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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

4.51  ·  Rating Details  ·  55 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
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,
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Roaring Brook Press
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I skimmed through the other reviews on this book, and they all are glowing. Evidently I am the only one who is amused at how often the author cited quotes to her own previous books, placed herself in stories about authors when it didn't add anything to the anecdote, etc. But many of the stories are interesting and the book selections worth checking out, so it is a good resource, especially for librarians.
Donna Johnson
Silvey, A. (2012). Children's Book-a-Day Almanac. New York : Roaring Brook Press.

Citation by: Donna Johnson

Type of Reference: Almanac

Call number: Ref 011.62

Content/Scope: Designed for students of all ages, as well as parents and educators, this 384-page almanac features information on a historical event for each day, along with a list of other events or facts of importance related to that day. There is also a book (with synopsis) suggested to go along with each day's featured event.

Silvey, A. (2010). Children's book-a-day almanac. New York: Roaring Book Press.

Citation by: Brandie McKinney

Type of Reference: Almanac

Call Number: Ref 011.62

Content/Scope: This resource is directed at teachers, librarians, and parents. It provides a book, brief history, and a target audience, for each of the 365 days of the year.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The author was previously an editor for The Horn Book magazine. This book is recommended for purchase by Booklist Online and Library Media Con
Silvey, A. (2012). Children’s book-a-day almanac. New York, NY: Roaring Book Press.

Review: Booklist -

Reference Type: Almanac

DDC: 094

Content Scope: This book reviews and gives a brief synopsis of 365 popular children’s books making it an excellent reference for teachers and librarians. It contains an index of titles for quick reference.

Accuracy, Authority, Bias: The author of this book is a professional expert in the field of children’s literature having b
Alex Baugh
Apr 17, 2014 Alex Baugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: randomly-reading
The other day I bought something I have wanted for a while now - I purchased my very own copy of Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac. Oh sure, I know I could go to her website and read the book of the day there, but I kind of wanted to have the print version for those times that I want to look up something quickly, or for a little relaxing bedtime reading.

Silvey spotlights the best in children's literature one day at a time. So, for instance, today, April 17th, the spotlight is shining
Amanda Wilcoxson
Silvey, Anita. (2012). Children's book-a-day almanac. New York, NY: Roaring Book Press.

Citation by: Amanda Wilcoxson

Type of Reference: Almanac

Call Number: 011.62

Content/Scope: This reference features a book-a-day with bibliographic references for an entire year. The book is targeted to adults that teach elementary aged children.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Anita Silvey is well known in the publishing industry and has written other children's books.

Arrangement/Presentation: The entries for each day
this book gets props for being informative, fun, and friggin' awesome--even if it does say Utah became our 49th state in 1896. hmmmmmm....
Dec 19, 2011 Esti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This delightful blog features, as the title suggests, one book review per day, both classic titles and new favorites. In the case of the classics, like today’s review of A Christmas Carol, Anita Silvey offers historical context and author facts as well as a comment on the novel itself, rendering her reviews well worth a read even for long-time fans of the books she covers. All of the reviews are written for adults rather than for children, and don’t worry about spoilers, but are written so engag ...more
Chase Garrison
Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Chase Garrison
Z1037 2012
This almanac is a reference of high-quality children's literature, with daily activities to go along with each book.
Aug 18, 2013 Paula rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a handy desktop resource for librarians or teachers. There is an entry for each day of the year. A fact box displays famous author birthdays, important dates or historical facts. The textual material reviews a children’s book related to a theme for that day or month. The titles run the gamut of reading levels (from pre-reading to secondary) and interests (from silly to serious). Many favorite and familiar titles are included. At the bottom of each page is a footnote that denotes the genr ...more
I really think I need to buy this. Anita Silvey provides a text for every calendar day of the year, connecting historical events and special holidays to texts in a basic library collection. Incredibly useful in a school librarian's arsenal for lesson plans, programming, and quick read-aloud ideas.
Jul 17, 2013 Kirsten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not meant to be read straight through, but to be used as a reference. I kept mentally highlighting things in my head that would be good to know next month (or next January!) A bonus is the excellent side bar about the literary events that occur on that particular day of the year.

This book would be excellent to use for parents who want to find good books and get a good feeling for what they are about for their kids. The book is mostly geared towards chapter books for middle school readers, but in
Feb 02, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-2016, dailies
A few editorial glitches here and there, but only mildly distracting.
Emily Scheinman
I just received my copy of Anita Silvey's latest book, Children's Book-a-Day Almanac. This will be one of my top recommendations for gifts for teachers and for families who love exploring the rich world of children's literature. Anita's recommendations and descriptions of the books that she highlights are so engaging. She makes me want to read them all. Perhaps I will!
Nov 03, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-me
An excellent resource for elementary librarians. Prompts me to think about new ways I can introduce a healthy balance of both classic and new literature to my students. I appreciate the background Anita gives on each book she highlights. Each page has fun facts you can share with your students as well.
Apr 29, 2013 Brindi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great for the days when kids don't know what they want to read....excellent book recommendations/facts/essay info.
Mar 20, 2013 Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A treasure trove of children's books which is invaluable for teachers, librarians and bibliophiles of all ages.
Oct 19, 2014 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: professional
from what I could tell by flipping through this book has lots of helpful book recommendations. fabulous.
Leona Walker
Oct 18, 2015 Leona Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice addition to the patter of library connections for students (and their teachers!)
Although I have loved this on the Internet, it's great to have as a print resource.
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