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Silvey, Anita

Overview
Works: 46 works in 89 publications in 2 languages and 14,271 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  War stories  Bibliography  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Dictionaries  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: Z1037, 973.74082
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Most widely held works about Anita Silvey
 
Most widely held works by Anita Silvey
I'll pass for your comrade : women soldiers in the Civil War by Anita Silvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Emma Edmonds enlisted because she believed in the Union cause; Melverina Peppercorn joined to stay near her twin brother. Although women were not allowed to enlist as soldiers in the Civil War, many disguised themselves as men and fought anyway
Children's books and their creators by Anita Silvey( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anita Silvey, a leading authority in the field, has gathered information from nearly two hundred outstanding critics, writers, and artists to compile this companion to children's books. Covering genres, history, issues, authors, and illustrators, the volume emphasizes twentieth-century books, particularly those of the last fifty years
100 best books for children by Anita Silvey( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By selecting only 100 "best books" Anita Silvey distinguishes her guide from all the others and makes it possible to give young readers their literary heritage in the childhood years. The books we hear or read when we are children stay with us all our lives. If we miss them when we are young, we"ll miss them forever: no Hungry Caterpillar, no Winn-Dixie, no Roll of Thunder. As adults we remember a few familiar favorites, but no one but an expert like Anita Silvey, with her thirty-five years at the heart of children"s book publishing, could put together an authoritative list like this one. Parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and bookstore clerks will feel completely comfortable recommending these books for any child, from infancy to almost-teens. Silvey includes, in addition to the 100 best, extensive lists of books to meet special needs and interests as well as classics, selected by age, to round out this extraordinarily useful work. In addition to giving an age range and the plot of each book, Silvey relates the fascinating, often hilarious story behind the story, something only an insider in the field of children"s publishing could tell. 100 Best Books for Children is as much fun to read as it is helpful
Everything I need to know I learned from a children's book : life lessons from notable people from all walks of life( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What children's book changed the way you see the world?" Anita Silvey asked this question to more than one hundred of our most respected and admired leaders in society, and she learned about the books that shaped financiers, actors, singers, athletes, activists, artists, comic book creators, novelists, illustrators, teachers ... Writers (Anna Quindlen, Sherman Alexie, Bobbie Ann Mason, Azar Nafisi, Angela Johnson, David McCullough, Ann Tyler, Dave Eggers,); inventors and scientists (Steve Wozniak, Andrew Weaver); politicians and activists (Donna E. Shalala, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.); artists (Wendell Minor, Pete Seeger); and the media (Lesley Stahl, Scott Simon) are just some of the people who share their stories. The lessons they recall are inspiring, instructive, and illuminating. And the books they remember resonate as influential reading choices for families. Everything I need to know I learned from a children's book, with its full color excerpts of beloved children's books, is a treasury and a guide: a collection of fascinating essays
Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography for children will trace Goodall's life, but each chapter will also focus on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book will explore the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes. What do we know today about these animals in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA? How has sophisticated technology - GPS systems, Satellite imagery, portable digital microphones - been used to gain new information about animal populations."--
The essential guide to children's books and their creators( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children's literature by focusing on the essentials -- the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. This edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children's authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The essential guide to children's books and their creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children's literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children
The plant hunters : true stories of their daring adventures to the far corners of the Earth by Anita Silvey( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the experiences and contributions of early adventurers, explorers, and scientists responsible for discovering and documenting new types of plants, showing how their often dangerous voyages help establish the field of botany
500 great books for teens by Anita Silvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of books for teens are published every year, but until now no general reference has existed. Anita Silvey"s book is the one everyone has been waiting for. Parents will see what their teenagers are actually reading and be able to lead them to the best of an overwhelming bunch. Teachers will spot excellent additions to summer reading lists. Booksellers will have a host of suggestions in every genre to offer their customers. Librarians can round out collections, teens can choose their own books, and both teen and mother-daughter book groups can make the best selections. 500 Great Books for Teens is divided into twenty-one sections, including adventure and survival, horror, graphic novels, humor, mystery, and poetry, each with additional reading lists. Silvey"s cogent descriptions of the plot and essential style of each book make it exceptionally easy for anyone to decide whether a book will appeal to a specific teen reader. The books are also grouped by geographic area and time period because teachers often assign book reports this way. Sixty of the best audio books are also listed
Henry Knox : bookseller, soldier, patriot by Anita Silvey( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of the man in charge of the artillery during the Revolutionary War, who became a trusted advisor to George Washington and the secretary of war in the newly appointed government
Keats's neighborhood : an Ezra Jack Keats treasury by Ezra Jack Keats( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ten books by the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator, with a brief biography and short essays by colleagues--including Jerry Pinkney and Eric Carle--who have been influenced by his work
Let your voice be heard : the life and times of Pete Seeger by Anita Silvey( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Seeger was an internationally honored folk musician and political radical who devoted his life to furthering humanitarian causes and getting people to sing. This biography traces his musical career, including the period when he was blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and the growth of his conviction that freedom and justice had to be defended and that the power of song could be used to fight back when these ideals were threatened
Help wanted : short stories about young people working( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve short stories exploring the world of work, by such authors as Gary Soto, Norma Fox Mazer, and Ray Bradbury
The complete adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
Children's book-a-day almanac by Anita Silvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Almanac with information about famous events and celebrations for each day of the year and related children's book recommendations"--
The complete adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
The complete adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
The rhetoric of Aldo Leopold by Anita Silvey( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Robert Cormier by Anita Silvey( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curious George : the complete adventures of Curious George( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seven adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
I Have Come Home to Tell You the Truth by Anita Silvey( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This keynote speech reflects on the experiences of the Horn Book Magazine's editor-in-chief during the 20 years following her graduation from Indiana University. Ten qualities which are important in selecting books to read aloud to children are outlined in the speech. They include: (1) strong plot lines; (2) characters with whom children can identify; (3) characters who must make a moral choice; (4) ambiguity about what is happening in the plot or to a character; (5) books that tie into something other than the reading curriculum; and (6) books easily adapted for writing exercises. A list of the speaker's 25 favorite books for kindergarten through grade 8 is included. (Mm)
 
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I'll pass for your comrade : women soldiers in the Civil War
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Anita Silvey American children's literature critic, editor, writer

Anita Silvey Amerikaans schrijfster

アニタ・シルヴィー

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Children's books and their creators100 best books for childrenEverything I need to know I learned from a children's book : life lessons from notable people from all walks of lifeThe essential guide to children's books and their creators500 great books for teensHenry Knox : bookseller, soldier, patriotKeats's neighborhood : an Ezra Jack Keats treasuryHelp wanted : short stories about young people working