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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 [...]

Review of the Day: Locomotive by Brian Floca

Locomotive

Locomotive By Brian Floca Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-4169-9415-2 Ages 4 and up On shelves September 3rd Many childhood obsessions come down to sheer scale. Whether it’s dinosaurs or trucks (the modern, smog belching dinosaur equivalent) or even princesses (adults are large, no matter how you approach them), size matters. [...]

Press Release Fun: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Returns to New York City!

And I am SO going to be there.  This is a crazy good line-up. Thalia Kids’ Book Club Presents The 2012 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Sunday, December 2 at 4 pm at Symphony Space All Tickets: $15 ($12 for members) This special event  marks the debut screening of the top videos submitted by kids to [...]

Studio Visits: The Atlas Powder Company (for lack of a better name)

AtlasPowderCo

The general rules state that when a couple is blessed with the presence of an infant in their home, their social life goes down the proverbial toilet.  This is a universal truth, but the real consequences of filial existence don’t really come into play until the child is able to grab and destroy. So it [...]

Review of the Day: Marty McGuire by Kate Messner

MartyMcguire

Marty McGuire By Kate Messner Illustrated by Brian Floca Scholastic $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-545-14244-1 Ages 5-9 On shelves now It’s high time “tomboys” rescued their term from its negative connotations. One very rarely runs across parents who use the word with pride. It happens, sure, but more often than not it’s paired with a complaint. Same [...]

Review of the Day: Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Floca Ballet For Martha

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan Illustrated by Brian Floca Flash Point (an imprint of Roaring Brook Press) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-338-0 Ages 5-10 On shelves August 3, 2010 Collaboration. True life stories of collaboration told in a picture book format. It’s a challenge that I give myself: Name such [...]

Fusenews: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Library

My husband looked at this picture of me and the guys who were part of Saturday’s NYPL Children’s Literary Cafe and said, “Those guys look kind of manly.” Yup. It’s all about the manly. Saturday I hosted Michael Rex, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Brian Floca, and Jon Scieszka (not pictured, presumably because he moves at the [...]