Politics in Practice
December 13, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Today, you're going to witness some of the most interesting, original, and downright beautiful books of the year. They run the gamut from hilarious to tear-jerking.
December 13, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, we celebrate books from places all over the world. Too often they cannot win major children's book awards in the States. Even so, check out these remarkable stories. The kinds that are so good, you won't want them to escape your notice.
March 4, 2022 by Betsy Bird
An ideal book for a grandparent to read to their own offspring’s offspring. Especially if that kid can’t stand it when grown-ups get facts wrong. Here’s one fact that isn’t wrong: This book is delightful. A win of an import.
May 10, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Deeply touching, funny, and incredibly odd, this is the kind of picture book that gets you excited about picture books all over again.
December 13, 2019 by Betsy Bird
So. Many. Translations!!! Here is a list of those titles I saw this year that I just thought were super. You probably won't see most of them winning the major awards. You probably won't even see most of them on the end of the year "Best of" lists. Even so, they're stellar and they deserve our love.
November 12, 2019 by Betsy Bird
86% of translations are published by small presses. What is the state of children's literature today and how should it change? David Jacobson guests with some answers.
September 4, 2019 by Betsy Bird
I believe I've noticed a significant uptick in translations recently. To what do I owe this marked increase? Whatever the case, I like what I'm seeing. I particularly like what I'm seeing on today's list of titles so sit back and enjoy some international fare that's truly worth locating.
May 3, 2019 by Betsy Bird
If you wanted more translated children's books here in America, what kinds of concrete proposals would you give to publishers, translators, and non-profits?
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