Posted on September 9, 2016, in Giveaway, National Library Card Sign-up Month, Perfect Pictture Book Friday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Lovely book for all those going back to school in your part of the globe. Kids here have school right up till a week before Christmas and then they have six weeks off. I think there is a two week break due end of September though.
    I would love, love to blog about your new book Sweet Dreams Sarah. Put me down, Vivian. 🙂

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    • That is interesting that your part of the world has their big break around Christmas time…that’s how college was here…but we also got the summer off.
      And yay! Thank you for offering to be part of the blog tour…we’ll work out dates and details when we get a bit closer…I figure some people can do book reviews, some can do interviews of me or even Sarah or Q&A’s of one type or another. It should be lots of fun, Diane!


  2. Good morning, Vivian. Wow! A true story about one girl from Maine who made a difference. Other girls from Maine make differences too, but Miss Ann Carroll Moore came before a time of media coverage like we have now. Back then, her name may have been in the newspaper, for some to read. Lucky for us that that Jan Pinborough wrote this book so we can all know about Annie and her accomplishment. Another note, I believe that illustrator, Debby Atwell, is one of my Maine neighbors! It might be a good time to take a child to the library sign up for a library card and check out this or any other book they like the looks of. Thanks Vivian. Can’t wait to show off your book, Sweet Dreams, Sarah!

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  3. I remember reading this story about Miss Moore. I appreciate that women are being written back into history. It’s important for young readers to learn that women were not just supporting characters for men.
    I also remember my younger son reading The Know Nothings to his favorite librarian. The first book he wanted to read himself.
    Soon little hands will be encouraged to read with your book, Sweet Dreams, Sarah. Very exciting!

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    • Oh Manju…I love how you put it…’soon little hands will be encouraged to read with your book’…that is so lovely! I am so grateful for the support you give me.
      And I totally agree…we need more books that show how strong women have been over the years…and how many innovations they have been responsible for. 🙂


  4. I love true stories about what women have done historically. I haven’t read this book but intend to!

    I would be happy to be part of your blog tour, but my only concern is that too many of us overlap with readers, even though we do have other audiences. You also want KidLit bloggers who aren’t in the same groups. You must really be excited about the release! Congratulations!

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    • Thank you so much, Pat…and yes, you are 100% correct…it’s important to have stops on a book tour that widen one’s circle of readers…But I thank you for being willing to join the tour…I’ll let you know.
      And I’m so glad I put up this pb…you will LOVE it!

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    Longing for some of that crisp autumn air here in humid Virginia, Vivian :). Thanks for introducing me to Jan’s book–looking forward to reading it!

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  6. This sounds like a great book, Vivian! I’ll have to check it out. And saw that you’ll be attending NESCBWI this year … I look forward to meeting you! P.S. Isn’t New Hampshire great? I live in Portsmouth 🙂

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    • Jen…maybe you told me you lived in NH…but I’m glad you mentioned it today! Portsmouth is lovely! I am so excited to meet you in person at NESCBWI…will you be driving to Springfield?
      I hope you get a chance to read this pb…it was an eye opener for me. 😉


      • Yes I think I will be driving … have to nail down some plans since that is the beginning of school vacation here too. Take care and huge congratulations on your upcoming book! I can’t wait to read about Sarah 🙂

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  7. Thank goodness for Annie Carroll Moore! The library was one of my favorite places. My parents encouraged me to read and my dad would always drop whatever he was doing if I asked to go! I did the same for my children.

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  8. This sounds like a wonderful story! One of my first priorities upon moving across the country to Pennsylvania was getting library cards for me and my girls.

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  9. I can’t wait to read this book! I love reading all your posts. And by the way, I just came home from the library!


    • Thank you so much, Ellen…and I am going to enjoy all of yours on your new website also! What books did you get today? I just took out On a Beam of Light, Vincent Van Gogh and the Colors of the World, and The Boy Who Loved Math…I’m looking for how the authors showed us how their mc felt being different…research for my The Boy Who Dreamed of Flying. 🙂


  10. Hurrah for library love!!! I can’t believe I missed this one. I’m going to look for it right now. 🙂 Vivian, I’d love to take part in your book blog tour for Sweet Dreams, Sarah. Add Frog on a Blog to your list! 🙂 🙂

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  11. My guess is that most children (and adults) have never thought that there was a time when children couldn’t check out books from the library. This book will be an eye-opener in appreciating all that libraries and librarians give to us.

    And dear Vivian, I would love to share “Sweet Dreams, Sarah” on my blog as well as reviewing it on Amazon and Goodreads and Facebook and Twitter. I’m so happy for you!

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  12. Vivian:
    The somewhat cooler temps on the Illinois prairie are welcome. Such a sweet memory of you and your grandson fishing off of the dock with beautiful Autumn colors in the background.

    Miss Anne Carroll Moore is a mighty woman. How amazing that she established the first children’s library. Somehow I can’t imagine a library without children. Since I have always had a library card, I don’t understand how many adults and their children do not check out books. I must read MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE.
    ~Suzy Leopold

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  13. Well, you know one reviewer who wants a copy of your books! Miss Moore – she was a strong girl. I love bios of women who do things they’re passionate about – and these things generally benefit other people.

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  14. We lived abroad for several years and sorely missed public libraries. It was a great joy to move to the Netherlands and be able to check out picture books once again.

    I would love to participate in your blog tour for Sweet Dreams, Sarah. I’m at

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    • Yes, I know several writer friends who live overseas and they also say they have so much trouble getting picture books.
      And hurray, Annette…I’m thrilled you’d like to participate in the blog tour for Sweet Dreams, Sarah…that is wonderful…I’ve already contact you by email. And I’m looking forward to having you as a guest on Will Write for Cookies next year. 😉


  15. No crispness in the air here in Malaysia! 🙂

    I would love to be a part of one of your tours for Sweet Dreams, Sarah!

    Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on! Always a pleasure to have you.

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  16. No, that is true…no crispness in Malaysia, Tina. 😉
    I’m thrilled you want to participate in the blog tour for Sweet Dreams, Sarah…I’ll email you soon and we’ll chat about when…we’ve got some time…but it will be in March of next year.

    and I am always happy to be part of your Booknificent Thursday link up!


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