August 23, 2022 by Betsy Bird
After more than a decade of admiring his work I finally interview Jason Shiga. We talk feudal Japan, books with three spines, Legend of Zelda, and more.
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!
August 15, 2016 by Betsy Bird
A little nepotism to go with your coffee this morning? Don’t mind if I do! As you may know, my husband Matt Bird has a book coming out this spring that is a culmination of his blog’s breakdown of what makes a good story. Called The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction […]
November 18, 2014 by Betsy Bird
Recently I’ve grown rather fascinated with the academic children’s collections of the world. The rare book collections in particular. With that in mind, what do you do if you’re an institution that specializes in archived materials, and yet you still want to engage young readers in some capacity? Enter Teaching the untouchable, a great article […]
June 14, 2013 by Betsy Bird
Things are wet in NYC these days. We’ve been experiencing a great deal of rainfall this past spring, a fact that gives me a strange sense of comfort. I can’t help but think this might be my first year here in town where all the fountains are on in all the parks this summer. I […]
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