Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
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Anita Silvey
ISBN 9781596437081 PB
Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 2012.
5 stars
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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
by Anita Silvey

This paperback almanac makes the ideal gift for any book-loving parent, teacher or librarian.

Anita Silvey, former publisher of The Horn Book and also of Houghton Mifflin Children's Books, chooses a book a day to focus on and shares meaty anecdotes about each, ranging from picture books for youngest book lovers to novels and nonfiction for young adults. Sidebars provide author birthdays, historic events, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire (March 25, 1911), and wacky celebrations such as National Popcorn Day (January 19). To get a preview check out the Web site that served as the laboratory for the printed book. Indexes of books by their creators, by age range, and by genre make this a go-to resource for all children's book fans.

A deep and thoughtful way into a lesson plan or storytelling session, and for parents, it brims with ideas for books as gifts or fun adjunct stories for family read-aloud time.

This review first appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers.
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