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PODCAST: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book November 8, 2009

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 8:50 pm


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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book

edited by Anita Silvey

(Roaring Brook Press, hardcover)

Recommended for ages 10+

Books are magical things, and most people can name a handful of books from their childhood – books that helped them learn to read or showed them how powerful stories can be. Anita Silvey, former editor of the Horn Book Magazine, has compiled a book full of such stories. Each page spread contains a short essay by a famous person about his or her favorite children’s book, as well as an excerpt and a history of that book. The volume features such important people as Gregory Maguire, Jay Leno, Kathy Bates, Russell Freedman, Dave Eggers, Lois Lowry, and many more.

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