September 20, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Elisha Cooper came to my library with an offer. How would we like beautiful, handmade signs for the different sections of the library that also happened to be Evanston-themed? We unpack the results of this generous gift.
February 2, 2017 by Betsy Bird
In 2012 I wrote a piece for this blog entitled Art in the Children’s Room: Elisha Cooper Style. In it, I wrote the following: Here at New York Public Library you might think that the branches are filled to brimming with the art of local authors and illustrators. While it may be true that we […]
October 6, 2012 by Betsy Bird
In that alternate universe where I am independently wealthy and spend all my days reporting on children’s literature (isn’t that what you would do if you were independently wealthy?) I spend certain days of the year traveling to different children’s rooms in libraries throughout the country to check out their original art by fantastic children’s […]
September 13, 2012 by Betsy Bird
Howdy-do, folks. Today I am off to the Yonkers Library to participate in a Charles Dickens panel with some experts in the field. Why me? I don’t precisely know but I’m honored to be asked. Plus the train ride will allow me to read my new Lemony Snicket book (this would be the children’s literature […]
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
Good Comics for Kids
by Brigid Alverson
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