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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Fusenews: Red-bearded ghosts welcome!

bookpurse

I begin today with news that is only tangentially children’s literature related.  My excuse is that it makes me so happy I can hardly breathe.  For Christmas I got the soundtrack of the musical Matilda, and I’ve been cooing over the brilliant lyrics and music ever since.  Tim Minchin was the man behind said lyrics [...]

Fusenews: Inordinately pleased that I got to work in the term “manky” today

SevenLittleDaddies

If you’ve received your latest edition of Horn Book Magazine then you may see that Roger and Co. had the clever notion to ask a bunch of folks what their favorite weirdo children’s books were.  And as luck would have it, I was asked too.  You can see my choice here if you like.   If [...]

Fusenews: Warning – May contain fancy dancy footwear

OwlMoon

Morning, folks.  Bird here.  Seems this book I’ve written with fellow bloggers Peter Sieruta of Collecting Children’s Books and Jules Danielson of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is in the last stages of completion.  Fun With Copyedits is the name of the game this week, which means that my blogging may suffer a tad here [...]

Reading Aloud: Not for Wimps

bestbookstoreadaloud

So I’m tooling around in my library’s shelves containing ancient children’s books of yore yesterday, which happens to be a lot of fun.  Nothing puts the current world of publishing in perspective quite like waltzing through decades and decades worth of out-of-print gems.  At one point I was going through the autographed book section when [...]

Fusenews: The Caldecott Killer

AndreNorton1

The other day I spoke on the phone with author James Cross Giblin.