100 Best Books for Children

100 Best Books for Children

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Houghton
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.


Baker & Taylor
A former editor and reviewer for The Horn Book Magazine recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.

Book News
Drawing upon 35 years of experience in the publishing industry, Silvey offers a list of 100 best books for children. Aimed at parents and booksellers as well as librarians and educators, the guide provides plot summaries and background information on books appropriate for readers in each of six age ranges. Also included are lists of books to match particular interests. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The author recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004
ISBN: 9780618278893
0618278893
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill ; 22 cm

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