June 23, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"Maybe the difference is that in this book, love has unintended consequences." On this, the 10-year-anniversary of Dragons Love Tacos I talk with the creators on what makes it such a success.
June 8, 2022 by Betsy Bird
When artists write picture books and encourage others to illustrate them, what's the reasoning? Today we've a beautiful interview with Eric Fan and Dena Seiferling on their upcoming NIGHT LUNCH and what this collaboration has entailed.
May 25, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Chicago poet Harold Green III is switching from adult poetry to children's literature. Why the change and what does he hope to do? I have questions. He has answers.
May 24, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Any book that combines the vernacular stylings of Alice Faye Duncan, the intricate hand sewn and illustrated art of Chris Raschka, and the rhythm and music of the Mississipi Delta is a book you need to hear more about right now.
May 19, 2022 by Betsy Bird
"I want to make art, not taxidermy." A ribald talk with two greats in the field of children's literature. I reveal the cover of their latest: POLAR BEAR!
May 11, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Process junkies, have I got a post for you today! A remarkable interview in which Meghan McCarthy breaks down how she created the epic and wonderful ACTION! about the birth of cinema.
May 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Good news, process junkies. We're talking about how Molly Idle created her upcoming smash hit (at least I hope it is) Witch Hazel.
April 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
and offer advice to book creators facing challenges to their own works for the very first time.
March 29, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Sometimes it feels like I've seen so many picture books on immigration, and yet I've never seen anything like Zahra Marwan's WHERE BUTTERFLIES FILL THE SKY. There's a lightness to it, even in the midst of a deadly serious topic, that isn't like anything else out there.
by Travis Jonker
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Mary Ann Cappiello
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