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Silvey, Anita

Overview
Works: 36 works in 95 publications in 2 languages and 14,415 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biographies  History  Bibliographies  Fiction  Biography  War fiction  War stories  Bibliography  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: Z1037, E
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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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,658 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 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's Books and Their Creators includes articles on such topics as sports stories, easy readers, Holocaust literature for children, science fiction, and classics. Among the more than eight hundred entries are many that focus on individual writers, such as Judy Blume, Dr. Seuss, and Chris Van Allsburg. Reflecting the flourishing state of multicultural publishing, the book also contains contributions by and articles about Native American, African American, Latino, and Asian American writers, including Michael Dorris, Virginia Hamilton, Gary Soto, and Allen Say. The volume is enhanced by more than 175 illustrations in both black-and-white and color, featuring the work of Maurice Sendak, Edward Gorey, Robert McCloskey, David Macaulay, and others. To express the vitality and sheer fun of children's books, seventy-five of today's most noteworthy writers and illustrators have contributed original essays commenting on their work's meaning to themselves and to children
The essential guide to children's books and their creators by Anita Silvey( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,445 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
100 best books for children by Anita Silvey( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,214 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
Untamed : the wild life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,030 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."--
Everything I need to know I learned from a children's book : life lessons from notable people from all walks of life( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 916 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 ... 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 and THE gift book of the year for families
The plant hunters : true stories of their daring adventures to the far corners of the Earth by Anita Silvey( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 777 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 734 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 675 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
Let your voice be heard : the life and times of Pete Seeger by Anita Silvey( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 635 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
Keats's neighborhood : an Ezra Jack Keats treasury by Ezra Jack Keats( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 568 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
The complete adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
Help wanted : short stories about young people working( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 395 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
Children's book-a-day almanac by Anita Silvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac."--
Undaunted by Anita Silvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young scientist, Birute Mary Galdikas had a mission: To find and study the elusive orangutans of Borneo's rain forest to help protect this amazing and elusive species. Follow her story as she carries out an epic search and struggles to survive while studying the world's most endangered great ape. When Galdikas saw her first image of an orangutan in the wild, she was immediately captivated. It haunted her and she found its gaze "almost hypnotic." She moved to Borneo, where she made it her life's mission to study and work to protect these mysterious creatures. Like primatologists Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Galdikas was driven by incredible ambition and a fascination with apes and human origins, making her way to the harsh rain forests of Indonesian Borneo when she was just 25 years old. She set up a simple camp, named after her mentor, Louis Leakey, and proceeded to look ... and look ...and look for wild orangutans, one of the most elusive species on the planet. Her studies brought these critically endangered apes to the world stage, and they are still making an impact today. Now in her 70s, Dr. Galdikas has conducted the longest running study of any wild mammal by any single scientist. Award-winning author Anita Silvey explores the life and legacy of this incredible and little-known primatologist. With unparalleled storytelling, Silvey offers unique insight into Galdikas' childhood, her work with National Geographic, her passion of raising awareness about conservation, and her mission of securing a future for orangutans."--Amazon.com
Flights of fancy : creative inspiration from ten award-winning authors and illustrators( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten children's book greats share stories, poems, pictures, tips, and prompts meant to inspire young readers to create works of their own
The complete adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
George and Martha : the complete stories of two best friends by James Marshall( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George and Martha: not, as one might think, the first president and his spouse, but two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall. For the past quarter century, these stories have entertained, intrigued, and delighted readers of all ages. The portly animals have also taught us, in a humorous and lighthearted way, about what it means to be a true friend. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world's two best friends. In this volume, all thirty-five episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created. Annotation. George and Martha, two hippopotamuses teach young readers, in a humorous way, about what it means to be a true friend. In this volume, all 35 episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created. Full color
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
Curious George : the complete adventures of Curious George( Recording )

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

Seven adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
 
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I'll pass for your comrade : women soldiers in the Civil War
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Children's books and their creatorsThe essential guide to 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 life500 great books for teensHenry Knox : bookseller, soldier, patriotKeats's neighborhood : an Ezra Jack Keats treasuryThe complete adventures of Curious George
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Anita Silvey American children's literature critic, editor, writer

Anita Silvey Amerikaans schrijfster

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