Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world’s best children’s books in many different languages.
About the Author
Jan Pinborough is the managing editor of a children’s magazine called Friend. This is her first children’s book. She lives in Utah. Visit www.janpinborough.com and www.missmoorethoughtotherwise.com.
Debby Atwell is the acclaimed illustrator of many books, including Barn, Pearl and River. She lives in Maine, close to Miss Moore's childhood home.
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