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Daniel Kirk

Author, Illustrator

Daniel Kirk is the author and illustrator of forty books for children, including his best-selling series of “Library Mouse” books and the middle grade series “Elf Realm”.


“Library Mouse” is a Booklist Editor’s Choice book, an Education.com Essential gift, a Parenting Magazine Best Mom-Tested Book of the Year, a Kansas Reading Association Award Nominee, a Booksense pick, inner of the NAPPA Gold Award, the 2011 Young Hoosiers award. and a Choose to Read Ohio choice for 2013-2014. Booklist gave “Library Mouse” a starred review and said: “Put a mouse in a library and you have a sure seller; make the mouse a writer and you have a sure-fire hit…It’s a show stopper. Ready-made to introduce a class to writing activity…this book is fun, fun, fun.”


“Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure”, received the 2012 Parents Choice Award, and “Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home” was published in 2013. Kirkus says: “Not only is the story amusing, but the information will be useful in classrooms. The familiar characters make this architectural adventure feel downright homey.”


Kirk’s recent book, “Ten Things I Love About You”, received a star review from Kirkus Magazine, which said, “put this at the top of the list for using as a springboard for creative writing or a discussion starter about what qualities make a good friend.”

Daniel is mentoring Traci Zaretzka.

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    Elf Realm

    A family discovers Faerie folk living in the woods behind their new home, in Elf Realm.

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    The Thing About Spring

    Three friends convince Rabbit that spring is fun, in The Thing About Spring.

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