July 5, 2022 by Betsy Bird
A run-down on who wll be presenting at the Picture Book Summit this year, with benefits going to the San Juan Community Library of Puerto Rico.
July 16, 2021 by Betsy Bird
The lineup for the 7th annual Picture Book Summit, the world's largest online picture book writing conference, has been announced. The event will stream globally on Saturday, October 2.
February 19, 2020 by Betsy Bird
A little-known and unexpected aspect of 20th century literature is the delightful discovery that some well-known authors also wrote one or more children’s books. This unusual literary theme is explored in the exhibition They Also Wrote Children’s Books, on view in the Grolier Club’s second floor gallery from March 4 through May 2, 2020.
November 3, 2019 by Betsy Bird
You may have heard a bit about this documentary floating about on the winds. Today I'd like to highlight this film currently in production. It has a Kickstarter going and needs your help. With 18 days to go, it's a little more than halfway to its goal. If you can, please check it out:
November 3, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High Quality Books Plus a Literary Celebration for REACH in Norfolk, Virginia! Los Angeles, October 10, 2019 The members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators join forces once again as part of the organization’s annual SCBWI Books For Readers literacy initiative to collect, curate, and […]
October 9, 2019 by Betsy Bird
The members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators join forces once again as part of the organization’s 3rd Annual SCBWI Books For Readers book drive and literacy event to collect, curate, and donate new books created by its members to one of its two 2019 recipients: the Madison Reading Project in Madison, WI. (The other is REACH in Portsmouth, […]
September 28, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Your greatest abecedarian wishes are about to come true. The Grolier Club of NYC is hosting a free exhibit of a personal collection of alphabet books through the centuries. There are even free lunchtime tours! Here are the details.
September 22, 2019 by Betsy Bird
The Secret Mountain Announces Fall Picture Books with Audio, Including Ana Gerhard’s Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music in September
July 10, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Comics are a form of literature both near and dear to my heart. This past year I had the pleasure of heading up the children's committee of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. Here are the winners in the children, middle grade, and YA categories.
November 6, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Since I left New York about three years ago, I’ve found myself missing many of the things that go on there. Few events typify that FOMO more than this one. Librarians are the only people who are able to take part in this, and my envy is a depthless sea from which I can find […]
by Colby Sharp
Good Comics for Kids
by J. Caleb Mozzocco
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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