The Classroom Bookshelf
March 24, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Is it not strange, that in an era of climate change and environmental extremes there is not quite yet a nationally recognized children’s book award for titles celebrating the natural world and what we humans can do to support and appreciate it? Well, here in Evanston, Illinois we aim to change all of that. Announcing […]
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.
December 30, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Oo. The penultimate list! We've had a fun ride but it's almost over. So today, enjoy books for older child readers. Tomorrow? Picture Books!
December 29, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, these were the audiobooks that impressed me the most over the year. It's not a huge list. It's just the folks that I think did a stellar job. These narrators deserve applause of their own.
December 28, 2022 by Betsy Bird
One thing you will definitely find here today are my favorite reads for older kids in 2022, if those kids happen to be into nonfiction and informational books. These are lean, mean, fact-spouting machines and they are perfect for fact-loving kids.
December 27, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Here are the 2022 nonfiction picture books that REALLY made my little heart go pitta pat. My favorites of the year, if you will. I hope you enjoy them as much I have.
December 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, we're giving lesser known people their place in the sun while also acknowledging people with famous names who finally have picture book bios worthy of their fame.
December 25, 2022 by Betsy Bird
I love how much I've learned about both science and nature thanks in large part to the children's books I've read. An accounting of some of the best of the year.
December 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, I’m celebrating those books for kids that dare to tell some truths about the America we live in. Its history and its true heroes. Plus a couple works of fiction to give context along the way.
December 23, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Precariously perched between fact and fiction, today's books ascribe themselves to neither world. Enjoy some "Informational Fiction" a.k.a. fiction with facts worked in or factual info with a healthy dollop of fiction.
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Grace Enriquez
Good Comics for Kids
by Esther Keller
by Steven Engelfried
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
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