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.
October 10, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Nursery Rhyme Comics Edited by Chris Duffy Introduction by Leonard S. Marcus $18.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-600-8 Ages 9-12 On shelves October 11, 2011 Nursery rhymes. What’s up with that? (I feel like a stand up comedian when I put it that way). They’re ubiquitous but nonsensical. Culturally relevant but often of unknown origins. Children’s literary scholar […]
March 9, 2011 by Betsy Bird
After posting a video from the episode of Community where Troy meets his hero LeVar Burton I got a penchant for a little Reading Rainbow. The universe, it appears, was happy to oblige. First off you have a woman that I would love to meet one day. If the name Twila Liggett fails to ring […]
September 20, 2010 by Betsy Bird
Sometimes I feel that in midst of all our Newbery/Caldecott predictions we tend to place more attention on the Newbery side of the equation. There are Mock Newbery committees all around the country with blogs. How strange that there are fewer Mock Caldecott committees. You’d think it would be the other way around. After all, […]
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