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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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A Children's Book-a-Day Does the Body Good

Anita Silvey certainly wears many hats (pun intended, for those who know of Anita's fondness for hats!) and this writer/teacher/editor/reviewer is at it again. The former Houghton Mifflin publisher and Horn Book editor has a new project up her sleeve and, oh boy, is it big! A Children's Book-a-Day Almanac! This newly launched website features daily children's book recommendations from the expert herself. I first met Anita when she taught my History of Children's Publishing graduate class and was continually blown away not only by her wealth of knowledge of the publishing industry, but also by her seemingly endless magic hat of juicy behind-the-scenes stories about children's books. Many of these stories appear in her wonderful collections of book recommendations, such as 100 Best Books for Children or The Essential Guide to Children's Books which are some of the most trusted resource books on children's book that we sell in our store. Click here to see more books by Anita. And now, in what will certainly be her biggest compilation yet, Anita is combining her massive amounts of knowledge about children's literature with fun daily trivia. Like, did you know October is Family History Month? Anita can recommend the perfect book that started as an author's exploration of her own family history. Each day of the almanac features an in-depth recommendation of a classic (or destined to be a classic) children's book, but make sure you also read the sidebars which are filled with more fun facts and excellent books special to that day. I can see this website as an amazing resource to use in a classroom, as well as a fun daily read. It's organized not only by date, but by age, genre, and theme so that it can become a go-to site for book reference and recommendations. So head on over to Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac and check it out. Read on!

by Eliza Brown

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