I don't know if you will remember them but I loved them they are small people that live near humans and " borrow" human items and make their own stuff with them. They call humans "human beans" hehe. There was a t.v. series and a film about them too but I read all the books when I was young I got addicted to the world of the borrowers because they were little tiny people, and if you haven't noticed by now I love anything miniature. That reminds me were going to see Coraline at the cinema I can't wait. You can watch the film on you tube here is a taster.