Teen Librarian Toolbox
March 23, 2023 by Betsy Bird
"Trees have roots, and we each come from a long line of people who play a role in our unique life story." A deep dive into photography, history, and honoring those who came before.
March 10, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Photography always gets a raw deal when it comes to book awards. Now in Bologna the inaugural photography prize has revealed some truly stunning books. I have the inside scoop.
December 12, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, we celebrate those folks unafraid to integrate photography of some sort into their works. A plethora of styles and takes abound here, so sit back and enjoy the media that, to this date, has yet to win a Caldecott Award proper.
August 6, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Deftly capturing the majesty, mystery, and downright good looks of foxes, this book is a rarity. Photographs galore highlight the mysterious world of the fox.
June 1, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Author Natasha Tarpley discusses the awesomely rendered, photographic sensation THE ME I CHOOSE TO BE and why we need it now more than ever.
May 19, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Photography and difficult skunks are the name of the game. I talk with legends Jeanne Birdsall and Jane Dyer about their newest venture and teeny tiny props.
December 12, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Today all forms of photography have their place here. That means that if the art in the book mixes traditional media and photos or it's a nonfiction work or uses photographed models, they all belong.
December 12, 2019 by Betsy Bird
You'll find in this list that I have a fairly broad definition of what constitutes "photography". By my thinking, it doesn't matter if it's a Getty Image or Nonfiction or Photoshopped or of models and silhouettes. If the book relies on the art of photography in any manner, it has a home on today's list.
December 14, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Every year I try to keep an eye out for any children's book that gives ample attention to photographs in some way. Thanks to advances in technology and printing, it's never been easier to make books with photographic images. Yet despite this, few come out. Today's list is a small one, but I'm grateful that each and every single one of these books exists.
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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