The Classroom Bookshelf
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.
December 11, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Come check out an array of photography. There are scientific texts and contemplations on age. There are bunnies, foxes, and baby chicks. Enjoy!
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.
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 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.
September 7, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Years ago at NYPL I had the pleasure of hosting a panel, as part of my Children’s Literary Salon series, that I’d been looking forward to doing for years. Back in my college days I was convinced that I had a future as a photographer. That plan didn’t pan out (my technical skills with a […]
December 14, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Well, folks, I’m sick. Sick as a dog. Sick as a dog on a log in a bog (I think I’ve been writing up picture books too long). Fortunately, and by complete coincidence, today’s post is going to be an easy one. Folks that know me well are aware that there was a time when, […]
December 14, 2016 by Betsy Bird
When I was in college I temporarily rejected my natural inclinations to be a librarian (an occupation I dismissed as boring and nightmarishly appealing) and decided I would become a photographer. So got a B.A. with a concentration in Fine Arts – Photography. And what I learned from my stint as an architectural/portrait/sports photographer was […]
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