November 21, 2022 by Betsy Bird
It's our 250th episode so we're celebrating by doing our very first Richard Scarry book ever. Come for the turkey. Stay for the changes made between editions of this book.
November 18, 2015 by Betsy Bird
It’s funny how you can start something and never see how that thing might be used in the future. When I created the Top 100 Picture Books Poll and the Top 100 Children’s Novels Poll back in the day, I figured they could be useful books insofar as they take the pulse of those books […]
December 2, 2014 by Betsy Bird
There was a time, oh children of mine, when the ALA Media Awards would be announced and the morning after the announcement the winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Awards would be whisked away to New York City to speak on NBC. Then Snooki came and ruined everything (this is the abbreviated version, but it’s […]
January 3, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Recently a fellow co-worker at NYPL, a Mr. Jonathan Pace, decided to write a piece for NYPL’s Huffington blog called Returning to Busytown: Remembering Richard Scarry. Best of all, the man did his research. He got in touch with Scarry’s son, Mr. Huck Scarry, and has posted all kinds of information and photographs that certainly […]
by Steven Engelfried
Teen Librarian Toolbox
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A Fuse #8 Production
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100 Scope Notes
by Travis Jonker
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