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Newbery/Caldecott 2013: Mid-Year Prediction Edition

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For the final prediction edition of the 2013 Newbery/Caldecott Awards be sure to see my latest post here. If we feel like getting technical about it the mid-year point really would have been around the time of the last ALA Conference.  Alas, I’ve put it off until now.  No longer!  With my ear planted firmly […]

Video Sunday: The Return

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Whew!  Been a while, hasn’t it?  I hardly know where to start.  Might as well begin with my place of work, eh?  You see my library enjoys making little movies about itself from time to time.  When you’ve got an iconic set, how can you resist?  In my building (big stone lions, etc.) my Milstein […]

Top 100 Chapter Book Poll Results

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And now the results of the Top 100 Chapter Books Poll.  Like what you see?  Don’t like what you see?  Now’s the time to say it.  If you would like this list in a lovely PDF, suitable for handing out to patrons, friends, teachers, parents, etc. you can sign up for it here.  Et voila! […]

Top 100 Picture Books Poll Results

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And here at last they all are! Pressed and cleaned and ready for your perusal. From one to one hundred and everything in between.  And remember that if you want this list in a fancy handout PDF that looks a lot nicer and can be given to patrons, parents, teachers, etc. just sign up for […]

Fusenews: Just your average everyday “New York Public Library girl materials dilettante”

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Okay!  So I’m a little out of practice when it comes to these news items and looking at some of the stuff I’ve accumulated in the last month, a good swath of it is out of date.  Here’s what I have that’s current then. Not long ago the good people at the Women’s National Book […]

Review of the Day: Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff

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Me and Momma and Big John By Mara Rockliff Illustrated by William Low Candlewick Press $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-4359-1 Ages 4-8 On shelves August 28th The people of New York City are spoiled beyond belief. Many’s the time I’ve traipsed down the street and glanced at one of the passing skyscrapers or cathedrals thinking “in any […]

The Full 100 Lists – Top 100 Picture Books and Chapter Books Poll Results

Howdy folks! Whew!  So we’re done, are we not?  Only took us a month and a half to go through 200 books but there you go.  About this time I’d usually print out the full list for you with links to each of the past posts.  And I will provide that for you soon, honest, […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #1: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

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Sign up today and be the first to receive School Library Journal‘s exclusive PDF collecting all of the Top 100 Children’s Novels posts from Fuse 8’s Betsy Bird. Simply fill out linked form and you will receive an email with a link to download the PDF as soon as it’s published! #1 Charlotte’s Web by […]

Top 100 Picture Books #1: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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Sign up today and be the first to receive School Library Journal‘s exclusive PDF collecting all of the Top 100 Picture Books posts from Fuse 8’s Betsy Bird. Simply fill out linked form and you will receive an email with a link to download the PDF as soon as it’s published! #1 Where the Wild […]