November 21, 2022 by Betsy Bird
It's our 250th episode so we're celebrating by doing our very first Richard Scarry book ever. Come for the turkey. Stay for the changes made between editions of this book.
November 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today we discuss a true cult classic picture book. Germans aren't afraid to tackle tough subjects like death. Likewise, they're clearly fine with poop.
November 7, 2022 by Betsy Bird
We know that the standards to which we hold nonfiction picture books has changed in the intervening 21 years. So how does this Caldecott Honoree stand up today? Spoiler Alert: Surprisingly well!
October 31, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Judith Viorst proves once more that she's a fan of extra long titles. After much discussion we decide an accurate title should have been MY MOM IS GASLIGHTING ME. Come see why!
October 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"It's like Candyman if instead of saying his name three times you just called into existence each of his bodyparts." Kate tackles her first Ed Emberley
October 17, 2022 by Betsy Bird
We compare two different editions of a macabre Hilaire Belloc poem and see how they stand up, as part of our Halloween series.
October 10, 2022 by Betsy Bird
What's more Halloween-ish than creepy scarecrows? We just didn't expect to run into them thanks to the same author that penned Goodnight, Moon.
October 3, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"I'm Benjamin Buttoning over here!" Halloween is almost here so we're getting into the spooky and who could be spookier than Edward Gorey?
September 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today we tackle a book long overdue on our podcast. It's the "grandaddy of the book banned". Because banning doesn't end because Banned Books Week does.
September 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Though it's a mere 19-years-old (one full year too early for our usual considerations) in light of the marvelousness of Ashley Bryan we tackle what is arguably his best known book.
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
Good Comics for Kids
by Renee Scott
by Steven Engelfried
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