Kirk, Daniel. Library Mouse. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007.
As a librarian, I am drawn to any book that has the work “library” in the title. I’m particularly interested in books that connect an animal to the library. Kirk has provided a cute mouse character for a library collection.
Sam, after reading and reading and reading the books in the library, decides that he wants to be an author. He finds writing supplies and hand-writes books which he leaves in the appropriate place in the library. Each book is found by a child who brings it to the librarian. They soon begin to wonder who Sam is and invite him to do an author visit. Being a mouse, Sam is shy when it comes to people. Sam sets up a display in the library which encourages students to become authors themselves.
The book is a great tie-in to encouraging participating in a Young Author’s Day event as it can start the students thinking about what they can write about.
What books do you read to get your students ready for Young Author’s Day?
Library Mouse is available from Amazon.