Malicious Grannies, Scottish Pigeons, and Bob Dylan
- Maybe it could be accused of falling too squarely into the camp of Picture Books That May Only Amuse Adults, but look at this cover and title and tell me you don’t wanna read this book:
Sarah Miller thinks it would be a good idea if we convinced Oprah to do more children’s books in her Book Club. I agree. How do to so? Tell her. Maybe we should all come up with a single title and drown her in it.
Mo has some pics up of his pigeon, albeit one that underwent a gender swap and a change of nationality. I’m now going to imagine someone yelling, "LET ME DRIVE THE BUS!!!" with a Scottish lilt. Aaaaaaaah.
Your Neighborhood Librarian presents yet another edition of Best Children’s Books for Hipsters.
- My favorite St. Paul Children’s Bookstore? The Red Balloon. So hear what they’re up to from the PW Children’s Bookshelf: "Minnesota Public Radio and the Red Balloon Bookshop will stage a children’s books event on Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. Newbery Reader’s Theatre features four Newbery Medalists—Sharon Creech, Kate DiCamillo, Karen Hesse and Katherine Paterson—who will read from their works and answer questions from the audience. The event will be hosted by Minnesota Public Radio’s Cathy Wurzer and will take place at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, home of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion radio show. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $7.50 for children 16 and under, and are available for purchase at Red Balloon, at the Fitzgerald Theater, and through Ticketmaster. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a charity chosen by the authors."
- I get the podcast edition of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, so I’ve only just now heard last week-ends show featuring special guest Judy Blume. Very interesting stuff. I had no idea that she updated the mimeograph machine in one of the Fudge books. They mentioned at the end that Judy also had a new blog, and lo and behold she does indeed. There isn’t a comment function, sadly, but it seems pretty nice anyway.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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