The Books Whut I Wrote
If you read yesterday’s PW Children’s Bookshelf you might have seen this item mentioned in a sidebar:
Steve Geck of Greenwillow Books has acquired two picture books from Elizabeth Bird, librarian at the New York Public Library’s Children’s Center and Fuse #8 blogger for SLJ. The first, Giant Dance Party, tells of a six-year-old girl who gives dance lessons to a troupe of giants. The deal for North American rights, the first for Bird, was handled by Stephen Barbara at Foundry Literary + Media.
A sober, thoughtful, video response.
Someone asked if I had made an announcement about this on my blog. I’d been holding off until the official press release ran.
And at the risk of swelling my head to the size of a large underwater mammal, I’ve other news as well. My ALA Editions title Children’s Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career is slated for release in June. Or so sayeth Amazon. You may pre-order it here, however, if you’ve a yen to do so.
A co-worker of mine misread the title recently as Children’s Literature Germs. So, of course, now that’s the only way I can see it. I mean it makes sense, yes? We are children’s librarians. We work with a lot of germy children. Ipso facto, here is how you can use those germs to . . . uh . . . further your career? Hm. Needs work.
In any case, woot!
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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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