The Classroom Bookshelf
February 8, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Pull up for the latest stop on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour! We're talking today with two of the people behind the Honor Book in the Young Adult Category, WHISTLE!
February 8, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Lesléa Newman and Susan Gal join us to answer some of my questions about their Sydney Taylor Book Award winner Welcoming Elijah, its process, and where they're headed next.
February 12, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Each year, the winners of the Sydney Taylor are "sent", as it were, on blog tours. And today, I am pleased beyond measure to be speaking with Andrew Maraniss, winner of the Sydney Taylor Honor for Middle Grade, for his book Games of Deception: The True Story of the First US Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany.
February 10, 2019 by Betsy Bird
One of my favorite picture biographies of last year, this book captures with seeming effortlessness the life and times of one of the world's greatest painters. His art seems tailor-made for children, and the story itself stands as a marvelous example of how to make a picture book biography at all. I got to ask Barb and Mary some questions and, in the process, get a little schooled on my own assumptions.
Good Comics for Kids
by J. Caleb Mozzocco
by Steven Engelfried
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