Good Comics for Kids
May 29, 2023 by Betsy Bird
With a single photograph you get a truly great picture book pairing and the start of a beautiful collaboration. To life! To joy! To books!
May 24, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Sarah Everett wrestles with an outsized and ambitious bit of plotting, all the while keeping her cards close to her chest. Here’s some advice: Hand this to kids that like their books with a bit of a twist. And do NOT skip to the ending and read that first.
May 18, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A perfect melding of superhero tropes and topical contemporary issues. It’s a tricky balance, but by gum Derrick Barnes pulls it off in the end.
May 10, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A marvelous example of bringing the old and the new together to create something that contains the best of both worlds. A beautiful potential future for folktales worldwide.
April 28, 2023 by Betsy Bird
This is for the kid who likes their humor to be complicated, their writing to be scintillating, and to never, ever, know what an author is going to do next.
April 15, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Children will come to this book for the sparkles. Grown-ups? Come to this book to find out how to make the best nonfiction for kids possible. Let this book be your guide.
April 8, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Though you may not be the biggest fan of books populated by furry woodland creatures, read The Eyes and the Impossible and you will find a thoroughly well-written, occasionally touching, funny, strange little book that sticks both its landing and in your memory. It might even turn you around on the whole animal fiction thing.
March 31, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Today I ask you to consider Bear and Bird and all their myriad adventures from the small to the slightly less small but always cozy. Raw charm on the page.
March 28, 2023 by Betsy Bird
It's that time again! Want to know what has a chance at winning the Newbery and Caldecott in January 2024? Let this early list be your guide on what to read in the future.
March 25, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Quietly engrossing, this is an appreciation for both subject and form, all wrapped up together. Hug a tree, or write a poem, or just do both.
Good Comics for Kids
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by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
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