March 2, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Torrey taps into a kind of writing we've been in dire need of for a very long time. And with his authentic voice and whole heaping helpfuls of heart, his latest book Hands is one that your kids are NOT going to want to miss.
February 10, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Nothing about this novel is wholly ideal except possibly its intentions and its ability to charm some readers into a general state of submission. The question now is: Are you such a reader?
December 30, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Oo. The penultimate list! We've had a fun ride but it's almost over. So today, enjoy books for older child readers. Tomorrow? Picture Books!
September 1, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Ms. de León takes a learning opportunity for kids and couches it in enough chase sequences and fistfights to almost make you forget how much information is crammed into this little package. Prepare for exciting nuance!!
August 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
From the food to the clothing, the weather to the history, this is a book worth discovering and adoring. Go on. Read it. You’ll feel lucky that you had.
July 14, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Typical bully books lack nuance. This book? A deeply nuanced take, unafraid to declare loudly that when it comes to human nature, there are no easy answers.
June 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
In Zia Erases the World author Bree Barton takes on that challenge. Her concept is small, even silly, when you hear it. But the implications? You may find yourself grasping for words to describe them.
May 20, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The Last Mapmaker offers readers proof positive that you can write succinctly, sacrificing nothing, while showing your readers absolutely everything.
March 21, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The Lock-Eater is a marvelous example of how you may render old ideas new, if only you’ve the ability to combine smart, timely writing with the current zeitgeist. Our kids are lucky they get to tap into books like this. Let’s hope for more of the same.
February 3, 2022 by Betsy Bird
I review the latest from Kyle Lukoff and, yes, there will be spoilers. A brave title for a time when we need brave books for kids more than ever.
by Colby Sharp
by Steven Engelfried
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Mary Ann Cappiello
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