September 29, 2023 by Betsy Bird
What do you get when you combine a Newbery Award winner with a two-time Caldecott Award winner? You get a book coming out in July of 2024, that's what. And we have the cover!
June 30, 2020 by Betsy Bird
What perpetuates the White Default in children's book reviews? Linda Sue Park examines what it means when review journals say they'll only mention ethnicity, "when race is a factor" in a title.
December 6, 2015 by Betsy Bird
You know that recurring nightmare where you have to give a TED talk at TedX Beacon Street in Boston? The one where they fit you with a teeny tiny hand free mic on your head and then you have to stand in front of a series of two-tone cubes? To combat this fear of mine […]
September 15, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Had a conversation with someone the other day about the next potential National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. A position created in 2008 by its sponsors The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader, from 2008-2009 the job went to Jon Scieszka. In […]
September 11, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Oh good. Now we have a rallying cry. Bonus. Thanks to Maureen Johnson for the link. Travis at 100 Scope Notes recently discovered the author video cache to beat all author video caches. As he puts it “I challenge you to a good ol’ fashioned game of ‘I Bet I Can Find a Video Interview […]
June 18, 2011 by Betsy Bird
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales By Chris Van Allsburg and more Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $24.99 ISBN: 978-0547548104 Ages 9-12 On shelves October 25, 2011 Chris Van Allsburg has always been the Rod Serling of the children’s literary world. Of that there can be no question. With no other author, […]
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