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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Anita Silvey

ANITA SILVEY is the author of Children's Books and Their Creators, 100 Best Books for Children, 500 Great Works for Teens, and a number of other works. She currently teaches courses in children's literature at Simmons College in Boston and St. Michael's College in Burlington, Vermont.

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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Anita Silvey
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year!

This fresh, inventive...

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The Plant Hunters

Anita Silvey
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Driven by an all-consuming passion, the plant hunters traveled around the world, facing challenges at every turn: tropical illnesses, extreme terrain, and dangerous animals. They battled piranhas,...

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

"What children's book changed the way you see the world?"

Anita Silvey asked this question to more than one hundred of our most respected and admired leaders in society, and she learned about the books that shaped financiers, actors, singers, athletes, activists, artists, comic book creators, novelists, illustrators, teachers...

The lessons they recall are inspiring, instructive, and illuminating. And the books they remember resonate as influential reading choices for families. EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A CHILDREN'S BOOK--with its full color excerpts of beloved children's books, is a treasury and a guide: a collection of fascinating essays and THE gift book of the year for families.

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