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Fusenews: Confessions of a syllabus addict

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Allrighty then (remember when this phrase was a thing?).  Time to whip out a Fusenews in this new format.  Let’s crank her up and see what she can do! Let’s start with the me stuff.  This happened while I was on vacation:  The folks at the New York Times asked me to be a part […]

NYPL’s Children’s Literature Salon : Ethics in Nonfiction for Kids

Oh yeah, babies.  I’m staring 2013 off with a bang!  As you’ll recall, each month I host these free gatherings at the main branch of NYPL for anyone with an interest in children’s literature.  In New York City this Saturday?  Have some spare time around 2 p.m.?  Come on by and watch!  I guaran-dang-tee it’s […]

Press Release Fun: A Poem a Day in 2013

From the pen of Jane Yolen, a 365 day a year project: SAVING AMERICA’S ECONOMY ONE POEM AT A TIME For the past three years I have joined with other local Western Massachusetts poets in writing a poem a day in November. We sign up readers who pledge a certain amount per poem to aid a […]

Betsy Regretsy: Books I Most Regret Not Reviewing in 2012

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Observe!  Before your very eyes I will now beat my breast and rend my clothing (simultaneously… I’m talented like that) while wailing at a fever pitch about the books that I wish I had reviewed in 2012.  You see, I give myself some pretty strict rules when it comes to reviewing.  Once the second hand […]

100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2012

Happy 2013, everybody! *tweet!* And that officially marks the end of all my 2012 reviews.  I’ll have an appropriate regret-filled post on the matter tomorrow, but for now let’s celebrate the year!  Everyone has their own little lists, and I am no exception.  In case you’re curious, I did similar ones for 2010 and 2011.  […]