May 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"I want to make art, not taxidermy." A ribald talk with two greats in the field of children's literature. I reveal the cover of their latest: POLAR BEAR!
February 7, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Great writing for kids, when you encounter it, reminds you that there is always a new way to look at this old, familiar world of ours. If you buy only one bee book for the rest of your life, make it this one.
November 27, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Morning folks. I’ll start today with a video that contains some classy tunes. It’s my recent interview with Eric Rohmann about his new book GIANT SQUID. Delicious delicious giant squids. Sorry. This interview occurred on a day when I was half hoping the staff recording the interview would have a big steaming plate of calamari […]
September 28, 2015 by Betsy Bird
The problem with this Fusenews feature is that if I don’t do them regularly then the news out there builds up, builds up, builds up, until there’s so much of it out there that I’m almost embarrassed to do anything with it. Such is the case today! And, as per usual, I’ll say that I’m […]
November 6, 2011 by Betsy Bird
So I’m at a lovely Little Brown librarian preview earlier this week and the first special guest star of the day turns out to be none other than Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket. A resident of San Francisco, I wasn’t sure why he was in town. Turns out, he was on Rachel Maddow’s show talking […]
December 18, 2010 by Betsy Bird
Last Song: A Lullaby By James Guthrie Illustrated by Eric Rohmann Roaring Brook Press $10.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-508-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. This is a very difficult book to review. When I review a picture book, you see, I need a “hook”. I need to latch onto some aspect of the product that strikes me […]
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