December 2, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A truly great readaloud can work just as well for 400 kids as it can for one. It just has to have something about it that engages and interacts with its audience. Today we celebrate some great ones.
February 23, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Silly antics abound in this picture book, set in Iran. I interview the book's creators to talk about the fun and whimsy in Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar.
December 2, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Let's take it down a notch today with this lovely little listing of a whole slew of picture book readalouds. Which ones will work best in your storytime?
August 12, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Exceedingly simple with an equally simple message (message: Don’t be rude and loud) you wouldn’t expect A Tree for Mr. Fish to be as wackadoodle as it is. And yet, here we are.
May 21, 2020 by Betsy Bird
You know those parents that get roped into reading to their kids’ preschool/Kindergarten/church group and walk aimlessly through libraries and bookstores in a hazy daze of barely contained fear? This book is for them. Guaranteed laughs, short content, and the kind of book I could see a kid demanding over and over again. Worth buying? “Yerp!”
December 4, 2019 by Betsy Bird
The other day I had the unique pleasure of promoting some of my favorite 2019 books of the year with a room full of librarians. As in any kind of promotion, you tailor your talk to the needs and wants of your listeners. And what do librarians need at any and all times? Readalouds! Now […]
September 6, 2019 by Betsy Bird
I don’t know what it took to make Mr. Nogginbody come into the world, but whatever confluence of the planets allowed this madcap exercise in increasing hijinks to happen, I say let’s have more of it! In a sea of picture books that remain unmemorable five minutes after you’ve read them, Mr. Nogginbody hits the nail on the head. Hard.
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
Good Comics for Kids
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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