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For the Blog, It Is ah-Chaaaangin’

Beloveds, you must indulge me.  My blog is moving to a new format and in order to do so I will be unable to blog for the next few days.  New blog content will go up June 1st.  Until then, I shall have to try this interesting not-blogging-every-day notion out. Be well!  I’ll be back.

Fusenews: Sleepytime

After the excitement of yesterday’s post (which I still haven’t spell checked, and I’m a little afraid to do so at this point) combined with last night’s Kidlit Drink Night and Suzanne Collins event . . . well, I’m pooped.  Good thing there’s a little Fusenews to get me through.  Not a lot.  But a […]

Librarian Preview: Simon & Schuster (Fall 2010)

At my last librarian preview you might have heard me mention how silly and foolish I felt for not bringing along my laptop to any of these events.  I mean, I have a shiny MacBook Air.  Light as a feather with a nice long battery life, and why shouldn’t I take it with me to […]

Press Release Fun: June Children’s Literary Cafe

The Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce our Children’s Literary Cafe for Saturday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m. The Picture Book Made New: Margaret Wise Brown, Her Illustrators, and Her World In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952), biographer Leonard Marcus offers […]

Review of the Day: Meanwhile by Jason Shiga

Meanwhile By Jason Shiga Amulet (an imprint of Abrams) $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-8109-8423-3 Ages 8 and up On shelves now Quantum physics, parallel worlds, probability, entropy. Yes it’s all in a day’s work for your average everyday choose your own adventure book. Now just substitute the words “average” and “everyday” in that previous sentence for “extraordinary” […]

Nontraditional Review of the Day: Pop! by Meghan McCarthy

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum By Meghan McCarthy Simon & Schuster (A Paula Wiseman Book) $15.99 ISBN: 978-1-4169-7970-8 Ages 4-8 On shelves now In honor of the 100 Scope Notes challenge to create nontraditional book reviews for Non-Fiction Monday, this is my submission.

Video Sunday: When someone asks if you’re a god, you say YES!

Someone on Facebook asked if I had anything to do with this since it was in my library (that’s the Rose Reading Room you’ll see here). Answer: Nope. But I was aware it was going to happen beforehand. And I could have watched, but it’s probably better as a finalized video anyway. The video is […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Margaret Wise Brown!

Fusenews: Out-Niffenegger Niffenegger

First my husband recommended Kate Milford’s new book The Boneshaker as having vast film potential. Then I reviewed it myself. But yesterday, however, Matt said to me, "She doesn’t need us anymore". BoingBoing has reviewed the book, thereby guaranteeing it a brilliant debut. You’ve hit the big time, Kate! And in a bit of perfect […]

Review of the Day – Wiff and Dirty George: The Z.E.B.R.A. Incident by Stephen Swinburne

Wiff and Dirty George: The Z.E.B.R.A. Incident By Stephen Swinburne Boyd Mills Press $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-59078-755-7 Ages 9-12 On shelves now Once in a great while I get a little bored with the usual children’s book tropes. Another new kid in school who meets a seeming outcast and bonds with them? Whoopie. A foster kid […]

SBBT Interviews of the Day: Friday

We close out today with just the biggest of the big, darn, bangs. Check out the marvelous interviews prepared just for you!  You lucky dog, you. Julia Hoban at Chasing Ray Stacy Kramer at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy Nancy Bo Flood at Finding Wonderland Paolo Bacigalupi at Shaken & Stirred Sarah […]

SBBT Interview: The Incomparable Jennifer Finney Boylan

I don’t often host folks who’ve appeared on Oprah, Larry King, The Today Show, and a Barbara Walters Special (just to name a few).  Few of the authors I speak to in my interviews have been portrayed on Saturday Night Live by Will Forte.  And fewer still are on the judging committee of the Fulbright […]

SBBT Interviews of the Day: Thursday

My eyes!  The talent!  It’s blinding!  Look away, oh look look away! Matthew Reinhart at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Lisa Mantchev at Writing & Ruminating Tara Kelly at Shaken & Stirred Donna Freitas at Little Willow

SBBT Interview: A Quick Sighting of the Elusive Nick Burd

Time to highlight my favorite homonym. Tipping just the slightest toe in the waters of teen literature I know relatively few YA authors when all is said and done. Nick Burd, however, is the exception to the rule. Active in PEN (an organization to which I belong) Mr. Burd has written the teen novel Vast […]

SBBT Interviews of the Day: Wednesday

Good times. Halfway through the week and feeling good. Check out my clever compatriots! Michael Trinklein at Chasing Ray Sarah Darer Littman at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy Tom Siddell at Finding Wonderland Jess Leader at Shaken & Stirred