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SBBT Interview: The Remarkable World of Rita Williams-Garcia

She one of the finest middle grade and teen novelists of her generation.  She’s done everything from serving on the National Book Award Committee for Young People’s Literature, gaining her own National Book Award nomination, and generally churning out fantastic fare for young readers.  And now, here in 2010, she has a book out (One […]

SBBT Interviews of the Day: Tuesday

And the hits just keep on coming!  Check out today’s line-up.  It’s a doozy: Mary Jane Beaufrand at The Ya, Ya, Ya’s Jennifer Hubbard at Writing & Ruminating Charise Mericle Harper at Shelf Elf Holly Schindler at Little Willow

SBBT Interview: The Mixed-Up World of Mac Barnett

He hangs out with the daughters of children’s literary kings, had his likeness placed on the poor man’s Boxcar Children series in the 90s, and is one of those authors who is on the cusp of taking over the world.  Today we begin a week of author interviews with a bang!  It’s Mac Barnett*, and […]

SBBT Interviews of the Day: Monday

For more enticing interviews today, check out my fellow fantastic folks: Kate Milford at Chasing Ray Hazardous Players at Finding Wonderland Malinda Lo at Shelf Elf Barbara Dee at Little Willow

Video Sunday: Pudding Not Included

Lot of things I like about this, but I’ll just hit the highlights. First off, clearly Mac Barnett (if you don’t know him, I’ve an interview with him on this site tomorrow) knows how to film himself.  Look at that.  Fantastic sound quality.  Beautiful background.  Nice.  Second, I love the Ocean’s Eleven quality of the […]

Press Release Fun: The Eyes of Deathly Hallows

This is definitely a local event, but it sounds like a heckuva lot of fun. Plus it’s on-topic.  Come by, come by! TGTSNBN Presents John Granger’s :"The Eyes of Deathly Hallows" @ The NYPL Date: Monday, June 14, 2010 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Jefferson Market Public Library Street: 425 Avenue of the Americas City/Town: […]

Review of the Day: Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan

Big Red Lollipop By Rukhsana Khan Illustrated by Sophie Blackall Viking (a division of Penguin) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-670-06287-4 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. Yeah, I have a little sister. Have since I was six. And like most older siblings I had the usual older sis/younger sis relationship with her you might imagine. We older siblings […]

Fusenews: And that’s not even counting the kids named Renesmee

I know you probably don’t notice, but it always bugs me when my blog does a standard review / Fusenews / review / Fusenews pattern all week.  I feel it’s a lack of creativity on my part.  I can promise you, though, that next week will prove to be far more interesting. That’s when the SBBT […]

Review of the Day: Born to Be Giants by Lita Judge

Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World By Lita Judge Flash Point / Roaring Brook (an imprint of Macmillan) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-443-1 Ages 5 and up On shelves now. Just yesterday I had a very nice children’s author from North Carolina visiting me in my library. She wanted to look […]

Press Release Fun: Book Blogger Convention

Following the days of Book Expo here in NYC in late May I will be taking part in the Book Blogger Convention.  Here’s what they have coming up: Agenda The agenda is still being fine tuned, but this will give you an idea of what we’re planning. Registration will begin at 7:30am, and the convention […]

Fusenews: And your little dog too

I hadn’t really figured out how to celebrate Margaret Wise Brown’s 100th birthday this year. We’re having Leonard Marcus in to speak at our Literary Cafe about her on June 5th, but is it really enough? Then the folks at NYPL alerted me to this blog post from Brenda Bowen entitled Margaret Wise Brown Birthday […]

Review of the Day: Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

Guinea Dog By Patrick Jennings Egmont USA $15.99 ISBN: 978-1-60684-053-5 Ages 7-11 On shelves now. Right over here! Look this way! Over here! TWEET! You looking? Yeah, so right over we’ve got ourselves a Patrick Jennings fan. Yup. Patrick Jennings. The guy who wrote that fantastic We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes, along with approximately a […]

Video Sunday: Extra Points if Lisa Yee Finds a Way to Rub Richard Peck’s Head Too

Aw man. Aw man, oh geez, aw man. Travis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes tosses out the gauntlet, and so we shall obey.   Get your creative caps out, kids.  There isn’t much time (May 24th is just around the corner).  And I have NO IDEA what to do.  I liked the pumpkin idea, though.  Thanks, […]

Mother’s Day

May 9th: Mother’s Day: 

Monster Throwdown: Deconstructing Vampires, Werewolves, and Louisa May Alcott

Really, I wasn’t entirely certain what to expect when the good people of Symphony Space offered me a free ticket to see their Monster Throwdown: Vampires, Werewolves & Louisa May Alcott presentation this past Thursday.  I liked the title, certainly.  I liked the concept too.  And I like Ron Hogan, the current director of e-marketing […]