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Ask a Librarian: Find the Right Book for Your Child

So the good folks at Noodle had a proposition for me. Noodle, for the record, is this life-long education related search company started in 2011. They asked me to suggest some recommendations of 2013 in various areas. I obliged, but had no idea how they’d format it.

Well, here are the results and they are really gorgeous. I wish I could take credit for this, but let’s be honest. I couldn’t design my way out of a paper bag.  Nor draw myself.  I mean, I could try but the results would be fairly . . . ugh.  Well done, Noodle-ites.  You can find it here as well.

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I love these types of visual charts. So helpful, bold and friendly to look at. I’m sure parents can navigate this easily. Well done!

  2. Love it, Betsy! This is impressive!

  3. This is AWESOME! How much do I love that little doodle of you!
    You need to put it on a Popsicle stick and turn it into a you puppet.
    This would be a great poster.

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      I did love the doodle. I’ve been drawn before and the results were . . . let’s just say they weren’t good. This one’s cute. And I love the idea of sticking it on a Popsicle stick. Hmmm. Maybe for a future video . . . .

  4. Katie O'Dell says:

    Swooning over this. Sharing with everyone at Multnomah County Library.

  5. This is brilliant! Is there a way to print it as we’d love to post in our library?

    Thanks for such great recommendations.

    Holland Saltsman

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      If you follow the link to the original site you can find a pretty high resolution for it. Don’t know how it would print, but I assume that if you have a color printer it might look rather nice. Glad you liked it!


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