Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Anita Silvey

Roaring Brook Press

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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 reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

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JOHNNY TREMAIN
By Esther Forbes
 
 
JANUARY 1
Happy Birthday Jeanne DuPrau (The City of Ember).
It’s the birth date of Maria Edgeworth (1767–1849), Moral Tales for Young People; J. D. Salinger (1919–2010), The Catcher in the Rye; and E. M. Forster (1879–1970), A Room with a View, A Passage to India.
It’s also the birth date of Betsy Ross (1752–1836), credited with crafting the first American flag for the fledgling United States. Read Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner.
In 1788 The Times, London’s oldest running newspaper,

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The Horn Book review in the January/February 2013 issue:

"Anita Silvey’s online almanac of recommended children’s books (www.childrensbookalmanac.com) has now been compiled into a book, the Children’s Book-A-Day Almanac." -- The Horn Book

 
"This has solid possibilities as a springboard for daily reading and writing activities in the classroom or as simply a book-focused way to start the day." -- BCCB

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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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Roaring Brook Press
October 2012
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ISBN: 9781466828049
ISBN10: 1466828048
Middle-Grade Nonfiction400 pages, black and white art throughout
$9.99

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Roaring Brook Press
October 2012
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ISBN: 9781596437081
ISBN10: 1596437081
7 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages, black and white art throughout
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