Thomas Jefferson Builds A Library
by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by John O’Brien
One cold winter’s evening, I sat huddled with my two children ( a 6th grader and a 2nd grader ) and read Barb Rosenstock’s wonderful story about Thomas Jefferson and his obsession with books. A delicious telling of how he built his own library, and then the nation’s library and how those few hundreds of books became the Library of Congress.
Gorgeous illustrations and humor and informative captions kept everyone turning the page and marveling at the thousands and thousands of books our 3rd president read.
That Thomas Jefferson sure was one smart guy.