January 25, 2021 by Betsy Bird
On this most auspicious day in which the Newbery and Caldecott winners are announced (amongst many other fine and wonderful awards), I thought it might be a nice change of pace to do a cult classic.
December 2, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Today, author Leslie Brody and I discuss Louise Fitzhugh, the times in which she lived, her genius life (and too soon death), and the coded, comforting messages she left in her books for the LGBTQIA+ kids out there.
October 15, 2014 by Betsy Bird
Me stuff. You have been warned. So the first thing to know today is that this coming Saturday I’ll be speaking at the Eric Carle Museum about Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature. It will prove to be an amusing talk and if you live in the area I’d desperately love it if […]
January 23, 2011 by Betsy Bird
She’ll have a book contract within a week. This was undoubtedly the most popular video of the past week, making the rounds amongst folks who (A) like cute French kids (B) like Winnie-the-Pooh and (C) are aware that Pooh books are strikingly lacking in “singes”. Many thanks to BoingBoing for the link. But really, this […]
January 19, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Marketing yourself. Yeah, forget the hokey-pokey. We know what it’s really all about in this game. You poor authors and illustrators. Isn’t it enough that you sweat and strain to create the highest quality literature for the generation that will inherit the earth after we are dead and gone . . . and now you’ve […]
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