August 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
From the food to the clothing, the weather to the history, this is a book worth discovering and adoring. Go on. Read it. You’ll feel lucky that you had.
July 29, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Take a trip in a little time machine mixed with a heavy dose of the best kind of nostalgia. An explosion on the page. Sublime.
July 22, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Balancing its messaging with great storytelling, character development, and the magic trick of making a mother character both the antagonist and loving, Frizzy is a roller coaster ride of emotions in a single, simple, quick to read little package.
July 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Typical bully books lack nuance. This book? A deeply nuanced take, unafraid to declare loudly that when it comes to human nature, there are no easy answers.
July 7, 2022 by Betsy Bird
There is a place in this world for good, meaningful picture books, and there is a place in this world for funny stuff. And this stuff? Some of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time.
July 1, 2022 by Betsy Bird
With exquisitely clever art, this isn’t the first book I’ve seen on the subject of tree communication, but what I can say is that it’s the best written with the most useful illustrations to date.
June 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
In Zia Erases the World author Bree Barton takes on that challenge. Her concept is small, even silly, when you hear it. But the implications? You may find yourself grasping for words to describe them.
June 11, 2022 by Betsy Bird
A bilingual production, the book is as physically beautiful as it is mentally engaging. For the know-it-alls amongst us, turns out Mr. Neruda still has something to teach us, young and old.
June 3, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The heart of this book isn’t walls or floors or windows but the people that lived alongside them. Speculation yields a carefully, even meticulously rendered story of an average white farm family, living life in a home, until time takes its toll and we all have to wrestle with what that means.
May 20, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The Last Mapmaker offers readers proof positive that you can write succinctly, sacrificing nothing, while showing your readers absolutely everything.
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