Anita Silvey

Anita Silvey is an engaging and versatile speaker whose deep knowledge of children’s book publishing, libraries, and education will help your guests arrive at a better understanding of the field. Programs can also be planned to meet your group’s specific needs.

Anita has an elementary school presentation on "Explorers" that fits well into a STEM curriculum for 4th and 5th graders.

Please contact Winding Oak to invite Anita to speak at your library, college, museum, convention, or group meeting.

Looking for a good book for One Community Reads? Choose Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book. Invite community leaders, garage owners, teachers, librarians, radio and TV personalities, grocery store clerks, coaches, teens, and children to share which children's book greatly influenced their life. Create video interviews, newspaper articles, book clubs, and a community program. Invite Anita Silvey to speak about her heartwarming and startling experiences gathering the stories for this book. Inspire readers throughout your community with this discussion!

Possible Presentations
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Explorers, a funny, but educational, talk about female and male scientists who had great courage and what they discovered (appropriate for 4th and 5th grades)
Celebrating the Caldecott: The stories behind some of the great Caldecott Medal and Honor Books (adults)

True Stories, True Heroines and Heroes, and True Believers (adults)

100 Best Books for Children:
Our Greatest Books and the Stories Behind Them (adults)
The Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac:
Finding the Right Books for Your Children (adults)

Questions and Answers about
Contemporary Publishing (adults)

The Best Novels for Grades K-6 Classrooms (adults)

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