November 18, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Shuna’s JourneyBy Hayao MiyazakiTranslated by Alex Dudok de Wit$27.99ISBN: 9781250846525Ages 9-12On shelves now In the pantheon of Miyazaki fans you have to rate yourself on a kind of scale. There are, after all, folks out there that make veritable pilgrimages to places like the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka in suburban Tokyo or the café Kodama in […]
November 10, 2022 by Betsy Bird
“Three Strike Summer” is the sports book/ escape narrative / union organizing novel you wish every kid had the chance to read. Good news. Now they can.
October 28, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Practically a wordless book, this storyline delves deep into the mindset of an average dog, an average owner, and the cool seaside breezes that can pivot a day from miserable to marvelous.
October 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Choosing Brave is the book for kids we will turn to on the topic of Emmett Till for decades and decades and decades to come.
October 7, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today I’m talking about a book with gangsters, Monopoly, a misunderstood hero, young love, boardwalks, and creaming someone in the face with a pack of coins.
September 23, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Pina is a balm and a comfort. A gentle reminder that no matter how bad things may seem, there is room in this world for both the snugness of home, and the beauty of the wider world.
September 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
As smart as it is funny, this is the Mother Goose book we didn’t know we’d been waiting for all this time.
September 1, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Ms. de León takes a learning opportunity for kids and couches it in enough chase sequences and fistfights to almost make you forget how much information is crammed into this little package. Prepare for exciting nuance!!
August 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Sergio Ruzzier returns with a story about an adamant squirrel and the rodent just cannot leave anything alone.
August 17, 2022 by Betsy Bird
By taking three photographers that shot the incarceration camps of WWII in three different ways, in today's book we get a well-rounded portrait of a government desperate to sell a bad idea to the American public under the guise of openness.
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