March 1, 2023 by Betsy Bird
What are contemporary children's books trying to tell us about our neighbors and our differences? Guest poster Elsa Buehler breaks down four titles and what they have in common.
February 1, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Author/artist Shadra Strickland joins us today for a guest post involving gatefolds, doubt, and getting your book to jump off the page.
November 30, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today we host Oksana Lushchevska as she discusses the value of Ukrainian books for children. An invaluable talk on the subject.
November 9, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Writer, educator, and activist Nora Lester Murad joins us today with a guest post about the current state of Palestinian children's literature in the States today.
October 4, 2022 by Betsy Bird
John Parra joins us today to present a piece on his latest autobiographical picture book GROWING AN ARTIST and the debut that he owes his father.
September 20, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Newbery Honor winner Sheila Turnage joins us today to give us a bit of history of Hatteras Island in North Carolina and the destruction caused by the German U-Boats that inspired her latest book ISLAND OF SPIES.
August 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Guest poster Sally Battle discusses a family library program that's, “an invitation for curious families to listen, learn and grow through accessible, thoughtful, kid-friendly, challenging-yet-tender experiences and conversations around race and culture.”
July 25, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Author Hanh Bui pays tributes to libraries as safe harbors for incoming refugees.
July 13, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Special guest poster Martha Meyer joins us to talk about connecting kids and teachers to books about science, nature, and the environment itself.
May 17, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today retired reading instructor Kevin Purdy gets serious about joke books. Where can you find them? Why are they important? And what do you look for in a good one?
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