Good Comics for Kids
April 1, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Picture books, puppies, and preternaturally attractive cats. It's interview time with Elisha Cooper about his latest title Yes & No. Hope you like pets!
April 7, 2020 by Betsy Bird
The relationship between artist and library branch is a special one. Today we feature an epic love story for the ages.
September 20, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Elisha Cooper came to my library with an offer. How would we like beautiful, handmade signs for the different sections of the library that also happened to be Evanston-themed? We unpack the results of this generous gift.
March 18, 2018 by Betsy Bird
A Video Sunday!! How long has it been? Too darn long, that’s what I say. And as it just so happens, we’ve a veritable plethora of goodies for you! So I think I’ll start with the official announcement of the very first Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. I chaired the Children’s category this year, so […]
September 20, 2017 by Betsy Bird
News! Of a newslike variety, no less. Here’s a question for you: What is the oldest blogger conference in the United States today? If you said Bookcon you are actually not right at all. The true answer is KidLitCon and this year the Con will take place from November 3-4 in Hershey, PA. You can […]
February 2, 2017 by Betsy Bird
In 2012 I wrote a piece for this blog entitled Art in the Children’s Room: Elisha Cooper Style. In it, I wrote the following: Here at New York Public Library you might think that the branches are filled to brimming with the art of local authors and illustrators. While it may be true that we […]
April 26, 2016 by Betsy Bird
It’s back! I’ve been doing my thing, buying lovely adult titles for my library system, and time and again I’ve run across ideas or names that fall squarely in the children’s book realm. Here then are some real beauties. Things you just might not know about otherwise. I know and like Elisha Cooper but I’m […]
October 14, 2013 by Betsy Bird
Happy Columbus Day to you! I’ve not particularly insightful encapsulations of the day to offer you, though if you’d like to read some preview posts I’ve done on the day (completely with book recommendations) feel free to go here. I will start today with this rather interesting post about a recent brouhaha that arose when […]
October 6, 2012 by Betsy Bird
In that alternate universe where I am independently wealthy and spend all my days reporting on children’s literature (isn’t that what you would do if you were independently wealthy?) I spend certain days of the year traveling to different children’s rooms in libraries throughout the country to check out their original art by fantastic children’s […]
November 12, 2010 by Betsy Bird
Farm By Elisha Cooper Orchard Books (an imprint of Scholastic) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-545-07075-1 Ages 5-10 On shelves now As a children’s librarian living in New York City, I get a really skewed view of the world. For example, a book like Christoph Niemann’s Subway will get released and all the children I see are hugely […]
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