Good Comics for Kids
June 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
How much power have we unwittingly handed to Amazon over the last few years? And how does it treat small publishers? In interview with Purple House Press founder Jill Morgan about a recent incident.
May 31, 2022 by Betsy Bird
How on earth do you turn a graphic novel into an audiobook? We sit down with Penguin Random House Audio's executive producer Nick Martorelli to get to the bottom of this tricky conundrum.
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.
February 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Turns out, Christopher Denise is just as charming as his newest picture book KNIGHT OWL. Don't believe me? Check out this interview we conducted to celebrate its release!
February 15, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"I think there should be books for people and kids who don't see fairness and justice delivered so neatly in their lives and I want to make books for them." Today we have a wonderful interview with author/illustrator Matthew Forsythe about his latest book, MINA.
January 12, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"In one three month span of 2021 alone, one in three Americans was dealing with a FEMA-recognized weather disaster." Alan Gratz is on the blog today to talk about his latest book and to share both the cover and an excerpt from the first chapter.
September 14, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today I talk with author Traci N. Todd to discuss her new picture book biography of Nina Simone and the art of reducing a life to its essentials.
March 16, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Many of us have fantasized about starting our own boutique publishing company. What if you actually did it, and had loads of experience to boot? Angus Yuen-Killick has done precisely that! I pepper him with questions to explain how it all works.
February 2, 2021 by Betsy Bird
"Many people seem to think that writing nonfiction is simple and straightforward—just do some research and then cobble together a bunch of facts. But nothing could be further from the truth." Melissa Stewart lays bare the true story behind writing true stories (and facts!).
Good Comics for Kids
by Mike Pawuk
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Denise Davila
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Karen Jensen, MLS
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