Christine Smith

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These are adorable books!

Diana

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Sounds like a series of books my girls will love. I will have to see if they are in the library system around here!

Jessi Ann

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This sounds like a fun to read series.

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