November 8, 2021 by Betsy Bird
"Best friends slash he's an appliance." Today author Ian Lendler joins us for a discussion of one of Tomie dePaola's lesser known titles. If you like juicy butts and David Lynch-esque dream sequences, you are in luck!
April 6, 2020 by Betsy Bird
In honor of Tomie dePaola, who left us last week, I wanted to do one of his possible classics. We had already done Strega Nona on the show, but one other book might qualify for "classic" status. Kate and I tackle a book with a tricky title.
March 31, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Saying goodbye to a giant.
May 22, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Okay. So I kinda sorta intensely love this. First off, remember Cheryl Klein? A.k.a. the continuity editor of Harry Potter? A.k.a. one of the best editors of our age who not too long ago left Scholastic to work for Lee & Low Books? I’ve known Cheryl for years. We used to do Kidlit Drink Nights […]
January 17, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Before we get to today’s reveal, let me share something about my own background. Though not a Quaker myself, I attended a small Quaker college during my undergraduate years. While there I made many Quaker friends and came to appreciate the particular kind of mindfulness that comes when you attend a Quaker service. There, you […]
October 28, 2013 by Betsy Bird
I have a sister. Did you know that? Tis true. She’s not a librarian and her interest in children’s literature pretty much begins and ends with me, which is probably why she hasn’t come up before. One thing she is? Crafty. Crafty as all get out. And the kicker is that she’s just started this […]
March 1, 2012 by Betsy Bird
It was kind of a kooky idea, I admit it. I’ve seen plenty of sites where artists will reinterpret someone like Maurice Sendak in their own styles. What I wanted was something a little different. I wanted to see what would happen if great children’s book illustrators illustrated one another. If a Lobel illustrated a […]
June 30, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Things that I love: Blogging. My baby girl. Seattle. Two of those three things will be coming together on September 16th and 17th. That’s when the 5th (five already?) annual Kidlitcon will occur! It’s looking like a remarkable line-up as well with special keynote speaker YA author Scott Westerfeld and great presentations, as per usual. […]
August 4, 2010 by Betsy Bird
A night ago I had a dream that I was at the 826NYC Bingo Night and I forgot to take pictures or blog the event. The shame of it all! Boy, you know I won’t make that mistake this Saturday. And SPEAKING of this Saturday, are you guys aware that you rock, and rock hard? […]
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