Teen Librarian Toolbox
February 24, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Sometimes, it’s nice to sink into the past and get away from your troubles. Particularly when the characters’ troubles are so so so much worse than your own.
January 29, 2023 by Betsy Bird
A book unafraid to assume that your kids are smart enough to figure out what it all means.
January 5, 2023 by Betsy Bird
My Strange Shrinking Parents is entirely its own creation, standing on its own two feet, with its own internal logic and rules. It is, in fact, one of the best takes on the experiences of children of immigrant parents I’ve ever seen in a picture book form. It stands, as I say, tall.
December 31, 2022 by Betsy Bird
The final list of the 31 Days, 31 Lists series is here. These are the picture books that I loved particularly. Many you will have heard of. A couple will be new. But regardless, each and every one is a star.
October 28, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Practically a wordless book, this storyline delves deep into the mindset of an average dog, an average owner, and the cool seaside breezes that can pivot a day from miserable to marvelous.
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.
April 1, 2022 by Betsy Bird
What happens when a book takes tall tales and liar’s tales and then ties all of that into some of the finer examples of trash talk and blacktop exaggeration? The Legend of Gravity by Charly Palmer is that link.
March 4, 2022 by Betsy Bird
An ideal book for a grandparent to read to their own offspring’s offspring. Especially if that kid can’t stand it when grown-ups get facts wrong. Here’s one fact that isn’t wrong: This book is delightful. A win of an import.
February 18, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Read the plot of Kick Push on paper and it sounds like something you’ve seen a hundred times before. Read the actual book and there’s nothing to compare.
January 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today we consider a picture book that will convince you that while the state of the world may go up in flames shortly, at least the state of some contemporary and current picture books is just fine.
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
Good Comics for Kids
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Denise Davila
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