Anita Silvey

This author appeared at the 2012 festival. Please view the list of authors appearing at this year's festival or see our suggestions for similar authors below.

Anita Silvey at the 2012  Texas Book Festival

Discover the best in children’s literature one day at a time. Anita Silvey’s The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac pulls together the best of children’s literature, both new and old. It opens the reader up to upcoming books that have the potential of becoming classics, showcasing the stories with added features such as book trivia or a list of other events that took place on that day. In addition to the daily books, Children's Book-a-Day Almanac includes a featured children’s book, which is explored in-depth by the author. This informative almanac is packed full of suggestions for toddlers to teens, organized by age, genre, and theme to aid you in finding exactly the right book for you. Publisher's Weekly has said "It would be hard to find a more authoritative voice than Anita Silvey." Book expert Silvey has read an estimated 125,000 kids books over the past 40 years. She is the former editor of The Horn Book review journal and the former publisher of children’s books at Houghton Mifflin. She has appeared frequently on NPR, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and radio programs across the nation. Silvey is also 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.



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