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.
* "Stellar. . . . Will surely appeal to a wide audience.
"--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Certain to fit
the bill for just about any child looking for a good laugh or
20."--Publishers Weekly, starred review * "This book
supports free choice reading, but has the potential to be the
culprit that interrupts silent sustained reading because girls will
break out in giggles or outright laughter." -School Library
Connection, starred review "Timely . . . girl-power humor for
the middle-grade set."--The Bulletin of the Center for
Children's Books "These stories are bound to engage most
readers and tickle ribs."--School Library Journal "Hilarious
and heartfelt, this won't only appeal to future funny girls and
boys, it'll inspire them."--Booklist
A Junior Library Guild Selection One of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books