January 29, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A book unafraid to assume that your kids are smart enough to figure out what it all means.
January 27, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A picture book about a young girl coming to understand what a Confederate flag means would be a tricky topic for anyone to tackle. Today I speak with Tameka Fryer Brown about writing such a book.
January 17, 2023 by Betsy Bird
In his latest book Kwame Alexander tackles the subject of slavery head on, providing a template not just for teachers, but for any adult wishing to give the kids of today a better grasp on material that so many have worked so hard to avoid for all these years.
January 10, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Folks, I don’t particularly care to sound like a broken record so I’ll just say this: If you would like to read a story you’ve never read before, one that flies by the light of an internal logic so straight and true that you never doubt for a moment that this is a real world, Unraveller is your next read.
January 5, 2023 by Betsy Bird
My Strange Shrinking Parents is entirely its own creation, standing on its own two feet, with its own internal logic and rules. It is, in fact, one of the best takes on the experiences of children of immigrant parents I’ve ever seen in a picture book form. It stands, as I say, tall.
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.
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Denise Davila
Good Comics for Kids
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