That’s a lotta work, girl.

I just found out via Twitter that former HB editor Anita Silvey has a new blog, the Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac. God help her, Anita is posting a book recommendation daily, each tied in some way to that day’s significance. Today, for example, she writes about the D’Aulaires’ Abraham Lincoln in honor of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered on November 19th, 1863. The posts are persuasive and rich with history, publishing and otherwise. Check it out.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. Stephanie Greene says:

    >Very cool. Knowing Anita, and the breath and width of her children's book knowledge, it'll prove endlessly interesting.

  2. Debbie Reese says:

    >Going over there now, to see if she included info that Abraham Lincoln was the president who presided over the largest mass execution in the U.S.

    (See Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, page 37–65).

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