Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Staff Review: Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

"Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library" by Barb Rosenstock

Cover: 'Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library'

Thomas Jefferson’s love of books and reading is wonderfully portrayed in this short children’s book.  Amusing illustrations of books on the roof of the White House, books used to spell out the word “BOOKS” on his fireplace mantle, and a picture of Jefferson being so engrossed in reading a book that they had to wait for him to sign the Declaration of Independence, are wonderfully created by illustrator,John O’Brien.  Short quotes by Jefferson and facts are interspersed throughout in picture book captions. This book is a delight for book lovers everywhere and an inspiration for young children.     

Audience: Children | Genre: Nonfiction, Picture Book, History


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