August 28, 2019 by Betsy Bird
If a pile of money was suddenly plopped into your lap, what would you buy? Let's say you had to spend the money on something superfluous. Something that wasn't a necessity. What would you buy? I'd buy a Little Free Library. In lieu of that, I'll do the next best thing and premiere the trailer for the upcoming book LITTLE LIBRARIES, BIG HEROES.
August 14, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Every generation gets the Frida Kahlo picture book biography it deserves. Now at some point here I’m going to write an article about why some female figures get picture books biographies while others do not, and what trends in the greater pop culture landscape control these choices. Happily, I am of the opinion that the […]
November 10, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Remember the moment at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when he funds Fred and George’s joke shop? What is it he says to them? Ah yes. “I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to need them […]
October 30, 2013 by Betsy Bird
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders By J. Patrick Lewis Illustrated by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra, and Meilo So Chronicle Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-4521-0119-4 Ages 10 and up On shelves now Poetry is of the people by its very definition. Though sometimes considered the property of the elite […]
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