August 14, 2019 by Betsy Bird
As you may know, my day job is as a librarian but not, as it happens, a librarian of children's literature specifically. A lot of days I spend my time sorting through all the new releases for adults (horrors!). But since my heart is firmly ensconced in the world of books for kids, I always note when a book has some connection to literature for the young. Today, I'd like to introduce you to six 2019 titles that may be worth noting.
March 19, 2019 by Betsy Bird
If you had to rank your Top Five illustrated versions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, what would you choose? My choices are fairly standard, all things considered.
August 29, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Haven’t done one of these in a while. To be fair, there’s been so much crazy news out there that it’s almost too intimidating to do something as light and fluffy as this. Best if I stick with the news that matters. And, occasionally, the stuff I don’t remember seeing already on PW Children’s Bookshelf. […]
October 25, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Woot! I’ve scraped and saved and slavered and after a couple weeks have culled together enough videos to constitute a truly lovely Video Sunday. And since Halloween is near upon us (a holiday I will, strangely enough, be spending at an outside wedding in Maine) why not begin with the king of frightening children’s literature […]
October 13, 2015 by Betsy Bird
I mention to folks that in my new job I actually don’t work day-to-day with children’s books all that often anymore and they wonder how I’m coping. As it happens, I’m just ducky. Since my spare hours are just as chock full of kidlit as before, I honestly don’t feel like I’m missing too much. […]
September 6, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. So MUCH very very good stuff to show you today. Honestly, I don’t even know where to start. Hrm. Howzabout we begin with one of my favorite tropes: things that parody other things that you’ve never seen. It was Dana Sheridan who directed my attention to this video […]
May 31, 2012 by Betsy Bird
#31 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865) 58 points A full out absurdist assault at the arbitrary nature of language, Carroll challenges everything about the way we speak and write, from homonyms to idioms. When people talk about children’s movies and books being entertaining for both kids and adults, they usually mean that […]
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