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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Happy Birthday, Anita Silvey

According to FaceBook, September 3rd was Anita Silvey's birthday. As someone who has been an outspoken advocate for quality literature for children, and an author of several nonfiction titles, The Nonfiction Detectives would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday.

As as a publisher for Houghton Mifflin and editor of the Horn Book Magazine, Anita's conviction that children deserve only the very best in children's literature is reflected in every book she published, reviewed, or promoted.

If you ever have an opportunity to hear her speak, go! Anita is an excellent speaker on all things related to children's literature. She is charming and full of wonderful stories that are all interconnected to books. She's got a great sense of humor, too!

We reviewed these titles on the blog:

Roaring Brook Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781596437081 

Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012
ISBN: 9780374309084

Untamed: the wild life of Jane Goodall
National Geographic Kids, 2015
ISBN: 9781426315183 

A few more titles by Anita

 Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot
Clarion Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780618274857 

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children's Book: life lessons from notable people from all walks of life
Roaring Brook Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781596433953

To learn more about Anita visit her website.

1 comment:

  1. I met Anita Silvey at a KidLit dinner for Anne Ursu and she's delightful, charming and informed. I totally agree about meeting her!!! And her books are wonderful! My 90-year-old mother loved The Plant Hunters as much as my 10-year-old son!!! Mia from PragmaticMom