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December 14, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A show of hands. How many of you consider this your favorite list? If so, I've good news for you. 2023 was a PARTICULARLY strong year in this category. Enjoy!
December 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
I've been pleased with the slow uptick in these titles over the last few years. So with that in mind, here are the stories and legends that did a particularly good job in 2022.
December 14, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Fairytales and folktales are like mushrooms. You have a general sense when they'll crop up but you never know quite where. Today, they're cropping up here.
December 14, 2020 by Betsy Bird
This year I was impressed by the sheer variety of the stories on display. Hope you like your tales done in all kinds of styles from all kinds of places! This year was a good one for this category.
December 14, 2019 by Betsy Bird
One of my favorite lists! Original and traditional tales for everyone to enjoy.
December 15, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Interestingly, 2018 turned out to be a very strong year for folktales, fairy tales, and religious stories. Why? Well, look closely and you'll see that this is nothing so much as a gathering of small publishers. It's like I always say. The more the big guys consolidate, the more cracks and fissures remain for the little folks to sneak through. Here then are the titles published in 2018 that really stood out and shone:
December 15, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Credit where credit is due, there’s no way I could keep up this 31 Days, 31 Lists series if I hadn’t put in my time with New York Public Library. It was there that I learned how to read, track, remember, and call forth the books I read in a single year. The 100 Books […]
January 21, 2014 by Betsy Bird
If you’ve sat in the audience during one of my talks of 2013, any of them really, then at some point during my presentation I probably mentioned that my deep and abiding love for small publishers is due, in no small part, to the rise in the fairytales and folktales in the marketplace. It’s not […]
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