Teen Librarian Toolbox
December 12, 2021 by Betsy Bird
On today's round-up of some of the best wordless titles of 2021 we examine a fascinating collection of different styles, tastes, storylines, and methods. Put another way, some of my favorites of the year.
September 1, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Multi-Caldecott Award winning creator David Wiesner gives me a rundown on the history of wordless picture books (worth an academic course right there) and the exhibit he curated with the Carle called Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books.
March 4, 2021 by Betsy Bird
This book is an utter joy. One of those titles that lives up to, and then proceeds to exceed, the hype. Heck, I’ll say it. One of the best wordless books I’ve ever read. Full stop. Period.
December 3, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Its use is universal but its respect, nil. Consider the multiple uses of the wordless picture book and its capabilities. How else can you make all children love reading, regardless of their comfort with words? Wordless picture books are pooh-poohed in the same way as comic books. Sequential art is considered, by some, a lower […]
December 3, 2017 by Betsy Bird
You know what’s funny? Last year I fully intended to do a wordless picture book list, but wasn’t able to find enough books. This year I was going to do nursery rhymes, and then found a complete and utter lack of them. But wordless? Not a problem! Wordless appears to be back, to the point […]
April 28, 2017 by Betsy Bird
So I was at the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators this weekend. It turns out, this is the largest regional chapter in the States. And viewing the 700+ attendees myself firsthand I can certainly believe it. Many thanks, then, to Josh Funk, Sera Rivers, & Marilyn Salerno for […]
March 24, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Wolf in the Snow By Matthew Cordell Feiwel and Friends (an imprint of Macmillan) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1250076366 Ages 4-7 On shelves now It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why it is that I love picture books as much as I do. Putting aside the usual reasons (brain growth, increasing a child’s capacity for wonder, parent/child bonding, […]
March 12, 2015 by Betsy Bird
Sidewalk Flowers By JonArno Lawson Illustrated by Sydney Smith $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-55498-431-2 Ages 3-6 On shelves March 17th When you live in a city, nature’s successes can feel like impositions. We have too many pigeons. Too many squirrels. Too many sparrows, and roaches, and ants. Too many . . . flowers? Flowers we don’t seem […]
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