Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children

By Jan Pinborough; Debby Atwell (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547471051, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013


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 Pinboroughis the managing editor of a children s magazine called Friend. This is her first children s book. She lives in Utah.

Debby Atwell is a well-known landscape painter and the author and illustrator of River, Barn, and Pearl. Barn earned a starred review from School Library Journal and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 1996. Pearl also received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Ms. Atwell lives in Maine.

Praise For Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

"This makes an ideal addition to women's history units."

"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them."

"[An] easygoing picture-book biography."
Horn Book

"A concise, breezy chronology. Atwell's folk-art style acrylics capture a sense of history in the making, as well as the book's themes of excitement and change."
Publishers Weekly