Sunday, September 14, 2014

PICTURE BOOK - Miss Moore Thought Otherwise - Jan Pinborough

How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
Illustrated by Debbie Atwell
2013, HMH Books for Young Readers
HC $16.99
40 pages
Goodreads rating: 4.18
My rating: 5
Bosler Memorial Library, Carlisle PA
Endpapers: Bright Pink
Title Page: One page has a 3-inch long elongated oval with illustrations, founts of different colors
Illustrations: Some in ovals, some whole page, some partial page - acrylic on paper.
1st line:  "Once in a big house in Limerick, Maine, there lived a little girl named Annie Carroll Moore.  She had large gray eyes, seven older brothers, and ideas of her own."

My comments: I especially love picture book biographies for kids. This one gives just enough information to properly introduce Anne Carroll Moore and the historical perspective that before the turn of the 20th century, kids weren't even allowed to ENTER a public library.  This notion alone will interest kids. And it was all new information for me - I didn't have a clue about her or the history that's shared in this story. Another great picture book find for intermediate grades. (And the added bonus that it took place, in part, in MAINE!)
     There are excellent examples of using repetition in text.

Goodreads: 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.

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