November 1, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, let's look at some recent and upcoming publications. Each one has something to say about kidlit (so to speak). Each and every last one has a point of view. But which are the good ones? We shall see . . .
February 15, 2021 by Betsy Bird
This week I attempt to break Kate's brain with a sweet little fever dream of a book. If you like your children's literature weird, have I gotta book for you!
August 5, 2012 by Betsy Bird
Finding videos of the Voldemort vs. Mary Poppins nuttiness online was surprisingly difficult. Finally I found a sort of recap of the Olympic 2012 opening ceremonies with reference to the rise of the great children’s literature villains (The Queen of Hearts, a Disney-esque Cruella de Ville, Captain Hook, and Voldemort) and their destruction at the […]
May 6, 2012 by Betsy Bird
There was no question in my mind which video to begin with today. I cannot help but think that meeting Quentin Blake must be akin to meeting Roald Dahl. The man is a living legend and this video is a true treasure. Would that every illustrator were half so thorough when discussing the preservation, creation, […]
June 2, 2010 by Betsy Bird
I’m still wrestling with this new blog format. I worry that a lot of you are checking the old links or the old RSS feeds and are simply under the impression that I’m not updating anymore. Aside from Facebook, Twitter, and various Group updates (social networking has never been so useful) I’m not sure how […]
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