Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Today I'm passing along author Leda Shubert's blog interview with Anita Silvey about Anita's fantastic Children's Book-a-Day Almanac. Imagine discovering the newsy bits behind old and new, all amazing, children's book each day. Veteran publisher, editor and author Anita Silvey dishes it up, and we get to savor what we didn't know about classics and newer books Anita has thoughtfully paired with each day.

This site is a must for teachers, librarians and all children's book lovers. The content will enrich book introductions and add texture to our own knowledge about everything that goes into creating a children's book. Silvey is a wellspring of knowledge about the history of children's publishing. I once heard her describe how Robert McCloskey had a bathtub full of tipsy ducks as models for Make Way for Ducklings!

Pass the word about the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac so all can enjoy.

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