Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. Mother Goose on the Loose, Updated! New York: ALA Editions, 2019.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. Mother Goose on the Loose: Here, There, and Everywhere. New York: ALA Editions, 2019.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Melanie A. Hetrick. Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and Year of Programs. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2013.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, ed. Children's Services: Partnerships for Success. Chicago: ALA Editions. 2010.

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Diamant-Cohen, B. & Payne, R. Value Babies’ Babble: Encourage Conversational Duets Between Babies and Caregivers to Foster Language Skills. School Library Journal. (2022), 24.

Diamant-Cohen, B., Sonnenschein, S., Dowling, R., Shanty, L, Hoge, P., Henschel, B., & Hussey-Gardner, B. Make Way for Goslings: The Importance of Collaboration. Children’s Voice, Special Issue on University -Community Partnerships. 29:2 (2020), 24-27.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. “Reimagining Infant and Toddler Preliteracy Programs: Mother Goose on the Loose.” Young Children 75:3 (2020).

Hussey-Gardner, Brenda, Susan Sonnenschein, Lisa Shanty, Rebecca Dowling, Dawn Sacks, Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “Goslings: An Early Language & Literacy Program for Families with Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.Pediatrics 142:1 (2018): 176.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Susan Sonnenschein, Dawn Sacks, Summer Rosswog & Brenda Hussey-Gardner. “Mother Goose in the NICU: Support for the Neediest Infants and Their Families.Children and Libraries 16:1 (2018): 3-7.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Nora Thompson. “Raising a Barn: Creating an Agricultural Exhibit in an Urban Children’s Museum.” The Agricultural Education Magazine 89:5 (2017): 23-24.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. “Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play Together.” Parents & Practitioner’s News. August 2016.

Moynihan, Nora, and Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “The Power of Talking.” Washington Family Magazine May 2014.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Tess Prendergast, and Christy Estrovitz. “Repeat After Me! How Repetition and Multimodal Representations of Stories Support Early Literacy Development.”  Children and Libraries 11:2 (2013) 20-24.

Moynihan, Nora, and Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “It's all Fun and Games in Tiny's Diner: Preschool Programming in Unusual Spaces.Journal of Museum Education 37:3 (2012): 91-98.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. “Consider Librarianship: A Career Program.” ALSC Matters! Bright Ideas June (2012) <>.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Tess Prendergast, Christy Estrovitz, Carrie Banks, and Kim Van der Veen.  “We Play Here! Bringing the Power of Play Into Children’s Libraries.”  Children and Libraries 10:1(2012): 3-10, 52.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy and Anne Caldéron. “Buena Casa, Buena Brasa.”  American Libraries 40:12 (2009): 41-43.

Moynihan, Nora, and Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “Impacting Communities Through Museum Partnerships.” Hand to Hand: Association of Children's Museums Summer (2009): 15-16.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy and Cherie Stellacio. “Do a Duet: Partnering for Programming.” Public Libraries 47:6 (2008): 11-14.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy and Maureen Farley.  “What Do You Do Dear, What Do You Say Dear?”  Children and Libraries 5:3 (2007): 47-48.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy and Dorothy Valakos.  “Promoting Visual Literacy Through Mother Goose on the Loose.”  Public Libraries 46:2 (2007): 47-54.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy.  “First Day of Class: The Public Library's Role in 'School Readiness' ”  Children and Libraries 5:1 (2007): 44-52.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Ellen Riordan, and Regina Wade. "Make Way for Dendrites: Applying Recent Findings in Brain Research to Children's Programs in the Public Library." Children and Libraries 2:1 (2004): 12-20.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. “Mother Goose on the Loose: Applying Brain Research to Early Childhood Programs in the Public Library.”  Public Libraries 43:1 (2004): 41-45.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, and Dina Sherman. “Hand in Hand: Museums and Libraries Working Together.Public Libraries 42:2 (2003): 102-105.


Selected Children and Libraries Research Roundup Columns: 

Yazdian, Lisa M. Sensale & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “Research Roundup: Upping Your Digital Storytelling Game.” 21:1 (2023), 35-36.

Yazdian, Lisa M. Sensale, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, & Tess Prendergast. “Placemaking: Expanding Our Reach and Empowering Communities.” 20:3 (2022), 37-38.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Yazdian, Lisa M. Sensale. “Fostering Executive Function Development in Early Childhood.” 19:4 (2021), 35-36.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Tess Prendergast. “Recommended Online Resources.” 19:3 (2021), 31-21.

Hazore, Elissa & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “Digital Literacy.” 19:2 (2021), 23-24.

Yazdian, Lisa M. Sensale & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “Research Roundup: Paley’s Practice: Storytelling, Story Acting, and Early Learning.” 19:1 (2021), 29-31.

Romero L, Ward J, Baumgartner K, Edwards C, Faris C, Guerrier-Pierre R, Phepho K, Stuart E, West S, & Diamant-Cohen, B. “Sharing the ALSC Early and Family Literacy Committee’s Research and Links.” 18:4 (2020), 33-35.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, and Katie Scherrer. “Research Roundup: Brain and Body Working Together.” 18:1 (2020), 38.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. “Child Development Conference Has a Lot to Say.” 17:4 (2019), 38-40.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, and Katie Scherrer. “The Power of a Mindful Moment.” 17:3 (2019), 39-40.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy and Katie Scherrer. “Resources on Play.” 17:2 (2019), 38 – 29.

Prendergast, Tess, Annette Y. Goldsmith & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. “Reaching Out to Parents” 17:1 (2019), 38-39.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Annette Y. Goldsmith. “Learning About Library Research.” 16:3 (2018), 37-38.

Prendergast, Tess,  Annette Y. Goldsmith & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. "Advocating for Children's Rights." 16:2 (2017), 37-38.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Annette Y. Goldsmith. "Brain Research: Who, What, When, Where, Why?" 15:4 (2017), 38-39.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Annette Y. Goldsmith.  "The Column Explained... Plus Conference Roundup, Part 2!” 15:3 (2017), 39-40.

Zippert, Erica L., Betsy Diamant-Cohen & Annette Y. Goldsmith. "Math Counts Too! Promoting Family Engagement in Math Activities at Home."15:2 (2017), 38-40.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Annette Y. Goldsmith. "Diversity through International Youth Literature." 14:4 (2016), 38-40.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Annette Y. Goldsmith. "The Evolution of Preschool Storytime Research." 14:3 (2016), 37-39.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy & Annette Y. Goldsmith. "Digital Media and Young Children." 14:2 (2016), 38-39.

Prendergast, Tess & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. "An Introduction to Open Source Journals." 13:3 (2015), 38-39.

Prendergast, Tess & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. "Conferences to Expand Your Horizons."  13:2 (2015), 38-39.

Prendergast, Tess & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. "Crunching Numbers: Make Your Case Using Statistics." 13:1 (2015),  36-37.

Prendergast, Tess & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. "Children and Childhood: Key Web Resources for Children's Librarians." 12: 3 (2014),  37-38.

Prendergast, Tess & Betsy Diamant-Cohen. " Music in Childhood: Clickable Links for Children's Library Practitioners." 12:2 (2014), 38-39.

Selected Blog Posts

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. LittleeLit Blog. “Goose 2.o Turns One Year Old Today!” Feb. 4, 2014.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. ALSC Blog. “Changing Table Initiative comes to Fruition.” June 22, 2015.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. ALSC Blog. “National Library Legislative Day Matters!” February 22, 2016.