June 15, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Are you ready for a second round of award season predictions? Then hold onto your butts, folks. Newbery and Caldecott, we're coming for you!
June 3, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The heart of this book isn’t walls or floors or windows but the people that lived alongside them. Speculation yields a carefully, even meticulously rendered story of an average white farm family, living life in a home, until time takes its toll and we all have to wrestle with what that means.
May 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Good news, process junkies. We're talking about how Molly Idle created her upcoming smash hit (at least I hope it is) Witch Hazel.
April 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The picture book Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder (out everywhere today!!) not only combines the Choose Your Own Adventure format and applies it to fairy tales, but it is also sumptuously illustrated by Caldecott Award winner and general nice fellow Dan Santat. Come listen to the creators discuss it!
March 30, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today I take a crack at predicting some true Newbery/Caldecott contenders for 2023. What will win? And why must we wait so long to find out?
March 11, 2022 by Betsy Bird
“Maybe because blue has such a complicated history of pain, wealth, invention, and recovery, it’s become a symbol of possibility, as vast and deep as the bluest sea, and as wide open and high as the bluest sky.” I consider a truly gorgeous bit of picture book history in the magnificently written and illustrated BLUE.
by Colby Sharp
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
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