December 26, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Each crop of yearly biographies runs the gamut from the uber famous to people who may not have ever even received an adult biography. I loved the sheer variety on display in 2020. Behold a sampling of some favorites.
December 25, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Whether it's plants that resemble toilets, seemingly psychic horses, deer eating pythons, or the sheer scope of the universe itself, there's something in here for everyone.
December 24, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Today's list gets at those books that did a good job with the concept of telling the truth about our past.
December 22, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Here are the books I read in 2020 that I thought were just stand up and cheer great. Please bear in mind, though, that I missed a LOT of middle grade books this year. This is just a sampling of what was on offer . . .
December 21, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Today I'm breaking down the Science Fiction titles of 2020 into Picture Books, Early Chapter Books, Middle Grade Fiction, and Comics. I wouldn't call this a definitive list of any kind, but I truly enjoyed each and every last one of these titles.
December 20, 2020 by Betsy Bird
The bulk of what I read in 2020 wasn't funny. The bulk of what I LIVED in 2020 wasn't funny. So hand this to the kind that desperately needs an end-of-year pick-me-up.
December 19, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Every year we see more and more graphic novels hit our shelves. And 2020 turned out to be a doozy of a year for the best.
December 18, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Easy Books might have been scant in 2020 but Early Chapter Books abounded. We take a look at the titles that fill a very real, ever present need.
December 6, 2020 by Betsy Bird
There wasn't a whole lot to laugh at in 2020, that's for sure. Yet a great big list of wonderfully funny picture books came out, and here are some of the best. A bit of much needed levity for the year.
December 5, 2020 by Betsy Bird
If you're going to commit to rhyming then you better be pretty darn sure of your own abilities. To that end, today I celebrate those picture books that embrace their rhyme schemes to their fullest.
by Travis Jonker
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Karen Jensen, MLS
Good Comics for Kids
by Esther Keller
by Steven Engelfried
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