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Betsy Bird

Biography

Betsy Bird

Betsy Bird is the youth materials collections specialist for the New York Public Library and an author. In addition to writing for The Horn Book magazine, she is the creator of the blog A Fuse #8 Production.

Books by Betsy Bird

by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, and Peter D. Sieruta - Essays, Literature, Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+

A treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, new parent, or anyone wondering about the post-Harry Potter book biz, WILD THINGS! draws on the combined knowledge and research of three respected and popular librarian-bloggers. It chronicles some of the feuds and fights, errors and secret messages found in children’s books and brings contemporary illumination to the warm-and-fuzzy bunny world we think we know.

by Betsy Bird - Children's, Children's 8-12, Youth Fiction

What could be funnier than family? Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little brother getting a Tic-Tac stuck up his nose, and Carmen Agra Deedy's mom setting the bathtub on fire. What could be funnier than friends? Pretty much nothing, as Rita Williams-Garcia shows two besties hatching a bird-brained scheme to get on to a TV talk show, and Deborah Underwood introduces a dynamic dog-and-cat duo teaming up on a pet advice column. What could be funnier than you? Tell your future with Mad Libs, discover your Chinese Zodiac sign with Lenore Look, and learn the best tricks of the comedy trade from professional humorists like Adrianne Chalepah and Delaney Yeager.