Teen Librarian Toolbox
April 15, 2022 by Betsy Bird
I don’t do it very often, but sometimes, when the right one comes along, I’ll even review board books. Today I have discovered the wonder and beauty of Laura Gehl and Gareth Lucas’s Odd Birds.
June 7, 2021 by Betsy Bird
I collect them continually and sometimes there are so many lovely titles that halfway through the year I break down and show them off early. Today is that day.
February 9, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today, Matthew Van Fleet joins us to talk logistics, process, Bavarian ant farms, and why getting a hamster to run on a wheel is harder than it sounds.
February 4, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Board books about librarians are out there already, but Stanley knows what he's doing. Get ready for site visits, author talks, and more as we reveal the cover for William Bee's latest.
December 2, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Every year publishers attempt to squeeze full picture books into board book formats. Today, we celebrate those books that really add something special to our bookshelves. Yes, we are happy they exist.
December 2, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Remember, only some picture books truly work well when adapted to a board book format. I also like to include on this list those books that have been out-of-print for a while and have come back. Enjoy!
February 12, 2019 by Betsy Bird
If you know Aaron Becker's name it's probably from that magnificent quest trio of picture books, Journey, Quest, and Return. Becker took a seemingly simple form, the picture book, and gave it breadth and depth without sacrificing child-interest and focus. But apparently that wasn't enough of a challenge because now he's created a board book and it's a doozy of a marvel.
December 2, 2018 by Betsy Bird
What’s even better than a board book the first time around? A board book a second or third or forty-fifth time around!! Just take a gander at some of the books that saw new life in 2018, and you’ll be forced to agree that 2018 really was a banner year for board books. 2018 Board […]
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