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Press Release Fun – The ABC of It: Curator Leonard S. Marcus in Conversation


If you have visited NYC in the last few months and failed to take a gander at the children’s literature exhibit currently going on in the main branch, this is a bad thing.  Fortunately, we’re going to bring the exhibit to you, in a sense.  A Google Hangout is being planned for this Saturday’s Literary […]

And Now . . . Introducing the WORST Parents of 2013!


Read enough middle grade children’s literature and it all begins to blend.  In 2013 I’ve noticed the occasional odd trend here and there, but when it comes to a post like this one I fall back on an old reliable: Terrible parental units.  They’re staples.  They’re what keep us going.  Admittedly they’re far more common […]

Fusenews: I had a little list, the prettiest ever seen


Oh, so very much has gone on this week!  Where to begin?  What to do?  Well, for starters, NYPL released a handy dandy list to accompany their current exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.  I helped make said list, which is officially called 100 Great Children’s Books, 100 Years.  So, two things.  […]

Review of the Day: Rotten Pumpkin by David M. Schwartz


Rotten Pumpkin By David M. Schwartz Photos by Dwight Kuhn Creston Books $16.99 ISNB: 978-1-939547-03-3 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. Every October you walk into your bookstores and your libraries and you see the overwhelming swath of seasonal fare pelt you from every side. Apples and pumpkins, scarecrows and black cats. You begin to wonder […]

Ask a Librarian: Find the Right Book for Your Child

So the good folks at Noodle had a proposition for me. Noodle, for the record, is this life-long education related search company started in 2011. They asked me to suggest some recommendations of 2013 in various areas. I obliged, but had no idea how they’d format it. Well, here are the results and they are […]