The Classroom Bookshelf
May 31, 2022 by Betsy Bird
How on earth do you turn a graphic novel into an audiobook? We sit down with Penguin Random House Audio's executive producer Nick Martorelli to get to the bottom of this tricky conundrum.
December 29, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today, I'm tipping a hat to the audiobooks I discovered in 2021 that really just knocked it out of the park. Each and every last one of them, a star.
December 29, 2020 by Betsy Bird
For the very first time I have some strong opinions on the audiobooks (and their readers) of 2020. Here are the ones I thought knocked it out of the park.
March 22, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Morning, folks. We’re beginning this Sunday morn with stuff that’s good for the soul. How often have you said to yourself, “I’d love to own some original art from illustrator Matthew Cordell but I’m too busy spending all my cash on children’s literacy foundations”? Well, fear not! Now you can do both. In celebration of […]
June 30, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Things that I love: Blogging. My baby girl. Seattle. Two of those three things will be coming together on September 16th and 17th. That’s when the 5th (five already?) annual Kidlitcon will occur! It’s looking like a remarkable line-up as well with special keynote speaker YA author Scott Westerfeld and great presentations, as per usual. […]
August 16, 2010 by Betsy Bird
We begin today with a mild pet peeve of mine. Here we go. You see this lovely new paperback edition cover of the book Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me? Well I had great affection for the original story, though I was relatively lukewarm on its first cover. […]
August 4, 2010 by Betsy Bird
A night ago I had a dream that I was at the 826NYC Bingo Night and I forgot to take pictures or blog the event. The shame of it all! Boy, you know I won’t make that mistake this Saturday. And SPEAKING of this Saturday, are you guys aware that you rock, and rock hard? […]
Good Comics for Kids
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