July 9, 2020 by Betsy Bird
The true story of the man responsible for keeping key American documents out of the hands of the invading British in 1812. A book about the rescue of ideas put to paper.
October 29, 2019 by Betsy Bird
I'm a big time Jeff Kinney fan over here. That's why I got a teeny bit puzzled when I heard that he was getting involved with something called "Who Was? History Bee" along with some fella named *checks press release* a "Patrick Kinney". So what precisely is going on here? Some answers come in the form of an interview with the duo.
December 23, 2016 by Betsy Bird
For a year or two I helped sit on the committee for the New York Historical Society’s book prize. Each year it goes to books that, “… honor the best children’s historical literature and encourage authors to continue to create engaging and challenging narratives that provide a window into the past for middle readers and […]
June 30, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Freedom Over Me: Eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life By Ashley Bryan Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1481456906 Ages 9 and up On shelves September 13th Who gives voice to the voiceless? What are your credentials when you do so? When I was a teen I used to […]
September 3, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem By Rosalyn Schanzer National Geographic Children’s Books $16.95 ISBN: 978- 1426308697 Ages 10 and up On shelves September 13th Sometimes I wish I could sit down with my 10-year-old self and have a conversation. We’d chat about the improvements that will come to fashion someday (I […]
December 18, 2007 by Betsy Bird
America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the ’60s By Laban Carrick Hill Little Brown & Company $19.99 ISBN: 978-0316009041 Ages 12 and up On shelves now Essentially what we have here is a book written about the children of the 50s and 60s for the children of the 00s, reviewed by a child of […]
by Colby Sharp
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Mary Ann Cappiello
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