August 11, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A book that had me laughing and biting my nails in turn. Hard to think of any other title to compare to this.
July 26, 2023 by Betsy Bird
In this book be prepared for laughs, music, snot, baby coffins, live amputations, feats of strength, bad haircuts, and (of course) family, family, family.
July 3, 2023 by Betsy Bird
The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global CelebrityBy Nicholas DayIllustrated by Brett HelquistRandom House Studio (and imprint of Random House Children’s Books)$22.99ISBN: 9780593643846Ages 9-12On shelves September 5th I sense that we are on the brink of something. I’ve sensed it for a while. Do you remember […]
May 18, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A perfect melding of superhero tropes and topical contemporary issues. It’s a tricky balance, but by gum Derrick Barnes pulls it off in the end.
July 29, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Take a trip in a little time machine mixed with a heavy dose of the best kind of nostalgia. An explosion on the page. Sublime.
May 6, 2022 by Betsy Bird
With care, grace, and not a little cleverness, Zoboi doesn’t just introduce Butler to kids in the book Star Child. She makes it very clear from the get go that young Octavia was one of us. A supremely relatable person with a drive and output that far outstripped her times.
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.
September 23, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long have given us a title that is filled up to the brim with dignity. Dignity for the people who actually put their blood, sweat, and tears into making the places and objects we so desperately need to live.
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