Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Children's Book-A-Day Almanac

I picked up Children's Book-A-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey at the library and it is a goldmine of information about children's literature.  For each day of the year, Silvey chose a book to write about.  Some are classics-The Hobbit, Goodnight Moon, and Pippi Longstocking.  Others are more recent-Duck on a Bike, Esperanza Rising, and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.  She includes a summary of the book and interesting facts about the author or book.  After looking through it this afternoon, I  made a list of more than a dozen books that I have not heard of and will look for at my library.  I recommend this book for any teacher, librarian, or parent looking for new books to share with children.     


Anonymous said...

It IS packed with book titles. I was pleased to notice how many were already familiar.

MelissaS said...

Sounds interesting. I have The Hobbit to read before I watch the movie ---hope to finish the book before the DVD is released. I won't sit in a theatre for 3 hours so I am quite fine waiting a couple more months to see it