January 29, 2020 by Betsy Bird
This year I will be co-chairing the Mathical Book Prize committee, so it is with extreme pleasure that I tell you about this new opportunity to get great books in schools. Or, to put it another way, FREE BOOKS!!! Come and get 'em!
March 8, 2019 by Betsy Bird
From the inspiring true stories of the Apollo 8 astronauts and a pioneering woman mathematician to tales of a middle school girl struck by lightning and a young elephant who loves to build towers of wooden bricks, this year’s Mathical Book Prize winners offer young readers a glimpse of the exciting—and sometimes unexpected—ways that mathematical ideas fit into the world around them.
March 1, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s been a while! You can tell when I’ve been flush with content because my Fusenews posts become a bit less frequent. But here we go. I’m back, and I just have so MUCH to tell you! Where to start, where to start . . . . I know! Let’s begin with everyone’s favorite subject. […]
July 13, 2017 by Betsy Bird
On Monday I gave two talks at the 2017 NerdCamp conference held in Parma, MI. This would be the second time I spoke at the conference and my talks probably couldn’t have been more diametrically opposed. The first was one of those slam dunk panels you hope for. I had the chance of moderating a […]
September 9, 2016 by Betsy Bird
Oh, my stars and garters. You lucky authors out there that have written books with math in them in some way are in for a treat. The Mathical Book Prize is now accepting submissions from all comers, be they picture books, middle grade, or YA. What is this prize of which I speak? In its […]
June 11, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Of all the most deserving, least lauded children’s book awards out there, my favorite might be The Phoenix Awards. “The award, given to a book originally published in the English language, is intended to recognize books of high literary merit. The Phoenix Award is named after the fabled bird who rose from its ashes with […]
May 4, 2015 by Betsy Bird
“If kids like a picture book, they’re going to read it at least 50 times, and their parents are going to have to read it with them. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.” – Mark Haddon I’ve just returned from speaking at a magnificent writing […]
April 21, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Mmm. Vanity straight up. So I never quite know how to post “me stuff” news when it’s particularly nice. On the one hand I could post the link with the typical “I’m not worthy” statement attached, but that always sounds as if I doth protest too much. Or, I could go the other route, and […]
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