100 Scope Notes
December 30, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Consider this just a sampling of titles that I found particularly toothsome in 2019. You will miss some of your favorites, no doubt, but these are the books that truly made my little heart sing.
December 27, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Here it is! My standouts! My stalwarts! The books that I just can't get out of my mind, that have been swimming around in my cranium all year. The great works of picture book nonfiction of 2019!
December 19, 2019 by Betsy Bird
It's finally here! One of this month's more popular lists. Today, there's something for everyone. The usual suspects and a few surprises along the way . . .
December 18, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Today, I consider a slew of different books that all fall into the no man's land of literature. Without them, we would lose so many kids. Let us tip our caps then to the books that do our dirty work, and rarely get the thanks they deserve.
December 17, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Call them easy books, beginning books, early readers, whatever term you prefer. Today, I'm highlighting the books that are best for new readers. Simple texts, simple sentences, simple words. None of that fancy dance chapter nonsense.
December 16, 2019 by Betsy Bird
A fan of poems? On this list we've classic poets re-illustrated, first timers, funny poems, deeply meaningful ones, poems that tie into the moon landing, nursery rhymes, and many many more. There's something for everyone on today's list. Don't believe me? See for yourself
December 12, 2019 by Betsy Bird
You'll find in this list that I have a fairly broad definition of what constitutes "photography". By my thinking, it doesn't matter if it's a Getty Image or Nonfiction or Photoshopped or of models and silhouettes. If the book relies on the art of photography in any manner, it has a home on today's list.
December 9, 2019 by Betsy Bird
In 2019, these were the math books that really made me sing. Whether you're dealing with shapes or number lines, it's all on display right here.
December 6, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Judging a picture book based on humor alone really comes down to the sense of humor of the reader. On that note, let me state clearly that the books you'll see here were just the ones that highly amused ME this year.
December 5, 2019 by Betsy Bird
The reason I celebrate rhyming picture books on lists like today's is that they have a tough road to hoe. Scansion alone sinks many a vessel. Today, we raise a glass to the books that pull it off and pull it off well. The few. The proud. The successfully rhymed.
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