December 6, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Today we celebrate the picture books that take a chance and try to be funny. Humor may be subjective, but these are pretty darn good!
October 6, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Amusing, sweet, and strange. A wondrous mix of the familiar with the utterly original. Meet Olive for yourself.
August 4, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A book that takes a pretty basic concept and strings it along to its impossible, illogically logical, end. For some kids, this is going to be the book they remember for the rest of their lives.
June 8, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Clocks and cats, water and magic, and at its heart a father-son storyline. Nab this for your next storytime, whenever you get the chance.
February 23, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Silly antics abound in this picture book, set in Iran. I interview the book's creators to talk about the fun and whimsy in Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar.
July 7, 2022 by Betsy Bird
There is a place in this world for good, meaningful picture books, and there is a place in this world for funny stuff. And this stuff? Some of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time.
March 17, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The problem with the world today is that we don't have enough picture books about spotlight-hungry bananas written by biostatisticians. And as luck would have it, such a book is coming out soon. I talk with its creators.
March 4, 2022 by Betsy Bird
An ideal book for a grandparent to read to their own offspring’s offspring. Especially if that kid can’t stand it when grown-ups get facts wrong. Here’s one fact that isn’t wrong: This book is delightful. A win of an import.
January 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today we consider a picture book that will convince you that while the state of the world may go up in flames shortly, at least the state of some contemporary and current picture books is just fine.
by Travis Jonker
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
by Steven Engelfried
Good Comics for Kids
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