June 29, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today we look at a wide variety of adult titles with tangential connections to children's books.
May 25, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Once again I plow through loads of dull adult books just so that I can pluck the few with children's literature connections out of the morass and hand them over.
March 24, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today I return to an old series where we look at titles written for adults that have some connection to the wide and wonderful world of books for kids. There are some true beauties on the roster today, so let's dive in!
April 11, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s that time again! Time to take a gander at what’s happening in the world of books for grown-up types. Oh sure, half the time it’s quickie diet books and memoirs of Churchill (I can guarantee that if there’s a Churchill book out there, the patrons of my library will snap it up, lightning quick) […]
October 27, 2017 by Betsy Bird
It’s that time again! Time to peek over the shoulders of adult authors to see how what they’re plundering from the children’s literature world for their own books. You’d be surprised how often this kind of stuff comes up. Here’s the most recent batch of books with a toe in the kidlit pool. Bucket’s […]
August 16, 2017 by Betsy Bird
It continues! As ever, folks just can’t seem to write books without slipping references to children’s books into them, left, right, and center. And while it seems an odd exercise to collect these titles, it’s also oddly informative. I’m still trying to piece together a unified theory about why this happens at all. No answers […]
July 4, 2017 by Betsy Bird
In case you’re confused, there is actually no direct connection between today’s post and Independence Day. I just felt somewhat bad about appropriating the holiday without acknowledging its existence and so here we are. Happy 4th! And now, some random adult books with tangential connections to books for kids. The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis […]
May 26, 2017 by Betsy Bird
It’s that time again. The adult world constantly infringes upon or draws from the rich roster of children’s books we have out there. Here’s the latest crop of titles you might not have heard about otherwise: Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller At first this looks pretty standard. An adult novel about Laura […]
April 20, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Not a terribly long list today, I’ll confess, but want to know a little secret? Come close. I’m buying a house. Yep! After living in nothing but apartments (and currently renting a home that doubles as both a mystery house and a hospice for yellow jackets) I’m finally being a great big grown-up and owning […]
February 16, 2017 by Betsy Bird
By Day: Betsy is a mild-mannered Collection Development Manager, purchasing adult titles, and ONLY adult titles, for her extremely literary suburban library system. But By Night: Betsy transforms into FUSE #8, blogging about all aspects of children’s literature. And that includes adult literature . . . when it happens to mention children’s literature in some […]
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