100 Scope Notes
September 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Actor and activist Tyler Merritt speaks about a moment that happened to him when he was ten-years-old and has inspired his autobiographical picture book A Door Made for Me.
September 1, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Multi-Caldecott Award winning creator David Wiesner gives me a rundown on the history of wordless picture books (worth an academic course right there) and the exhibit he curated with the Carle called Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books.
January 26, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Hope you like trees because today you're getting a bird's eye view. Author Lita Judge answers my questions and reveals a video for her latest dendrophile accomplishment.
January 12, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Tonight I talk with Gary Paulsen live. Before that, listen to him talk about his latest book, Gone to the Woods.
January 5, 2021 by Betsy Bird
"I do not think that young readers are too tender for tough topics." I talk with Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper about their nonfiction picture book on the Tulsa Race Massacre.
September 22, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Librarian Stacey Rattner and author Steve Sheinkin bring you the game show we've all been waiting for. Now answering the ultimate question: Who knows their books better? Authors? Or fans?
November 2, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Look, I don’t want you to think I’m easy or anything. “Old Betsy Bird,” you’d say. “She’ll post pretty much any kind of video on her site”. Not true, sez I! I just like what I like. And what I like is process. Getting into the heads of the creators of some of my favorite […]
July 23, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Over at Read-Aloud Revival they hosted two of my favorite people in conversation. Honestly if you could just give Jeanne Birdsall and N.D. Wilson their own talk show, I would be first in line to be in the studio audience. Here’s how they described this talk at Anderson’s Bookshops: Jeanne and N.D. are good friends, […]
October 16, 2016 by Betsy Bird
I usually begin with a video of myself whenever I’ve a chance, but this week I’m preempting my own face because this video is the coolest thing ever. By the time I left New York Public Library its Rose Reading Room had already been closed for half a year. Now you get to see the […]
September 11, 2016 by Betsy Bird
I do not know where Monica Edinger found our first video today. All I know is that she discovered a video that is absolutely the most interesting thing you’ll see all week. It’s a young Maurice Sendak. He’d recently won the Caldecott for Where the Wild Things Are. I’ve never seen anything like this before. […]
100 Scope Notes
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