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2009 WBBT: Thursday Schedule

Here’s who’s on the menu today! Sy Montgomery Pt 2 at Chasing Ray Laini Taylor at Shelf Elf Jim DiBartolo at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Amanda Marrone at Writing & Ruminating Thomas Randall at Bildungsroman And Chasing Ray has the round-up.

Fusenews:Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets

A conflict of interest question has arisen regarding the National Book Awards in the Young Person’s category over at One-Minute Book Reviews.  The writer is Janice Harayda, an award-winning journalist and former book editor of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland who has been a vice-president of the National Book Critics Circle.  It makes for interesting […]

2009 WBBT: Wednesday Schedule

I may not be doing an interview today, but check out this line-up: Sy Montgomery Pt 1 at Chasing Ray Jacqui Robbins at Bildungsroman Sarwat Chadda at Finding Wonderland Cynthia Leitich Smith at Hip Writer Mama Beth Kephart at Shelf Elf Annie Barrows at Great Kid Books

Press Release Fun:

Last week, our neighborhood middle school (Whatcom Middle School – Bellingham, WA) burned, causing devastating losses not only for the school district but the teachers and students. The District is doing an amazing job of stuffing the students into other schools’ vacant rooms for the time being. Here is a link to our local paper […]

WBBT: Dan Santat Interview

For the first time ever, I am indulging in a Video Interview for the WBBT.  Our subject is Dan Santat, one of the wonders of the illustration biz.  This is, without a doubt, one of the best interviews I’ve ever done, and it’s all thanks to Dan. The following will appear during this interview at […]

2009 WBBT: Tuesday Schedule

Ann Marie Fleming at Chasing Ray Laurie Faria Stolarz at Bildungsroman Patrick Carman at Miss Erin Jacqueline Kelly at Hip Writer Mama Nova Ren Suma at Shelf Elf And, of course, Chasing Ray has the round-up.

Press Release Fun: Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now

Attention public and school librarians! You have a chance to win a whole bunch o’ fabulous books for the lovely folks at The Class of 2K9. Forewarned is forearmed. Note this release: The weather’s getting cooler, the leaves are falling… That means it’s time for one last giveaway before 2009 comes to an end! Between […]

WBBT: Frances Hardinge Interview

One of the most striking works of fiction for young people this year won’t be winning any Newberys. That’s because Frances Hardinge, the brains behind the extraordinary Gullstruck Island (called The Lost Conspiracy here in the U.S.), is also a resident of the British Isles and is technically ineligible. A true pity since as novels […]

WBBT Schedule: Monday

The Winter Blog Blast Trou begins today, you lucky ducks! For some insightful, downright intriguing interviews with the top writers out there, boy are you in luck. Check out the offerings of the day: Jim Ottaviani at Chasing Ray Courtney Sheinmel at Bildungsroman Derek Landy at Finding Wonderland Mary E. Pearson at Miss Erin Megan […]

Video Sunday: Bubble Gum and Cottages

"Make a World : the Film" Teaser from makeaworldfilm on Vimeo. A show of hands. How many of you knew that there was a documentary about Ed Emberley being made called Ed Emberley’s Make the World: A Film? Well, the film is on FaceBook and Twitter, in case you’d like to support it.  Thanks to […]

Fusenews: Running round the barnyard, falling in and out of love

It’s chicken-with-your-head-cut-off week, folks!  But I think I’ve enough spare moments in my day to share with you some very quick tidbits of things I’ve found.  In brief (and I do mean brief)! Next week we’re going to see the kick-off of the fantabulous Winter Blog Blast Tour.  For the full schedule, head on over […]

Children’s Literary Cafe: Cybils Kick-Off

This past Saturday, my library had the pleasure of hosting some of the representatives of the Cybils organizing committee for a Children’s Literary Cafe discussion with the public.  These women included Pam Coughlan of MotherReader, Susan Thomsen of Chicken Spaghetti, Liz Burns of Tea Cozy, and Anne Bowles Levy who helped to found the Cybils […]

Review of the Day – One Last Time: Good-Bye to Yankee Stadium by Ray Negron

One Last Time: Good-Bye to Yankee Stadium By Ray Negron Illustrated by Laura Seeley Collins (an imprint of Harper Collins) $19.99 ISBN: 978-0-06-147162-9 Ages 4-8 On shelves now It’s always difficult for a reviewer to critique a book if it’s discussing a subject they’re not intimately familiar with. Fortunately, children’s picture book reviewers have a […]

Librarian Preview: Little, Brown and Company (Spring 2010)

Let’s just get this out of the way right from the start.  If Victoria Stapleton, marketing/publicity/guru makes it her job to wear magnificent shoes on her teeny tiny feet, then it is our job to take pictures of them.  Like so: Yes, Little, Brown once again decided to leave the competition in the dust with […]

Fusenews: Oh, Mickey What a Pity You Don’t Understand

I don’t ever hope to know all the treasures my workplace has squirreled away, but the New York Times article Secrets of the Stacks makes it all the more ridiculous how little I truly know about NYPL. We have Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s slippers? I knew about the tobacco room, but the embalmed paw of Charles […]