100 Scope Notes
July 24, 2019 by Betsy Bird
In 2019 we will see the publication of three picture books that all shouldered a unique challenge: How do you turn a child's propensity for asking "Why?" all the time into a story? It almost sounds like a writing exercise when I put it that way.
January 14, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Last year Kate and I discussed three potential Caldecott winners, and two later received medals. This year, Kate and I are discussing Dreamers, Blue, and We Don't Eat Our Classmates. And as per usual, Kate brings up stuff I never considered before. Questions like, how exactly does Penelope Rex eat her classmates so quickly (does she unhinge her jaw?). What does "caminantes" mean? And does the guy in Blue rename his girlfriend's dog? Stay tuned!
February 10, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Behold the latest entry in Steve Sheinkin’s “Walking and Talking” series. When he’s not winning a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honor for Port Chicago 50 Steve can be found interviewing his fellow authors and illustrators and bringing their talks to comic life. In his latest episode we see not just a drawn version […]
March 14, 2012 by Betsy Bird
Green By Laura Vaccaro Seeger A Neal Porter Book – Roaring Brook (an imprint of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-397-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves March 27th Sometimes you just want to show a kid a beautiful picture book. Sometimes you also want that book to be recent. That’s the tricky part. Not that there aren’t pretty […]
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