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Review of the Day: Elliot by Julie Pearson

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Elliot By Julie Pearson Translated by Erin Woods Illustrated by Manon Gauthier Pajama Press $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-927485-85-9 Ages 4-7 On shelves April 4th The librarian and the bookseller face shelving challenges the like of which you wouldn’t believe. You think all picture books should simply be shelved in the picture book section by the author’s […]

Review of the Day: Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson

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Sidewalk Flowers By JonArno Lawson Illustrated by Sydney Smith $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-55498-431-2 Ages 3-6 On shelves March 17th When you live in a city, nature’s successes can feel like impositions. We have too many pigeons. Too many squirrels. Too many sparrows, and roaches, and ants. Too many . . . flowers? Flowers we don’t seem […]

Review of the Day: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

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The Most Magnificent Thing By Ashley Spires Kids Can Press $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-55453-704-4 Ages 3-7 On shelves now I was at a conference of math enthusiasts the other day to discuss kids and the state of math related children’s books. Not my usual scene but I was open to it. Despite what some might fear, […]

Review of the Day: Anna Carries Water by Olive Senior

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Anna Carries Water By Olive Senior Illustrated by Laura James Tradewind Books $18.95 ISBN: 978-1-896580-60-9 Ages 3-7 On shelves now. I was recently engaged in a high-energy search at my library to locate as swiftly and surely as possible a listing of any and all children’s books set in the Caribbean. We were eventually able […]

Fusenews: Answer – The Horse

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The laptop of my infinite sadness continues to remain broken which wrecks a certain special kind of havoc with my gray cells.  To distract myself, I plunge headlong into the silliest news of the week.  Let’s see if there’s anything here to console a battered Bird brain (something tells me that didn’t come out sounding […]

Canadian Children’s Literature for the Theatrical

Didja miss me? Didja even realize I was gone? Well our annual trip to Stratford, Ontario has come and gone.*  Time to reenter the real world once more (sort of . . . I’m still on maternity leave, after all).  It’s funny but the minute I got back, New York experienced a small earthquake.  I’d […]

Review of the Day: My Name Is Elizabeth by Annika Dunklee

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My Name Is Elizabeth By Annika Dunklee Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe Kids Can Press $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-55453-560-6 Ages 4-8 On shelves September 1, 2011 The human capacity to garble a first name, even a simple or common one, is without limit. I should know. My name is Elizabeth. My preferred nickname is “Betsy”, which is […]

Review of the Day: Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward

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Singing Away the Dark By Caroline Woodward Illustrated by Julie Morstad Simply Read Books $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-897476-41-3 On shelves now The range of different going to school books varies wildly. This is understandable. After all, the act of attending school is one of the first moments of autonomy a child experiences. This is particularly true […]