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Review of the Day: Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett

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Battle Bunny By Mac Barnett and Jon Scieszka Illustrated by Matthew Myers Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers $14.99 ISBN: 978- 1442446731 Ages 4-8 On shelves October 22nd Remember Duck Amuck? I am referring of course to that old Looney Tunes short where Daffy Duck came to the realization that his fourth wall is […]

American Library Association Annual Conference Thoughts and Recaps: 2013 Edition (Part Two)

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In which our heroine discovers the true price of donning the outwear of men and takes horrendous advantage of a blood relation Saturday morning bloomed bright and clear.  The perfect weather for lugging yourself out of bed at an ungodly hour.  At past ALAs I’ve eschewed publishers’ breakfasts since they have a tendency to occur […]

Video Sunday: Proverbial cookies happen to go very well with axiomatic milk

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Dwell not on the fact that you were unable to attend the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet whilst your fellows caroused to all hours of the night (or so I assume . . . I left when I felt sleepy, party animal that I am). Now you can feel like you were there in the supple flesh all […]

Review of the Day: Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone

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Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers By Tanya Lee Stone Candlewick Press $24.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5117-6 Ages 10 and up On shelves now If I were able to sit down with my small, childhood self to render advice about the world, I’d probably just hand myself a […]

American Library Association Annual Conference Thoughts and Recaps: 2013 Edition (Part One)

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Howdy.  Well, by this point we’ve all settled back into our daily routines just in time to take a day off for July 4th.  What better opportunity than now to finally tackle the question of “How was ALA?”.  AL Direct recently released their Top Ten tweets of the ALA conference. I was mighty pleased to […]

We Return. We Recoup. We Recuperate.

Newbery:Caldecott 2013

This is as close to an approximation of my full Newbery/Caldecott Banquet outfit as you’ll be able to find. I believe many a photo was snapped but so far only Ed Spicer was able to get one online at this moment in time (thanks for the pic, Ed!).  I think you can make out the […]

Review of the Day: A Song for Bijou by Josh Farrar

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A Song for Bijou By Josh Farrar Walker Books for Young Readers (an imprint of Bloomsbury) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-8027-3394-8 Ages 9-12 On shelves now Now let us discuss the middle school book. It is, arguably, the most forgotten book of its kind on a library and/or bookstore shelf. The book written for your average everyday […]