Collection Development Manager
Evanston Public Library
Betsy Bird is the Collection Development Manager of Evanston Public Library. She is the creator of the blog A Fuse #8 Production, hosted by School Library Journal, and she reviews professionally for Kirkus and The New York Times, on occasion. Betsy is the author of two picture books (GIANT DANCE PARTY and the upcoming GREAT SANTA STAKEOUT, illustrated by Caldecott Award winner Dan Santat), co-author of the adult title WILD THINGS: ACTS OF MISCHIEF IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, and editor of the middle grade anthology of hilarious women writers and artists FUNNY GIRL. Betsy is currently the podcast host of STORY SEEDS and co-creator of the podcast FUSE 8 N' KATE where she and her sister determine whether or not picture book "classics" deserve to be remembered.