December 31, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The final list of the 31 Days, 31 Lists series is here. These are the picture books that I loved particularly. Many you will have heard of. A couple will be new. But regardless, each and every one is a star.
September 23, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Pina is a balm and a comfort. A gentle reminder that no matter how bad things may seem, there is room in this world for both the snugness of home, and the beauty of the wider world.
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.
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.
April 1, 2022 by Betsy Bird
What happens when a book takes tall tales and liar’s tales and then ties all of that into some of the finer examples of trash talk and blacktop exaggeration? The Legend of Gravity by Charly Palmer is that link.
February 18, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Read the plot of Kick Push on paper and it sounds like something you’ve seen a hundred times before. Read the actual book and there’s nothing to compare.
January 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today we consider a picture book that will convince you that while the state of the world may go up in flames shortly, at least the state of some contemporary and current picture books is just fine.
by Travis Jonker
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Grace Enriquez
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