100 Best Books for Children

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jul 11, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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By selecting only 100 "best books" Silvey distinguishes her guide from all the others and makes it possible to give young readers their literary heritage in the childhood years.
 

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User Review  - KatieCarella - LibraryThing

It's interesting to read the history behind each of the classic children's books. I love seeing how individual editors discovered these classic books and how much they influenced the authors' final product. Really inspiring! Read full review

Great book for parents and teachers

User Review  - Kids Bookseller - Borders

This is a great book for choosing books for kids-it goes from infancy to teenagers, picks the best of the best for each age group, gives a background of the author and the book, and even has reading ... Read full review

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Anita Silvey has spent more than thirty years in the children's book field, including several years as the Vice President and Publisher of Childrens Books for Houghton Mifflin Company, and eleven years as editor-in-chief at the Horn Book Magazine, during which time she launched the bi-annual publication of the Horn Book Guide. She is the editor of Children's Books and Their Creators.

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