100 Scope Notes
Betsy Bird, December 7, 2021 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2021, Booklists
They're beautiful. Sublime. True award-winner quality . . . and they'll get bupkiss this year. Celebrate the beautiful books that don't fit our current Caldecott criteria.
Betsy Bird, December 7, 2020 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2020
What books, created by people ineligible for the Caldecott Awards, might otherwise win? Today I bring together some of my favorite books that fall into this category.
Betsy Bird, December 7, 2019 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2019, Booklists
Every publisher that dares to bring into this world a book that either originated in another country or was illustrated by a person who is not a citizen of The United States of America knows, in their heart of hearts, that no matter how grand the book, it will never win the top award for […]
Betsy Bird, December 8, 2017 | Best Books, Best Books of 2017
They can’t win a darn thing, and that’s the truth. Sorta. Each year picture books are considered and assessed by the Caldecott committee to determine which titles are the “most distinguished” contributions to the field of children’s literature. And every year truly beautiful contenders will fall by the wayside, winning nothing. Why? Because when the […]
Betsy Bird, December 31, 2022 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2022
The final list of the 31 Days, 31 Lists series is here. These are the picture books that I loved particularly. Many you will have heard of. A couple will be new. But regardless, each and every one is a star.
Betsy Bird, December 30, 2022 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2022
Oo. The penultimate list! We've had a fun ride but it's almost over. So today, enjoy books for older child readers. Tomorrow? Picture Books!
Betsy Bird, December 29, 2022 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2022
Today, these were the audiobooks that impressed me the most over the year. It's not a huge list. It's just the folks that I think did a stellar job. These narrators deserve applause of their own.
Betsy Bird, December 28, 2022 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2022
One thing you will definitely find here today are my favorite reads for older kids in 2022, if those kids happen to be into nonfiction and informational books. These are lean, mean, fact-spouting machines and they are perfect for fact-loving kids.
Betsy Bird, December 27, 2022 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books of 2022
Here are the 2022 nonfiction picture books that REALLY made my little heart go pitta pat. My favorites of the year, if you will. I hope you enjoy them as much I have.
Betsy Bird, December 26, 2022 | 31 Days 31 Lists, Best Books, Best Books of 2022
Today, we're giving lesser known people their place in the sun while also acknowledging people with famous names who finally have picture book bios worthy of their fame.
100 Scope Notes
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