August 27, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Not all syndicated cartoonist middle grade novels are created equal, and that's why I was rather surprised and touched when one Mr. Paul Gilligan agreed to be interviewed. Mr. Gilligan is the creator/ illustrator of the Pooch Cafe comic strip that's been featured in outlets like the Washington Post. And as it just so happens, King of the Mole People is Paul's debut middle grade novel.
September 13, 2013 by Betsy Bird
Monster On the Hill By Rob Harrell Top Shelf Productions $16.28 ISBN: 978-1-603090759 Ages 8-12 On shelves now See, people? *shakes book in the air* How hard is this, really? I stand beside thousands of children’s librarians who have, for years now, been in a bit of a pickle with the kiddos when it comes […]
September 2, 2013 by Betsy Bird
Ben Rides On By Matt Davies A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press (an imprint of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-794-4 Ages 3-7 On shelves now. The cartoonist as great children’s book author is not a given. Consider the sad case of Berkeley Breathed, for example. He achieved levels of unattainable brilliance when he penned Bloom […]
September 2, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Used to be that a kid who “didn’t like to read” could be found perusing the newspaper every Sunday for the colored comic pages come rain or shine. Now thanks to a host of different factors the comics page is no longer the go to place for kids to get their comic fixes. That honor […]
by Colby Sharp
Good Comics for Kids
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Mary Ann Cappiello
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