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 […]
March 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Some folks fantasize about starting their own bookstore. Me? My fantasy is starting my own publishing company. Come check out what I'd do!
February 2, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Ellen Myrick of Myrick Marketing & Media gave me a rundown on some books from the 29 or so publishers she represents. Come see what Spring 2022 is all about!
November 30, 2021 by Betsy Bird
If I care too much about the placement of knitting needles in children's books, would you call me "knit-picky"? Or would you simply kill me for that terrible pun? Today I celebrate the people who draw with care, and sob over those that don't.
by Travis Jonker
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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