A Fuse #8 Production
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?
June 24, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Writing, timing, art, and humor. What's not to love? One thing’s for certain, though. Kids absolutely adore it, and that’s not the kind of thing you can fake.
December 4, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Here are the two things I know to be true: Never devalue a truly great readaloud picture book when you find it. And never try to force a lapsit book into a starring role in front of a crowd.
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 […]
December 4, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Until today the lists that I’ve produced this month haven’t been all that subjective. No one can argue that a pop-up is a pop-up or a board book a board book. A book has no words? Then it’s wordless. Pretty cut and dried. Readalouds are a different kettle of fish altogether. What works for me […]
March 22, 2016 by Betsy Bird
We’re diving right in today. Check out this killer poster: Now if you’re one of the lucky ducks living in NYC, or will be there on the date of 4/16, you now have your marching orders. This is an event held at Bank Street College of Education and in wracking my brains I can’t think […]
December 19, 2015 by Betsy Bird
This is the kind of award librarians should know about and don’t tend to. For anyone searching for good picture book readalouds, this list is invaluable. Read on: Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy Announces 2016 CLEL Picture Book Awards Shortlists Denver, Colorado, December 15, 2015 – Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) announces the Shortlist […]
February 21, 2014 by Betsy Bird
By the way, I’m having a baby in late May. Did I fail to mention that before? Having a blog is so awfully odd, because you’re never quite certain how much to tell (and the case of Melissa Anelli just drills that home). That said, I’ve been running into a lot of friends and folks […]
January 6, 2014 by Betsy Bird
Have You Seen My Dragon? By Steve Light Candlewick Press $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-6648-4 Ages 2-6 On shelves April 8th When I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan I would get this little thrill every time my city appeared in a children’s book. Which is to say, every time it was mentioned in Horton Hatches the Egg. […]
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