100 Scope Notes
September 27, 2023 by Betsy Bird
“Make no more clouds. I have drawn the rainbow here.” Attend the tale of Bea Wolf, and a better comic for kids you're unlikely to find anywhere.
September 22, 2023 by Betsy Bird
If you think the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, the famine in Ukraine in the 1930s, and Brooklyn at that same time makes for an awkward tri-narrative, you are wrong. And if you also think that it would be highly difficult to weave three such perspectives together, there you are correct, but it can be done. The Lost Year proves as much.
August 24, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A squirrel heroine. An epic adventure. Delicious hints of familiar fairy tales (Little Red Riding Hood, naturally), and tasty treats. For the anxious child, Evergreen may well be the hero they’ve always needed.
November 18, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Shuna’s JourneyBy Hayao MiyazakiTranslated by Alex Dudok de Wit$27.99ISBN: 9781250846525Ages 9-12On shelves now In the pantheon of Miyazaki fans you have to rate yourself on a kind of scale. There are, after all, folks out there that make veritable pilgrimages to places like the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka in suburban Tokyo or the café Kodama in […]
October 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Choosing Brave is the book for kids we will turn to on the topic of Emmett Till for decades and decades and decades to come.
July 22, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Balancing its messaging with great storytelling, character development, and the magic trick of making a mother character both the antagonist and loving, Frizzy is a roller coaster ride of emotions in a single, simple, quick to read little package.
July 7, 2022 by Betsy Bird
There is a place in this world for good, meaningful picture books, and there is a place in this world for funny stuff. And this stuff? Some of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time.
April 1, 2022 by Betsy Bird
What happens when a book takes tall tales and liar’s tales and then ties all of that into some of the finer examples of trash talk and blacktop exaggeration? The Legend of Gravity by Charly Palmer is that link.
November 4, 2021 by Betsy Bird
How do you write a bio of someone who was never actually alive? An impressive bio of a symbol that retains her importance even today.
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