September 18, 2023 by Betsy Bird
It seemed only fitting to me that since last week's podcast episode dealt so directly with the beginnings of life, why not focus on the end this time around?
September 11, 2023 by Betsy Bird
"Three dudes tell you how babies are made in 1968." Do you like papercuts? Do you like ancient children's sex-ed nonfiction for kids? Than have we got a book today for you!
September 4, 2023 by Betsy Bird
"The critics don't know. The creators don't know. The kids get to see a giant explosion!" We debate the true meaning of this 1968 Caldecott Award winner.
August 28, 2023 by Betsy Bird
"Dying ain't important. Everybody does that. What matters is how well you do your living." Today on the podcast we discuss this Caldecott Honor-winning Lester/Pinkney collaboration and compare it to other John Henrys that are out there.
August 9, 2023 by Betsy Bird
In what may be our most vitriolic debate so far, this podcast episode focuses on a 1994 release with what is clearly a divisive message.
July 31, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Come enjoy the happiest version of Animal Farm to date (now 100% pig free!).
July 24, 2023 by Betsy Bird
The dino in question. With Syd Hoff's best known creation coming to movie studios everywhere soon, we figured now was the time to determine if Danny & Co. deserve their shot at the big time.
July 17, 2023 by Betsy Bird
"A walk down memory lane of what life was like in 1916". Not a plot forward story, exactly. Today on the podcast we examine William Steig's last book and judge how well it stands up to scrutiny.
July 10, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Live from the American Library Association Annual Conference we record an episode that delves deep into Sandra Boynton's first book (and its update)!
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