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About LadyBird & Friends

LadyBird & Friends is the children and YA book program on the Author’s Voice network. The show’s focus is family programming for book people. Parents, Caregivers, Educators – and kids! -anyone who loves reading will enjoy watching.

Betsy Bird our host, is the Collection Development Manager at the Evanston Public Library. She was formerly the children’s librarian at the New York Public Library; and she blogs at “A Fuse #8 Production”. Join us for LadyBird & Friends!

Host Betsy Bird

Betsy Bird is the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library, and the former Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library. Betsy reviews for Kirkus, served on the 2007 Newbery Award committee, and her children's literature blog, A Fuse #8 Production, is hosted by School Library Journal. Betsy is the author of the picture book Giant Dance Party (Greenwillow, 2013) illustrated by Brandon Dorman, and a co-author on the nonfiction book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature (Candlewick, 2014) which she wrote with fellow bloggers Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta.

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