Library Mouse is just the first in a series. Daniel Kirk has written several books staring Sam, our friendly mouse.
There's Library Mouse A Friend's Tale in which Sam does some collaborative writing with a child. Library Mouse A World to Explore introduces us to Sam's friend Sarah who isn't much on writing but is in to research and exploring. In Library Mouse A Museum Adventure, Sam and Sarah go on an adventure that combines research and journaling. Finally, there is Library Mouse Home Sweet Home which is due out in September 2013. Amazon has a release date of September 3rd. This book continues the adventures of Sam and Sarah when the library is under renovation and they must find a temporary home. I haven't read it, but it sounds like this one could be good for a social studies/community tie in as they make an igloo, a castle, a modern house, and more.
You can also make some mini books for your kids to write their own story or a mini "About Me" book as a back-to-school activity. Here's a quick video on how to make an 8 page mini book using one piece of paper and no staples. It looks just like the mini book Sam makes!
Library Mouse isn't a brand new book, but it is a good one! Plus, Daniel Kirk is a New Jersey author. How could I not brag about a fellow New Jerseyan? If you live in the area, Daniel Kirk does paid author visits. His web page also notes that he does FREE twenty-minute Skype visits for classes doing an author study, schools with limited funds, and those too far from New Jersey. Did I mention FREE? :-)
One off topic question for you! Does anyone out there use Remind 101? I've downloaded the app, but I am hesitant to use it. Just wondering if anyone else has used it and how it works.