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Fusenews: “Red Nine doth here stand by”

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Me stuff.  You have been warned.  So the first thing to know today is that this coming Saturday I’ll be speaking at the Eric Carle Museum about Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature.  It will prove to be an amusing talk and if you live in the area I’d desperately love it if [...]

We Need Diverse Books . . . But Are We Willing to Discuss Them With Our Kids?

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For my birthday my husband picked me up a copy of the bestselling book NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.  To be frank, I hadn’t heard of it.  Though it’s been called “The Freakonomics of child rearing” and lauded by reviewer after reviewer it’s from the world of adult books.  I traipse there but [...]

Fusenews: Abundant Smart Cookies

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Oh, what fun we shall have now that the weather is better.  Here in New York spring sprang yesterday and all the New Yorkers, as one, exhaled in relief.  We are perfectly aware that it can’t last (can anything?) but we’re enjoying it while we can.  So sit back and glue your eyes to a [...]

Who Are the ALSC Committees in Your Neighborhood: The Quicklists Consulting Committee

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We’re all friends here, right?  I can confess things to you, yes?  Okay. Here goes.  *deep breath*  I’ve been a children’s librarian for going on seven years here and I had no idea that there was an ALSC committee out there charged with the single, solitary duty of making lists. I endeavor to explain. When [...]