Anita Silvey is among today's foremost authorities on children's books. She is the creator of both the online and the print editions of theChildren's Book-a-Day Almanac, and teaches courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Children's Literature Program at Simmons College. A frequent contributor to NPR, Ms. Silvey lectures around the country on children's and young adult books. Her recent books include Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot,I'll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War, and Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.