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App Review: The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow


A month or so ago I attended the Bologna Book Fair for the very first time. While there, I noticed the distinctive electric energy surrounding the fair, and learned later that much of this was due to the near universal excitement folks were feeling about ebooks, apps, and other electronic wonders. One of the new […]

Video Sunday: Happy Easter


My thinking on the matter is that if you can’t have baby rabbits in cups on Easter then when the heck can you have them?  Thanks to mom for the link. So!  It’s yet another on and off cloudy day here in NYC, but we’re heartened by the rise in temperatures from windy cold to […]

Fusenews: Polar bear, polar bear, what do you see?


Howdy, folks.  I’m starting off today with a little podcast-related item.  Back in the day I tried podcasting for sport.  It was fun (I had my own intro music and everything) but after a while it became clear that podcasting is a labor of love best left to the professionals with their prodigious editing skills, […]

Fusenews: “Think Old Testament Noel Coward”


All right.  Enough with Italy and all that.  Let’s get back into the swing of things here.  I feel like Fusenewsing it up and ain’t nuthin’ but nuthin’ gonna stop me.  And trust me, there were a couple things I missed while I was gone.  Like, say, April Fool’s Day.  Remember that this time last […]

Fusenews: Time to class the joint up


Nice movie poster, right?  Wouldn’t look too shabby in your local cineplex.  Well, don’t get too excited quite yet.  It seems that Sean Astin (a.k.a. Sam from the Lord of the Rings trilogy) is raising money to start production on this film, to be shot in Denmark.  Lowry reports on the process, though she is […]

Fusenews: Putting the haha in the brou


Well, far be it from me to begin with a Facebook link when I know full well that some of you don’t have Facebook accounts and still others can’t view Facebook links while you’re at work (schools in particular come to mind).  But this is just so kinda cool that I can hardly resist.  If […]

Fusenews: Newbery Fallout


Oh sure, it may seem like everyone’s all smiles and happiness after the recent announcements of the ALA Media awards, but don’t be fooled.  There’s definitely a deep discord of discontent out there.  Funny thing is, it has nothing to do with the books and everything to do with the day after the awards.  For […]

Fusenews: A Scarry Renaissance


Recently a fellow co-worker at NYPL, a Mr. Jonathan Pace, decided to write a piece for NYPL’s Huffington blog called Returning to Busytown: Remembering Richard Scarry.  Best of all, the man did his research.  He got in touch with Scarry’s son, Mr. Huck Scarry, and has posted all kinds of information and photographs that certainly […]

Fusenews: “Godspeed, little criminal”


Sometimes I’ll take the number 6 train home for fun.  It’s more convenient than the 2/3 if I’m on the East side, after all.  Recently a sketch artist/author team from the New York Times interviewed the folks on my train about the books they were reading.  There are some nice children’s literary shout-outs in the […]