February 27, 2023 by Betsy Bird
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Returns! But what is it? What does it do? And why is James, yet again, wearing a silly hat?
July 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
James Kennedy guest posts today with information about the latest 90-Second Newbery, now celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Newbery Award.
March 13, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Stuck inside? Wanna watch some videos? Then welcome to the best of the best of the 90-Second Newbery Festival. Hamilton parodies, D&D spoofs, Westerns, Ninjas, and more abound!
August 19, 2019 by Betsy Bird
I'm on vacation so while I'm away it appears that James Kennedy has hijacked my blog! Not to worry. He's done it for a very worthy cause. Observe!
October 26, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s that time again. Time for kids everywhere to make their own short versions of classic Newbery winning books to the screen. Today, James Kennedy stops by to show us a slew of newest brilliant submissions and to beg you to find some kids who can submit their own. Hear the man out, people! […]
February 14, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s that time again! No sooner have the real Newberys been announced than the 90-second versions of them start cropping up. In Film Festival form! Yep, the utterly charming 90-Second Newbery is on the road, and I have your complete schedule here today. Find the big city nearest you and come on in. It’s a […]
September 20, 2017 by Betsy Bird
News! Of a newslike variety, no less. Here’s a question for you: What is the oldest blogger conference in the United States today? If you said Bookcon you are actually not right at all. The true answer is KidLitCon and this year the Con will take place from November 3-4 in Hershey, PA. You can […]
April 2, 2017 by Betsy Bird
This past Monday I had the honor of being Illinois State University’s 2017 Lois Lenski Lecturer, following in the footsteps of such luminaries as Leonard Marcus, Phil Nel, and many others. Intimidating, to say the least. The campus news team was on hand to film it. Sometimes when I am filmed, I like to watch […]
March 12, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Hooray! It’s been an awfully long time but at long last Nathan Hale has a new Hazardous Tales story to tell. #7 in the series will be a WWII tale about bombers called The Raid of No Return and it’s due out November 2017. There is nothing I don’t like about this. And best of […]
January 29, 2017 by Betsy Bird
The news, man. It’s overwhelming. I look on my Facebook and my Twitter and it’s all I can see. The days when I could stroll along in blissful ignorance are long gone. This past week was particularly bad so . . . let’s watch Chance the Rapper sing the Arthur theme song with Ziggy Marley, […]
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