100 Scope Notes
January 20, 2021 by Betsy Bird
The Newbery and Caldecott Awards are almost upon us. What will win? It's the final prediction edition!
January 11, 2021 by Betsy Bird
We discuss potential Caldecott winners on the podcast. I love all three of these books down to the cold cockles of my shriveled little heart. I seriously believe that each one of these books has a very good chance at some kind of Caldecott love in 2021.
October 22, 2020 by Betsy Bird
If 2020 taught us anything, it's that predictions are useless. And yet, we are human. We try anyway. I give this year's crop of books the once over, and come up with some ideas. Let's see if you agree.
April 23, 2020 by Betsy Bird
This year's first round of predictions varies somewhat from those of the past because I am releasing the list in April rather than March. Turns out, pandemics are not good for forecasting. I've only just now gotten my head in order enough to try and offer a paltry take on what may or may not have a chance come January.
March 18, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Essentially this could be considered a college course on both the role fables have played in history over the centuries, as well as a deep dive into what it takes to make a book as exquisitely beautiful as this one.
February 7, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Great writing for kids, when you encounter it, reminds you that there is always a new way to look at this old, familiar world of ours. If you buy only one bee book for the rest of your life, make it this one.
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