March 20, 2023 by Betsy Bird
We right a great wrong and tackle what might be arguably considered David Shannon's second most famous picture book.
March 6, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A classic or completely and utterly outdated? We explain why this tale of barium, sad little Betsys, and flashbacks to the movie Nope populate this book.
February 20, 2023 by Betsy Bird
If you'd like to read a rant about why I suspect this book never even won a Caldecott Honor then enjoy. I go off, and on the podcast episode we laud a book that truly stands the test of time.
February 13, 2023 by Betsy Bird
In today's discussion we talk about eggnog, hamsters, the quality of the education these critters are receiving, and what this book gets right. It's a Valentine's Day episode of the podcast.
February 6, 2023 by Betsy Bird
There's such creativity behind the presentation of today's book. The play-within-a-play motif sets this apart. The art is extraordinary. And was there every such a goofy frog?
January 30, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Prepare for long discussions on precisely what the Groundhog Day rule actually means, larger talks on the role of reality versus positivity in the real world, what makes a good holiday picture book, and why the moral of this story is, "Eat more bacon."
January 23, 2023 by Betsy Bird
At last we can tackle the story of a sentient pastry and his longing for meaning in a cold, hungry, world. Arnie the Doughnut turns 20 this year and we are here for him.
January 16, 2023 by Betsy Bird
We've an annual tradition here at Fuse 8 n' Kate where I present Kate three potential winners and she considers which ones have the best chance. This year Kate feels that there is one clear cut winner . . . and a book that can only be called a complete and utter loser in comparison.
January 9, 2023 by Betsy Bird
It was a storytime staple for me back when I was a children's librarian. But how has this 1988 picture book stood up over the intervening years?
January 3, 2023 by Betsy Bird
It's cold outside so a story of FOMO and snuggly bear caves seemed to fit the bill for today's book. BONUS CONTENT: A spreadsheet of every single book we've done on the podcast to date. All 254 of them!
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