March 24, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Is it not strange, that in an era of climate change and environmental extremes there is not quite yet a nationally recognized children’s book award for titles celebrating the natural world and what we humans can do to support and appreciate it? Well, here in Evanston, Illinois we aim to change all of that. Announcing […]
January 16, 2023 by Betsy Bird
We've an annual tradition here at Fuse 8 n' Kate where I present Kate three potential winners and she considers which ones have the best chance. This year Kate feels that there is one clear cut winner . . . and a book that can only be called a complete and utter loser in comparison.
December 31, 2022 by Betsy Bird
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.
December 28, 2022 by Betsy Bird
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.
December 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
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.
December 25, 2022 by Betsy Bird
I love how much I've learned about both science and nature thanks in large part to the children's books I've read. An accounting of some of the best of the year.
Good Comics for Kids
by Colby Sharp
by Steven Engelfried
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
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