Betsy Bird

Betsy Bird, author of The Great Santa Stakeout, has also written the picture books Giant Dance Party, the very adult Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature (which she co-wrote), the middle grade anthology Funny Girl, and the upcoming middle grade novel with Caldecott Award winning illustrator David Small, Long Road to the Circus, out in Fall 2021. She currently hosts the podcasts_ Story Seeds_ and Fuse 8 n’ Kate. Visit her website at, and follow her Twitter @FuseEight.

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