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Fusenews: All you need is love (and books before the age of 3)

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Zounds! No reason in particular I wrote that word.  I just like to say “Zounds!” from time to time. Onward! I initially misread this post as “Summer Reading Takes a Hit From Online Scanning and Skimming Researchers Say” (which shows you where my mind is these days).  It’s not “Summer” but Serious Reading Takes a [...]

Video Sunday: Mind you, it DOES make me want to read The Olde Tobacco Shoppe . . .

BarbLangridge

Gather round me, little children, and let me tell you of a magical time when the Newbery and Caldecott winners were interviewed on NBC the day after their win in a regular annual segment.  Then twas the coming of Snookie and suddenly children’s book awards weren’t considered newsworthy any longer.  I’ve searched the airwaves to [...]

Press Release Fun: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Comes to NYC!

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It’s that time of year again. So break out your creativity and reserve your seat for our March 22nd showing.  Note that if you live in NYC and you want to submit, the deadline is March 8th.  Plenty of time to come up with something fantastic!

Video Sunday: At the speed of light, she arrives just in time . . .

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Some weeks can go by without a single solitary interesting video in sight.  Other weeks, you drown in brilliance.  This week inclines far more towards the latter than the former. I could not lead off today with anything other than the latest bit of Bookie Woogie brilliance.  You keened to their 90-second rendition of Where [...]

Fusenews: “The Axl Rose Hair Metal hair of picture book cover cupcakes”

FaultStarsMovie

It’s been a good week and it’s only Thursday!  I’ve cooed and oohed and aahed over NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013 list before.  Nothing new to say  . . . or is there?  I don’t suppose you happened to see NPR’s interactive booklist consisting of their Best Books of 2013 (in a [...]

Video Sunday: “… drawing and doodling is a form of physicalized empathy” – Mo Willems

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Oh, like I was going to start off with anything else this week.  Dahl was robbed! During BEA, one of the women of the hour was our own Monica Edinger (who blogged about the experience here).  Her upcoming book Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad is so remarkable that it is physically [...]

Video Sunday: I’m only gonna break break your, break break your heart

FrogToadList

Our good buddy James Kennedy alerted me to the fact that after his magnificent 90-Second Newbery show left New York City for other library systems in other states he received additional, incredibly funny and insane submissions that are worth seeing.  What we have here is a Tacoma-based Frog and Toad Together take on the story [...]

Press Release Fun: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Returns to New York City!

And I am SO going to be there.  This is a crazy good line-up. Thalia Kids’ Book Club Presents The 2012 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Sunday, December 2 at 4 pm at Symphony Space All Tickets: $15 ($12 for members) This special event  marks the debut screening of the top videos submitted by kids to [...]

Press Release Fun: Thalia Kids’ Book Club, 90-Second Newbery, and More!

Well, this is just delightful. The 90-Second Newbery returns and it needs YOUR new videos if you have them on hand. Check out the press release below if you don’t believe me.  There are also some big big names coming to town, as you can see: Thalia Kids’ Book Club Announces 2012-13 Season Kids (mostly [...]

Video Sunday: Sleepy post-Thanksgiving posting

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Missed posting this last week.  Those Peacekeepers really look spot on, don’t they?  We’ll see how it goes but this trailer gives us a sense that The Hunger Games may be worth watching.  Would have liked to see a little Haymitch, of course. So!  We never filmed the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at NYPL, but [...]

Fusenews: “Don’t Let the Pigeon Die Alone”

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I hope you all took the time to notice the magnificent One Shot World Tour: City Living conducted by any number of our best bloggers in the biz.  I had every intention of participating and then lost my head.  Fortunately there are folks out there far more reliable than myself for this kind of thing.  [...]

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: New York Style

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If you’ve read my blog in the last year you may have heard me mention a little something called the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.  Said aloud it sounds like The 92nd Newbery Film Festival (which is not too far off since 2012 will be the 90th Newbery Award).  However the entire premise was this: Kids [...]

Video Sunday: “It was just full of mouthwash”

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The 90-Second Newbery submissions keep coming in!!  Remember, there’s still lots of time to have your talented kids/students/neighborhood gamins submit their own shortened versions of Newbery classics.  James Kennedy and I will be presenting them at New York Public Library in the fall, but we’d love more titles like today’s musical take on that William [...]

Video Sunday: Hey, you like Turkish Delight as much as I do

JaneGoodall

Oh, wow.  Just . . . wow.  Some of you may already be aware of the Boogie Woogie blog, run by author/illustrator Aaron Zenz and his three kids.  The fact that it may be the best blog out there in which kids participate in the discussion of children’s literature is evidenced by nothing so much [...]

Video Sunday: Less orange

HideandSeek

I once served on the Newbery committee that handed the medal to The Higher Power of Lucky.  Or, as I sometimes like to tell it, I was on the committee that handed an award to the book that got remembered almost entirely as “the scrotum book” all thanks to a New York Times article about [...]