Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

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Every child can be a writer--and Library Mouse shows them how! Beloved children's books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam's home was in a little hole in the wall in the children's reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself! Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do? The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is brought to life in this warmhearted tale.
 

About Daniel Kirk

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Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated a number of bestselling books for children, including the Library Mouse series, which Booklist praised in a starred review as a "showstopper." He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Visit him online at www.danielkirk.com.
 
Published September 3, 2013 by Abrams Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mrs. Forrester, the head librarian, leaves Sam a letter suggesting a “Meet the Author Day.” Industrious Sam (who sharpens pencils with his teeth) turns this into a writer’s workshop, with all the attendees turning out books of their own.

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A writing rodent inspires young library patrons.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Library Mouse

Publishers Weekly

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Sam's realization that "readers and writers are explorers, too" is refreshing, but it's Sarah's response—"just think of the books you could write if you really got to see the world!"—that gives this story depth.

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Publishers Weekly

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Kirk’s fourth book about Sam the library mouse continues the exploration theme of the third book, Library Mouse: A World to Explore, while offering a significant focus on art.

Mar 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Library Mouse

New York Journal of Books

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“Children will love the different ways Sam and Sarah view the world, helping children ages four and up view art, exploration, museums, and writing with the imagination and verve the characters exhibit in the Library Mouse series.”A Museum Adventure is an exciting tale that will entrance children ...

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Common Sense Media

On top of that, any book that promotes the fun of writing, reading, and libraries is worth taking a look at.

Mar 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Library Mouse

Kings River Life

I find that I am writing, or thinking about writing, most of the time.

Aug 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Library Mouse

PreS-Gr 4—When Sam, the Library Mouse, and his good friend Sarah discover that their beloved library is going to be renovated, they quickly realize that they must find a temporary place to live. Luckily, Sam, who knows all about doing research, finds a book with different types of homes from arou...

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