June 8, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Clocks and cats, water and magic, and at its heart a father-son storyline. Nab this for your next storytime, whenever you get the chance.
June 7, 2023 by Betsy Bird
What we have here is a work of narrative nonfiction that will completely suck in child readers. I talk with the man behind one of the best books for kids in 2023, bar none.
May 29, 2023 by Betsy Bird
With a single photograph you get a truly great picture book pairing and the start of a beautiful collaboration. To life! To joy! To books!
May 24, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Sarah Everett wrestles with an outsized and ambitious bit of plotting, all the while keeping her cards close to her chest. Here’s some advice: Hand this to kids that like their books with a bit of a twist. And do NOT skip to the ending and read that first.
May 18, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A perfect melding of superhero tropes and topical contemporary issues. It’s a tricky balance, but by gum Derrick Barnes pulls it off in the end.
May 10, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A marvelous example of bringing the old and the new together to create something that contains the best of both worlds. A beautiful potential future for folktales worldwide.
April 28, 2023 by Betsy Bird
This is for the kid who likes their humor to be complicated, their writing to be scintillating, and to never, ever, know what an author is going to do next.
April 21, 2023 by Betsy Bird
With care and invention, Erika Meza tells a migrant story that is both literal and figurative, realistic and metaphorical, and does so with honesty and more than a bit of cleverness.
April 15, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Children will come to this book for the sparkles. Grown-ups? Come to this book to find out how to make the best nonfiction for kids possible. Let this book be your guide.
April 14, 2023 by Betsy Bird
omorrow (April 15th) marks the anniversary of the first that ripped through Notre Dame four years ago. Today, we're looking at a picture book that highlights one of its success stories.
by Colby Sharp
Good Comics for Kids
by Esther Keller
by Steven Engelfried
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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