Book ✓ 100 Best Books for Children 208 pages ¹ Anita silvey

Anita Silvey È 100 Best Books for Children Ebook

Book ✓ 100 Best Books for Children 208 pages ¹ Anita silvey ¹ 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 uBy 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 fa Well first off the bit in the blurb that says If we miss them when we are young we’ll miss them forever no Hungry Caterpillar no Winn Dixie no Roll of Thunder is BS The best books can appeal to people of any age And I'm reading for just that reason to see what I can catch up onI am familiar as it turns out with almost all of the books Silvey lists Many of them are among my favorites Of course some of my favorites are missing but that's to be expectedThere are spoilers sans alerts especially for The Giver If you've not read that and its seuel don't read Silvey's notes for that bookEach of her micro essays is interesting Usually there's a tidbit about the author illustrator or making of the book Usually there's a summary of what it's 'about' Often there's context why the book is valuable what it teaches which kinds of children or teachers like it Seldom unfortunately is there much of an analysis of what actually makes it a good book Valuable lesson? Check Interesting setting? Check Accessible character? Check But is it effective and how and why? Well I guess that might be beyond the scope of a populist book like this But for those titles I don't appreciate it would have maybe helped to have explication I am still not convinced that Mr Gumpy's Outing is one of the top 100 or even 1000I do like her revelation of the idiom 'reading rebel' instead of 'reluctant reader' in the story behind Stone Fox Apparently John Reynolds Gardiner was such a lad I appreciate learning that the working title of The Westing Game was Eight Imperfect Pairs of Heirs which I prefer This would be a handy accompaniment to a Newbery challenge as many of Silvey's favorites are also the committees' favorites The specialized lists at the end are less relevant helpful than the Listopias here though And I don't believe there's than one or two books here that are less than 20 years oldMost damning of all imo is that I got no zero 0 zilch titles to add to my to read lists And though I have been inhaling children's books for many of the past five decades I'm not as well versed as Silvey must needs be and I'm sure there are gems I've not yet become aware ofRecommended to god parents and new teachers especially as they develop libraries for the children they serve Recommended to anyone interested Not highly recommended to anyone especially not to my fellow fans of children's books who have already read so many Lisa Gundula Ronyell etc you all can skip it35 stars rounded up because it was a uick fairly engaging read even given its imperfections as a resource

Book ´ 100 Best Books for Children È Anita Silvey

Miliar 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 li Out of the last two books that I had read this is one that actually turned out to be my favorite when the other was the one I was leaning towards Although both cover the same topic there was enough differences in the books to make them widely different as well as in their presentations to the reader First of all this book wasn't presented in any fancy colors or gadgetry that would make it any different from a regular book The cover that was chosen for this particular edition was one that was nice and did catch my eye but otherwise that is as fancy as it gets for this book What the book does make up for in lacking aesthetics is that it recognizes readers from birth a possible far reach and allows book titles per age group although one age group only had just four titles that were included Further the author recognizes that although an author may have than one good book by opening up the author's other books that takes away from even enjoyable titles thus the limit was one title per author As a result there were lots of authors that I had read and enjoyed as a child but also plenty that were new either since I hadn't got a chance to find them when I was young or since they are rather new favorites At the same time the author gives the reader the basics of her book such as title author illustrator if there was one publisher date and page number Then the reader is given a bit of a summary of a read as an introduction to an even longer and yummier story on relationships how a story came to be ties to history and so much For me it was paradise to get to know all this extra stuff right on top of what I did know for it allows me a chance to know the history that helps to intimate such already snug book friends Finally there is a list included in the back that allows the reader to find where their book can be found within the book if they are looking for a particular genre or even to find other books that should have been included or would have been depending upon how truly far back you were going on being young The only other letdown for me was their was an included journal section to help readers who may be attempting to read these books In my opinion it wasn't enough room for any detailed notes if you are the type that likes to get your nails down deep All in all it was a great book and one that I wouldn't mind having for my own collection especially when starting to read pre found treasures from yesteryears

Mobi 100 Best Books for Children

100 Best Books for ChildrenSts 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 I thought it was an interesting idea to narrow down a list of only 100 books for children There were a lot of titles I agreed with and a few that I didn't There was some interesting background for each of the titles I've read most of the books but am interested to read the ones I've missed