We're thrilled to welcome our friend Betsy Bird to the store to discuss and sign copies of her new kids' book, Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever., a collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female writers, as well as autobiographical essays, comics, poems, and comic strips.
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, illustrated by Brandon Dorman, and a co-author on the nonfiction book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature, which she wrote with fellow bloggers Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta.
Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today's funniest female writers for kids.