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An Ode to Cars Galore: The Wackiest Picture Book in the Last Ten Years

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I have, what you might call, a penchant for the peculiar.  Particularly as it applies to books for children.  To my mind, it is easy, oh so easy, to write a book that follows the “rules”.  Color within the lines.  Be nice to your fellow humans.  Pick up after yourself.  It is also easy, odd […]

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: Ramona invented the original Portlandia

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Ooo.  Lots of adult books with smatterings of children’s literature littered about the pages today.  Don’t even know where to start with this one.  Let’s see, eeny meeny miney . . . MO! Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books by Christine Woodside This […]

Video Sunday: The Butterknife Thief

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Okay . . . soooooooo this.  Look at this, oh ye children’s librarians.  Breathe this.  LIVE this!  Become this. So naturally I had to find out who she is.  Go to YouTube and she has numerous videos under the moniker OoeyGooeyLady.  Almost all her videos date back two years.  Real name?  Lisa Murphy.  And as […]

Press Release Fun: Celebrating National Screen Free Week

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Recently I was offered the chance to debut an original piece of art from the multi-talented Bob Staake. The reason? Well, National Screen Free Week is almost upon us.  I don’t think I’m the only one who has noticed a small growth in books that encourage kids to put down their shiny rectangles and engage […]

Children’s Illustrators and The New Yorker

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My husband Matt pairs well with me for a number of reasons.  Amongst them is our mutual inclination to collect things we love.  As such, Matt has systematically been holding onto all his issues of The New Yorker ever since he got his subscription in college.  Over the years these issues have piled up piled […]