Girl, 5, reads 875 books in a year; library can’t keep up

700_3f93c4f2d20bbcafa36953e7156ec0a0Sophia Moss is a definite page-turner. The 5-year-old kindergartner at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles, La., has read so many books — 875 in one school year — that the school library has to play catch-up.

“I told Sophia, I said we’re going to have to order more books for T.S. Cooley Library because she’s read so many of them and enjoys so many of them,” librarian Mary Lanier told a local NBC station, KPLC-TV.

“This is very unusual for a kindergartner, especially to read this many books in a year’s time. Very unusual,” Lanier said.

Sophia has already read most of the books in the kindergarten and first-grade section of the school library. “I just like reading!” Moss explained matter-of-factly.

Related: Spelling Bee 2013: Here are some of the whizzes who made it Her father, Carl, said he helped Sophia check out as many as 20 books a week from the library.

“It’s really amazing,” he told KPLC.