August 4, 2022 by Betsy Bird
A board book wins a Stonewall Award and nothing is ever the same again. Today I talk with publisher Brittany Murlas about her company Little Feminists and the incredible board books they create.
June 29, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today I'm seriously fangirling out over getting to interview Richard Fairgray about his Black Sand Beach series. Like creepy middle grade horror? You ain't seen anything like this.
June 28, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The third part in our series highlighting smaller publishers and their upcoming lists. Today we look at Child's Play, Cicada, and Creston Books
June 10, 2022 by Betsy Bird
School may be out but that doesn't mean we stop appreciating our lunch ladies. Jarrett Krosoczka joins us for a discussion of School Lunch Hero Day and all that that entails.
May 12, 2022 by Betsy Bird
How do you adapt an adult title about wrongful conviction into a Young Reader's edition that will "be of service to young people"? I talk with two authors about the THE SUN DOES SHINE and what it takes to make something complex accessible to the young.
April 21, 2022 by Betsy Bird
What is it about books and bodily functions that give Americans the creeps? I talk with teacher and scholar Sue Conolly about cultural differences in children's literature.
April 20, 2022 by Betsy Bird
What happens with literary fandom completely bypasses the books at all? Welcome to my 10-year-olds Warriors fandom... sorta.
March 20, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Why would a children's librarian want anything to do with an international rights fair? I break down what Bologna entails, in preparation of further posts this week.
March 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Eleven years ago I wrote an article for School Library Journal which ended up sporting the title Betsy Goes to Bologna: Why attend the world’s largest children’s book fair? In the piece I explained why this international rights fair is worth a trip, should you ever wish to plan a truly unique vacation. I was […]
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