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Librarian Preview: NorthSouth Books (Spring 2014)


There’s a special thrill that fills me when I get to do a librarian preview of a publisher I’ve never done before.  It does me good.  Though I like what the big guys produce, it’s the little guys that truly have my heart.  Case in point, NorthSouth Books.  If they’re a bit unfamiliar to you, […]

Kidlit Glass Menagerie: A Delicate Children’s Literature Exhibit


Fun fact.  A show of hands even.  How many of you are aware the that the nonprofit National Center for Family Literacy has a brand new, bright and sparkling, name?  Not I, said the fly.  From here on in they are to be known as the National Center for Families Learning. Got that?  Good, because […]

Video Sunday: Everything in this post reeks of awesome


Took me a couple minutes to get into this one, but once I remembered the premise it helped.  This is basically The Wizard of Oz redone with pop songs.  A lot of which, sad to say, I have never heard of.  Fortunately I could at least recognize the weird genius of the line, “You’re just […]

Press Release Fun: A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The New York Review Children’s Collection


October 31, 2013 (New York, NY) –To mark the 10th anniversary of The New York Review Children’s Collection, Edwin Frank, editor of NYRB Classics and The New York Review Children’s Collection series, will moderate a discussion with children’s literature experts George Nicholson, Susan Hirschman, Nancy Gallt, Ellen Handler Spitz, and Betsy Bird.  They will talk […]