100 Scope Notes
February 27, 2023 by Betsy Bird
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Returns! But what is it? What does it do? And why is James, yet again, wearing a silly hat?
July 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
James Kennedy guest posts today with information about the latest 90-Second Newbery, now celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Newbery Award.
March 13, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Stuck inside? Wanna watch some videos? Then welcome to the best of the best of the 90-Second Newbery Festival. Hamilton parodies, D&D spoofs, Westerns, Ninjas, and more abound!
October 16, 2017 by Betsy Bird
It’s time for the sweetest little tale of kitty cannibalism ever to grace our gentle bookshelves! And best of all, this very special episode of the podcast comes with a very special guest! Yes indeed we poached James Kennedy, author of The Order of Odd-Fish and creator of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival to take […]
July 9, 2017 by Betsy Bird
I just love the Evanston Public Library crew. Our librarians are uniquely talented souls. For example, each year they produce a new stop animation summer reading video. This year they got a bit ambitious and upped their game to a stop animation Rube Goldberg summer reading video. In other news, I thought this next video […]
April 2, 2017 by Betsy Bird
This past Monday I had the honor of being Illinois State University’s 2017 Lois Lenski Lecturer, following in the footsteps of such luminaries as Leonard Marcus, Phil Nel, and many others. Intimidating, to say the least. The campus news team was on hand to film it. Sometimes when I am filmed, I like to watch […]
March 12, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Hooray! It’s been an awfully long time but at long last Nathan Hale has a new Hazardous Tales story to tell. #7 in the series will be a WWII tale about bombers called The Raid of No Return and it’s due out November 2017. There is nothing I don’t like about this. And best of […]
October 2, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Good morning, my fine and frisky young denizens of this sphere upon which we make our homes. I’m particularly chipper today as I’ve just returned from a lovely trip to Boston where I attended the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and managed NOT to lose my glasses in the process. More on that tomorrow, but today […]
September 15, 2016 by Betsy Bird
In just 9 days the Children’s Literary Salon at EPL will be up and running again. And, as ever, you can watch the proceedings live from your very own home computer right here. This month, we’re celebrating the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival in all its shameless glory. Explained thusly: Even better news, the 90-Second Newbery […]
February 19, 2016 by Betsy Bird
First and foremost, this: That would be Kadir Nelson’s tribute to the Schomburg Library in NYC. In an amazing bit of research you can see that he includes both the old Schomburg Library (now overrun with ivy) and the new Schomburg together at the bottom. Love that fine attention to detail. In all the talks we’ve […]
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