May 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Any book that combines the vernacular stylings of Alice Faye Duncan, the intricate hand sewn and illustrated art of Chris Raschka, and the rhythm and music of the Mississipi Delta is a book you need to hear more about right now.
May 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"I want to make art, not taxidermy." A ribald talk with two greats in the field of children's literature. I reveal the cover of their latest: POLAR BEAR!
May 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
If you're familiar with America's history of sequestering people of color from pools of all sorts, then you'll be happy to hear that SWIM TEAM by Johnnie Christmas is thoroughly intentional. To see why, you'll need to read our interview
May 11, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Process junkies, have I got a post for you today! A remarkable interview in which Meghan McCarthy breaks down how she created the epic and wonderful ACTION! about the birth of cinema.
May 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Good news, process junkies. We're talking about how Molly Idle created her upcoming smash hit (at least I hope it is) Witch Hazel.
April 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The picture book Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder (out everywhere today!!) not only combines the Choose Your Own Adventure format and applies it to fairy tales, but it is also sumptuously illustrated by Caldecott Award winner and general nice fellow Dan Santat. Come listen to the creators discuss it!
April 6, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Our planet is on fire and anything that can raise awareness is definitely a good thing. Scott Magoon talks about his new Cli-Fi title The Extincts and what he hopes it gives to kids today.
March 29, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Sometimes it feels like I've seen so many picture books on immigration, and yet I've never seen anything like Zahra Marwan's WHERE BUTTERFLIES FILL THE SKY. There's a lightness to it, even in the midst of a deadly serious topic, that isn't like anything else out there.
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