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.
December 13, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today, I celebrate not just the translated picture books that I've done in the past, but also translated board books, nonfiction, poetry, and more. Enjoy!
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?
December 12, 2018 by Betsy Bird
They come and they go into our bookstores and libraries and out again without a whisper of awards or significant praise. Yet the true mark of whether or not you are opening up your child to the world is to show them books made internationally. Today we celebrate translations. Even the weird ones. I take that back. ESPECIALLY the weird ones!
March 22, 2018 by Betsy Bird
It’s Springtime, Mr. Squirrel! By Sebastian Meschenmoser Translated by David Henry Wilson NorthSouth Books ISBN: 978-0-7358-4310-3 $18.95 Ages 4-7 On shelves now. There is an old joke here in America regarding the Germans and their sense of humor. Mainly, that they haven’t got one. I’ve heard everything from Patton Oswalt routines to old commercials that […]
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