May 17, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today retired reading instructor Kevin Purdy gets serious about joke books. Where can you find them? Why are they important? And what do you look for in a good one?
February 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Read the letter penned by a coalition of more than 250 influential educators and librarians. They're asking the New York Times to add three children’s nonfiction bestseller lists to complement the existing lists that focus on juvenile fiction
September 15, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Melissa Stewart was kind enough to answer my questions about her book 5 Kinds of Nonfiction last week. Now she returns with Cynthia Levinson, and Jennifer Swanson to discuss a recent news article that had some real gaps.
August 13, 2021 by Betsy Bird
In today's guest post, NoNieqa Ramos asked friends and family from within and without the kid lit community to share their hair stories and tips with her. You will love what she received.
May 5, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Elizabeth Eulberg guest posts and shares a VERY 1989 Spotify playlist to accompay her latest book THE BEST WORST SUMMER.
January 13, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Summer Reading seems far away now. Why not shake things up with a Winter Reading program instead? Four students conjured up a program for you, and are allowing me to post it today. Take a gander and get some ideas!
July 14, 2020 by Betsy Bird
"While I don’t want queerness to always be relegated to the shadows, overhead lighting doesn’t do anyone any favors, either." Kyle Lukoff tells us tales of Frogs and Toads, secret rooms, and the longstanding tradition of queer values in children's literature.
June 30, 2020 by Betsy Bird
What perpetuates the White Default in children's book reviews? Linda Sue Park examines what it means when review journals say they'll only mention ethnicity, "when race is a factor" in a title.
June 27, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Edi Campbell breaks down the beauty and necessity of The Talk, edited by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson.
June 26, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Toni Morrison once said that literary discourse should transform “from the racial object to the racial subject; from the described and imagined to the describers and imaginers; from the serving to the served.” Today Edi Campbell critiques beyond literary devices and provides a review based in critical literary analysis.
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