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Librarian Preview: Blue Apple Books (Spring 2014)

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Last one of the season, folks!  But I figure what with the approaching ALA Conference in Philly, there’s no harm in letting people know last minute about some of the fine and fancy titles that may or may not be available to peruse at the event.  Today we focus on small, gutsy, rather lovely little [...]

Fusenews: That’s what I get for ignoring copyright

BrideCat

Happy Columbus Day to you!  I’ve not particularly insightful encapsulations of the day to offer you, though if you’d like to read some preview posts I’ve done on the day (completely with book recommendations) feel free to go here. I will start today with this rather interesting post about a recent brouhaha that arose when [...]

Librarian Preview: Blue Apple Books (Spring 2012)

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Granted we are currently IN the Spring of 2012 so this is probably less of a preview and more of a . . . uh . . . here and now discourse.  But by my reckoning Blue Apple Books is one of those smaller pubs that don’t get a lot of airplay next to the [...]

Review of the Day: Lucy Rescued by Harriet Ziefert

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Lucy Rescued By Harriet Ziefert Illustrated by Barroux Blue Apple Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-60905-187-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves March 27th My temptation whenever I review a children’s book that involves a dog in some way is to begin with a caveat that I am not a dog person. I’ve drawn from that well one too [...]

Review of the Day: The Book That Zack Wrote by Ethan Long

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The Book That Zack Wrote By Ethan Long Blue Apple Books $11.99 ISBN: 978-1-60905-060-3 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. I have a theory. Bear with me here. My theory is that whenever there is a literary phenomenon in the teen or middle grade chapter book world, you see little echoes of it in the picture [...]

Librarian Preview: Blue Apple Books (Spring-Fall 2011)

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A publisher is like a delicate cheese. Each one has their own flavor. Their own specific style and substance. After years of watching one publisher or another, you get a sense of what they do and do not like. In some big publishers like Candlewick or Chronicle you detect a kind of personality. Slightly smaller [...]

Librarian Preview: Blue Apple Books (Fall 2010)

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Sometimes these previews happen in a large room with a bunch of librarians, and sometimes they’re a little more one-on-one.  So when I was asked whether or not I’d sit down with the folks from Blue Apple Books to hear about their upcoming season I didn’t pay a whole heckuva lot of attention to the [...]

Um . . . Didn’t You Go to BEA Recently?

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I did indeed, faithful readers!  Just about the time this blog was headed to an all new format I was traipsing the halls of the Javits Center during Book Expo 2010.  Being a working librarian and all, I was operating my library’s reference desk for most of BEA, but I was able to escape for [...]