May 25, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Chicago poet Harold Green III is switching from adult poetry to children's literature. Why the change and what does he hope to do? I have questions. He has answers.
May 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Any book that combines the vernacular stylings of Alice Faye Duncan, the intricate hand sewn and illustrated art of Chris Raschka, and the rhythm and music of the Mississipi Delta is a book you need to hear more about right now.
May 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"I want to make art, not taxidermy." A ribald talk with two greats in the field of children's literature. I reveal the cover of their latest: POLAR BEAR!
May 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
If you're familiar with America's history of sequestering people of color from pools of all sorts, then you'll be happy to hear that SWIM TEAM by Johnnie Christmas is thoroughly intentional. To see why, you'll need to read our interview
May 12, 2022 by Betsy Bird
How do you adapt an adult title about wrongful conviction into a Young Reader's edition that will "be of service to young people"? I talk with two authors about the THE SUN DOES SHINE and what it takes to make something complex accessible to the young.
May 11, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Process junkies, have I got a post for you today! A remarkable interview in which Meghan McCarthy breaks down how she created the epic and wonderful ACTION! about the birth of cinema.
May 10, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Four authors come together to write . . . a picture book?! I interview the authors themselves, discuss the book, and reveal the cover of this fall release for you today.
May 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Good news, process junkies. We're talking about how Molly Idle created her upcoming smash hit (at least I hope it is) Witch Hazel.
May 4, 2022 by Betsy Bird
If you traipse even lightly in the world of children's books, you may have heard whispers and discussions surrounding Skandar and the Unicorn Thief. I talk with debut author AF Steadman about her sweet bloodthirsty baby.
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