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Ready Set Draw! THE LIBRARY MOUSE and more! by Daniel Kirk

Ready Set Draw | LIBRARY MOUSE and More!

If you can draw a circle and a square, then you can draw Sam, from LIBRARY MOUSE! Grab some paper and a marker, and join author/illustrator Daniel Kirk as he teaches us to draw simplified versions of his amazing, painted illustrations. Daniel even gives us a sneak peek at his new book, A PRAYER FOR THE ANIMALS!

We’d love to add your artwork to the Ready Set Draw Art Gallery!

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-Sketchbook Paper


by Daniel Kirk

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.



by Daniel Kirk

This lyrical picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Daniel Kirk encourages young children to be kind to all the animals of the world. Kirk’s loving and hopeful verse blesses and gives warm wishes to farm animals, house pets, wild animals, and other creatures. Sure to warm the hearts of children and parents alike, this book is perfect to curl up with at bedtime.


Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books published by The Vendome Press, V&A Publishing, Tate Publishing, Booth-Clibborn Editions, 5 ContinentsEditions, SelfMadeHero, The Museum of Modern Art, Cameron + Company, Getty Publications, and others.

ABOUT Daniel

Daniel Kirk grew up in Ohio, spending his early years with a crayon in his hand, and his nose in a book. Since his parents were professional puppeteers, storytelling was a big part of Daniel’s upbringing. As a child he devoted every free moment to writing and drawing his own comic books, games, maps, storybooks and magazines. As a teen he created scores of paintings and drawings, entering exhibits and winning awards across the state. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in education, and after a few years teaching art and photography he moved to New York City to become an illustrator. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, Business Week, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and numerous other publications. He has illustrated everything from postage stamps to billboards and posters including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. His work has appeared in product packaging for products as diverse as coffee, cat food, chocolate, Pepsi, bread and perfume. Daniel came to picture books after becoming a father, and spending countless hours reading and enjoying the books he shared with his children. Combining words and images to tell a story was the perfect way to express all the different facets of his creativity, and Daniel began a new career as a children’s book author and illustrator. To date he has written and or illustrated over forty books. His work has been widely exhibited and won many awards and accolades from professional organizations and publications.He lives in New Jersey with his wife and pet rabbit, and his three creative children are now grown and live in Brooklyn.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Janet Bryce

I Love the book Library Mouse. The art work is beautiful! I think my PreK kids would enjoy learning to draw the whale.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Stephanie Cummings

Congratulations, Janet! You have won our LIBRARY MOUSE GIVEAWAY! Please direct message us on Facebook with your address so we can pop your prize in the post!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Earl Dizon

What a mesmerizing video! He makes it look so easy! Fun for kids to watch and draw along.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Joyel Mickan

My 8th graders love to draw! I think they would be pleased to draw along!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Anonymous

im in 2nd grade good drawer love library mouse and the big blue whale.


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