August 25, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Why do some celebrity picture books fail to credit their illustrators? Heck, even Madonna made room for her artists. I consider a trend that makes some celebrity picture books even more despicable than usual.
February 12, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Representation and children's books. I talk fables and fairytales with Natalie Portman.
March 21, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Like most of my information, I heard about Bundo via an oblique tweet that raised more questions than it answered. Then came the press release from Chronicle Books. It read: “Chronicle Books and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver present A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo ―― 100% of Last Week Tonight’s proceeds […]
August 23, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Celebrity picture books. The gift that just keeps on giving. Now in the past I’ve had my say about CPB ah-plenty. Heck, there was an entire chapter devoted to them in Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature. Today, we’ll switch tactics and tackle a topic that no one ever discusses. Weeeeeeeeeeird celebrity picture […]
April 13, 2015 by Betsy Bird
The weather! She has warmed here in NYC! The crocuses and daffodils and purple flowers that I can never identify are blooming in my front yard. The birds are singing and there are buds on the trees. Tis spring spring spring! To celebrate, we begin today with a poetic celebration of baseball (a very spring […]
July 18, 2014 by Betsy Bird
Howdy do. As per usual I’m going to direct you this morning to that lovely little Wild Things website where Jules Danielson and I have been posting the stories that got cut from our upcoming book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature. If you haven’t already seen them you might like to read […]
by Colby Sharp
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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