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Press Release Fun: Me!

It’s the blatant self-promotion game!  Starring me!  Forgive me, folks, but a gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do.  Don’t worry.  I’ve at least one post lined up for later this week that will involve children’s books that are surprisingly racist (fun!).  Until then, I’d be honored if you were so good as to join me this Saturday:

What: A book signing at Bank Street Bookstore (610 W. 112th St., NY, NY) for Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature.

When: Saturday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m.

Why: Because we like you. M-O-U-S-E.

Three creative minds collaborated to write this insider tell-all about the mischievous boys and girls who’ve written some of your favorite contemporary children’s books. Bank Street Bookstore hosts one of them, Betsy Bird, on Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss one of the fall season’s widely anticipated releases.

Wild Things, written by leading kids’ lit bloggers Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta, goes behind the scenes with anecdotes and backstories highlighting some of the most beloved children’s book authors and illustrators in the post-Harry Potter children’s publishing world. Get the inside story on some of the most controversial children’s authors working today.

Be sure to go here for more info.

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. Thanks for your book.. it has been a thoroughly enjoyable read. ( with lots of fuel for future booktalks etc)

  2. You guys really need to hit the west coast.

  3. BarbOutsideBoston says:

    This is a phenomenal book. I devoured it and am passing on so many of the stories–mostly to the adult teachers who can appreciate them!

  4. I’m thoroughly enjoying this book!

  5. Tremendous book!!!!!!!!!!! I am moving through it, and loving every word!!!!! Just fantastic in every sense!!!