October 20, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Periodically I will notice, note, and eventually post about books for adults that have some tangential (or even overt) relationship to children's literature. Today's the day!
April 8, 2020 by Betsy Bird
To tide you over, and fill your days with visions of sweet books, it's time for another edition of Unexpected Jolts of Children's Literature! The adult world is keen, but it's also filled with books that have something to do with literature for kids. Here then is the latest crop of books with a very specific bent.
April 11, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s that time again! Time to take a gander at what’s happening in the world of books for grown-up types. Oh sure, half the time it’s quickie diet books and memoirs of Churchill (I can guarantee that if there’s a Churchill book out there, the patrons of my library will snap it up, lightning quick) […]
December 16, 2012 by Betsy Bird
I think the nicest thing about the internet, for me anyway, is that if you wait around long enough things that you’ve seen live will appear online and then you can let lots of people know about them. For example, this video of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman is not new. It does, however, […]
July 28, 2011 by Betsy Bird
My husband Matt pairs well with me for a number of reasons. Amongst them is our mutual inclination to collect things we love. As such, Matt has systematically been holding onto all his issues of The New Yorker ever since he got his subscription in college. Over the years these issues have piled up piled […]
July 18, 2011 by Betsy Bird
A package arrived in the mail for the small Bird the other day. Though she has no hand-eye coordination and questionable social skills, Baby Bird occasionally gets a toy worth noting. I’ve done one post before on the array of children’s literary toys that are out there that I have seen. Here is another for […]
April 23, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Previews, previews! Lovely little previews! And we find ourselves back at the Yale Club, across the street from Grand Central Station, and a whopping 10 minutes away, on foot, from my library. There are advantages to living on a tiny island, I tell ya. As per usual, Little Brown pulled out all the stops for […]
November 7, 2010 by Betsy Bird
The mark of a good parody is when you don’t need to have seen the original. A billion thanks to 100 Scope Notes for this one. Never would have found it myself. Well, it’s a beautiful Sunday morning here in New York City. Daylight savings just granted me an extra hour to sleep and the […]
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