Archive for November 14, 2010

Anita’s Got a Brand New Blog

Anita Silvey's Children's Book-a-Day Almanac: blog logoAnita Silvey has a new blog.  Well, she started it late last month.  But I just began reading it.  If you have any interest in children’s literature, you’ll want to read it, too.  Here’s why.

  1. Anita Silvey really knows children’s literature. She’s a former editor at Houghton Mifflin, former Editor-in-Chief of the Horn Book, and the author of several books on the subject (four of which are on my bookshelves), including: 100 Best Books for Children, and Children’s Books and Their Creators.  So, you’re getting recommendations from an expert.
  2. The field of children’s literature is unbelievably vast, and it’s helpful to have a tour guide.  What should you read next?  What book might you give to a younger reader?  Anita is recommending both classics and newer books.  It’s a daily guide to some of the greats.
  3. In a sidebar feature, the blog also covers related events for each day in history — and children’s books that address those events.  This would, I think, be very helpful for teachers.

The thoroughness and clarity of each entry is impressive, and she seems to be posting every day!  Wow.  If you haven’t done so already, why not welcome Anita Silvey to the blogosphere by checking out her blog?

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