Children's Book-A-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey is a great resource book with really good reading suggestions.
Children's Book-A-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey is a great resource book with really good reading suggestions. Silvey first had the Children's Book-A-Day Almanac online, where she was able to connect with readers to get ideas and give ideas. She loved creating the book, because as she says in her introduction, "Now readers can easily thumb through and make plans for celebrating their own favorite days in advance."
For every day of the regular year, readers of this special almanac get a title of a book to read that corresponds with a past event that took either that place or month, sometimes relating to the author of the book, and sometimes relating to the content of the story.
Also, for every day of the year is birthdays of nonfiction and fiction famous people. For example, July 31st's book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, because both the fictional character Harry Potter, and the author of the series, J.K. Rowling's birthdays are on that day. On April 23rd, a biography of William Shakespeare is the "book-of-the-day" because it was his birthday on that day.
This almanac is really cool because of it's neat journey through history and literature. From really popular titles, such as Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Hobbit, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond, to not-s0-popular ones, but equally good, like Clementine, Chasing Vermeer, and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, the almanac shares a wide variety of books for different ages and tastes for writing, making it a must-have on your bookshelf or at your library.